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Poem: The Return Of Spring

I once asked my grandmother  Why do bad things happen to good people?   She simply responded God gives the most hardship to the strongest people he knows.  Years ago   My parents fled a war zone   Left the sound of bombs and bullets   Braved the air land and sea   In order to come here   Build their homes from…

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“DUNE”: Will We Ever Get The Representation We Deserve In Film?

“DUNE” is a highly anticipated film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name. It is set to release on October 22, 2021. And anyone who is a fan of Timothee Chalamet is probably going to see it — whether or not they like Sci-Fi/Fantasy in the first place. Recently, the official YouTube…

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Why Are Latino Muslims Growing in Islam?

September 15 – October 15 is officially Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought what better way for Muslim Girl to celebrate with our brothers and sisters than to look into the world of Latino Muslims. Check out this video that talks about why this community is turning to Islam. Let us know what you think.

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Poem: This Time the Boy Does Not Drown

This poem is dedicated to Alan Kurdi and all the other children that have lost their lives at sea. Whenever a child has a nightmare  We speak the dream into water  Water will lure away the mare and only leave night behind  We have spoken all our dreams into water  Be it a faucet or a river  The hope that our…

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6 Books That Show the Diversity of Muslim Women’s Experiences

Muslim women are a diverse group, differing in many ways. Even the term “Middle East” is too broad a term to describe a culturally diverse area — and a Eurocentric, orientalist term at that. Stereotypes of Muslim women rooted in Eurocentrism and orientalist tropes have pervaded the news, TV shows, and pop culture. While Muslim…

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POEM: Roots

We have inherited our parents’ roots A mixture of home and homeland We plant these roots within ourselves Where we once standWe grow into a garden of ourselvesEach part a piece of our beingFlowers that were passed down to us through generations Trees that were added in along the wayFruit that our friends boreHere we…

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Poem: “Salaam”

Salaam means peace, and that’s how we greet. But the peace we don’t see on the streets of Paris, the place of Tour Eiffel, where the wrong goes by so well. You want protection? And so do we. You take on your armor, and say that it’s we who are trying to take on your…

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“A Pandemic in Residence” Is a Must-Read Book

At this point, none of us are strangers to COVID. It crept into our lives slowly, forcing us to move online, inside, and distance ourselves from others. We wore masks, sanitised, and socially distanced. However, what about those whose occupation requires them to step in? Those who couldn’t hide from COVID, but instead rose to…

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This Film About Life as a Palestinian Is Nominated for an Oscar

Farah Nabulsi, a British-Palestinian filmmaker, is turning heads with her latest short film, “The Present.” The multiple award-winning story recently bagged the prestigious BAFTA for “Best Short Film,” and is now in the running for an Oscar. “The Present” is a story about life’s mundane moments, and how they are made arduous in the face…