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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….


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…

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Why Aren’t Muslim Students Talking About Their Mental Health?

Disclaimer: This article is in no way meant to substitute for medical or mental health advice from a trained and educated mental health professional. Muslim Girl encourages those who need help to seek it and encourages the use of resources such as therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and trained mental health professionals. You should never try…

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My Young Age Didn’t Protect Me From a Bad Case of COVID

Springtime of 2022 was approaching. It had been two years since the pandemic first began, and COVID-19 became a normal word in our vocabulary. I’d grown accustomed to hearing about people getting COVID, how they would be a bit sick, and then back to normal for a few days. I had not been infected and…

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4 Women’s Health Issues to Be Aware of

While some women’s health issues can be cured, some are long-term and permanent. Fortunately, most of them are treatable if caught early. In some cases, women may need counseling to deal with a woman’s health problems, and some may choose to undergo surgery. In any case, it is vital to understand the symptoms and the…

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5 Natural Pain Relief Products for Sore Muscles

If you suffer from sore muscles, you know just how inconvenient it can be, especially if you’re at the beginning of a long workday. Sore muscles can happen for many reasons, including exercise, injury, tension, and even stress. Sleeping in an awkward position can even cause intense muscle soreness the next day. While there are…