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Ethiopia Appoints First Hijabi Muslim Defense Minister

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed women to half of his government’s ministerial posts, including a hijabi Muslim defense minister. “This is to show respect to the women for all the contribution they have made to the country,” Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told lawmakers in the capital, Addis Ababa, Bloomberg …

Meet These Successful Young Canadian Muslims

OTTAWA – The coming episode of the CBC-documentary “14 & Muslim” will feature the journey of young Muslims to success, highlighting the challenges facing their transition to adulthood, CBC reported. The new episode, which will be broadcasted on September 21, will feature eight young Muslims who have found meaningful ways to give back to their …

This 21-Year-Old Muslim Is Making a Difference

One of the greatest loses that we incur in our life is psychological pain. It is often worse than bankruptcy, worse than physical injury, especially its origin is hurtful behavior of our close ones. Is it possible then to convert this pain in the heart into profit?

Nigerian Muslim Neurologist Gets Order of British Empire

KANO – A Nigerian Muslim neurologist in West Midlands, UK, Dr. Abdullah Shehu, has been awarded the membership of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen of England in recognition of his work. “It is with great pleasure that I write to congratulate my confidant for this accomplishment as been graciously conferred …

Muslim Girls School Achieves Best Ever Results for Top Grades

BLACKBURN – Students of a British Muslim girls’ school in Blackburn have succeeded in breaking the national average for top grades in the UK, 5 Pillars reported on August 20. “Our results are really exceptional. We’d like to thank our students and staff for their phenomenal efforts and devotion throughout last year,” Asia Ali, Head …

G. Willow Wilson: Muslim Superhero Highlighter

WASHINGTON – Her first graphic novel, Cairo (Vertigo, 2007) has been listed as a top graphic novel for teens by the American Library Association and the School Library Journal. Her comic series Air was also nominated for the Eisner Award, and her first novel, Alif the Unseen, won the 2013 World Fantasy Award. However, the …

Muslim Nominated for NJ Health Commissioner

Governor-elect Phil Murphy has named a federal Veterans Affairs Department official as New Jersey’s next health commissioner, who could be would be state’s first Muslim cabinet official.

Laila Alawa

Syrian-American Alawa on Forbes List of Amazing Change-Makers

Laila Alawa, an American Muslim of Syrian origin, has been selected among the amazing change-makers in this year’s Forbes #30Under30 list. The 24-year-old lady is the co-founder and CEO of The Tempest, a website, which gathers 500,000 hits per month.  Alawa originally geared her website toward Muslim women but pivoted to incorporate women of all ethnic backgrounds. The site has more …

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