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Nigerian Movie Star: Islam Has Changed Me

LAGOS – Four years after converting to Islam, Nigerian screen diva Lizzy Anjorin has stressed that Islam has changed her life to the best, adding that her decision to accept Islam has positively modified the way she dresses. “I’m a private person and people don’t know much about me. If you check my Instagram page, you would see that my …

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First Ever Muslim Designer Joins Project Runway

SALT LAKE CITY — A Muslim designer from Utah has become a role model for many after she was chosen to promote her modest designs in the fashion-competition show “Project Runway.” “When I first started on ‘Project Runway’, my main goal was, obviously, I want to win,” Ayana Ife told the Salt Lake Tribune. “And I really, really, really need …

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First Somali-American Muslim Lawmaker on Time Cover

MINNEAPOLIS – Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American Muslim woman to be elected legislator has been featured on the cover of Time magazine, as one of 46 influential women to break barriers. “My family called me the “why kid” growing up. I always needed to know why something is happening, why I had to do something, why whatever,” she said in …

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Woman of Courage: Lessons from the story of Hajar

Muslims from all around the world flock to Makkah to perform Umrah and Hajj every year although many centuries back, you would not find a single person in the lonely valley of Makkah. Surrounded by rock mountains and with a bed of sand for ground, it offered no vegetation and no water. Yet, this was about to change. The change …

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Marriage Today: Single Men in Age Delusions

Not more than 32.” “I don’t feel any inclination to marry a girl over 30.” “She should be a good cook.” “Is she pretty? Is she thin? Is she fair?” “We won’t mind if she works and contributes to the household budget.” “What is her height?” “She should have done O & A levels, because they provide a solid educational …

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Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection at New York Fashion Week

A Muslim fashion designer has made history as the first ever designer to feature hijabs in every outfit on a New York Fashion Week catwalk. Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan, 30, delighted crowds with her Spring Summer ’17 collection D’Jakarta. Models wore flowing trousers and skirts in silk, lace and chiffon in an array of pastel colours. One stand-out garment included an …

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Haute History Made: First Muslim Designer To Showcase On New York Fashion Week Mainstage

It’s an interesting time to be a hijab-wearing Muslim woman right now. In between flashes of political turmoil on TV, hate crimes, burkini bans and endless condemnation posts on social media, there’s a lot going on in the life of a “hijabi” these days. Despite learning how to navigate this tricky landscape, I’m optimistic. At no other time in recent memory …

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Burkini ban in France sparks worldwide sales, including among non-Muslims, designer says

News that several French cities have recently banned the now infamous “burkini” has sparked sales worldwide, even among non-Muslim women, including cancer survivors and those wanting to protect their skin, the designer of the controversial swimsuit said. “It’s just been so hectic… I can tell you that online on Sunday, we received 60 orders [for burkinis] – all of them …

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Khan: Abusive Relations in the Name of Islam

Abusive relationships are common; it is not unusual to come across cases where parents abuse their kids or a husband harassing his wife. However, one particular way of abuse is special in that it is conducted in the name of Islam; in one story told by Ustadh Nouman Khan in this session, a mother would hasten to chant, “May Allah …

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Muslim Gets Doctorate At 19, One of the Youngest in UK

BRISTOL – Setting a record of brilliance, a Muslim teenager has become one of the youngest people in the UK to receive a doctorate degree, bagging this honor in recognition of her efforts  for campaigning for  an end to female genital mutilation (FGM). “I couldn’t believe it when the university told me,” 19 year-old Fahma Mohamed told Bristol Post. “I …

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