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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 …

British Muslim Woman Wins Masterchef Title

Alongside two great finalists, Steve Kielty and Giovanna Ryan, a British Muslim woman of Pakistani origin, Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed, a junior doctor, won the coveted award of Masterchef UK.

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