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We want to nurture a generation of change makers who are actively shaping our future and creating lasting positive change for one and all. We want to help grow our future professionals, creatives, entrepreneurs, business peeps, health nuts, writers and everyone in between to enable a global movement like no other. We want to see a strong, healthy, wealthy and wise global community of movers and shakers. So think outside the box, dare to dream and when you do, make sure you dream big!

5 Muslim Charities Changing The World For Better...

These charities driven by Islamic values continue to inspire the best in us.

There are heaps of awesome charities driven by Islamic values, who continue to inspire the best in us. Here is a selection of just 5 Muslim charities that are changing the world for better. 1. Muslim Aid Australia Muslim Aid Australia (MAA) are taking a permaculture-driven approach to provide long-term strategies to end...
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10 Awesome Muslim Moments in 2016 (So Far)...

There have been some super awesome things created & achieved by Muslims in 2016 so far. Here is a list of just 10! 1. Al Firdaus Ensemble bringing peace through music Word of Granada-based Al Firdaus Ensemble’s tour in America earlier this year spread quickly. A timely and unexpected remedy to the...
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Catching Up With Kelly...

Kelly Izdihar Crosby has had some pretty big challenges in life, from losing her job due to the GFC to losing her home from hurricane Katrina. She took these challenges as opportunities which helped her to pursue the art she is producing today. She shares some of her story and inspirations with us here. Tell us...
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Meet the Designer: Muna Abu Sulayman...

A woman, mother, business leader and traveler, Muna created her eponymous celebrity fashion line out of the evident need for more modest clothing. In 2010, the Muna AbuSulayman fashion brand was born into a luxurious collection of tops, dresses and scarves based on Muna’s personal style and aesthetic. It represents...
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Journey To The Good Life...

By Kulsum Tasnif My work as a visual artist has a wide range of techniques and approaches, much of which deals with social issues, and the way they affect me and my community. While I deal with a diversity of subject matters with varied methodologies, the underlying uniting factor is my...
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Creating Digital Platforms For Muslims...

Maruf Yusupov, Founder and CEO of Ummaland and Halal.Ad shares his insights.

Sometimes when browsing an innocuous website, an ad pops up. One that you’d rather not see. One that is super awkward. #awkwardMuslim. We caught up with Maruf Yusupov who is solving that problem for bloggers, advertisers, and people like you!  Tell us a bit about yourself… I was born in Karshi,...
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Fariba Abedin: Contemporary Exploration of Geometry...

Her work is inspired by ancient Persian architecture, poetry, calligraphy and explores geometric abstraction with an emphasis on color study.

I caught up with Fariba Abedin about her approach to art, which she describes as “a contemporary exploration of ancient Iranian geometric art and the Islamic art, a study of art and science combined.” She also shares a bit about how she got to where she is today, alongside gems of...
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The Next Big Thing In Modest Fashion...

Mod Markit will help millions of Muslim women to find the perfect modest outfit for every occasion.

This is the next big thing hitting the Modest Fashion space soon. I am super excited about Mod Markit and its potential to help me, and millions of other Muslim women (that’s you!), find the perfect (and modest) outfit for every occasion! Mod Markit is applying “Share Economy” thinking to the rapidly...
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Inspiring Muslim Artists...

They're adding colour to the world.

Artistic expression is an important aspect of faith. Our global community has a rich history of incredible artists who have left a legacy of intense beauty. Our contemporary community is no different and is filled incredible artists, all of whom continue to uphold the artistic tradition and add colour to...
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MasterChef’s Amanda Saab Is Sizzling...

"My experience on MasterChef brought me closer to Allah SWT."

Amanda Saab is a social worker, passionate home cook and food blogger at amandasplate.com. She was most recently seen on MasterChef on Fox, competing with the best home cooks in the country! Her recipes have been featured on the Huffington Post, Seattle Magazine and The Detroit News. She loves combining traditional...
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Quadan Makes DeenFit A Hit...

It's the #1 place for Islamic health and fitness.

  Mohammad Quadan is the founder & CEO of DeenFit. He is a recognised speaker, presenter, health advocate and coach dedicated to boosting health & fitness awareness in the Ummah. Currently, he’s working on releasing a series of online educational videos and an online Muslim Health course. Click here to learn more...
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Amazing Muslim Photographers...

The work of these talented photographers will inspire you.

Peter Sanders Peter Sanders began his career in the mid 1960s as one of London’s key photographers of rock musicians. His pictures of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Who and many others performing are classics of the genre. Learn more about Peter and discover a...
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15 Amazing Muslim Hip Hop and Spoken Word Artists...

The incredible art of storytelling lays within the heart of the storyteller.

There are many ways to tell a story and many stories to tell. One of the most powerful forms of sharing our thoughts, feelings, memories, culture and endless lineage of wisdom is through poetry, for the incredible art of storytelling lays within the heart of the storyteller. Alia Gabres Alia...
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11 Inspirational Calligraphy And Calligrafitti Artists...

A modern take on the historic Islamic Art

Haji Noor Deen   Haji Noor Deen is a renowned master of Arabic calligraphy. He brings an immense learning in traditional thought and Islamic art to a modern audience, juxtaposing them in a new calligraphic style all his own, both Eastern and Western. The Chinese and Arabic calligraphic traditions have often been compared...
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Awesome Muslims In The Media...

They're making sure that their voices are heard

Our community is filled with inspirational people doing awesome things… Here are just some of the amazing Muslims out there who are totally nailing it right now in the media. Stay awesome peeps. Waleed Aly Waleed Aly is one of Australia’s most respected and versatile young media talents. On radio and television...
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Muslim Office Dilemmas...

Welcome to the life of being a Muslim in the workplace.

“Zeynab, there’s Halal food in the kitchen!” My boss called out to me excitedly with this announcement. I’d already had a laksa for lunch, but the offer was still somewhat tempting. After all, it made a change from the wine bottles usually stashed away in there. But I decided against...
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Don’t Miss Out On MOCAfest 2015...

A platform to showcase and celebrate the diversity of our Ummah.

The Marketplace of Creative Arts Festival (MOCAfest) is the place to be for anyone interested in the arts. It is an international festival hosted by WIEF to “empower the youth through the arts,” says Najmia, Project Manager of MOCAfest, “its objective is to merge business with the arts and to...
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20 Awesome Muslim Change Makers...

Real Heroes You Don't Always Hear About! We Salute Them!

The Ummah is filled with amazing people, doing incredible things. There are so many that we can’t possibly show them all at once, but we will be creating more lists of inspirational people, so send us your suggestions and together lets inspire the world. Here are just a few of those...
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20 Favorite Foods to Have For Ramadan...

After breaking fast, of course.

The Holy month of Ramadan is a time to reconnect with God, reconnect with family and reconnect with loved ones. It is a time where communities come together in remembrance of the Divine. It is also a time when one of the most deliciously powerful universal bonds is savoured. Food....
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