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How Social Media Is a Risk To Global Health

Misinformation, or lack of clear information, is a growing problem with the rise of social media usage over the past few years. As social media is very loosely censored, many posts that are not completely accurate fall into the hands of users, most of whom do not fact check with credible sources. I had noticed…

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Muslim Girl Remembers Dr. Malik Badri

On February 8, 2021 Dr. Malik Badri returned to his Lord.  Known to many as “the father of Islamic psychology,” Dr. Badri’s work has profoundly shaped the ideas and thinking of a generation of Muslim psychologists. His work is foundational for the field of Islamic psychology.  I myself was deeply saddened by his passing, and…

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8 Things You Should Tell Your Kids About Respecting All Religions

Either you are a free thinker or an ardent believer of your faith; you cannot stop your child from meeting people with different religions. We live in a diverse society where we come across people from different religious backgrounds daily. Even in schools, your child will have friends from other faiths, and they must learn to…

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3 Ways To Make Your Home Cute and Cozy

Having a house that looks cute usually brings joy and happiness. You will feel confident to invite visitors because of the pleasing appearance. During cold weather, the house gets cold, especially if it is empty. Therefore, you need to make the house both cozy and cute. When you have a cozy house, you will feel…

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7 Ways Remote Learning Is Affecting Muslim College Students

Muslim students have been facing systematic and faith-based discrimination on campuses since 9/11. But the COVID pandemic presented a new set of unprecedented challenges to the entire Muslim student body in America and the rest of the world. At first, Muslim students had to cope with the changes alongside their peers. But soon enough, they realized that…

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This Is What You Absolutely Need to Know Before You Get Married

Marriage is a time that many look forward to. Often, couples will plan everything to the last detail: invitations, music playlists, seating arrangements, food menus, floral arrangements, and every other conceivable detail. However, sometimes despite the best of foresight and planning, one of the most important aspects of the union is overlooked: the marriage contract,…

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Why I Chose to Stay Friends With a Trump Supporter

A worldwide pandemic, an American election causing so much rage, and racial issues in an uproar. As if that wasn’t enough for the world to handle, relationships were also put to the test. Friendships were on the line because it wasn’t just politics coming in between people. It was values and morals. It was a…

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Get with a community My squad--where oh where would I be without them? I'm blessed with my Muslim Girl family, but also with the best of friends who keep my deen in check.  I have a few friends who make me a better Muslim just by being in their presence, and anytime I feel like I need to up my spirituality, I know they are a text, phone call, or coffee date away. When you can’t pray, keep those folks extra close.

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6 Signs of a Toxic Friendship

Humans are extremely social beings. We thrive off interactions, friendships, and relationships, and gain most of our energy from those brief interactions. Unfortunately, more often than not, our little circle of friends — or the people we associate with — turn out to be toxic in more ways than one. And we tend to miss…

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20 of 2020’s Major Milestones for Muslims

This past year was…interesting; 2020 was definitely a rollercoaster of events and emotions. With more downs than ups, this year will be remembered forever. From things like the troublesome U.S. elections to the constant racism and Islamophobia many Muslims around the world faced and are still facing, this year has absolutely been one for the…

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28 Things I Learned in 28 Years of Life

Years before the spirited Geet from the movie Jab We Met emerged, I vividly remember how the quirky Lizzie McGuire had been a relatable character for me. I resonated with both of them, and here’s why: Lizzie wrote for her school’s newsletter as an advice columnist, and a few years later, Geet came along insisting…

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Internalized Racism is Real

In the past few years, I have noticed that I have started to come to terms with a lot of my own internalized racism, discrimination, and rejection of Self in relation to my culture, religion, and identity as a whole. I have begun to realize that my feelings towards my culture and heritage are influenced…

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What Does a Muslim Feminist Look Like?

Check out Eve Ahmed as she talks about her journey in feminism and how Islam fits in the equation. This is a journey through Islam and how Muslim feminists are not new to the the concept of equality to Muslims, the Qur’an, and the Prophet Muhhamed (p.b.u.h.) Are you a Muslim feminist? Tell us about…