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Aya Brings Arabic to Mainstream Publishing

Aya A. Khalil is the published author of two vibrant children’s books: “The Arabic Quilt” and “The Night Before Eid.” She is also a freelance journalist who has contributed to various notable media. She found a lack of the use of the Arabic language in the book market as well as an underrepresentation of Arab authors. Aya hopes that her having broken through those barriers will open up more doors especially considering Arabic is the fastest growing languages being taught at US colleges and universities. Here’s how:

Modest Fitness with Abdiya

Abdiya Iman has created a motivational modest fitness routine for Muslimahs worldwide called, Modest Fitness Week, with a challenge entitled “Me2Her.” She recognized and could relate to the desire to be healthy and fit, but the commitment or lack thereof to a fitness routine. Inspired by the women surrounding her, fitness experts and her own sisters, Abdiya innovated a way that can help women commit to fitness on a regular basis. How? Let’s find out:

Shereen is “Jasmine Falling”

Shereen Malherbe is a true storyteller whose Palestinian background has greatly influenced her writing. She takes inspiration from quizzical people asking hard-hitting questions or seeking knowledge and turns those questions into a fictitious story that sheds light on the truth or the answers. Here is how:

Can Muslim Women Be Feminists?

In these testing times, the Online community is a minefield of identity politics, fake news and passive aggressive memes. Social media discourse has become, on a lot of subjects, more relevant than mainstream news. It is there, that Muslim women have found spaces to speak out, a place where their opinions are seen rather than dismissed, a platform that we, otherwise, do not have. A reoccurring topic amidst Muslim women in these spaces is feminism. What is it? Is it ‘Islamic’? Do Muslim women need it? 

Abayaholic: Comfortable and Ethical

Mumtahana Elahi is the Founder and Designer for Abayaholic. Although the brand was in the works for many years, it has officially grown to become a worldwide-recognized fashion label/brand in 2018.