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Nike set to release ‘Nike Pro Hijab’ for its Muslim athletes

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Nike is finally representing its female Muslim consumers as its sets out to release the “Nike Pro Hijab.” Read More

So you want to be an activist? Here are 5 things you need to start doing now

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The last few weeks have been exhausting, to say the least. As someone who never thought we would get to the point of an actual Muslim, refugee and immigrant ban, I’m both physically and mentally drained. At times, I feel energized and ready to do whatever I can as a citizen to fight the new and dangerous orders. Other times, I feel completely overwhelmed with just how much damage has already been done. Read More

For the love of basketball: How this Muslimah is challenging FIBA’s hijab ban

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Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, 26, was an exceptional high school basketball player. As her school’s valedictorian, she excelled both on the court and in the classroom. She ultimately went on to set the Massachusetts state record for both boys and girls for most points scored (Abdul-Qaadir scored a record 3,070 points, breaking the previous record of 2,740) during her senior year. Read More

WISE Self Defense Tutorial: A three-part series

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In light of recent attacks on Muslim women and the negative political climate, Layali teamed up with the Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment – WISE to do a three-part self defense tutorial series. WISE founder and president Rana Abdelhamid and WISE’s chief self defense instructor Maryam K. Aziz (2nd Degree Blackbelt in Goju Ryu Karate) show us tips on how to defend ourselves from the three most common attacks against Muslim women.

 

 

Meet Minnesota’s first hijabi beauty queen

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Nineteen-year-old Halima Aden was just a typical undecided college student. That is, until she decided to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. After getting the OK from pageant officials on her decision to don a “burkini” during the swimwear portion of the night, Aden was well on her way to making history as Minnesota’s first hijabi pageant contestant. Read More

When a non-thing becomes a thing: What even is “radical Islam?”

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Two days after Muhammad Ali’s funeral painted Islam the brightest and most inspiring portrait — Omar Mateen took the lives of 49 people and injured 53. Three days after, Rabbi Michael Lerner, a political activist and editor of Tikkun Magazine, said “We will not tolerate politicians or anyone else putting down Muslims and blaming Muslims for a few people,” because Muslims were once again scrutinized for the vile behavior of one man. 

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