10 Daily Affirmations for a Healthy Mindset

I remember zoning out in my 10th grade classroom, as all good students do, when my eye fell upon this poster, with a quote written in bright yellow letters, making it almost impossible to ignore: “Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become…

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This is Not Your Mama’s Halaqa Group

Halaqa groups can be intimidating. I do not have every part of the Quran memorized, and when sisters start naming one surah after the other, I feel shy asking what she meant. A halaqa should be a place free of judgment where sisters can bring up their perspectives in their relationship to Islam. That may…


Self-Defense Tips and Techniques for Walking Alone at Night

The sky is long past hues of gold and red, and uniform darkness takes over instead. The street lamps flicker, casting light to brighten the night, and yet, across the brick walls the shadows lengthen. The few people that are still out and about are scattered, so distant that you can barely make out their…