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Raleigh’s Mayoral Candidate, Zainab Baloch, Talks Community, Faith and Politics

At 28, Zainab Baloch is the youngest candidate running for mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina. The area, known colloquially as the Triangle, has made national headlines in recent years from “Our Three Winners” to President Trump’s condemnation of Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Middle Eastern studies’ programs. Baloch has witnessed how Islamophobic, racist and xenophobic…

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KBK Relief Foundation: Fiercely Defending the Undefended

In a world increasingly defined by the rapidly growing gap between the haves and the have-nots, it’s easy to get bogged down in the suffering of the masses, with little guidance on the best way to offer effective assistance. That’s why I was fascinated when approached by Shayma Mustafa, founder of the KBK Relief Foundation,…

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Hasan Minhaj: The Immigrant Wonder Kid

Update: As of the publishing of this article, the Patriot Act episode criticizing the involvement of Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in the brutal slaying of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post journalist, has been blocked from Netflix viewers in Saudi Arabia. We hope this interview with Hasan speaks to the challenges of defying narratives, and the…

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This Muslim Woman is a Med Student and a Rapper

Purpose Oftentimes I find myself straying, Praying starts delaying, Five pillars disobeying, Years of Iman and Islamic school decaying, What is this game I’m playing, when trying to find my purpose, But it ain’t even worth it, When you’re walking right into that furnace, and all that you mumble under your breath is lip service….

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Meet the Badass Muslim Artist Behind the BOY/BYE Campaign

We’re pretty pumped about the BOY/BYE project and so should you! Featuring a product line of pins, prints, stickers and patches all showcasing women of color, the BOY/BYE project is a lighthearted expression of solidarity with women who don’t often see themselves in the stories presented to them. The kickstarter reads, “It’s about creating your own space….

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This App Makes It Easy for Muslims to Find Roommates

With the fall semester just around the corner, you might still be having trouble looking for a roommate, and finding a Muslim roommate to calm your parents’ concerns does not make this process any easier. Enter MuzRoomie, where, “Searching for roommates has never been so simple.” Launched just several weeks ago, the website allows users…

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An Interview with ‘The Secret Life of Muslims’ Creator, Joshua Seftel

Airing right before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, The Secret Life of Muslims became a viral sensation. The series of videos shared the stories of about a dozen Muslims across America, including MuslimGirl founder, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh. With a Goldziher Award and a Peabody Award nomination already in tow, the series now has an Emmy nomination for outstanding short documentary and…

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#HalalPaint is Coming to the UK

If you haven’t already heard about MuslimGirl.com’s collaboration with ORLY to create the #HalalPaint collection, let me fill you in — it’s a nail varnish that is vegan, cruelty free and made from 100 percent halal ingredients that includes argan oil and vitamin C. And the best part: the lacquer is permeable to water and air……