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Impact-Aid: Empowering Women Through Fashion

Fashion has been a means of expression since its dawn, used in many ways to unite or separate. Fashion can also be a means of empowerment and inspiration. With this in mind, the founders of the non-profit organization, Impact-Aid, initiated a project that uses fashion to unite and empower. In a previous article, Muslim Girl…

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8 Black Muslim Women-Owned Businesses You Need to Check out

We love supporting small-owned businesses, especially if they are owned by fabulous Muslim women! Check out our list of amazing online small businesses owned by Black Muslim women. 1. Zakiyah Candles. Zakiyah Candles are Hand-poured 100% natural soy candles that smell amazing! Some scents include apple pumpkin, cinnamon, and sandalwood. Photo from Zakiyah Candle’s website   2. Amira…

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Anniesa Hasibuan Goes Global! Watch Her Doha Fashion Week Debut

After making history at New York Fashion Week by featuring all hijab-clad models walk down the runway in stunning ensembles, Indonesian fashion designer Anniesa Hasibuan continues to go global. She’s now taking the Middle East by storm. On Nov. 30, she debuted her collection Royal Paradise at Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week in Doha, attracting attention with her…

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Japan Holds Its First Ever Fashion Show for Muslim Women

On Nov. 22., the Halal Expo Japan 2016 hosted the Tokyo Modest Fashion Show, the first of its kind to cater specifically to Muslim women. It featured the latest trends in modest and hijab fashion and included a variety of beautiful garments with matching headscarves. This marks a great step forward in the Muslim fashion world…

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7 Must-Read Books for a Trump Presidency

Trump’s incoming presidency is ushering in an era of normalized bigotry and intolerance under the pretense of political incorrectness. Average Americans are just shockingly uninformed and translate their ignorance into bigotry to reflect that of the president-elect’s. And this is only going to increase under a Trump administration. There’s no better way to combat this…

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Is Everyone in the West Now Wearing Shalwar Kameez?

Since the foundation of Pakistan in 1947, culture-rich regions have greatly impacted the fashion industry. However, with the innovation of new silhouettes and eclectic patterns, comes the reminder that although nouveau fashion is inspirational, tradition remains firm in the household of millions in Pakistan. The Shalwar Kameez suit is a timeless household fashion staple that…

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This Syrian-American Designer Is Making Waves with Fashion

I met Lena Harbali years ago at a university fashion show. I was intrigued by her unique bohemian chic designs, and pattern making skills. I’d see her around at fashion shows and on Facebook doing her thang! Just recently, she contacted me with an opportunity for a collaboration. She said, “I’m an indie designer and…