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Dear MuslimGirl: Help!

The first advice column was created in 1898 by a woman named Marie Manning. The column was called Dear Beatrice Fairfax, and while it was inspired by letters from women looking for advice, the column did not discriminate. Manning offered advice to women and men, to the young and the old, to the lovelorn, the…

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Why Every Muslim Should be Thinking About Al-Aqsa: A Primer

Walking along Jerusalem’s millennia old cobblestone steps, my pathway was suddenly blocked. “Muslims on—” “I am Muslim.” Heavily armed and sporting the Israeli Police insignia on his shoulder, the paramilitary police officer seemed startled by my reply. “Do you have your passport?” My U.S. passport in hand, he began suspiciously pawing through its worn, stamp-filled…

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Refocus Your Time on Faith

During the semester, it’s quite easy to get swamped with a bunch of classes and drown in a heavy workload. Readings and papers, exams and quizzes. Extracurricular activities, events, family, friends, and sleep. It’s a lot to organize and schedule. One very important item is missing from that list: religion. I’ve been guilty of this…