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These 4 Things Keep Me on the Right Path During Ramadan

The smell of sizzling pakoras frying in oil, the juicy dates waiting on napkins, and the sweetened milk tinged pink. Women in full abayas carrying prayer beads, and children sitting quietly next to their elders as they pray. All these things and people are what I see every year at the mosque during Ramadan when…

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We Want to Award Production Grants to Muslim Women Filmmakers

Say “salam” to our most ambitious campaign to date for our #MuslimGirlArmy.  This year is MuslimGirl.com’s 10 Year Anniversary from when we first launched as a blog out of a teenage girl’s bedroom. You’ve since turned it into the biggest platform for Muslim women’s voices on the conversations that matter to us. So, we want to give…

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Here Are 15 Tips for a Greener Ramadan

With Ramadan coming up in just a few short days, we wanted to alert you to an active initiative designed to start a “green” Ramadan movement. Ensuring that our Ramadan remains environmentally-friendly is incredibly important so that we get the most out of fasting.  While we are purifying our souls and detoxifying our bodies, we…

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3 Ramadan Sleep Secrets to Have Your Best Ramadan Yet

If you’ve ever felt sleep deprived or exhausted in Ramadan, it’s time to think seriously about fixing your sleep! We all know that Ramadan nights are blessed, and a time to make the most of. However, with late-night prayers and early morning suhoor, it can feel impossible to get in a proper night’s sleep to…

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3 Myths About Fitness While Fasting During Ramadan

As the days tick down to Ramadan, an excited flurry of preparation begins! Many of us begin stocking our freezers with delicious frozen treats, getting creative with beautiful home décor, and planning our Ramadan schedules. However, despite all these preparations, many of us struggle with low energy, exhaustion, and fatigue while fasting. The reason is…

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Here’s How I Get Myself Ramadan-Ready

In the first article of this 4-part mini-series, Florida-based superwoman Nida Siddiq takes us behind the scenes as she prepares for the holy month of Ramadan. Can you believe it’s already *that* time of year again? The sacred month of fasting, giving, and connecting will soon be upon us. For those who may not be aware,…

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#RamadanReflections: How I Gained A Sense of Self During Ramadan

Besides the fact that we can cozy up to that midday cup of coffee now, it’s hard to imagine that the month of Ramadan, along with all its blessings, is over. It feels like just yesterday that I ran around my kitchen attempting to cook the best first iftar meal. Now, I am taking down…

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How Our Zakat Ul-Fitr Helps Those Less Fortunate

Zakat (charity) is one of the five pillars of Islam; it is essential that a Muslim donate at least two percent of their earnings to the masjid. That being said, if they are unable to donate money to the masjid, then doing an act of kindness such as feeding the poor, volunteering, or even being kind is…

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Why We Should Appreciate Every Last Minute of Ramadan

I think it’s safe to say that nearly every Muslim who has fasted during the month of Ramadan in a Western country has, no doubt, come across someone who insists that we Muslims are accomplishing the impossible. “No food from dawn until dusk?! How many hours is that? And no water!? I could never do…

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Think of the Last 10 Nights in Ramadan as a Championship Game

I love sports. I’ve always loved sports. Growing up, I unapologetically played Barbie dolls and balls. I know what you’re thinking.  Why is this chick talking about balls when she should be talking about the night of power already?!  I promise, I’m getting there; patience is a virtue. But yes, sports. I’ve spent three months out of every…