One for the Brothers: Part II

By Sumayya Tobah, Editor You thought I was done with the brothers, didn’t you? Please, they’re not getting off that easily. In my last post, I was feeling extremely sentimental. Don’t get me wrong, I love my brothers. But our community is far from flawless. And unfortunately, misogyny runs rampant in Muslim communities around the…

One for the Brothers

By Sumayya Tobah, Editor I can’t help but think I’ve been a little unfair. The purpose of the BossMuslimah blog is to empower young Muslim women by writing about things we have in common, and creating a space for dialogue, inclusion and ultimately, growth. In our opening post, we discussed how important it was to celebrate…

How to be a Grown Woman

By Sumayya Tobah, Editor I’ll admit, I’ve had a lifelong obsession with Peter Pan. The idea that I could be pulled away from my everyday life and whisked away to an island where I’ll never grow up or worry about grown up things fascinated me longer than I’d care to admit. But growing up happens to…

#BOSSMUSLIMAH GIVEAWAY- What Does it Mean to be a Boss Muslimah?

By Sumayya Tobah, Editor  I’m going to be upfront about this from the start — there is no one way to be a Boss Muslimah. She doesn’t come from a specific global region. Muslim women from all over the world are doing amazing things, no matter where they’re from, where they grew up or where…

#CanYouHearUsNow

Featured photo taken from TheDailyDot.com “Time to get in formation ladies! Donald Trump says the reason Ghazala Khan didn’t speak at the Democratic National Convention is because she wasn’t allowed to. Let’s lift our voices together to enlighten him about the true nature of our voices!” -Edina Lekovic Muslim women have been tweeting and posting using the…

8 Quotes for a BossMuslimah

By Waffa Abu-Hajar, Blog Coordinator If you’re like me, you’re pushing yourself and are determined to get to your goal. But sometimes you have those days where you just feel like giving up. As a student who has been taking classes all summer, here are a few quotes I like to read, analyze, and apply to…

The Lesson that Changed My Life

By Sumayya Tobah, Editor I was twelve years old when I learned what was arguably the most important lesson of my young adult life. At that age, I had three very close friends. When you’re twelve, you’re not just friends, you’re sisters. There is no time period in my life that I look back at as…

Eid Special: Ahfif Pop Up Boutique

We wrapped up Ramadan as So Cal’s premier pop up shop, in collaboration with our fave local LA brands + designers (aka #BOSSMUSLIMAHS). First and foremost – Ahfif’s biggest warehouse sale dropped: Racks on racks of $10 and up items and one-off pieces! Featured brand: Modern Eid and their hand crafted collections of decor, favors and…

You, Me, and Colonial Standards of Beauty

By Sumayya Tobah, Editor I was seven years old the when I was gifted my first Barbie. I was visiting my grandfather in Cairo, Egypt, and he took me to a toy store to buy a birthday gift. Having been denied a blonde-haired, blue-eyed Barbie doll by my parents, I knew what I wanted. I chose…

Nine Muslimahs To Inspire You This Ramadan

By Sumayya Tobah, Editor As much as I love Ramadan, I can’t help but notice our somewhat crippling pattern as a Muslim Ummah to glorify the past. Yes, Islamic history is rich with figures like Umar Al Khattab or Usama ibn Zayd (RAA) who can inspire and motivate us, but there are so many great and motivational…

Breakfast at Night with Ahfif

The Ahfif Crew shares some of our favorite parts of Ramadan – specifically everything post-Taraweh! Check out some of what we have for “breakfast at night” and share yours to get featured! A few years ago, there was a photo project that started during Ramadan called “Break_fast @ Night”. People from all over the world…

Want to Be an Ahfif Blog Contributor? Click for More Details!

Ramadan Kareem from our Ahfif family to yours! Do you want to join the Ahfif team for the summer? Now is your chance! Ahfif is offering positions to become Blog Contributors. A Blog Contributor is a part of a team of other contributors to produce content for bossmuslimahs.com. We will be accepting applications all month long until June…