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Here’s Why Muslim Women Influencers Are Ditching Makeup

Muslim women influencers on TikTok have begun addressing how their physical appearance, specifically their use of makeup, directly affects their relationship with Allah (SWT).  The use of cosmetics is meant to beautify a woman. But, when using makeup to gain followers and attraction becomes the primary purpose, it creates self-doubt. It even forces women to…

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Check Out These Resources for Muslims Struggling With Addiction

July is Minority Mental Health Month!  This is the perfect time to talk about Islamic approaches to addiction and substance use disorders. With the growing drug epidemic, it is clear that all communities are affected.  Even though our tradition prohibits drug use, the Muslim community is not immune to consumption. I have had conversations with various…

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Here’s What Not to Say to Muslims Battling Depression

Mehran Nazir, a Muslim from California, was described as an extroverted friend and community member before witnessing several calamities that befell his family. The young Muslim man then fell into a dark hole of depression where he would anticipate and envision death when engaged in specific tasks. For example, if Nazir were on a plane,…

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Discover 15 Inspiring Muslim Women Mental Health Influencers to Follow

Mental health is an essential topic that is widely discussed these days, irrespective of gender, background, or beliefs. In the past, even in Muslim societies, mental well-being was often considered a taboo subject, and discussing one’s feelings was completely out of the question. Alhamdulillah, as we enter the era of modernization, technological advancements, and increased…

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Here Are 5 Resources You Can Count On for Mental Health

In the Muslim community there exists a pervasive stigma surrounding discussions on mental health hindering open conversations and leading to the attribution of our struggles to unrelated factors. However, in recent years a remarkable shift has occurred in the approach towards mental health, not only within our community, but also among others. To support individuals…

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Islam Has Always Advocated for Mental Health and Wellness

The stigma of speaking about mental health in Muslim communities is real. The irony is that historically Muslims pioneered mental health and wellness by means of therapy and medication. In the video below, Dr. Rania Awaad speaks about how we can incorporate Islam’s traditional, holistic healing practices into our daily lives.


This Is How Muslims Can Destigmatize Mental Health Illness

Mental health is an essential aspect of overall well-being and is increasingly recognized as an important issue in today’s society. With the growing prevalence of mental health challenges, it is important to acknowledge the role of community and support in promoting mental health and well-being. Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (SAW)…

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Does Allah (SWT) Care About My Feelings?

How important is emotional health in Islam? Just as we give priority to our mental health, we must also prioritize our emotional or mental health. Unfortunately, many Muslims fall victim to the stigma that surrounds conversations around mental health and wellness. In this video, Dunia Shuaib shares her insights on the importance of emotional health…


CBD: Is It Haram?

It’s 4/20, and while it falls on the last day of Ramadan, conversations still need to be held regarding the use of CBD. With the surge in popularity of cannabis products in the West over the last decade or so, inevitably some confusion has risen about the use, effects, and Islamic legality of such products….

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9 Duas To Recite When You’re Feeling Triggered

Have you ever experienced a panic attack while going through your day? Do you have anxiety or past trauma that always seems to creep up at the worst possible time? If you are anything like me, anxiety and panic attacks are a part of everyday life. Many times my past trauma causes me to feel…

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Check Out These 8 Must-Have Skincare Products for the Winter

Bells are jingling, exams are near, and here comes the season of dry skin and peeling lips. The winter season is filled with adorning lights, hot cocoa, and cute trench coats. However, behind the cold girl Instagram-worthy pictures in front of twinkling lights are heaps of preparation and protection against the bitter cold. Feeling good…


How To Take Care of Your Vaginal Health

Vaginal health isn’t just about what happens down there. It’s also about the health of the surrounding areas, including your entire body. And while addressing vaginal health is often viewed as taboo in the Muslim community, it is important that we create access to information and resources for Muslim women so that they may learn…