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COVID-19 lockdown restricts practice of religion

COVID-19 lockdown restricts practice of religion

Isra Mohamed

April 27, 2020

During these unprecedented times with COVID-19, it has been difficult for Muslim families like mine. In our religion, many people go to the mosque to pray everyday and spend time worshipping God. The lockdown has caused mosques and other places of worship to be forced to close down, which is very sa...

Staff Editorial: Protest at state capitol highlights community values

Art by Maggie Klaers. India's new controversial law concerning immigration has caused protests in cities across India and the United States, including St. Paul.

February 1, 2020

On Jan. 26, more than 200 people, many of Indian descent, arrived at the Minnesota Capitol to protest India’s new law regarding citizenship. The Citizen Amendment Act causes religion to be taken into account when immigrants apply for citizenship in India.  Many protesters believe the law is discriminatory ...

Methodist Hospital provides wonderful assist to Muslim women

Methodist Hospital provides wonderful assist to Muslim women

Tobias Khabie

December 17, 2019

Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park recently became the first hospital in the country to sell hijabs, a scarf that covers the hair of religious Muslim women. By doing this, the hospital will help patients and staff alike. Due to St. Louis Park’s high population of Muslims, there is a need in hospitals for reli...

New hijabi Barbie doll creates feminist opportunity in toy market industry

New hijabi Barbie doll creates feminist opportunity in toy market industry

Hadeal Rizeq

January 17, 2018

When I first found out that Mattel’s new Barbie doll was modeled after medal-winning Olympic fencer and hijabi Ibtihaj Muhammad, I felt ecstatic and proud. It was like the world came into perfect harmony as the toy industry made this historic accomplishment in recognizing Muslim women and their abilitie...

Barbie breaks barriers with hijab-wearing doll

Barbie breaks barriers with hijab-wearing doll

Tjessa Arradondo

January 10, 2018

According to The New York Times, Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will be modeling for the Mattel toy company. This November’s Glamour's Women of the Year Summit said the doll will have muscular thighs, darker skin, Nike shoes and just like the Olympian herself, a hijab. Along with the new doll wear...

Muslim prayer sessions temporarily cancelled

Emma Weisner, Staff Writer

December 13, 2012

Cause for ending daily prayer sessions still unclear Junior Mohamed Abdi is commanded by his religion to pray five times a day, but he no longer will be given excused periods during school to complete these required prayers.. “It’s important for Muslims to be able to pray in school,” he sa...

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