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Are Dogs Really Haram in Islam?

The idea of Muslims owning dogs is constantly met with controversy, with differing opinions based on culture, hadith, and matters of cleanliness. Where do these ideas come from, what can be said in defense of or against these common beliefs, and what ideas can be gained from an Islamic perspective? Here we will look into…

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6 Places to Visit if You Love Islamic History

Stunning turquoise hues, intricate Arabic calligraphy, astonishing mosaics inspired by nature–the beauty and depth of Islamic architecture never fails to be awe-inspiring. Though I may fail to be objective as a Muslim when it comes to this topic, I truly believe that the work of Islamic artists and architects are some of the most beautiful…

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Are You Ready for Robots To Recite the Holy Quran in Mecca?

Saudi Arabia has recently devised a plan to launch robots that will be stationed at the Grand Mosque in Mecca. The role of the robots will be to recite the Holy Quran and deliver sermons to the millions of Muslims that visit the holy site. The launch is a component of a wider “strategic plan”…

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Henna: An Ode To Islamic Tradition

The art of henna, or mehndi, has been a widely practiced Islamic tradition in parts of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East for over 5,000 years. While we are accustomed to see henna designs on brides, it actually has great Islamic significance. Additionally, both men and women can use henna because of its health…

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Why You Should Consider Taking an Online Tajweed Class

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect any endorsement from MuslimGirl.com. Reading Quran correctly can be challenging The word “Tajweed” means “doing something well.” When applied to the Quran, it means giving every letter of the Quran its right and dues of characteristics…

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Why I Don’t Regret Quitting My Master’s Degree

I spent an entire year after my graduation wishing for this MA, and as soon as I passed my admission exam, I resolved educationism had no place in my life — and so I quit. Back when I was under the influence of educationism, specifically when I first enrolled in my undergraduate degree, my ultimate…

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8 Islamic Schools to Consider In the United States

What makes the United States an attractive choice to students when it comes to higher education is the variety of institutions that one can choose from. Virtually all U.S. institutions cherish diversity and inclusion. The majority of U.S. colleges are secular, and promote cultural diversity. A few of them, however, are built by those inspired…

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7 Best Islamic Universities to Know About

College education is important today, especially if you’re looking to work in a highly-paid position. Going to university is one way to make this happen, since virtually any research program in the world or career opportunity will ask for you to have a diploma. Knowing which schools to choose is highly important, since this direct…

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7 Useful Islamic Apps for Muslims

Editor’s note: Appearance in this list does not denote an endorsement by MuslimGirl.com. These recommendations are from the author of the article. Being a Muslim can be challenging if you live in a non-Islamic country. However mobile applications are making our life easy!  The truth is that there is a mobile app for every type…

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6 Steps To Becoming Fluent In Arabic

Arabic is an intimidating language to learn, but taking your first steps on this journey can open up a whole world of travel, culture, and understanding — and a better understanding of your deen. The hospitable reputation of Arabic-speaking countries means you’ll be welcomed with open arms if you travel to further your understanding of…

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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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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…