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Book Review: ‘Don’t Be Sad’

Life isn’t simple. We’re constantly being tested, whether it’s in significant, life-changing ways or minor ones. Sometimes we feel like the whole world is against us – and then there are moments in which we feel we have conquered the entire world, yet we are still unsatisfied with our accomplishments. While at times we may…

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Vogue France Features a Hijabi on Its Cover for the First Time

For the first time in its history of publication, the August 2022 issue of Vogue France featured two Somali women on the cover — and the first hijabi, in spite of France’s hijab ban. This is the first time in over 100 years of its publishing history that there is finally a hijabi on the…

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POEM: GLUING THE PIECES TOGETHER

The poem below is written in honor of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Surviving is more than just making it to the next morning Surviving requires living It takes work to do the living Because to live requires you to be alive And suddenly Making it to the next morning does not seem so…

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How Real Are the “Real Housewives of Dubai”?

The Real Housewives franchise seems like it’s been in existence since the dawn of time. Recently, the Real Housewives franchise went international, to Dubai. The cast of six diverse women includes a native Emirati, Dubai’s first Black Supermodel, and a Housewives franchise alumna. While the franchise will focus on the women’s stories, it’s important to…

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Short Story: Brief Love

(Somewhere near Kraków, Poland – Budapest to Warsaw – Thursday, January 20, 2022.) Ever, in a fleeting moment, caught a glimpse of someone, that you wish for it to last forever? Alas, the moment passes, your destination arrives, and you exit the train from separate doors, moving away from each other… forever. You sit, completely…

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Poem: Flowers Don’t Grow Here Anymore

Growing up, people always told me you never know a good thing until it’s gone   Like a child, I didn’t listen   I grew up thinking good and bad were as simple as the sun and moon   I didn’t realize good and bad were more like cloudy days   Abandoned playgrounds   Overrun weeds Maybe if I had…

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Poem: In Honor of Bilal

The first call to prayer was said 1400 years ago  The first call to prayer was said by Bilal  Once enslaved, now a free Black man  This is his story  You were born into slavery  To a master who worshiped idols   One day you heard of a man  Who taught that every human was equal…

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10 of Muslim Girl’s Most Popular Articles From 2021

As Muslim Girl starts 2022 with new conversations, we decided to reflect on the top 10 most-read articles from 2021. This past year was full of events; some were delightful and lighthearted, whereas others were heartbreaking and heavy. That said, 2021 was a year when Muslim Girl witnessed more Muslim women being unapologetically themselves, opening…

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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.