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#MGAnon: What If I Decided Not to Wear the Hijab?

#MGAnon: What If I Decided Not to Wear the Hijab?

Welcome to #MuslimGirlAnon, your one-stop spot for all the advice you could need! Every week, we crowd-source the very best advice our #MGClique has to offer about issues plaguing our girl gang. Need some advice? Write to editorial@muslimgirl.com, and we may just feature you!  Q: […]

Top Read Muslimmatters Posts Of 2018

Top Read Muslimmatters Posts Of 2018

5 Things to Know About The Movie Before Watching It | Review of Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero Why I Walked Out Of The Film, Bilal Why I Left The Muslim Leadership Initiative A Powerful Dua for Happiness Reclaiming Malcolm X’s Legacy In The […]

Here’s What Creating Through My Pain Taught Me

Here’s What Creating Through My Pain Taught Me

“You can’t blend in when you’re born to stand out,” sure sounds like an inspirational, beautiful quote when you aren’t the one doing the standing out, huh? And when you are, you learn how messy, tiring, and lonely “standing out” eventually gets—but what can you […]

Finding the World Within Yourself

Finding the World Within Yourself

Think about it. It’s subconscious, but you’re with yourself and your own company all the time. No one experiences you as you do. No matter how much another person might mean to you, they will never know you more than you know yourself, even if […]

Why the ‘Greensboro Four’ Will Always Be Remembered

Why the ‘Greensboro Four’ Will Always Be Remembered

On the 1st of February,1960, four Black college students sat, nervous but determined, at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, patiently requesting service. As the “Greensboro Four” expected, they were largely ignored. But the next day they came back, supporters in tow. For six […]

Read Books, Build Character, Inspire Generations

Read Books, Build Character, Inspire Generations

By Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari Believers would recognise that God has made knowledge the foundation for the superiority of human beings over other creatures on Earth. The first word revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was ‘Iqra’, meaning ‘read’ or ‘recite’. The […]

How Jim Crow Laws Were Designed to Fester Through the Ages

How Jim Crow Laws Were Designed to Fester Through the Ages

There is a reason why America is perpetually forgetful; the reason being that history is never taught with guaranteed accuracy. Instead, it is taught with political restraint. There is a common mentality that believes children don’t need to know everything about slavery, so they just […]

Why You Need to Read “The Hate U Give” ASAP

Why You Need to Read “The Hate U Give” ASAP

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. If you have not read or watched “The Hate U Give,” the following article may contain passages considered to be spoilers. Proceed with caution! Angie Thomas’s debut novel, “The Hate U Give,” portrays a realistic fiction on the “Black Lives Matter” movement. […]

How Enslaved West Africans Heavily Influenced the Arts in America

How Enslaved West Africans Heavily Influenced the Arts in America

Bismillah. *Important note about the term “enslaved”: Slavery has existed since the beginning of time. Different communities of people were enslaved regardless of creed or color. When it comes to Africans, the assumption is that we were always slaves. Furthermore, using the term “slaves” further […]

118 by Tariq Touré

118 by Tariq Touré

118 Ummi’s house is beaten by the aroma of a whistling kettle filled with red zinger tea grandchildren bouncing in & out screen doors firecrackers conversing in the backyard neighbors shouting yesterday’s yesterdays with living rooms just big enough to seat the world’s problems And […]