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We Need to Talk About Muslim Women and Infertility

Infertility is a broad term with a rather simple definition: inability to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse. Perhaps in hushed tones, you’ve overheard the phrase being murmured about a family member. Infertility is a diagnosis that is common, affecting 1 out of every 8 women. Yet, it is one of those conditions that…

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5 Halal Summer Holiday Destinations

Summer has finally returned to the Northern Hemisphere of the world, and that means holidays! People from all over the globe are gearing up to take the trip of a lifetime, and after living in lockdown and going through a global pandemic, everyone is ready to put on a pair of sunglasses and board the…

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4 Eid Traditions From Around the World

Now that Eid al-Adha is here, Muslims all around the world are celebrating. A commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim’s (as) devotion and trust in Allah, Eid al-Adha is a time to connect with family and friends. Here is a round-up of Eid traditions around the world! Pakistan In Pakistan, families gather for a large meal, with…

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What We Can Learn From the Story Of Hajar

There are several moments in our lives when we feel helpless and question why things are happening the way they are. Perhaps we have experienced a job loss or witnessed a very close family member going through a challenging moment. Problems and difficulties come to us in a variety of different forms. Most of the…

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The Ultimate Eid Gift Guide

We are introducing the ultimate Eid Ul Adha Gift Guide! We have compiled a list of gifts you can give friends and family. For Children @mydeen_magazine compiles a monthly magazine with various activities for kids ages 3-12. It’s a great way to keep children busy this summer and educate them about Islamic morals and values….

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What Is Hajj and Why Is It Important?

Each year, millions of Muslims from all over the world set out to Makkah for the sacred pilgrimage known as Hajj. Hajj occurs once every year during the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul Hijjah. It is a five day long pilgrimage and should be completed by every able Muslim at least once in…

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How Trans Muslims Can Navigate Obstacles They Face

Each year the end of Pride month signals the cycle of companies removing the rainbow flag and various colors from all over their merchandise. Confetti and balloons are cleaned up from Pride celebrations, and the streets begin to look a little bland again. Pride does not erase the obstacles that many trans-Muslims will continue to face…

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The Truth Behind the Statue of Liberty

The Fourth of July is never short on massive firework displays, family gatherings, and parades. This date commemorates America’s independence from Britain and also marks the day France presented the Statue of Liberty to the United States. While the history of the Statue of Liberty is taught in classrooms around the country, one important aspect…

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Is Ijtihad a Real Thing in Islam?

For the longest time in Islamic history, the issue of ijtihad in Shari’ah (Islamic jurisprudence) and principles of fiqh (usul al-Fiqh) spark heated debate in both positive and negative lights. Some sects contend that the only sources Muslims should ultimately rely on are the Holy Qur’an and Hadith of our beloved Prophet, peace and blessings…

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How Real Are the “Real Housewives of Dubai”?

The Real Housewives franchise seems like it’s been in existence since the dawn of time. Recently, the Real Housewives franchise went international, to Dubai. The cast of six diverse women includes a native Emirati, Dubai’s first Black Supermodel, and a Housewives franchise alumna. While the franchise will focus on the women’s stories, it’s important to…

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Why Does Islam Tell Us to Keep Our Intentions in Check?

Keeping our intentions in check is a pivotal part of Islam; Allah (SWT) tells us that our actions are based on our motives more than anything else. But then, more often than not, the concept itself of “good v. bad intentions” poses the question of whether we actually know the intentions that matter to Allah…

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13 Tips for Dealing With Unexpected Trials

Dealing with unexpected trials can be tricky. When we experience adversities, whether it’s financial, physical, emotional, social, etc, it can be difficult to remember that God is with us. This is mainly due to the fact that it’s our human nature to base our beliefs on what we see rather than on faith — the…

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Your Guide to Dealing With Toxic In-Laws

Because in-laws can be a challenge, we’ve rounded up a compilation of hadiths and ayat that can help Muslims figure out what they should do from an Islamic perspective when they have a family member that harms them or abuses them. In this particular article, we’ll focus on toxic in-laws and what Islam says about…

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7 Scriptures on Oppression From Quran & Hadith

It’s quite unfortunate that we live in a world where the oppressed are continuously being oppressed without any end and justice has become a word that we can only ever say, but never physically or successfully see come into fruition. From Palestinians fighting for their rights, lands, and homes, to young women being denied the…