Culture

Aisa halal cosmetics: cruelty free and fabulous

altM recently talked with Azrin Isa, the founder of a fabulous halal cosmetics line, Aisa Cosmetics. Check out her story below! 1. What is Aisa Cosmetics and how is it unique among other cosmetic brands? Aisa Cosmetics is a halal cosmetic line. We pride ourselves on using only high-quality natural…

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The Nike Sports Hijab – What Muslim Women Want?

When any item of Muslim wear hits the fashion market, it usually attracts a lot of media attention. This has certainly been the case with the custom designed hijab created by Nike, aimed at Muslim women who want to get involved in sport or exercise whilst wearing a head covering….

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Episode 15: The Good and the Bad

In episode 15, two podcast worlds collide. #GoodMuslimBadMuslim hosts Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh discuss podcasting while Muslim, Iranian, Bengali, American, feminist, comedian, artist, activist…(you get the point). We talk about what it’s like to walk the fine line between what it means to be a good and bad Muslim — and…

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Alternative Narratives Against Alternative Facts

I’ve been thinking a lot about empathy, lately. Starting here: Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. I’ve often wondered if we are born to be empathetic, or if is it something that has to be proactively cultivated within ourselves. Humans are intrinsically programmed to…

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