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Does the “Evil Eye” Really Exist?

There has always been chatter and discussion about the “evil eye” in our communities. We hear our elders warning us to take care of our prized possessions in case someone casts an evil eye on them. We get advised to reduce speaking about our accomplishments or achievements to others because they might get jealous and…

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Sania Khan’s Murder Is a Reflection of Problematic Cultural Attitudes Towards Divorce

Content warning: This article discusses violence against women and intimate partner violence, as well as spiritual abuse. If you are being abused or neglected, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or visit their website; please keep in mind that many abusers monitor web usage, and access resources as safely as you can. …

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We Need to Talk About Muslim Women and Infertility

Infertility is a broad term with a rather simple definition: inability to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse. Perhaps in hushed tones, you’ve overheard the phrase being murmured about a family member. Infertility is a diagnosis that is common, affecting 1 out of every 8 women. Yet, it is one of those conditions that…

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5 Halal Summer Holiday Destinations

Summer has finally returned to the Northern Hemisphere of the world, and that means holidays! People from all over the globe are gearing up to take the trip of a lifetime, and after living in lockdown and going through a global pandemic, everyone is ready to put on a pair of sunglasses and board the…

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My Success Didn’t Give Me Peace of Mind

We go through life with a set of expectations, often derived from our own cultural and familial upbringings. A path is laid before us from which we are intended to uncover our worth and ultimate life purpose. When this path deviates or completely unravels, people often feel a profound sense of failure, confusion, and disappointment….

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10 Muslim Girl Readers Tell Us How They Celebrate Eid

Eid is one of our favorite times of the year, and I am sure no one wants the celebrations to end. Still unable to get over our Eid vibes for this year, we’re sharing 10 responses from our Muslim Girl readers on how they celebrate their Eid! In case you don’t know, we react to…

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Stop Excluding Women and Children From Prayer Spaces

“You can’t pray here.” The directness of this statement, coupled with the silence of my fellow sisters, still haunts me. It was a sticky, southern summer afternoon. I had just finished running errands with my toddler and, on the drive home, decided to stop by the masjid to pray Asr in congregation. In good spirits,…

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10 Ways to Treat Yourself on Valentine’s Day

Who says you only get to treat yourself on Valentine’s Day if you belong with “lovebirds”? If you’re a single woman, and you’re reading this, it’s your calling to show yourself the love that you deserve! Love is in the air around this time of year, and YOU deserve to feel as loved as anyone…

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Here’s Why I’ll Never Go to Another Beauty Parlor

On a trip to Bangladesh a few years ago, my mother and I visited an acclaimed beauty parlor for the first time in preparation for a family friend’s wedding. It was custom for Bangladeshi women to go to parlors in order to get ready for special occasions, so as Bangladeshi-Americans, we hoped to achieve the…

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We Need To Remember the Victims of the Bronx Fire by Taking Action

On Sunday, January 9, 2022, families in the 19-story Twin Parks North West Building in the Bronx, New York City, woke up to flames. An electric space heater had caught fire in a duplex; the doors of the apartment and the stairwell were open, even though the doors were supposed to close automatically.  The smoke spread quickly to other floors. The building turned into an inferno…