“Muslim Girl” magazine is celebrating its one year anniversary. Like any other magazine for teen girls, fashion, makeup, television, movies, and music all feature prominently, not to mention advice on dating and boys. Though the magazine does have some content that is not common to teen girl magazines, including monthly articles on issues facing Muslim countries, profiles of Muslim role models, and tips about making sure your cell phone doesn’t go off during prayer (you don’t want to embarrass yourself).
Part of the magazine’s point is to show Muslim girls how they don’t have to choose between being a girl and God, says the magazine’s editor in chief, Ausma Khan.
Though it’s ruffled some feathers (some groups think its too westernized), Khan is excited about the magazine’s success and its future. Check out her fascinating interview with Renee Montagne from NPR’s Morning Edition from Thursday, January 17th by clicking here. Khan talks about how they do fashion trends while staying true to modesty expectations for Muslim girls.