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How To Deal With Post-Ramadan Slump

We spend quite a lot of time psyching ourselves in the months leading up to Ramadan (Rajab & Shaaban), and once Ramadan arrives, we exert our best efforts, focusing on increasing our worship, organizing iftar...

What Does VELA Mean To Me?

When I think of VELA, the words hijab, modesty and femininity instantly come to mind. Prior to practicing my deen, femininity was not something on the table. I used to believe that carrying a masculine...

How to Host the Perfect Iftar During Ramadan

Whether you're a born Muslim or a revert, hosting the perfect iftar may seem daunting but can be done with the right preparation and intentions. افطار (Iftar) means “to break” in Arabic since iftar is the...

Balancing cultures, one abaya at a time

I've always dreamed of seamlessly blending the life I've grown up with the one I desire. Being able to dress modestly while still reflecting my full personality has been a long-standing goal. However, growing up,...

Women’s History Month: Honoring the Muslim Women in Our Lives

Some days when I put on my hijab and walk out of the doors of my house, I can't help but feel immensely grateful for the plight of my ancestors, and by extension, my parents...

Welcoming Ramadan With VELA X Nominal Collection

In a stunning partnership that weaves together the rich tapestry of cultures, aesthetics, and the essence of Ramadan, VELA scarves and Nominal jewelry have teamed up to celebrate the start of the Holy Month with...

Protecting Yourself at a Time of Heightened Hate

I remember the exact moment of the day my mother and I were verbally harassed by a man in the parking lot of our local grocery store.  It happened in our hometown of Decatur, Georgia....

The Isms Project - A photo series documenting the Muslim Marriage Crisis from the perspective of Muslim Women

When I was little, I loved playing dress up with my sister. We wouldn’t just borrow my mother’s oversized jackets and high heels, but we would take scarves, blankets and tablecloths to create dramatic, make-shift...