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  • SPECIAL REPORT
    Mariam Aziz, Kelly Crosby, Tayyaba Syed, Tayyibah Taylor
    13 UNDER 30

    13 UNDER 30

    by Mariam Aziz, Kelly Crosby, Tayyaba Syed & Tayyibah Taylor

    Meet the next wave of Muslim female leaders. These young women are already breaking records, winning awards and accomplishing remarkable feats in academics, athletics, arts and beyond. Some have made national headlines and others are making waves in their local

  • FEATURE
    Mahvish Akhtar
    WINNING WAYS

    WINNING WAYS

    by Mahvish Akhtar

    Soumaya Khalifa and Sahar Taman, two women with similar backgrounds and passions, are both working to promote an environment of peace and interfaith cooperation, each in her own way. While Ms. Khalifa runs the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta (ISB) and delivers informative speeches on Islam and Muslims, Ms. Taman runs Journeys to Understanding from Fairfax, Virginia, focusing

  • FEATURE
    Fadoua Abida
    ACROSS THE AIRWAVES

    ACROSS THE AIRWAVES

     by Fadoua Abida

    While I was cooking and listening to the radio, I heard two women conversing about the importance of spouses defining their love language in order to have a successful marriage. Captivated, I kept listening as I worked; it felt like they were right there talking to me. At that point, I realized the power of a Muslim radio station.

    That show, Family Connection, became my

  • FEATURE
    Kelly Crosby, Tayyaba Syed, Nikhat Qureshi, Gail Madyun, Molly Darden
    FIT and FABULOUS

    FIT and FABULOUS

    by Kelly Crosby, Tayyaba Syed, Nikhat Qureshi, Gail Madyun and Molly Darden

    Instead of focusing on ways to stop their aging process, some women focus on living life to its fullest. They believe you can be healthy and happy at any age. Whether you think life begins at 30, 40, 50 or beyond, you are right. If you think you can be fit and fabulous at any age and work persistently towards that goal,

  • STYLE
    Dujanah Descartes, Naiffer Romero
    MODERN MARY

    MODERN MARY

    by Dujanah Descartes
    Photos by Naiffer Romero

    In a trendy boutique in Vienna Virginia, outside of Washington, DC, Seema Sabri Sahin caters to customers who want modern, modest clothes with high end appeal. Featuring her fashion line, Modern Mary, the designer-entrepreneur provides her customers with an exclusive shopping experience that includes fun, comfort and privacy, as well as tea and sweets

  • FEATURE
    Sumaya Ellard
    YUNA. THE SONGS OF A STORYTELLER

    YUNA. THE SONGS OF A STORYTELLER

    by Sumaya Ellard

    With her infectious sound that transcends boundaries, Yunalis Zarai is known worldwide as YUNA. Beaming with quiet grace, this storyteller is making a statement as the first mainstream hijabi Muslimah artist. As a singer-songwriter, law school graduate, fashion designer and the owner of I AM JET FUEL, a style haven for the fashion savvy, this woman who welcomes challenges stands

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