Muslims of the World

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SOURCE: Muslims of the World by Sajjad Shah  The headlines involving hijab seem endless. Last year, the modest swimwear often worn by Muslim women, known as the “burqini,” was banned in the French Riviera. A few days after the ban went into effect a photo surfaced of a Muslim woman being forced to undress at the beach...
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SOURCE: Muslims of the World by Sajjad Shah  Rowaida 26, New York, New York, USA  To me, journalism is about finding my place in an industry that isn’t so accepting of me. It’s about starting conversations that we are uncomfortable having. Many journalists say they went into this field because they liked to write. I went into...
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I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is not. The first question I get asked when I meet people unfamiliar with the concept of hijab is, “Why do you wear that thing on your head?” It’s a simple question, but it is loaded with misconceptions and prejudices proliferated by those...
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We declare our right on this earth . . . to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary. —Malcolm XIn Islam, all of...
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What is faith? We can define it, at the very least, as complete trust. Faith has brought peace of mind to billions and has helped many find solace in times of need. Faith comes in many forms, but religions, as institutions, have shaped the world we live in.SOURCE: Muslims of the World by Sajjad Shah  Lulu 42,...
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My value as a woman is not measured by the size of my waist or the number of men who like me. My worth as a human being is measured on a higher scale: a scale of righteousness and piety. And my purpose in life—despite what fashion magazines say—is something more sublime than just looking...
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Any person who has been forced to leave their country to escape war, persecution, or a natural disaster is a refugee. Even the first settlers to the United States, who came to the New World to flee religious and political persecution in Great Britain, were refugees. In 2015, more than 1,011,700 migrants from around the...
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We declare our right on this earth . . . to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.—Malcolm X In Islam, all of humanity is...
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