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Mental and physical health tips every Muslim should know

There’s currently 3.45 million Muslims in America who are living in an increasingly hostile climate —  a challenge felt more so by Muslim women than men, a recent Pew study reveals. Particularly since 2015 (the lead up to the 2016 presidential election), the news has been awash with Islamophobic rhetoric and incidents…

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Best Practices of “Muslim” Blogging

With so many voices and opinions on the Internet, launching a blog is a great way to share real stories, join the global conversation and add to the online narrative of Muslim Americans. When it comes to “Muslim” blogs, you will find ones that focus on anything and everything, from storytelling…

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Mecca on Snapchat

    Snapchat’s decision to dedicate its live stream to the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia has set social media alight, with hundreds of thousands of tweets on the topic. Digital analytics site Topsy recorded more than one million mentions on Twitter alone, as Muslim users first…

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Is the #SelfieWithDaughter campaign of the Indian PM a success?

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media this past weekend to draw attention to his administration’s efforts to decrease female infanticide in India, posting the following on his Twitter feed:   I urge all of you, share a #SelfieWithDaughter. Also share a tagline that will encourage ‘Beti Bachao, Beti…

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Is showing off on Facebook a sign of insecurity?

That friend of yours who is constantly updating her/his profile pic with their significant other might be compensating for something lacking in the relationship. According to the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin Journal, The present set of studies investigates relationship visibility, the centrality of relationships in the self-images that people convey…

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How to Take the Internet Back from ISIS

altM’s Editor-in-Chief, Asma Uddin, participated in the 1st Haqqathon in Abu Dhabi- and won! Read the media coverage by NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston below:   Last week, in the ballroom of the St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Chris Blauvelt climbed onstage with three other Americans to accept first prize in the world’s…

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A Black Muslim on #MuslimLivesMatter

Last Tuesday, three Arab-American Muslim students, two of them newlyweds, were murdered execution style in their own Chapel Hill, NC apartment. The murders, and subsequent lack of media coverage, sparked widespread outrage among the Muslim community, which expressed its sentiments heavily through social media. What followed was an emotional response,…

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