Meet Razan Elbaba, an 18-year-old photography student at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
She came up with the photo series “Icons,” a collection of recreated self-portraits of iconic women like Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and more, as a project for her “Narrative Photography” class.
Elbaba’s identity and experiences as a Muslim woman are what inspired her to create the bold series. Read More
A PSA about hijab recently premiered at Modanisa’s London Modest Fashion Week. Read More
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
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.
Are you running out of healthy ideas for suhoor? Try Nutritionist Nour Zibdeh’s Black Bean Egg Bake. Read More
A new modest activewear line is making its way to production. Read More
This Ramadan, we teamed up with nutritionist Nour Zibdeh and came up with a healthy recipe that is totally iftar-worthy. Read More
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the largest Muslim civil rights group in the United States, released a satirical video Wednesday, highlighting anti-Muslim bigotry and offering a clever solution: ISLAMOPHOBIN®. Read More
I had the chance to sit down with Rana Abdelhamid, the founder and president of the Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE) before her self-defense course in Washington, D.C. Read More