POLITICS, RELIGION, WORLD ISSUES

The Children Deemed Worthy of Justice in the UK

Featured Illustration: Nasiha On Thursday, 3rd May 2007, Madeleine McCann, a three-year-old girl from Leicester, disappeared from her holiday home in the Algarve region of Portugal. Her peculiar disappearance immediately caused distress and outrage within Portugal and the United Kingdom. Guests at the resort in Praia da Luz even said that they could hear people […]

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OPINION, RELIGION

Shedding Light on Different Experiences of Growing up Ahmadi

Featured Artwork: Alona Savchuk Qadiani: a word commonly used to refer to those belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. The elders in our community can recall moments from their childhood when they were tormented in front of crowds of classmates and called by this infamous religious slur. They would hear this on the playground, where […]

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OPINION, RELIGION

When Christians Aren’t Christians

Featured Artwork: Boyoun Kim In the Fall of 2010, I found myself giddy beyond belief. My family was getting ready to relocate to Northwest Arkansas, home to Walmart, Tyson, Dillard’s, and the infamous Razorbacks, the flagship university’s mascot. Their football team was electric that year, climbing up in the national rankings to take a top […]

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CULTURE, EMPOWERMENT, RELIGION

Taking Back the Spotlight: Modest Muslim Fashion

Featured Image: CULTURE Hijab Co. The perception of Muslim women in the mainstream has been, for the lack of a better term, depressing. For Muslim women who wear the hijab, the situation becomes even more dismal. Those who actively put themselves out into the world as identifiable Muslims face criticism about how they wear the […]

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OPINION, RELIGION

Where Are The Muslim Women?

The heated debates around Muslim women and their hijabs have only gained traction after waves of Islamophobia and racism continuously fueling them. On one side, we have adamant Muslims arguing about the beauty of the hijab and the inevitable blessings it would bring to its wearer; and on the other, racists and Islamophobes who harbor […]

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CULTURE, RELIGION

The Art of Praying

Gandhinagar, Hyderabad 2003 8:30am  I watched my aunt pour a golden glass of milk over the porcelain statue of goddess Lakshmi Devi. After milk came honey. Then water. I sat cross-legged, half paying attention to the pooja, half paying attention to my Cafurty Telephone Piggy Bank. It was filled with a few paise and stacks […]

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