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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…

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5 Time Management Tips for Busy Muslim Moms With Young Kids

Cultures and faiths aside, if you look at any sorority or sisterhood group for mommies, one commonality that you’ll find is their collective struggle with time management as busy moms with young kids. And from the headline, you know by now that Muslim moms are no different.  The struggle is both predictable and universal. How?…

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Charity in Islam

Charity is among the five foundations upon which Islam is formed — and its value may be assessed by this truth. Almost wherever in the Quran prayer is stated, charity is addressed as well. To really practice religion, you must aid your lesser impoverished brothers and sisters by distributing the benefits of Allah with others,…

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Language Isn’t a Barrier When Love Is Present

“What about kids? Won’t they be confused?” I’ve heard this question various times when I was dating someone outside of my born religion. And my answer was always “No.”  Yes, their cultures were different. He spoke Turkish and English, and she, English. They were raised differently — but also the same. I didn’t need to elaborate…

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How Allah Showed up for Me When I Was at My Lowest

Some may call it a miracle, and some may call it simply Allah doing His work. I call it both. To begin with, I am 41, white, and have been practicing Islam for about six months now. Practicing this religion was my choice. I always believed in God and witnessed many prayers being answered when…