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Dolls Inspire Young Muslim Girls to Dream Big

DUBAI – Hoping to inspire young Muslim girls to take pride in their faith, a Dubai-based company has created a set of hijabi dolls that represent a wide range of interests and aspirations. “We want young girls who don’t often see their cultural identities and faith represented in a relatable way to know that they …

Iowa Group Offers Sports Hijab to Encourage Muslim Girls

IOWA – An eastern Iowa non-profit group is offering sports hijab to Muslim girls to encourage them to play sports and stay active. “To have something that is more comfortable, that’s not moving around a lot, they’re not having to adjust it,” Kelly Teeselink, executive director of Girls On The Run organization, told Iowa Radio …

US Teen Creates First All-Girl Muslim Robotics Team

SAN BERNARDINO — Proving that Islamophobic bullying can’t break her spirit, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Chino Hills, California created a free science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program for Muslim girls aged between 10 and 14. “My goal is loftier than just winning robotics awards,” Zaina Siyed, creator of FemSTEM Robotics Scholarship Program, explained to …

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Why Does My Daughter Hate Her Hijab?

“Oh, God.” These were the words of one young girl when asked how she feels about the hijab. At the tender age of 15, she is fighting the uphill struggle most teenage girls face; her parents want her to wear the hijab and she doesn’t. It is the common battle of wills between teen girl …

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When Home Sweet Home Is a Prison

In this counseling answer: “Obviously,  your parents are very concerned about your safety, but you might want to point out to them that you are safe but lonely. In the meantime, I encourage you to find activities at home that you find enjoyable such as painting, cooking, or other hobbies. Many times our parents keep …

Coeducational Schools for Girls: Yes or No?

Wa ‘Alaykum Salam, Thank you for your good question. Indeed, this is a commonly asked question, both in the West, where Muslims are in a minority situation, and in the Orient, where parents have now almost the same difficulty getting along with the challenges of globalization and modernization. This is not a choice that is …

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Our Girls' Needs: Holistic Muslimah Health Guide

In Holistic Muslimah Health series, we review how Allah has designed us in a holistic manner with precious physical milestones, to mark the specific phases of women’s lives- teenage, puberty, pregnancy…etc, and explore women’s psychical and emotional needs and rights. Caring for ourselves– physically, emotionally and religiously – should not in any part be seen as superficial. …

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Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Wearing Hijab in Job Interviews

‘I wish I was stronger.’ Sarah said, looking at her hands. ‘I’ve worn the hijab everyday of my life since I was fourteen.’ She sighed. ‘Now I put it on in the morning, go to work and take it off in the parking lot. I don’t feel like myself.’ Sarah and I were sitting in …



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