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HC seeks response on plea seeking women’s entry into Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Delhi government to respond to a plea seeking directions to allow the entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum of the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah. The court was hearing a plea seeking directions for framing of guidelines …

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Filipino Military Might Use Muslim ID Badges Against Counterterrorism

Military in Central Luzon, a city in the Philippines, is considering the possibility of enforcing Muslim ID badges as a counterterrorism method. According to Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino, the identification cards will serve as a way to single out terrorists and other undesirable individuals. He reported that the method has …

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Read Books With Us! Introducing the MG Book Club

Hello readers and a belated Eid Mubarak to you all! To keep up that #RamadanRecharge even after the holy month, we are announcing the start of our new MG book club. Every month, we plan on reading a book affiliated with either women’s rights or religion. We plan on discussing …

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I Studied Away From Home in China Before Getting Married

Written by Fatima Naqvi. I knew there would be whispers about me when I left. Whispers that would viciously attack my decision to study abroad in China for my junior year of high school. I never knew precisely what was said about me, but I could guess at the meanings …

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VIDEO: Her Name Was Nabra

A few days ago, I was at dinner with a couple of friends when one suddenly asked, “Are you afraid to be in public with your hijab?” It was the first time someone ever asked me that question in the decade that I’ve adorned a hijab. I paused, thinking for …

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@Bannedgrandmas Is a Reminder That the Ban Continues to Break Families Apart

On June 29, Donald Trump reinstated the travel ban – a ban that bars anyone without a “bona fide relationship” with a U.S. citizen from entering the U.S. Under these new guidelines, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins from the six countries are not considered “family” enough. One day …

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This Ramadan, I Didn’t Shame Myself for Being Queer

For Muslims, Ramadan not only means a month of abstaining ourselves from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, but a time of self-reflection as well as a chance to change our bad habits in order to improve our relationship with God. I’ve been doing well so far. I gave …

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Stop Calling Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s Mistress

Archaeologists have recently discovered the slave quarters of Sally Hemings, a female slave who lived in President Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home, and whom Jefferson had six children with, according to many historians and DNA testing. The discovery was part of the Mountaintop Project, a $35 million project which will restore …

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Stop Making Excuses in Casting Roles for the Live-Action Aladdin

It has been reported that Disney is struggling to find stars for the live-action remake of Aladdin. Since March, director Guy Ritchie, casting director Randi Hill, and the studio have been conducting a worldwide search to find the perfect Aladdin and Jasmine. The Hollywood Reporter claims that, “[F]inding a male …

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