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Producers of American Idol Decided Not to Air a Muslim Woman in Hijab Getting the Golden Ticket

Amira Daughterty, a 23-year-old singer from Georgia was the first Muslim hijabi contestant on American idol to get a golden ticket, moving her forward in the singing competition. The singer shared her experience on a viral TikTok explaining that she received three “yeses” from Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, but the production team…

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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 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…

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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…

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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…

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#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,…

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5 Muslim Women Owned Businesses You Should Support

Calling all women with a vision, women with soul, women with voice…CALLING ALL MUSLIM WOMEN! Muslim Women’s Day is in fast approach, so to support our lovely sisters, we are highlighting Muslim women who have created a niche in the business world. These women have inverted the passive narrative placed on us and have expanded…

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6 #MuslimGirlFire Interviews You Should Read in Honor of Women’s History Month

It’s March 1st, so you know what that means, right?! It’s Women’s History Month. As such, we thought we’d treat you to a roundup of six of our favorite #MuslimGirlFire interviews that you should check out. Ready to learn about some amazing Muslim women? Neda, who loves pole dance fitness Neda is a nurse practitioner…

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Here’s What You Should Know About Raffia Arshad

Raffia Arshad is a 40-year-old British Muslim woman who become the first hijab-wearing judge in the United Kingdom. She got her early education from grammar school in West Yorkshire. Raffia is the only person in her family to have studied at a university. Judge Arshad is also the author of the book titled Islamic Family…