Ramadan: A Special Place in My Heart

Nothing tastes as incredible as the first bite of a date when breaking your fast. It’s a time when relief fills the body, the vexing hunger fades away, and the mind is at ease. Ramadan: a time when the body is weary, but the soul feels vibrant. Ramadan is the holy month in Islam when…

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Never Again: A Movement By The Youth, For The Youth

A year ago, students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hid under their desks and inside closets, terrified for their lives. A year ago, 17 innocent lives were lost in a school shooting. That day was beyond devastating. I remember how afraid I felt, because I thought: that could have been my school. Today needs…

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Rooting For Representation: Muslims In Pop Culture

(Featured Image Credit: Valery Lemay Illustration & Design) I was beyond ecstatic when I first saw a hijabi doll displayed among the blonde and brunette dolls at Target. I spent all of my 11th birthday money on her: Sara. She wore a pink scarf and purple shoes. I tend to lose my Barbie dolls’ shoes…

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