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The Muslim Girl’s Guide to Getting Into Top Tier Schools

It is not a coincidence that the first word of the Qur’an to be revealed to mankind was “read” or ‘Iqra’. Education, study, and research are all given high ranks within Islam and Prophetic teachings.  The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “One who treads a path in search of knowledge has his path…

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13 Tips to Make Transitioning to College Abroad Way Easier

There is no doubt that finishing high school is a very relieving, yet stressful time. I think each person goes through different phases, naturally, and attending university is a critical transition. One is no longer technically under their parents’ wings. Everyone has different experiences going to university. Some people want to stay where they lived…

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The Person who Founded the (first ever!) University was a Muslim Woman

Fatima al-Fihri isn’t a household name, but she should be, because she founded the world’s first University (which, incidentally, is still thriving today). She was born in Tunisia into a wealthy family; her father was a successful businessman. She also had one sister named Mariam (it is unclear if her mother died young). They were…

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Eyes on the Prize

I graduated from a private Islamic school in June 2012. I was a student there since I was in 4th grade. I remember resenting the hijab and the Islamic curriculum, but I grew to appreciate them as the years went on and I got older (and hopefully wiser). When I entered high school, everything I…