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How Do You Find Your Purpose In Life?

If your life is becoming repetitive and unsatisfactory, it may be time to discover and pursue your life’s purpose. Why should you find and follow your life purpose? Life can be an incredible adventure or a grueling challenge, yet it is nothing more than a monotonous, automatic routine for most people. Get up, work, eat,…

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Native American Heritage Month: Black Native Muslims & Columbus

Ever since I was a toddler, I possessed the blessing of witnessing my Abba’s (Father’s) vivid paintings. What made his art unique is every piece had an organic story affixed to it.   His illustrated stories that stood out the most to me were of my ancestors in North America 100’s of years before Columbus. Canvas filled…

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Why Are There So Few Famous Female Mathematicians In the World?

Research numbers show that there’s a gender problem in the field of mathematics. Few tenure track positions are held by women, and they are underrepresented in university research faculties.  Chad Topaz, a math professor at Macalester College and his colleague Shilad Zen looked at the editorial boards of academic journals. In their analysis, they found…

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Your Ultimate Guide to Halal Travel Destinations

Muslim tourists are no longer found only in Mecca and in the Middle East. Today, with the development of halal tourism, they are increasingly taking selfies in front of the Colosseum or tasting delicious French croissants. That is why modern hotels provide services that comply with Shariah norms and have a particular infrastructure.  What is…

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Your Guide to Choosing Islamic Names For Your Baby

Choosing a name for a child is an important decision. Choosing Islamic names for Muslim children can be a difficult and confusing task. There is no set way to name your baby, but there are some considerations that you should take into account when choosing a name. The first thing you want to consider is…

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How Forced Marriages Also Harm Men

Whenever we think of forced marriage, we immediately picture an oppressed woman who got beaten up, assaulted, or abused because she doesn’t want the person that her family agreed on. Women are undoubtedly at the forefront when it comes to who suffers the negative consequences of forced marriage. The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) in the…

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3 Muslim Girls Share Their Thoughts About Halloween

Carved pumpkins, dark evenings, and horror movies — it’s officially Halloween! For many people, Halloween is just another excuse to dress up and have a good time but for others, it’s avoided at all costs for religious reasons.  Inspired by the ancient Celtic festival ‘Samhain’, Halloween dates back 2,000 years ago. The Celts mostly lived…

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8 Muslim Girl Readers Tell Us Their Jinn Stories

Since it’s Halloween, we can’t help but remember the many times we found ourselves freaking out after hearing some weird noises while we’re home alone. Our parents taught us that jinns live around us and that some of them are good, while others are evil, leaving us wondering whether or not the ones we have…

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10 Tips For Muslim Women to Land Your Dream Career

Muslim women still face many challenges in the workforce, including attaining their career dreams. While more Muslim women pursue higher education than men, some don’t pursue a career in their field. Many schools and universities make legal advice available to combat inequalities, but many Muslim women may feel cultural or community pressure to stay home…

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Violence Against Women Needs to End, Now

Don’t stay out too late. Pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t have headphones in when you’re jogging. Watch your drink at all times. Don’t drink too much. Carry pepper spray or a pocket knife. Lock your car doors. Don’t get on elevators alone. Travel in groups. Share your location with a friend. Watch what you…

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The Survivor’s Guilt of Muslim Immigrants In Diaspora

An image can trigger the survivor’s guilt; it also can be a video, a sound, or even a person. Just like the trauma is not a uniform experience, what triggers trauma is different for everyone as well. Survivor’s guilt is a psychological phenomenon that affects people who have survived a life-threatening event. A person who…

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4 Ways to Handle Pandemic-Related Life Changes

There have been so many major life changes for Americans as a result of COVID-19, from job loss to relationship stress, and women have often had to do more than their share of work when it comes to adjusting. If you’re suffering from stress, anxiety, or depression even as we emerge from the pandemic, you’re…

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Your Guide to Rise & Shine When Your Community Lets You Down

“Medical school isn’t free.”  “If I follow my dreams, will my family be satisfied?”  “I have made many mistakes in my life, can’t make another one.”  “Why can’t I find a good guy at the age of 28?”  “I’m not in love with her. Should I still marry her since everyone is pressuring me?” “Can’t…