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What Can You Do About the Hijab Ban in India?

In case you haven’t been catching up with recent news, there’s been an outrage following the India hijab ban order – and we’ve got the full story here. Long story short, on 5th February 2022, an order was issued by the Karnataka government, in India, banning Muslim students from wearing a hijab as part of…

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3 Muslim Girls Share Their Thoughts About Halloween

Carved pumpkins, dark evenings, and horror movies — it’s officially Halloween! For many people, Halloween is just another excuse to dress up and have a good time but for others, it’s avoided at all costs for religious reasons.  Inspired by the ancient Celtic festival ‘Samhain’, Halloween dates back 2,000 years ago. The Celts mostly lived…

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Does My Modesty Offend You?

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are strictly those of the writer.  It is no hidden secret that fashion is changing daily. What once used to be viewed as unusual in the fashion community is now becoming the highlight of every fashion show. People ask me why I don’t wear shorts, skirts, or even…

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Afghan Women Are Rocking the Law Scene and We’re Here for It

These past few years, Muslim women have been dominating the workforce! America elected their first Muslim congresswomen, Vogue launched their first cover featuring a hijabi, and now, Afghan women are taking over the judicial side of their government! Afghanistan has been known to have a rough history with women’s rights in the recent past, but that is set to change!…

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How to Stop Following the Crowd & Live Your Own Life

This world is not what I expected it to be. Today, societal trends overpower talent and hard work, making it difficult to truly shine. Standing out and being yourself is the only way to stay real and not be corrupted by corporate branding and their fabrication of images.  People have been brought up to judge…

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Miss England 2018 Features First-Ever Hijab-Wearing Finalist

Representation is having a moment, and it’s about time! For the first time in its history, the Miss England pageant has featured a hijab-donning finalist. Sara Iftekhar, a 20-year-old law student, recounts that her participation in her first pageant was fueled by a desire to prove that “beauty doesn’t have a definition” and that “everyone…

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3 Iconic Muslim Women Who Led by Example

1) Khadijah, The Daughter of Khuwaylid Khadijah bint Khuwaylid was the daughter of Khuwaylid bin Asad and Fatimah bint Zayd. She was the first wife of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and is infamously known as one of Islam’s “Mother of Believers.” After Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) she was the first person to hear the words revealed from…

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Am I A Baby Factory?

We are constantly told, by way of culture or Bollywood, that we need to get good grades so we can go to college, graduate and get a good job and somehow also find a husband who we will spend the rest of our lives with, and create a family. We have to be cut-throat careerists,…

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A Lebanese Town Changed Policewomen’s Uniform to Attract Tourists

In June 2018, the police authorities of the town of Brummana in the main district of Mount Lebanon in Lebanon issued a new uniform that caused controversy on social media. The policewomen of the town are now wearing summer uniforms consisting of black shorts and a T-shirt. They are also wearing a red barrette with Lebanon’s national symbol on it, the Lebanese Cedar tree. The reason for this decision was explicated by their mayor,…