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Why Is the James Webb Telescope So Important?

Last week,  NASA revealed the most stunning visual images of the deepest views of the universe.   However, I did not see many Muslim magazines publish any articles about the impact of these discoveries on the future of the public community.  I believe this is partly due to the fact that there is still a…

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The Truth Behind the Statue of Liberty

The Fourth of July is never short on massive firework displays, family gatherings, and parades. This date commemorates America’s independence from Britain and also marks the day France presented the Statue of Liberty to the United States. While the history of the Statue of Liberty is taught in classrooms around the country, one important aspect…

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MG Readers Gave Us Their Thoughts on the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp Trial

Content warning: This article discusses domestic violence/intimate partner violence. The internet has been flooding everyone’s feeds with footage and memes from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation trial. Whether you’ve been keeping up with all the details from day one or you haven’t bothered watching, it’s likely you’ve still seen the viral content, from…

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An Open Letter to Demand Justice for Shireen Abu Akleh

Shireen Abu Akleh, the well-known Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist, who was a voice for Palestinians in Palestine and beyond, was fatally shot dead in the face by Israeli forces — a piece of news that we’re all very much still in denial about. Shireen Abu Akleh was a Christian U.S. citizen conveying the news to…

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Why We Need To Stop Trying To Overturn Roe v. Wade

According to newly disclosed documents, the United States Supreme Court intends to overrule Roe v. Wade, which is the lawsuit that led to the Supreme Court decision authorizing abortion as a constitutional right in the United States. If it is indeed overruled, it will inevitably have consequences on women’s reproductive rights across the country, not…

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Why Justice Is Important to the Spirit of Ramadan

Nothing brings quite as much joy and unity to the Muslim community as Ramadan. It’s that time of year when we get excited about working on our spiritual selves and bonding with family and friends over meals. In recent years, Ramadan has also boomed into a major industry aimed to sell decorations, lights, and other…

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A Timeline of the Rise of Israeli Violence During Ramadan

Al-Aqsa Mosque complex is a frequent flashpoint for violence against Palestinians, carried out by the occupiers. Al-Aqsa mosque is the third-holiest site in Islam and the complex is also the location of the holiest site in Judaism, known as Temple Mount. The attacks come as Muslims celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, while Jews around…

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How International Allyship Is Influenced By White Supremacy

Putin’s latest attacks on Ukraine and its current refugees have reminded the Middle East of the death of innocent civilians of Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Palestine. The death of innocent and innocence itself is what combines the mentioned countries and Ukraine’s oppression. Civilians flee and become refugees. There is no choice left: either you leave everything…

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How the Consequences of 9/11 Still Impact Muslim Americans

Twenty-one years ago, on September 11, 2001, a part of America was shattered and has not been repaired since. We all remember 9/11 as the day that two Twin Towers collapsed, the day a plane was hijacked, the day America lost 2977 lives. And while this is all true and tragic, the tragedy of 9/11…

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Why Are Niqabis Marginalized By Non-Muslims & Muslims?

Women who face veil — also known as niqabis — are often thrown to the wolves by the Muslim majority to break out of stereotypes imposed on the veil by the Western world through Orientalism and Islamophobia. In other words, women who wear veils are affected by respectability politics. Respectability politics is a form of…

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How Progressive Media Spaces Rule Palestinians Out

With the war raging in Ukraine, Gigi Hadid joined many celebrities who took to social media to sound their solidarity with Ukraine. She stated she would be donating all of her earnings from her Autumn 2022 fashion shows to “aid those suffering from the Ukraine war, as well as continuing to support those experiencing the…

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Is the West Selective With Its Empathy Toward Refugees?

International media outlets inundate the world with images of broken-hearted mothers forced to flee Ukraine, seeking safety and stability for their young children. These noble women leave behind brave husbands, sons, fathers, and male relatives who desperately fight to protect their nation’s sovereignty from an oppressive invading force.  Foreign Policy details: “The silent suffering of…