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Here Are the 5 Feelings I Gained During Ramadan

Somehow, the end of Ramadan is right around the corner, and Muslims who are celebrating are probably feeling any number of feelings, from sad, to excited, to nervous. Most non-Muslims know this holiday as the time when Muslims can’t eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset. And yes, not even water. If you don’t…

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Can We Stop Acting Like Fasting Is Effortless?

Growing up, I attended school with predominately Catholic, Christian, and Jewish students. There were not many Muslim students in the school I went to, and I remember my family advising us on the things that were permissible during Ramadan, and what was not. As memories come to mind, I recall my family encouraging us kids…

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Here Are 10 Nasheeds to Bless Your Ramadan Nights

We are halfway through Ramadan already, and in order to keep the spirit of Ramadan going, I’ve compiled a list of nasheeds to listen to. A lot of these nasheeds are ones my friends and I used to listen to when we were younger, and they’re very nostalgic for us. I hope you will enjoy…

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So What Does an Abnormal Period Actually Mean for Your Fast?

We are in the thick of Ramadan and guess what else is right around the corner? My period. YAY! I love cramping, feeling fatigued and practically dying from my uterus contracting. Let’s not forget the loads of pads I will go through, and the possibilities of an “accident” happening. Being a girl is so much…

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10 Ways to Obtain Taqwa This Ramadan

The most holy month in the Islamic calendar year is upon us. Ramadan is a time for spiritual renewal. Through fasting, Muslims draw closer to their Creator, becoming mindful of life’s many blessings, mercies, and challenges. Ramadan is a time to become more God-conscious in your everyday life. Increasing taqwa, God-consciousness or God-fearing piety, is…

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These 4 Things Keep Me on the Right Path During Ramadan

The smell of sizzling pakoras frying in oil, the juicy dates waiting on napkins, and the sweetened milk tinged pink. Women in full abayas carrying prayer beads, and children sitting quietly next to their elders as they pray. All these things and people are what I see every year at the mosque during Ramadan when…

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#AllyGroupChat: How Do I Tackle Student Woes During Ramadan?

Welcome, baddies, to #AllyGroupChat! Throughout the month of Ramadan, we’ll be crowdsourcing answers to the most burning questions our non-Muslim brothers and sisters have about our Holy Month, and we’ll be summarizing the best of the best right here, every Friday! So keep an eye out, because you never know what you’ll learn in Muslim…

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Do You Even Know What You’re Passionate About?

In this final article of her 4-part miniseries with Muslim Girl, the straight-shooting Nida Siddiq talks passion, and the pursuit of figuring out what truly brings you joy in life.  *** What are you passionate about? Recently, I was asked this question during a collaboration and it really got me thinking. I remember taking those ridiculous online…

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11 Lessons on Spiritual Growth From ICNA 2016

Photo credit: YouTube screen shot Recently, I attended the annual ICNA Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, as I do every year. Established on September 1st, 1968, the Islamic Circle of North America was a response to the growing need for a supportive Muslim community in North America. They eventually started this convention to create a platform…

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A Science Lesson: Becoming the Queen of Hearts

When asked to write an article for MuslimGirl.net, I was so excited, because I always have a lot to say, I always have a lot on my mind, and I believe I have something in my experience that I can share. As a Muslimah, majoring in science has been eye-opening. I want to share with…