Marvel's First Muslim Superhero
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Q&A with Iman Vellani, Kevin Feige, Sana Amanat and Cast on Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel is finally making her television debut and she’s already shattering expectations for your typical teen superhero. Kamala’s journey has been a longtime coming, since her fans have been following her story since she first appeared as a Marvel comic in 2014. As the first South Asian Muslim superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,…


9 Gen Z Muslim Women That Are Taking Over the Internet

The youth of today are nothing like those that have come before us. We — Gen Z Muslim women — are opinionated, badass, and never afraid of being too “out there.” And with most of us using social media to document our daily lives, workouts, or even what we had for lunch, it’s pretty normal…

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7 Artists Using Art To Empower Muslim Women

Muslim women are commonly misrepresented in the media. This is often due to the fact that we have no input on how we should be represented. For this reason, Muslim women are usually scrutinized with the wrong lenses.  These seven female artists decided to take matters into their own hands in order to change this…

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Meet Yusra Mardini: From Refugee to the Olympics

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics theme, the “Worlds We Share” could not be more fitting for this year’s athletes. After surviving a global pandemic, each athlete brings forth their stories, strength, and resilience. Yusra Mardini’s story highlights each of these components, and encompasses this year’s theme. “I tell my story because I want people to understand…

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Meet Dania Nour, Repping For Team Palestine at the Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are under way with hundreds of countries represented. Some of those countries come to compete with a mere handful of athletes. One such country is Palestine, where only five athletes will represent the nation. Seventeen-year-old Dania Nour, born and raised in Beit Jala (Bethlehem), is the only female swimmer on Team…

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5 Muslim Feminist Icons You Should Know

Throughout history, there are many examples of strong Muslim women who contributed a great deal to society and became feminist icons. We all know the examples of Khadijara and Aishara. While Islam is inherently a feminist religion, in some conservative Muslim communities, the idea of being a “Muslim feminist” is challenged. This is not exclusive…

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These 5 Afghan Girls Made the Forbes Asia “30 Under 30” List

It’s time to celebrate another incredible feat for the Muslim community! This one comes in the form of five young Afghan girls being chosen for the Forbes Asia “30 Under 30” list! The five young girls, aged between 15 and 19, developed a lightweight, low-cost ventilator last year to help decrease the shortage of ventilators…

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Meet the 18-Year-Old Muslim Climate Activist Inspiring a Youth Movement

In the midst of President Biden’s partial adoption of the Green New Deal, first introduced in 2019 by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), many high school students are still rallying for climate action. One of those on the front lines is Isra Hirsi, an 18-year-old Black Muslim climate justice activist….

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Meet Civil Rights Activist Rana Elmir

Rana Elmir is the acting Executive Director of American Civil Liberties Union. She is a proud and ferocious advocate for marginalized communities. All her initiatives create spaces with equal and equitable opportunities, and is why Rana Elmir is one of our 2021 Muslim Women to Watch. Muslim Girl: You started off as a news reporter…


This Muslim Woman Designed Medical-Grade Hijabs for the Pandemic

In November 2019, Hilal Ibrahim garnered national attention when she designed a line of hospital-grade hijabs for healthcare workers. Many healthcare workers struggled to keep their hijabs clean, with some even throwing theirs out after every shift. In response, Ibrahim created a line of hospital-grade hijabs made from a lightweight and breathable jersey fabric. She…

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Meet the 2021 Class of Muslim Women to Watch

We are honored to return with our annual Muslim Women to Watch list spotlighting the Muslim women doing the work shaping our communities. We asked you to nominate the Muslim women inspiring your world in 2021. From your feedback, the Muslim Girl editors selected 12 powerhouses who have uplifted all of us through their hard…


12 Muslim Women Warriors You Should Know

As you may know from reading the Quran — because we know you’re diligently reading all Ramadan, right?! — women have an entire chapter of the Quran dedicated to them. Women are elevated in Islam and hold a high status, despite the stereotypes and tropes of the “oppressed Muslim woman.” Ali Olomi, a professor and…


#MuslimGirlFire: 6 Muslim Creatives You Should Know

As we continue our journey discovering and rediscovering amazing women who keep this crazy world moving, we focus today on the creative side of empowerment. Check out these 6 creative female powerhouses who are making their mark in the world of art. 1. Bayadir Mohamed, Sudanese-American Author You have to check out Bayadir’s first book,…