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Finding your voice: How to find the confidence to dream big

Growing up in the age of Disney Channel, I saw young girls on television doing all the things– becoming entrepreneurs, pop stars or captain of the debate team. They knew what they wanted in life...

VELA Girl Tip: Self Care is an Amanah

In the midst of our hectic lives, filled with responsibilities, deadlines, and countless distractions, the concept of self-care is often sidelined. Yet, in the teachings of Islam, self-care is not merely an option or a luxury;...

Seeking Marriage: Invoking Allah's Names

It looks like the issue of marriage has become one of the main concerns within Muslim community. Especially in this generation where the concept of marriage and weddings are heavily promoted on social media. This...

5 Prophetic Dua’s To Repeat This Ramadan 2024

Dua and fasting go hand in hand. Both deeds are known to be the most beloved to Allah, as they have the power to shield us from the torment of hellfire, to intercede us on...

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...

The Enduring Tradition of Palestinian Embroidery

A craft brought to life by village women, the rich embroidery of Palestine has become one of the country's main ways of identity. Passed down through generations from mothers to their daughters, Tatreez (Palestinian embroidery)...

BTS with the VELA Crew: Baladi Capsule

With over ten new hijab patterns, the Baladi Capsule is hinged on the roots of ancient textile traditions embedded in the hidden gems of Aleppo, Syria with the desire to preserve its culture as a...

Self Care in the New Year

If 2020 has taught us one thing, it would be to walk through life with purpose, to experience each day as though it may be your last and to take a chance with all that...