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Between Duty & Defiance: How I Coped With Becoming a Carer

Calling myself a carer feels like a paradox to me, because I do not think I am as dutiful as I ought to be. I let my duties slip, often: making appointments for my mum and cooking daily (not to mention ordering takeaway late at times). I can be argumentative, so I constantly need Allah’s…


Muslim Girls and Marijuana: All About the Halal Hemp Movement

LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW ON UNCOVERED. Muslim Girl is back with another episode of Uncovered, the podcast where our groupchat comes to life with trending topics among our editors, writers and special guests. This time, co-hosts Amna and Amirah embark on a journey with the founder of Halal Hemp, Jamidah, to explore a controversial subject…


It’s Time To Set Boundaries With Your Mother-In-Law

In relationships, the connection between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law is like a particular thread, uniting two families for a lifetime. The saying aptly states, “The bond between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law is a bridge that, when built with understanding and kindness, connects two families for a lifetime.” It’s a connection that mirrors a path of…

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O’Shae Sibley Is an Example of Why Influencers Need to Fact Check

O’Shae Sibley, a 28-year-old African American man who identified as LGBTQ+, was stabbed to death outside of a Mobil Gas Station in Brooklyn, New York on July 29, 2023. A group of individuals confronted him and his friends for playing Beyonce music while dancing. The young men were bothered by Sibley’s dancing in public and…

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Did the Pandemic Impact the Age of Marriage Among Muslims?

Marriage in one’s 30s was once considered a trend, as women were encouraged to establish their careers and explore personal growth during their 20s, only contemplating settling down with a partner later. However, a shift occurred, notably accentuated by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. People found themselves confined within their own spaces, cut off…

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This Is What It Looks Like for a Divorced Muslim Woman

Being a divorced Muslim woman has become more acceptable in our community. In fact, nearly a decade ago, it was complicated and not very common – but nowadays, more people are becoming outspoken about their unhappiness. Having said that, the taboo around divorce still exists, and more so for Muslim women than men. Even after…

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Your Guide To Knowing What Is Really Halal

Halal is an Arabic word that translates to “permissible” in English. When we say or hear the terms “halal food” or “halal fashion,” all it means is what is practically allowed in Islam according to the Quran (holy book of Islam) and the Sunnah (the teachings of Prophet Muhammad PBUH.) Beauty: Halal Edition As mentioned…

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Here’s Why You Need to Stop Supporting Fast Fashion

Nowadays, fast fashion is as popular and convenient as ever. However, fast fashion has constantly been correlated with a negative impact, but not many people talk about it. With a rise in Muslim fashion influencers, and the constant pressure to shop, it becomes difficult to be mindful of practicing sustainability when it comes to fashion….

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Why Do I Need to Be Nice To My Family?

As Muslims, we learn early on the importance of maintaining positive relationships with individuals in our community and in our family. Islam places a lot of stress on the act of being kind to the people we are related to or surround ourselves with. We frequently ponder why establishing excellent relationships with our families, neighbors,…