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Love is a State of Situation.

Love is a State of Situation By Danyah Ismail Edited by Amani A We always hear that people fall in love, are thankful for being loved in return, hurt because of love, blinded because they are in love, broken hearted because of love, struggle because of love, strive for love. But...
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‘Women in Hebron’- A Palestinian Woman’s Journey to Economic Independence

‘Women in Hebron’ was started in 2005 by Palestinian native Nawal Slemiah.  As founder and current director, Nawal has seen it evolve from a single table in a market in Hebron, Palestine, to employing over 120 women across eight cities and villages in the district with 3 stalls...
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Islam vs. Islam

Article by Bilal Qureshi Bismillah ir Rahman nir Raheem Unfortunately there is a difference between the way we use the word “Islam” and the actual meaning behind it. Closely translated, “Islam” is an Arabic word which means “peaceful submission.” In context, it refers to peaceful...
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A Problem Without a Solution

Piece By: Danyah Ismail It’s been more than three and a half years since I’ve left my castle, where servants prepared my meals, stocked the kitchen with food, washed my clothes, and cleaned my room. Where I would be driven everywhere I wanted without thinking twice if I...
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People Don’t Like it When I Curse

People Don’t Like it When I Curse Growing up in America as an Arab-American Muslim girl, I never really saw myself as different from the rest of the gang. I knew I had restrictions from an early age, such as no excess or inappropriate interaction with boys, no pork, no revealing...
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The Not-So-Perfect Wedding Ceremony

Girls start dreaming about their perfect wedding from childhood. Using their Barbie and Ken dolls, they start creating fantasies of what their perfect day would be like. By the time their big day does come around, they have all these years worth of planning to make it just...
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An Innocent is an Innocent-be it Muslim or not!

As soon as the news of the Boston attacks hit the wire, my Facebook and twitter feeds overflowed with comments and shares on how this happens every day in Iraq, Somalia , Pakistan, Afghanistan… and how even more are killed on a daily basis. But what was refreshing this time was...
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Why Me?

We have all been in situations when we ask ourselves: Why! Oh why does it always happen to me! Just when everything was going so well then BAM! I was doing everything right, I had the right intention, then why did it turn out this way? Our conversation to ourselves continue. Its...
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Is This How You Show Your Love For Islam?

There is so much that is bad in this world. There seems to be more evil in this day and age than there was ever in the past. Yes, people were killed and tortured in the name of religion before as well and yes there were rulers like Firaoun (Pharaoh) who were famous for their...
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Sorry, I Don’t Shake Hands!

It’s a normal day for a hijabi Muslimah. She goes to her University/ College/ workplace, dressed modestly, aware that most of the people who see her are under the impression that women are oppressed in Islam and consider her hijab a sign of oppression. She realizes that she has a...
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