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Dear Black Muslim Women

“Dear Black Muslim Women” is a love letter dedicated to young Black Muslim girls who look like me.  This is the letter that I have always wanted growing up. I wanted to create a form of art that highlights our struggle of being a part of the three most mistreated, discriminated against, and dehumanized identities in…

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These 14 “Muslim” Pick-Up Lines Will Ruin Your Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, fam! For those of you without a date (take it easy, haram police, you know it’s happening), we’ve compiled some of the cringiest Muslim pick-up lines to keep you far away from the plethora of heart-shaped chocolates and paraphernalia. At least until tomorrow. Hello, discount candy! These one-liners will make you cry,…

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This Is a Great Way to Understand the Concept of Hasad

Envy, or hasad, as it is referred to in surah al-Falaq, is something we ask Allah SWT to protect ourselves from, whether it is having others feel that way towards us or feeling that way ourselves. A little while ago, I taught Sunday school at a masjid for over eleven years, first as an assistant…

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How India’s New Citizenship Law Makes Muslims Second Class Citizens

On the 11th of December, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)-led Indian government struck a deep blow at the ideals of secularism and egalitarianism that the country was founded on. The Indian Parliament voted in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB), a legislation that seeks to strip millions of Muslim migrants in India of…

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Here’s Why I Don’t Celebrate Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and you know what that means — neighbors decorating their houses with spooky decorations, people splurging money on delicious sugary treats, and kids chatting enthusiastically in preparation for the big day. However, as a child, unlike most of my friends and neighbors, I wasn’t allowed to participate in the…

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This Is Why I Removed My Hijab

The sun kissed my bare arms. My pale skin burned red, dripping pools of sweat. A forgotten sensation triggered internal conflicts: discomfort and relief; shame and freedom. My new beginning, birthed in pain and spiritual turmoil, reduced to the superficial. A constant friend’s comfortable embrace unraveled the strings from their stitch. Holes loosened bonds to…

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23 Items You Need to Take With You for Hajj

As we speak, pilgrims around the globe are probably neck-deep in preparation for Hajj 2019. For those who may not be aware, this daunting, yet eagerly anticipated fifth pillar of Islam is a time when Muslims from around the globe — who are able to, both physically and financially — descend upon the holiest cities…

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This Is the Muslim-Focused Newsletter You Need In Your Life

Are you with us? MuslimGirl.com introduces “The Post-Up,” a new weekly newsletter in collaboration with Muslim, an online media project and platform aimed to create a community for the Muslim youth. Consider “The Post-Up” as your post-Jummah digest, where you receive all the latest and recent news stories pertaining to your Muslim identity. “The Post-Up”…

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10 #BlackOutEid Looks that Have Us Shook

Eid-Al-Fitr has come and gone, and I hope all of you beautiful people had a wonderful and blessed Eid! With Eid comes celebrations, lots of food, and of course, the mandatory Eid picture; a chance for you to serve your fiercest looks. One of the things I love the most about Eid is that it’s…

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Here Are 15 of Your Best Eid-ul-Fitr Instagram Looks

Ramadan has come and gone, and this Eid-ul-Fitr, the gorgeous goddesses of our ummah have channeled all that noor into slaying their looks as they feasted away! From classic looks to dramatic ones, from the minimalists to the extravagant, you blew us away on this day of celebration. And so, to celebrate the resplendent beauty…