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Why We Need Women Leaders

There is a story in the Quran that I find very liberating. The Quran tells us about a time when Abraham, peace be upon him (PBUH) asked, “Lord, show me how You revive the dead. Lord replied, “Have you not believed?” to which Abraham said, “Yes, but to reassure my heart.” The Quran tells us…

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Crypto and the Muslim Community

A question that we have all wondered about as Muslims is whether or not crypto aligns with Shariah (Islamic law). Some Muslim scholars are against cryptocurrencies and deem it as haram, while other scholars believe it is halal to invest in cryptocurrency. Although there is no official agreed-upon ruling from Islamic jurists on whether cryptocurrency is halal…


Shame on the Period Shamers

Ah, period shaming during Ramadan. How many Muslim women can honestly claim that they haven’t been told to eat secretly so as to not offend the delicate sensibilities of an ummah who can’t handle the knowledge that a woman might menstruating? Let alone the fact that we somehow manage to get caught sneaking a bite…


Why Don’t Muslims Adopt More?

Adoption is an extremely misunderstood topic throughout the Muslim community. Many people have different opinions on it, with some even saying that it is completely prohibited in Islam, and some not knowing about the Islamic rules surrounding it. Many of us have never thought of the concept of adoption. Maybe because, Alhamdulillah, we are able to…


Is Listening to Music Haram?

Nasheeds are a staple in Ramadan as we replace Drake and One Direction with Maher Zain or even Deen Squad. Recently, however, as I scrolled through the comments on Deen Squad’s rendition of God’s Plan, I saw a lot of mixed emotions towards the post. Thus, I wanted to explore the various viewpoints that the…

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There’s Now a Fatwa Hotline for Women Run by Muslim Sheikhas

I often think going to a male Sheikh about personal questions can be a little bit awkward and uncomfortable. I am sure other women are also uncomfortable asking a man about things relating to menstrual cycles, for example. So, nothing makes me more excited than knowing there is a growing amount of female sheikhas that we…

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There’s Now a Fatwa Against Pokémon Go

An official for the top Islamic authority in Egypt says that the mobile phone reality game is “prohibited” by Islam. According to Abbas Shouman, the deputy chief of al-Azhar, playing Pokémon Go is as illicit as drinking alcohol, which is forbidden in Islam. “It negatively influences the mind and harms the player or others without…

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A Senior Saudi Cleric Says Taking Pictures With Cats is Haram

A member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars has declared that it is haram (forbidden) for Muslims to take pictures with cats unless it is necessary for them to do so. Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fawzan was reportedly told on a televised broadcast about a new trend of taking pictures with cats among people…


Did Homosexuality Exist Among Islamic Scholars?

Trigger Warning: Victims of child sexual abuse may find parts of this article triggering. “There will circulate among them young boys made eternal. When you see them, you would think them [as beautiful as] scattered pearls.” -al-Quran al-Karim, 76:19 (translation Sahih International) “Round about them will serve, (devoted) to them, young male servants (handsome) as…


Did Allah Give Muslims a Definition for Unlawful Sex?

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this article, such as those across our entire platform, are not a reflection of the views of Muslim Girl or its staff. We seek to provide an outlet for the diversity of Muslim women’s thoughts, opinions, and stories in our efforts to combat the common silencing of our community…


What Is Hayaa and Why Is It Being Defined by Men?

Your very existence as a Muslim woman is a form of resistance. If you’re shy and quiet, you’re a prude. You’re boring. If you’re loud and outgoing, you’re attention-seeking. If you are a Muslim woman that doesn’t don the hijab, you’re asked why you don’t by Muslims — or why you would follow such a…


What’s the Difference Between Hajj and Umrah?

As the fastest growing religion today, Islam accounts for more than 1.6 billion people around the globe. It, like countless other religions, promotes peace, acceptance and love for one another. It teaches morality, equality and promotes intellect and knowledge of worldly and spiritual affairs. Among all the lessons and prophetic narrations provided in the Qur’an,…