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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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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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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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5 Things to Know About Women’s Rights In Islam

“Do women in Islam have any rights?” This is a question lingering in the minds of many people around the world. We cannot blame them entirely as the modern media often portrays Muslim women as controlled and dependent people, restricted from showing their faces in public. Is it true that Islam demands to kill girls…

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Native American Heritage Month: Black Native Muslims & Columbus

Ever since I was a toddler, I possessed the blessing of witnessing my Abba’s (Father’s) vivid paintings. What made his art unique is every piece had an organic story affixed to it.   His illustrated stories that stood out the most to me were of my ancestors in North America 100’s of years before Columbus. Canvas filled…

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Why Are There So Few Famous Female Mathematicians In the World?

Research numbers show that there’s a gender problem in the field of mathematics. Few tenure track positions are held by women, and they are underrepresented in university research faculties.  Chad Topaz, a math professor at Macalester College and his colleague Shilad Zen looked at the editorial boards of academic journals. In their analysis, they found…

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Your Ultimate Guide to Halal Travel Destinations

Muslim tourists are no longer found only in Mecca and in the Middle East. Today, with the development of halal tourism, they are increasingly taking selfies in front of the Colosseum or tasting delicious French croissants. That is why modern hotels provide services that comply with Shariah norms and have a particular infrastructure.  What is…

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Your Guide to Choosing Islamic Names For Your Baby

Choosing a name for a child is an important decision. Choosing Islamic names for Muslim children can be a difficult and confusing task. There is no set way to name your baby, but there are some considerations that you should take into account when choosing a name. The first thing you want to consider is…

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We Need to End the Stigma Surrounding Divorced Muslim Women

In 2019, the overall divorce rate of Muslims in the United States reached around 45 percent — which is not just grave, but sad as well. If anything, it’s the consequences projected by our culture that makes divorced women suffer and adds stigma to their lives. How the Stigma Manifests Muslim women oftentimes feel distant…

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3 Muslim Girls Share Their Thoughts About Halloween

Carved pumpkins, dark evenings, and horror movies — it’s officially Halloween! For many people, Halloween is just another excuse to dress up and have a good time but for others, it’s avoided at all costs for religious reasons.  Inspired by the ancient Celtic festival ‘Samhain’, Halloween dates back 2,000 years ago. The Celts mostly lived…

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8 Muslim Girl Readers Tell Us Their Jinn Stories

Since it’s Halloween, we can’t help but remember the many times we found ourselves freaking out after hearing some weird noises while we’re home alone. Our parents taught us that jinns live around us and that some of them are good, while others are evil, leaving us wondering whether or not the ones we have…

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Violence Against Women Needs to End, Now

Don’t stay out too late. Pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t have headphones in when you’re jogging. Watch your drink at all times. Don’t drink too much. Carry pepper spray or a pocket knife. Lock your car doors. Don’t get on elevators alone. Travel in groups. Share your location with a friend. Watch what you…

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The Survivor’s Guilt of Muslim Immigrants In Diaspora

An image can trigger the survivor’s guilt; it also can be a video, a sound, or even a person. Just like the trauma is not a uniform experience, what triggers trauma is different for everyone as well. Survivor’s guilt is a psychological phenomenon that affects people who have survived a life-threatening event. A person who…

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4 Ways to Handle Pandemic-Related Life Changes

There have been so many major life changes for Americans as a result of COVID-19, from job loss to relationship stress, and women have often had to do more than their share of work when it comes to adjusting. If you’re suffering from stress, anxiety, or depression even as we emerge from the pandemic, you’re…