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7 Misconceptions About Shia Muslims

The world brands me as a terrorist, so I turn to my ummah for support. The ummah is consumed with divisions, too weak to stand on its feet. But it is not the outsider’s tarnishing words that leave an imprint on me; it is my ummah’s, who cast me out and call me a kafir…

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The Hypocrisy of Runway Fashion Shows

The burqa is one of the most controversial outfits today. Countries from France to China have imposed some form of restrictions on the legality of wearing the burqa in public. However, designer Richard Quinn recently debuted his work at London Fashion Week, with models walking the runway in outfits that seem to be heavily inspired…

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Why White Feminism Is Problematic For Muslim Women

There have been several incidents globally in which female athletes have been pushing back against their mandatory team uniforms. One of the more notorious incidents that sparked worldwide media attention was that of the Norwegian women’s beach handball team. The European Handball Federation fined these women €1500 for resisting the typical uniform of bikini bottoms…

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A New Jersey Teacher Forcibly Removed This Student’s Hijab

The Maplewood Police Department (MPD) in New Jersey are conducting investigations after Tamar Herman, a teacher at Seth Boyden Elementary School, forcibly pulled off the hijab of the second-grade student Sumayyah Wyatt this Wednesday as she was pleading “No, no, my hijab, my hijab.” Wyatt’s mother, Zaynab, said that her daughter has become traumatized because…

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Why the Phrase “Islamic Terrorism” Is Incorrect

Is the rise of recent terrorism and violence justifiably and rightly traced back to Islam? Is it a twisted misconception or interpretation of Islamic teachings? Is it wrong to let a radical minority represent the peaceful and authenticity of Islam? Has fear blinded the world to the scared lessons of peace and tolerance?  “To love…

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The Problem With Dress Codes in Women’s Sports

What women wear, regardless of the occasion, is always a subject that brings a lot to be talked about. From red carpets to religious garments, we are constantly exposed to women’s outfit choices. However, this obsession is starting to be the main topic in a new domain: sports. A few weeks ago, the Norwegian women’s…

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How 9/11 Impacted Gen Z Muslims

With today being the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we decided to ask Gen Z how they’ve been impacted by the events that took place when they were just a baby — or perhaps not even born yet. Our question: “If you’re a Muslim under 21 years old, how do you perceive the events of 9/11?…

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#JusticeforNoor: Violence Against Women Is a Global Issue

Many have marched over the last week holding signs and protesting the brutal murder of Noor Muqaddam, 27, the daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat, who was known for her sweet and loving personality and kindness to people and animals.  The police have charged Zahir Jaffer with the murder, a U.S. national, and son of…

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EU Court Rules Muslim Women Can Be Fired For Hijab

Recent headlines have delivered the terrible news that the highest EU court ruled that it is okay to fire women for wearing the headscarf if it interferes with the ability of the workplace to create an environment that is “neutral” which is supposedly non-religious, or non-partisan, or secular. An article from Human Rights Watch rightly…

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London Attacker Who Murdered Four Charged With Terrorism

One week ago, a driver of a pickup truck in London, Ontario, ran down five pedestrians, killing four of them.  It was a premeditated attack, and he chose his victims because they were Muslim, the police said on Monday. “There is evidence that this was a planned, premeditated act and that the family was targeted because…