A nonprofit organization isn’t wasting any time with Domestic Violence Awareness Month right around the corner. Continue reading


Pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather, colorful trees, that can only mean one thing — fall is here. Continue reading

Mariah Idrissi, 23, is a recent college graduate who caused absolute frenzy recently as the new face of the “Close the Loop” H&M ad campaign. Continue reading

From long-sleeve dresses to wide palazzo pants, New York Fashion Week featured numerous modest looks for the Spring and Summer 2016 season. Continue reading

Your twenties is the time to find yourself and discover who you are, so they say. But you’ve come to realize it’s not as easy and magical as you previously thought. Continue reading

Whether you run on Muslim Standard Time or suffer from chronic tardiness, you have been late more times than you’ve been early — and it’s time to accept that. Continue reading

Now that we’ve reached the end of the summer, it’s back to school and back to work for most of us. It’s easy to get caught up with homework, papers and projects all while trying to maintain a social life. Juggling all aspects of our day to day lives could sometimes make us feel suffocated. Instead of drowning in the stress of a long day, here are five ways to help you find a bit of breathing room to relax and re-energize for the days and weeks to come. Continue reading

Time is the most valuable thing we can give to someone and every person we dedicate any amount of time to, takes a part of us with them when they leave. And the more people we lose, the greater we suffer, the more reluctant we become to let the next person in. But what we fail to realize is that for every person we lose, life gives us someone new, either in the form of someone we already knew or a complete stranger.

A social media storm occurred Wednesday after Snapchat posted a snap story of Tel Aviv on the anniversary of Gaza’s massacre.Many Snapchat users were frustrated since just last year, 1,462 Palestinian civilians were killed after Israel attacked Gaza, Al Jazeera reports.As a result, Snapchat announced to West Bank residents that they would have an opportunity Thursday to showcase what life is like in the West Bank. Continue reading

As Ramadan finishes up, wedding season awaits us. When you’re invited to mixed weddings (men and women attendees), it can be slightly frustrating to find the perfect, yet modest outfit. But fret no more. Below are three tips on how to fabulously dress for a mixed wedding.

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Urban fashion chain, MANGO is launching a special collection in celebration of Ramadan on June 8.

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What Allah (SWT) told Maryam after experiencing the excruciating pains of childbirth in delivering Prophet Issa in isolation never ceases to amaze me. Allah(swt) tells her in Surah Maryam: “And shake the trunk of the palm tree towards you, and fresh ripe dates will drop upon you.” Keep in mind Maryam just went through labor. She’s […]

“Only the man who has known freedom can define his prison.”
― Catherine Fisher, Incarceron

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Laziness and procrastination plague our generation. There are so many distractions that replace important work with more reasons to stay in bed wasting the day. I know for myself personally, there will be days when I have absolutely no motivation to get up, but once I revisited these hadiths it’s been easier to seize the day!

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I am all for female self-awareness, empowerment and sexual liberation, especially when most of us are brought up in a culture that doesn’t make much room for open and honest discussions in regards to our bodies (my fellow Muslimahs, you know what I’m getting at). So when I witness young girls actively seeking information on […]

After a long, tiresome, and stressful day, there is no better way to unwind than reading the last verse of Chapter 2, Albaqara, in the Quran. God starts off this verse by reminding us that He will never place a burden on a human being more than they can handle. لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا […]

Snow wasn’t the only thing to hit D.C. by storm this weekend. The models and designers of D.C. Fashion Week’s Haute and Modesty show stormed the runway Friday bringing styles from the East to the West. “I wanted to be part of the fashion scene in D.C. I think it’s growing and I love that […]

Dear World, I’m just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. I’m a second-year college student studying psychology and a part-time teacher who volunteers with a nonprofit organization and dabbles in art, blogging and photography. Last week however, I got the biggest wake-up call I could have ever received. Let me begin with last Tuesday […]

A local Chapel Hill man shot three Muslim students from North Carolina in the head Tuesday. Although the Chapel Hill Police Department say the investigation suggests the shooting was motivated by a parking dispute, as reported by the Washington Post, the Council on American Islamic Relations in a statement urged the police to look further […]

Life is busy. But it should never be so busy that we don’t make time to remember Allah. Got a phone? Skip the music and download the Arabic and translation of the Quran! It’s a great way to start off your day and doesn’t require too much time. Listen as you walk or drive and […]

Today is not only the first of a new month, but it is also World Hijab Day. The first annual World Hijab Day was created in 2013 as a way to recognize Muslim women who wear the hijab, the Muslim headscarf worn as a symbol of modesty. The idea behind the movement is to encourage […]

Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Va. is now home to a Muslim women’s clothing boutique, Zeena. The originally online-based store opened its doors to customers Saturday. “We kept hearing from our customers, please we would love to have a place to come try on things,” said Bayan Jondy, Zeena’s co-founder and CEO. Jondy, 35, runs […]

Until this very day, I cannot ride in the same car as my mom without her asking me to listen to her Quran recitation.. Ever since I was younger, I always remember seeing my mom with her green Quran that she carried everywhere, and I mean everywhere. It was a book conveniently divided into 10 […]

“Wasn’t that the point of the book? For women to realize, We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I’d thought.” ― Kathryn Stockett, The Help On most occasions, I choose to read a book before watching its movie adaptation. I like to be able to judge the book in […]

View issue two of volume two of the webzine featuring poet Ainee Fatima by clicking here or flipping through it below. Don’t forget to download the Issuu app to view the magazine on your phone, and follow us on all your social media to stay up to date with the latest Muslim women lifestyle news. Make sure to […]

The hashtag, #‎WhoIsMuhammad‬ has been trending worldwide Thursday, in response to the negative portrayals of Islam, Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The recent attacks in Paris last week on the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has generated hate toward Muslims on social media and elsewhere, with hashtags like #KillAllMuslims. The global Muslim community took to Twitter […]

What started out as a simple ploy to make people laugh quickly became an avenue for good causes and charities to grow. Mohanad Ali Shama is a Palestinian-American father of three who does whatever it takes to take care for his family in Chicago, Illinois. Shama began posting as “MoeShama” on Vine, a new social […]

Living on a student budget isn’t easy. Living in New York City, on a student budget is even harder. Especially when on every street corner there are ways to indulge on food, or spend in the name of the latest trends. Initially, I fell for all these marketing tricks: buying pizza around the block, or […]

The circumstances that exist around us are a function of Divine will and intervention, not a matter of chance or “coincidence.” Everything we see in nature is appointed by God, and not just a mere accident.

