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Is Mainstream Fashion Missing the Mark With Ramadan Wear?

On May 30, Spaniard fast fashion brand Mango launched a full-fledged Ramadan collection. The brand launched a few looks last Ramadan as well, but this year marks a complete collection. Composed of 45 pieces, the collection includes “jackets, kaftans, leggings, tunics and oversized shirts, in addition to festive outfits including long dresses, midi skirts in…

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Cool Mom Pick ALERT: Dunya Diverse Dolls

Mattel recently announcing their production of new shapes and skin colors to the Barbie collection is nothing new, and is not the first time Barbie has had a makeover. In fact, Simah Shams, of Dunya Diverse Dolls has been creating modest fashions for Barbie for over six years. Shams, a Virginia-based designer whose family is originally from…

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Book Review: “The Butterfly Mosque”

Ramadan is quickly approaching, ushering in with it bountiful family iftars, long nights in the masjid, suhoors spent stuffing one’s face until the ardent sound of the melodic athan, mornings devoid of coffee, and hot lazy afternoons spent perched on the couch monitoring the clock for maghrib, or watching mindless TV – where food commercials…

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Recap: Istanbul Modest Fashion Week (IMFW)

It has been little over a week since the spectacle that was Istanbul Modest Fashion Week. Held by Modanisa, an online Muslim fashion retailer, and the Islamic Fashion and Design Council, the two-day event was a first of its kind. It showcased 70 designers, through both booths and fashion shows. There have been Muslim-fashion events…

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It’s Lit: Solar Powered Abayas Are a Real Thing

Abayas have come a long way, like seriously. Back in my day (do I sound like my mom yet?!), at my Islamic school, we had to wear these ugly red Harry Potter looking cloak things.  They were heavy, uncomfortable and just plain ugly. Cue the modesty movement.  Now cute brands like Modeste have become somewhat trendy,…

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4 Skin Care Products That’ll Change Your Life

Skin care is probably something we all end up spending some serious money on. It’s vital to take care of your skin snd I’ve had my fair share of experience with a million products. I’ve finally come to a stable point in my life where I’ve been able to narrow it down to these holy…

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50 Modest Finds Under $50

The weather is starting to get warmer and before you know it, it will be pretty hard to find modest pieces for the heat. Right now is a perfect time in the transition from cool to warm days to find some fun, modest pieces that keep you covered yet super trendy. I have found 50…

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The Torchbearers of Islam

Every family has that shelf in the living room or family room or basement that’s home to a row of books collecting dust. Whether it’s a story from childhood the family thoroughly enjoyed and forgot about, or a crisp unopened gem straight out of the Amazon packaging — we’ve all got some books stacked away on…