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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…

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Cultural Humility: Why We Should End Cultural Competence in the West

In western societies, instead of tapping into practicing cultural humility, the mainstream makes negative assumptions about, and even criminalize, Muslim women who wear burkas and veils. The catch is that with the prevailing norm is that people don’t try to take cultural differences as opportunities for them to learn and grow. Instead, they start to…

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We Need to End the Stigma Surrounding Divorced Muslim Women

In 2019, the overall divorce rate of Muslims in the United States reached around 45 percent — which is not just grave, but sad as well. If anything, it’s the consequences projected by our culture that makes divorced women suffer and adds stigma to their lives. How the Stigma Manifests Muslim women oftentimes feel distant…

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10 Tips For Muslim Women to Land Your Dream Career

Muslim women still face many challenges in the workforce, including attaining their career dreams. While more Muslim women pursue higher education than men, some don’t pursue a career in their field. Many schools and universities make legal advice available to combat inequalities, but many Muslim women may feel cultural or community pressure to stay home…

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Islam Honors Daughters & Gives Them Special Status

A true Muslim’s life is full of virtues. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala creates several ways for us to do good deeds and get a reward. Even a husband spends on his family from his halal earning is considered as a reward for him.  Abu Mas’ud reported Allah’s Messenger (صَلَّى ٱللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) as saying: إِنَّ…

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Privilege, Power, and Patriarchy: An Anthropological Review of Feminist Discourse

“What does freedom mean if we accept the fundamental premise that humans are social beings, raised in certain social and historical contexts and belonging to particular communities that shape their desires and understandings of the world?”  — Lila Abu Lughod, Do Muslim Women Need Saving?  The complicated relationship between feminism and anthropology is eloquently described by…

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Why White Feminism Is Problematic For Muslim Women

There have been several incidents globally in which female athletes have been pushing back against their mandatory team uniforms. One of the more notorious incidents that sparked worldwide media attention was that of the Norwegian women’s beach handball team. The European Handball Federation fined these women €1500 for resisting the typical uniform of bikini bottoms…

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A woman wearing a headscarf joins a demonstration organised by "Stand up to Racism" outside the French Embassy in London on August 26, 2016 against the Burkini ban on French beaches. France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a controversial ban on the burkini by a French Riviera town after it was challenged by rights groups. In a judgement expected to lead to bans being overturned in around 30 towns, the State Council ruled the measure was a "serious and clearly illegal violation of fundamental freedoms". Several mayors in southeast France on Friday said they would maintain their bans on the Islamic burkini swimsuit despite a ruling by France's highest administrative court to suspend the measures. / AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

Why I Fled France as a Muslim Woman

It has already been almost two years since I left France, and this is was the best choice I have ever made as a Muslim woman. When I look back, it is as if I fled.  I currently reside in the United States, in San Francisco, California. I was born and raised in Lille, France,…

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What I Learned About My Relationship With Faith After I Was Sexually Assaulted

Content warning: Sexual assault, rape. 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…

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Why We Need to See More Muslim Women In Office

Being born and raised in America, my parents constantly reminded my siblings and I of how blessed we are to be in a country that grants endless opportunities. I was told that if I worked hard to pursue my dreams and goals, I’d be successful. The reality is that no one truly understands the trials…

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This #MuslimWomensDay, We Sounded off on Autonomy

As we put our fourth annual Muslim Women’s Day behind us, we take a look back at the plethora of content that came out of this day, centered on the narratives of Muslim women in their own voices. Our newsfeeds were blessed with the most important conversations centered around the lives and daily realities of…