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“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced”

― Malala Yousafzai, “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World” Continue reading

We’re taking a cruise or running errands. We pass a park, forest preserve, or alley, and Mom suddenly demands that we pull over. Or if she’s driving, she kindly announces we need to stop for a minute. She gets out the car, verifies her suspicion, and starts carefully picking through the weeds. She returns to the car gently handling a healthy bunch of the prized greens, lightly covered in dirt, and is ecstatic knowing she is going to enjoy a spicy salad made up of the greens most people pass off as an inedible weed-purslane!

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We search for advice from everyone around us, but it is easy to overlook at the amount of advice and wisdom available to us in the Quran. This month’s blog post is a short entry about how to take what Allah says and make it practical and applicable in our everyday lives. In Surah Nisa, […]

Too often we hear how a city is so nice to live in, but “if only its Muslim community was more united.” Many of the main problems Muslims face today are: racism, prejudice, sexism, backbiting, rumors, and other diseases that cause communities to be disunited. How can we save our communities? The Quran always has answers to our problems. What can our community learn from […]

“There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.”

― Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

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If you’ve ever been to Chicago, you know the weather can be a little…confusing. The plus side –you can rock your favorite sandals, umbrella and winter boots all in the same week! When the winter months kick in and you need to give the pumpkin spice a rest, this recipe for homemade chai tea will definitely warm you up. Continue reading

I turned 22 earlier this year and looking back, I really have learned a lot about myself, others and life in general. I’ve experienced more this year than I have at any other age most probably because moving to New York City, leaving home for the first time, and learning to be independent are built-in […]

Years ago, when I was in high school, an older friend passed away, leaving behind four beautiful children, a family that loved her and a community that admired her. Her sudden death had a huge impact on my life, to the point where I began questioning my life and doubting my faith. With a load of unanswered questions and a weak spirit, I turned to advice from my local Imam, who was also a teacher and a mentor. As our conversations continued in the upcoming weeks, his one practical advice was to read surah Alanaam, over and over again. And I did.

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View issue one of volume two of the webzine featuring U.S. fencer and entrepreneur Ibtihaj Muhammad by clicking here or flipping through it below. Don’t forget to download the Issuu app to view the magazine on your phone, and follow us on all your social media to stay up to date with the latest Muslim women lifestyle news. […]

In the mood for a classic? Here’s one that will keep you reading because of its psychological complexities and suspenseful plot. “Crime and Punishment,” by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is a novel about a man who tests his limits by murdering an old pawnbroker. His name is Raskolnikov, a poverty-stricken and talented student. Through him, you see […]

Snacks have become a staple part of the American lifestyle. We snack on the go, in the car, in front of the TV, at the office or in class, and even in bed. Snacking has become a routine part of our day that we eat approximately 600 calories a day in snacks—that’s about one third […]

“But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not”( 2:216). Let us not cloud our minds with the convention of love For our time has paralleled such beauty with lust Convinced that the […]

A young woman once told me, “I just want my children to be from the sajideen (those who regularly prostrate to God and surrender their affairs to Him).” It was such a simple yet profound statement that has a lingering effect on me till today. Too often we make our children the central focus of […]

Summer is winding down, but our garden is still flourishing. Herbs like basil and mint are very simple to grow, even for an amateur gardener. And once they start growing, they don’t stop. Pesto is a quick and easy way to use all those extra herbs, as well as any herbs and greens you have sitting in your fridge. Continue reading

The moment I began college I started to plan my future. From every gruesome detail regarding my academic career and relationships to spiritual goals, I thoroughly planned out and scrutinized the next few years. I was, and still am a planner. Continue reading

What comes to mind when someone asks you to reflect on life? More than likely, you will think of your family, home, career, friends and accomplishments. Continue reading

It isn’t new information that portions today are larger than they’ve ever been. Compared to 20 years ago, portion sizes have doubled or even tripled in size. Continue reading

“Kinder than is necessary. Because it’s not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.”
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder Continue reading

Once upon a time, there was a young girl who loved stories. She couldn’t wait for the sky to turn black, the stars to come out and for the moon to shine bright. Night was her favorite time for one reason Continue reading

Spicy stewed tomatoes, better known as bandora maqlīyya in Arabic, is a classic dish I grew up eating and continue to enjoy to this day. Continue reading

We asked our readers what the Muslim holiday, Eid, meant to them and this is what they said… Continue reading

23 was a whirlwind with so many changes and challenges. I found myself in a constant transition phase whether it was with school, work, or friendships. There’s no doubt that change is the best way to learn about yourself and the world you live in. Last year I posted an article called “22 things I […]

View issue three of volume two of the webzine featuring artist Nadia Janjua by clicking here or flipping through it below. Don’t forget to download the Issuu app to view the magazine on your phone, and follow us on all your social media to stay up to date with the latest Muslim women lifestyle news. Make sure to […]