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Roasted Asparagus and Radishes with Garlic

I absolutely love roasting my veggies, it makes them super crispy and draws out a delicious natural sweetness from them. This is the first time I experiment with roasting radishes and I must say I really did enjoy their flavor, I hope you do too! Health Tip: Radishes are packed…

'All the World has been made a Mosque for Me'

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Music for Sammy’s soul

As a true 80s/90s child I grew up on admittedly inappropriate music. As a five-year-old, I sang along to Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” (thank you MTV) and both my mother and I listened to ABBA, Donna Summer and Boney M. Those were my Western musical influences, but worse still were…

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24 creative ways to jazz up your Eid party

Ramadan is almost over and while the month is an important period of fasting, spiritual reflection and gratefulness, its ending signifies another wonderful occasion – Eid! A time to gather with family and friends to mark the conclusion of fasting, Eid is traditionally celebrated by wearing new clothes, exchanging gifts with loved ones and…

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Of Bumpy Locks and Vocal Chords

The winter of 2013 was an eventful one for me. As a second-year medical student from Pakistan, I spent two months at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore for a research elective-. It was a time of excitement, wonder and anxiety. One afternoon, after hurrying back to the office from lunch, I stood fidgeting…

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Bad Bridal Priorities

Weddings are joyous, celebratory moments in most individuals’ lives. The joining of two individuals who can bear to sit through never-ending sermons, mountains of paperwork and reels of cheesy videos is surely something commendable. However, it is an undisputable fact that (most) weddings are no walk in the park

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altM EIC, Asma Uddin, speaks on Religious Liberty

Editor-in-Chief, Asma Uddin, will be speaking at the following universities this October: October 21, 2015 Why religious liberty is important Symposium on Religion & Public Life University of Miami October 23, 2015 Freedom of Religion/Freedom of Expression: A Comparative Analysis of French and International Law post-Charlie Hebdo Florida International University Law…

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altM EIC Asma Uddin to speak on Islam & Gay Marriage

Asma Uddin to speak at Georgetown University Asma Uddin will speak on the topic “Islam & Gay Marriage in America” on September 9, 3:30-5:30 pm at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies boardroom. Asma is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of altmuslimah.com, a web magazine dedicated to issues on gender and Islam….

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Invisible Woman (also known as Muslimah)

Last month, in a train station pizza shop, I sat somehow gulping down a slice while carrying on a professional phone call in between bites. I slowly began to feel stares. Confused ones. Curious ones. And could it be…hostile ones, too? I couldn’t be sure. So, I had to wonder…

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Lota Lamentations

“I knew I should’ve put my lota in the safe,” I thought to myself, crestfallen.  I had returned to my hotel room, a trying day of meetings behind me, to discover my lota missing.  Housekeeping must have thrown it away.  “That pitiful little glass by the ice bucket won’t do,”…

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Born free but….

“He is such a little Casanova.” I had to look up from my sandwich the third time a doting friend said this about the dashing three-year-old who had enamoured us — and the waitress — with his antics, dimples and a clear gift to hold an audience at a young…

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Music for Sammy’s soul

As a true 80s/90s child I grew up on admittedly inappropriate music. As a five-year-old, I sang along to Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” (thank you MTV) and both my mother and I listened to ABBA, Donna Summer and Boney M. Those were my Western musical influences, but worse still were…

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Meet me in the middle

Cancer took my grandmother when I was 17-years-old. Actually God did. At the time, I was a high school social butterfly, fully immersed in the world and all its distractions, but within a year of my grandmother’s death, I underwent a metamorphosis. My grandmother’s health began to fail in 2011…

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