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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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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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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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Are You Single? Here Are 11 Reasons Why It’s Actually a Blessing

I know that talking about the benefits of being a single Muslim might sound like I’m advocating against the nature of our collectivist culture, in the sense that our Muslim community relies more on interdependence, whereas being single complies with individualist cultures that focus on independence and self-fulfillment. However, this post is for my Muslim…

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Why the Muslim Community Needs to Teach Our Youth About Sexual Health

As an 18-year-old Nigerian Muslimah, I have a pretty different upbringing from others. I was raised purely in a halal way. That includes attending a Muslim school and attending sister circles every Friday where various issues concerning Muslim women are presented. Conversations range from marriage, being a virtuous woman, to dressing modestly, and other topics. Still, we never discussed…

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How Forced Marriages Also Harm Men

Whenever we think of forced marriage, we immediately picture an oppressed woman who got beaten up, assaulted, or abused because she doesn’t want the person that her family agreed on. Women are undoubtedly at the forefront when it comes to who suffers the negative consequences of forced marriage. The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) in the…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Romantic Relationship

Editor’s note: This post discusses sex, and is recommended for our more mature readers. Sometimes your romantic relationship can hit a rut. This is especially true if you have been together a long time or there is a lot of stress in the relationship and from outside forces. Improving your romantic relationship is imperative to…

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This Art Project Captures the Heart of the Muslim Marriage Crisis

Tahira Nailah Dean, a Black American Muslim Lawyer, writer, and activist recently launched her passion project with a team of brilliant Muslim women in the form of a three part photo series. Launched on September 3, 2021, “The ISMs Project” is meant to bring awareness to the marriage crisis in the Muslim community.  “In hopes…

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What Does Islam Say About Forced Marriages?

In some cultures, a girl’s right to marry is ignored. Educated men and women now talk about marriage at home, but in some cultures, women may still be discouraged from talking about marriage. In these cultures, parents may an arrange a marriage for their children.   Some Muslims from these cultures don’t accept the idea…

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CAN MUSLIMS GET DIVORCED? JUGGLING DIVORCE AND RELIGION

The subject of divorce is always a sensitive one, no matter what context it relates to. But, when we have to juggle a separation with our religion, things can quickly become even more complicated. For whatever reason, it’s an unavoidable fact of life that some marriages don’t work out. When that happens, the best, or…

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Does Islam Mention Sexual Diversity?

It’s Pride Month and we here at Muslim Girl are super excited to celebrate with our Muslim LGBTQ+ Community!  I know there is a misconception around the world that queer Muslims do not exist due to lack of acceptance towards homosexuality in Islam. With over a billion people identifying Muslims, are all hetrosexual? I didn’t…