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Muslim Girls and Alcohol

Let’s stick to the drinks that are in the picture, Amani. It’s 12 AM and I’m currently at a party surrounded by drunk college kids, limitless booze, lowered inhibitions, and an eagerness to have a good time. I usually don’t consciously make the decision to be in these types of settings, but even though my…

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The Women’s Intifada

The Arabic word for revolution, thawra, which is in the form of the feminine tense, undoubtedly reflects the nature of the Arab Spring. The Arab Spring has given rise to activists such as Egypt’s Asmaa Mahfouz and Yemen’s Noble Peace Prize Winner Tawakkul Karman, who were vital players in the toppling of regimes. It is…

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Islam isn’t About Instant Gratification

Recently I had a run-in with an old friend who was telling me how she had tried praying her salah on time after almost three months without praying at all and how she didn’t feel different, or rejuvenated or closer to Allah. She was completely indifferent about the whole experience and had pretty much told…

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“Hijabi” vs. “Non-Hijabi”

I’m sorry, but why does this even matter? All my life, I have always heard this constant battle being spoken among religious gatherings, classrooms, and social hangouts. The distinction between hijabis (those who wear the headscarf) and non-hijabis (those who do not) was always brought up and viewed as a topic of discussion. Why though,…

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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…