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8 of the Most Beautiful Mosques in the World

Anywhere that’s made strictly for devotion to Allah (SWT) can be nothing but beautiful, but some of these mosques are so magical they’ll take your breath away.  Our new bucket list addition is to pray in every one of these, inshallah! Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi Crystal Mosque, Malaysia Westermoskee, Amsterdam Hagia Sofia, Turkey …

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5 Tips for Powerful Prayers

And He is with you, wherever you are (Quran 57:4) Despite knowing the fact that Allah is everywhere, I failed in making a strong connection with Him through prayers. I tried hard and struggled to keep my focus. However, my mind always gets diverted. I wanted to connect my heart with Allah, thank Him for…

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Why Dua Is the Most Powerful Weapon

Are you feeling like you won’t ever be able to achieve your goals? Like getting into your dream university or graduating with a degree is becoming impossible at this point? Are you doubting yourself and your ability to start your own business or flourish in your chosen career? Then this is the solution for you….

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Jihad: The Struggle is Real

Jihad. A loaded word. A term most people around the world associate with terrorism, extremism, and the “violent religion” of Islam. It’s most commonly used by the media and politicians and has become a prominent topic of debate and discussion after the terror attacks of September 11. But that begs the question. What is Jihad?…

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What Does the Quran Say About Mental Health?

This wonderful series, courtesy of Sheikh Ibrahim Hindy and Naseeha, a toll-free mental health hotline and digital space for young Muslims, highlights the sensitivity with which the Quran approaches mental health. We were not created as angels, but as entities with free will, and as such, we feel and emote deeply. Shouldn’t we get to…

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To My Father, From A Grateful Daughter

I had the privilege of leaving my father’s house twice. The first time he gave me away looked nothing less than simple. A small mosque, a family witness, and a wedding dress I bought on my own. His face was flushed. He didn’t look me in the eyes, and his heart hurt deeply. Many of…

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10 Things I Wish For My Daughter

Editor’s note: In this heart-warming ode to her daughter, MusimGirl.com contributor, Nida Siddiq of Naturally Nida, reflects upon lessons and experiences she wishes for her daughter. If you were ever looking for a manifesto on how to raise girls who soar through life with strength, confidence, and kindness, look no further. For more nuggets of…

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This Is Why I Believe Angels Walk Among Us

I work in the poorest part of San Francisco, also known as the Tenderloin. On any given day, I walk past needle caps, people with needles hanging out of their hands, arms, and legs. I walk past people with pipes, severe decay of body, mind, and spirit. People with nothing, living on or in cardboard…

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How I Made Gratefulness a Habit

Disclaimer: The opinions and views expressed in this article are those of the author based on her personal experiences. This article is in no way meant to substitute for medical or mental health advice from a trained and educated mental health professional. Muslim Girl encourages those who need help to seek it, and encourages the use…

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5 Beautiful Lessons From Surah Maryam

The nineteenth surah, or chapter, of the Qur’an can provide immense strength and hope to those experiencing hardships, trials of faith, or disappointments. Surah Maryam is filled with wisdom for Muslims seeking to strengthen their relationship with Allah. The following are five takeaways from this inspiring chapter to illuminate your spiritual journey toward connection and understanding. 1….