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Black Friday? Tomorrow Is #BuyNothingDay.

As I’m sure you’re aware, many people call the day after the holiday known to many as Thanksgiving “Black Friday.” It is marked by rampant amounts of consumerism, celebrating corporate and capitalist excess with panicked stampedes at the door of electronics stores and shopping malls, frenzied shoppers stepping over and on top of one another…

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Rihanna Apologizes for Using Hadith in Lingerie Show

UPDATE: After the publication of this story this morning Rihanna issued the following statement to her Instagram: As someone who listens to Rihanna’s music and admires her, I am in complete awe right now.  Rihanna used a song that contains a narration of an Islamic Hadith during her recent fashion show. Many people took to…

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Sunnah Superfoods: The Great Pumpkin

So dear friends, in the United States, we are knee-deep in pumpkin season. Pumpkin patches all around, pumpkin pies in the stores, pumpkin spice lattes in the cafes, carved pumpkins on the door stoops, pumpkin-faced pinups on walls, doors, and windows everywhere. So, of course, in this, the fourth edition of the “Sunnah Superfoods” series,…

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Here’s What the Quran Says About Self-Care

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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The Muslim Community is Failing Our Rohingya Brothers and Sisters

It’s that time of the year when social media timelines are flooded with pictures and posts of friends sharing important milestones and life-achievements — from graduations to weddings to births. As I click the “like” button or double-tap these special moments, my attention is diverted by flashes of distraught and famished faces of the Rohingya…

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OMG, did you hear about… how to avoid Gossiping?

So, we are all females here and we all know how easy it is to get sucked into the newest story of Eman and how she and Tamer are no longer engaged. Or how Hoda is no longer employed by that big fashion company. Or how Mona and Lina are no longer friends. Although these…

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Beneficial Things to Do While Fasting

Ramadan Kareem! Alhamdulillah! It’s Ramadan! For a lot of us Ramadan falls during the summer holidays which, strangely, makes the fast harder than if we were working or at school. When you are at home, you get bored easily and boredom usually leads me to craving for snacks. So how do you keep yourself busy…

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The Final Sermon

The year 10 A.H. was one of the most significant years of the Islamic calendar. Leaders and tribes that one could have never imagined would show the least bit of acceptance towards Prophet Muhammad (SAW) began to embrace Islam as their faith, and multitudes of people were turning to the religion of Allah (SWT) ….

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Paradise and Difficult Things

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: When Allah (SWT) created Paradise, He said to Jibreel (AS), ‘Go and look at it.’ Jibreel (AS) went, and returned, saying, ‘O Lord! By Thy might, no one who hears of it will fail to enter it.’ Allah (SWT) then surrounded it with disagreeable things, and said, ‘Go and look at…

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Observing Hadith on Consistency

Assalam alaikum, dear sisters, my name is Asra and I will be posting these Daily Hadith columns. I will quote the source of all these Hadith, they are mostly from Sahih Bukhari or Sahih Muslim. So, here is the first: Consistency Abu Huraira narrated from the Prophet (SAW) that once, a man was travelling in…

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To Eat the Flesh of His Dead Brother

Sitting with my mother on the sofa with a remote control in my hand, I had the honor of watching an incredibly powerful and deeply moving lecture. This opinion might not be shared by everyone, but my life changed within the thirty minutes of the scholar speaking about two of the Major Sins which we…

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Remarkable Hadith Qudsi

Whoever returns to Me, I accept him no matter how far he is, and whoever turns away from Me, I approach him and call on him. Whoever leaves a sin for my sake, I reward him with many gifts, and whoever seeks to please Me, I seek to please him. Whoever acknowledges My Will and…

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Zakah: Purification of the Soul

When I was gardening with my mother in the front yard, planting blooming flowers or slender vines, my hands were getting the worst of it.  The result of our efforts was magnificent – or as magnificent as we could make it – and our hard work paid off.  Each morning we would have an evolving…

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Paper in the Islamic Empire

Paper (or in Arabic, waraqa), a material which is used for so many things in our lives, can trace back its origins to over 2000 years ago in China. However, the Islamic Empire was responsible for spreading the use of paper throughout the world and sparked the start of its use in Europe hundreds of…