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Apparently, Threatening Muslims is No Big Deal

Let’s imagine a scenario. A middle-aged Muslim man takes to social media to rage about perceived injustices, spewing racism and bigotry. Christianity, in his eyes, is the scourge of humanity, threatening his already crumbling castle in the sand. His unemployment status — no doubt the work of immigrants and refugees keen on robbing his country…

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8 Things to Expect When Being a Muslim Girl

The great thing about the internet is the amount of info-sharing that happens! Recently, I got to read a splendid piece on what it’s like to date Muslim girls as told by a non-Muslim, white Australian man. I was so amazed by his nonexistent professionalism and truth. Granted, there is a disclaimer that mentions his findings come from…

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MuslimGirl has Open Staff Positions.

MuslimGirl is run by a staff of some of the coolest chicks out of town. We’re more of a family than anything, and every now and then the opportunity opens up for us to welcome new additions. Our team is motivated by passion, instant ramen, and an unquenchable desire to talk back to the world….

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Hijab Is Not a Threat On or Off the Court

Many Muslim women choose to don the hijab, not merely as a fashion choice, but as a mode of behavior extending far beyond covering parts of their body. Hijab is modest action, talk, and dress—and of course, it is for both Muslim women and men. The bans we see trying to eliminate the physical cloth that…

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A Marriage of Compromise

I made the first compromise of my marriage before I was even married. Had you asked me four years ago where I thought I would be in my life right now, I would have given you an answer that in no way would have reflected my current situation. I had big plans to move to New York by…

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Wedding Night Nerves

I remember my first time being intimate. I was so scared and anxious about losing my virginity, spending countless hours researching what my first time should be like, but I never quite felt prepared. Truthfully, looking back now, not even 400 years of research could have prepared me for what was to come. Everybody wants…

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My Experience During a 4-Day Water Fast

TRIGGER WARNING I have a confession to make. My relationship with food is very unhealthy. I am one of those people who deprives themselves by completely avoiding that Nutella crack brownie. BUT, if I do cave and take just one bite, my mind tells me I screwed anyway, might as well just devour the whole…

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Ramadan Game Changer: Suhoor Smoothies for the Fasting

I hope Ramadan is going extremely well for all of you both spiritually and physically (God willing). I know we’ve hit that 15 day mark  and that energy we’ve been exerting getting up and making a proper pre-dawn meal is slowly deteriorating. That being said, it’s time to introduce a Ramadan game changer: natural smoothies…

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An Open Letter to Wall Street Journal from a Palestinian Woman

Bret Stephens penned a column last week in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Where are the Palestinian Mothers?” in which he makes the racist assertion, based on conversations he’s had with three individual women, that all Palestinian mothers raise their children to become “martyrs.” The thing that Stephens must understand about Palestinians’ concept of “martyrdom”…

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Facing Up to Domestic Violence in the American Muslim Community

Domestic violence is a continuous cycle of gender-based intimate partner or family violence with a vital dynamic of power and control. It is intended to harm the physical and/or mental well-being of the victim and can be psychological, physical, economic or sexual. Domestic violence is a pattern of forceful behavior which includes control and domination…

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Hijab, Criticism, and the Burden of Public Expectations

There is an unfair gender distribution within the American Muslim community. The burden of representing the entire American Muslim community has been hoisted on hijabis, or women who chose to wear hijab, the Islamic head covering. While we as covered Muslim women fight to convince the American public that the hijab is our choice, the…