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7 Scriptures on Oppression From Quran & Hadith

It’s quite unfortunate that we live in a world where the oppressed are continuously being oppressed without any end and justice has become a word that we can only ever say, but never physically or successfully see come into fruition. From Palestinians fighting for their rights, lands, and homes, to young women being denied the…

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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 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…

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Here’s What You Should Know About the Fight Over Hijab in India

The Southern State of India has emerged as a new battlefield to decide on the issue of whether Hijab (an Islamic veil) can be allowed to wear as part of a girl’s uniform in public schools or not. The epicenter of conflict is the Udupi’s PU Women College where in December last year six hijab-clad…

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Here’s How Obsessed France Is With the Hijab Ban

With every new year comes new goals. We look to the new year for change and growth. So, to motivate ourselves, we often do something dramatic. This year, Europe’s middle child, France, started the new year by passing another law attacking hijab. France is now banning Muslim women from wearing the hijab in sports competitions….

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Here’s What’s Wrong With Saying “Muslim Men Are Trash”

The phrase “Men are trash” is everywhere, and Muslim men are subjected to it, too. It’s been uttered by that friend of yours who just got dumped by her ex-favorite person, or even an uneducated non-Muslim that just decided to buy into this narrative. When it comes to the idea of saying that “Muslim men…

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ICYMI: The Anti-Islamophobia Bill Heads to the Senate

Last month, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass the Combating International Islamophobia Act that serves as a formal step to monitor and combat Islamophobia worldwide. The final vote, which took place on December 14th, was 219-212 along party lines. Rep. James McGovern (D-MA), the chairman of the House Rules Committee, cited several…

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Bulli Bai: Muslim Women Put Up for Auction Online

On January 1, 2022, when most people were celebrating the start of the new year, some Muslim women in India were thrust into an entirely different scenario. Nobody could have predicted the disgusting reality that would unfold on New Year’s Day. Around 100 Muslim women — including several journalists, activists, and politicians — were put…

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5 Things to Know About Women’s Rights In Islam

“Do women in Islam have any rights?” This is a question lingering in the minds of many people around the world. We cannot blame them entirely as the modern media often portrays Muslim women as controlled and dependent people, restricted from showing their faces in public. Is it true that Islam demands to kill girls…