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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…

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An Open Letter to the Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020, Here’s to us! I know this is not what we envisioned when we thought of how our graduation would go. I know that some of you probably thought that the worst that could happen would be tripping over your heels as you walked to get your diploma. I was a transfer…

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Are Science and Religion Actually Not as at Odds As We Think?

In today’s world, one of the most debated topics is the relationship between science and religion, which often clash. For example, the popular question of natural evolution versus guided evolution has been hotly debated for centuries. Yet, science and religion can come together, as is taught in Islam. On March 7th, I had the opportunity…

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Sisters, Do You Know Your Financial Rights?

“I’m just on a green card. I have no rights.” A woman laments her fate to two unsuspecting Arabic store employees. The customers wanted the imam-boast of a white American woman’s journey to Islam. A few alhamdullillahs and mashaAllahs to celebrate the tale. Instead, an uncomfortable silence permeated the room, leaving the two men in…

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Here’s Why Educating Our Girls Benefits Everyone

Globally, more than 130 million girls are out of school, meaning they are not being educated. We all have women in our lives that we care about. How would it feel if your loved one was deprived of their rights, including the right to educate themselves, just because they were female? Unfortunately, this is the…

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The Top 5 Memes You Need to Survive Finals Week

December is here, the holidays are near, and so are finals. This is the worst time of the year for all students (including me), considering we have to learn a whole semester’s worth of material in a few weeks (read: a few days). Yet, somehow, we just can’t stop procrastinating long enough to help ourselves out….

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The Muslim Girl’s Guide to Getting Into Top Tier Schools

It is not a coincidence that the first word of the Qur’an to be revealed to mankind was “read” or ‘Iqra’. Education, study, and research are all given high ranks within Islam and Prophetic teachings.  The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “One who treads a path in search of knowledge has his path…

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6 Things Islamic School Failed to Teach Me

Written by Mina Khan   Private Islamic schools: a place where many students find their American and Muslim identities not only by going through a typical school curriculum with other Muslims their age, but also by learning about their religion in depth. However, we often find that these schools fail to discuss important issues that…