The month of Ramadan has ended. Friday is the celebration of its end called Eid al-Fitr. Eid is a joyous holiday celebrated by Muslims all around the world.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset as a way of exercising restraint and getting closer to Allah. This time also allows Muslims to reflect, deepen their faith, and give to their community. Participants abstain from not only food and drink but all vices as well as all sins. This is the month to strive to be the best Muslim you can be. The month is significant because it is considered the month that the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.
Black Muslims specifically always show up and show out for Eid al-Fitr! Every year on Twitter you can find Black Muslims posting their Eid drip under the hashtag #BlackOutEid. This was started to give visibility to the community of Black Muslims around the world.
Women in that community typically fight a little harder for respect due to the fact that they are two minorities and are part of a religion still faces many stereotypes in America. Luckily there are women out there who are willing to show that they are more than the boxes society put them in. They show that they too, live a very normal life and look good while doing it!
Here are a few Black women Muslim content creators you should follow.
Celebrating Black Muslim Women This Eid
Aysha Arun is a Black Muslim content creator focused on beauty and lifestyle. She is based out of Los Angeles. If you are a skincare lover, then she is definitely worth a follow. She gives great tips on how to beat your face, take care of your skin and she even gives you modest clothing inspiration in her everyday videos.
Osob Mohamud is yet another Black Muslim content creator who serves look after look. Need outfit inspo for Eid? Osob has got you covered! She does not shy away from bright colors to match her very bright personality. Not only does she share beauty tips but she also gives followers a look into her personal life, her family and more!
Yasmine Simone is a beauty influencer who may possibly have the clearest skin that many have ever seen. She makes it very clear that her skincare routine is a part of how she loves herself. She is also one to show us more than just beauty but about her personal life as well.
Zainab Hassan is a British influencer who is making her mark on the world and definitely deserves a follow this Eid. Not only is she deep into the beauty world but she also is an advocate for Black Muslims worldwide. In an interview with BBC, she discusses her hopes for a future of acceptance amongst all Muslims, no matter where they come from or what they look like. “We can all exist together without stripping us of our identity. Our black identity doesn’t have to go, nor does being Muslim.”