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Here’s How I Embraced My Uniquely Black Muslim Identity

Here’s How I Embraced My Uniquely Black Muslim Identity

Editor’s note: Behold, the ethereal voice of our own, Binta Kane Diallo, ringing proud and true, saturated with that evergreen #BlackGirlMagic:   In 5th grade, my fellow 10-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant classmate said that I was “as black as the desk.”  They say that people will forget […]

Support These 12 Charities for the 12 Days of Christmas

Support These 12 Charities for the 12 Days of Christmas

It’s no secret that the festive season is all about hot cocoa, string lights, and…charitable giving of course! There’s nothing sweeter than acknowledging the mercy Allah (swt) has bestowed upon us by acknowledging our positions of comfort and privilege by donating time and resources to […]

Musulmamis: Parenting while Latina and Muslim

Musulmamis: Parenting while Latina and Muslim

For new Muslims nothing can be more daunting than dealing with family members’ reactions to the decision of converting to Islam. Parents, siblings, and other relatives can either shun their newly-Muslim family member, ask very tough questions, make hurtful comments regarding their faith, or even […]

Here’s Why Ethical Modest Fashion is a Solid Investment

Here’s Why Ethical Modest Fashion is a Solid Investment

When trying to shop ethically in terms of fashion and beauty, what choices do we as expressive, stylish, Muslim women have? This year saw a wealth of Western publications such as Vogue, celebrities like Emma Watson and Will.i.am, advertising campaigns by H&M and Lush, all […]

Here’s Why Airbnb Removing Its Listings from the West Bank Isn’t “Jew Hatred”

Here’s Why Airbnb Removing Its Listings from the West Bank Isn’t “Jew Hatred”

Recently, Airbnb announced its removal of listings of properties in Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Although the site lists Palestinian territories (West Bank and Gaza) as separate from Israel, some properties in Efrat, Ma’ale Rehavam and Tekou are listed in Israel itself. These properties […]

The Top 5 Memes You  Need to Survive Finals Week

The Top 5 Memes You Need to Survive Finals Week

December is here, the holidays are near, and so are finals. This is the worst time of the year for all students (including me), considering we have to learn a whole semester’s worth of material in a few weeks (read: a few days). Yet, somehow, we […]

Marc Lamont Hill vs CNN: The Hefty Price of Justice

Marc Lamont Hill vs CNN: The Hefty Price of Justice

Last week at a UN assembly, on what is known as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, one man showed his support on the most visible political stage. Marc Lamont Hill, activist, journalist, and contributor at CNN openly and passionately criticized the […]

How Do You Differentiate Between Christmas and Winter Decor?

How Do You Differentiate Between Christmas and Winter Decor?

The holiday season is upon us! Christmas decorations have been gracing stores since late-September, while Christmas trees and snowflakes made an appearance in October. In the rush of all things red and green, Thanksgiving seemed to disappear. As I drive, I can see brightly-lit Christmas […]

Why Mona Haydar’s New EP Validates an American-Muslim Feminist Like Me

Why Mona Haydar’s New EP Validates an American-Muslim Feminist Like Me

Writer’s Disclaimer: I’m aware of Mona’s recent statements on her Instagram of not wanting to wear a “culturally Arab looking hijab” in order to feel comfortable in certain spaces, and choosing to wear a beanie which allows her to “pass.” Like many of you, I […]

How to Survive Growing Up and Growing Apart from Family Values

How to Survive Growing Up and Growing Apart from Family Values

“She looks so beautiful, doesn’t she? Smart, with ambition and passion,” my mother sighed deeply – her tears crashing down onto my 5th grade picture. After a slur of words muddled with tears, my mother put the picture back on top of the fireplace, and […]