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3 of Our Favorite Islamic Cartoons

As kids grow up, there’s one thing that is universally beloved by virtually all of them: cartoons. Kids love cartoons, whether they’re watching Saturday morning cartoons or watching after school as a treat for completing homework. Back in the day, Islamic cartoons were both funny and informative. When we look at some of the most…

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Does Implicit Bias Impact How You Think?

What do you know about implicit bias? Do you find yourself having responses to situations and not understand why you feel the way you do? How critical are you in your thinking? How willing are you to break free from your old thoughts? What do you know about implicit bias? Take a listen to Melanie…

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Poem: “I Can’t Breathe”

“I can’t breathe.” His words we hear their truth yet not all hearts are moved “I can’t breathe.” His soul has left us and taken with it humanity’s “I can’t breathe.” “I can’t breathe.” “I can’t breathe.” Our brothers and sisters are not safe what will you do to cease this hate?

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Poem: Not What I Meant

In this poem, the author explores media representations in which women take off their hijab for one reason or the other, often to satisfy Western standards or the male gaze. As the girl on the TV takes off her hijab, I watch in awe,  I thought people would accuse her of breaking the law,  I…

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On Growing Up Indian Muslim

I grew up with my heritage meticulously arranged in a crystal snow globe Hum Saath Saath Hain and a warm bowl of Haleem alike Surrounded by endless fields of mango trees Framed by the piercing of a macague-filled mountain That gives way to carelessly paved roads of intricately adorned lorries and fresh street-side nariyals The…

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5 Inspiring Muslim Content Creators You Should Check Out

Since we’re all home and under various phases of stay at home orders, many of us have extra time on our hands. With the Internet, there’s no shortage of content to consume, but we thought you’d enjoy checking out some of our favorite creative Muslim content creators, who do everything from poetry to photography. Check…

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Poem: Litany of Women They Have Killed

Content warning: This video features graphic depictions of domestic violence, sexual assault, gender-based violence, and bad language. In this video, inspired by slain social media star and activist Qandeel Baloch, Pakistani-American slam poet Emaan Majed tackles gender-based violence.

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The Earth Goes Round

has the earth always revolved around the sun has the sun ever revolved around the earth i guess what i am asking is, can it? take a girl, paint her brown, and let her soak it in– eyelids, to fingertips, to the soles of her feet Permanence this brown don’t wash out with soap and…

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The Surveillance of Joy

  It was never about the camera or the power its lens claimed to transmit.   It was always about our mothers Black and Muslim and alive and how you zoomed out so far away from her.   Convinced she did not exist, you projected your ignorance through the aperture of this lie.   At…

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15 Novels You Should Read Right Now

Feeling bored in quarantine? Already tackled the iconic Harry Potter or To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy? Well, don’t you worry, because I’ve got you covered with 15 of the most exciting and captivating novels of the year! Don’t forget to read all the way to the end to find out how you…