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Muslim Girl Scholarship: Ibiene Minah

Muslim Girl Scholarship: Ibiene Minah

Editor’s note: Back in September, Muslim Girl was honored to launch our first ever Muslim Girl Scholarship, designed to elevate young Muslim women’s narratives across college campuses. This scholarship was created specifically to facilitate the work of change-makers, civic innovators, and overall badass women that are […]

Can We Accept That Marriage Is More Than a Shield Against Social Criticism?

Can We Accept That Marriage Is More Than a Shield Against Social Criticism?

Marriage, in the correct context, can be an important social construction that brings prosperity and stability to individuals in order to secure the foundation of a community, and the way Islam gives so much importance to it is great proof of its value. However, for […]

Here’s Why the Rahaf Al-Qunun Narrative Is so Terrifying

Here’s Why the Rahaf Al-Qunun Narrative Is so Terrifying

In the wake of 18-year-old Rahaf Al-Qunun’s stirring social media pleas to escape the clutches of patriarchy and a possible death sentence this week, Al-Qunun has rightly kickstarted a lot of debate surrounding her situation. Reading her ordeal, one feels sympathetic towards her plight, as her […]

Muslim Girl Scholarship: Mahrukh Rose

Muslim Girl Scholarship: Mahrukh Rose

Editor’s note: Back in September, Muslim Girl was honored to launch our first ever Muslim Girl Scholarship, designed to elevate young Muslim women’s narratives across college campuses. This scholarship was created specifically to facilitate the work of change-makers, civic innovators, and overall badass women that are […]

Why Are People Being Lynched in the Name of Cows?

Why Are People Being Lynched in the Name of Cows?

Last week, in India, two children aged 11 and 12 were amongst seven other Muslims charged with cow slaughter. They happen to be the newest victims of a peculiar law of “secular India” that bans the slaughter of cows to protect the sentiments of the […]

Journey to the Holy Land: Reflections on Palestine | Part 3 of 4

Journey to the Holy Land: Reflections on Palestine | Part 3 of 4

By Zainab Chaudry To travel to the Palestinian city of Hebron is to glimpse the grit, resilience and tenacity of the human spirit under extreme duress.  Located about twenty miles south of Jerusalem, it is the largest city in the occupied West Bank and the […]

What’s the Story Behind the Muslim World’s Success in Preventing Cervical Cancer?

What’s the Story Behind the Muslim World’s Success in Preventing Cervical Cancer?

Editor’s Note: For those of you who may not be aware, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and since there’s nothing that makes our aunties squirm more than “down there” chats, we figured we’d up the ante and sit you down for this supremely important […]

Here’s Why My Hijab Is None of Your Business

Here’s Why My Hijab Is None of Your Business

I grew up wearing a hijab. It wasn’t easy at first, but I had to accept it. If you didn’t wear it, you suffered backlash from one half of the community. If you did choose to don the hijab, you’d face taunting, holier-than-thou nonsense from […]

#MGAnon: Why Won’t He Commit?

#MGAnon: Why Won’t He Commit?

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: […]

Why Rashida Tlaib Isn’t Here for Your Hypocrisy

Why Rashida Tlaib Isn’t Here for Your Hypocrisy

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has occupied headlines after issuing an unwavering call for the impeachment of President Trump. Speaking to a crowd of enthusiastic supporters after her historic swearing-in, the freshman lawmaker relayed a conversation with her son in which she boldly claimed that “We’re […]