Toxins in Baby Products.

“Courtesy of my younger, smarter, prettier and skinner (I hate her) sister-in-law.”

Lead in kids toys!  BPA in food packaging!  Baby Wipes that contain:

  • 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol (or Bronopol) – Allergen and irritant that can form cancer-causing contaminants
  • DMDM Hydantoin – Allergen and irritant that can form cancer-causing contaminants
  • Fragrance – Allergens that may contain neurotoxic or hormone-disrupting chemicals

It is impossible to avoid dangerously toxic chemicals unless you seal yourself up in a plastic bubble, BPA free of course.  It’s also  impossible to know what your buying when the FDA , EPA and other regulatory bodies do not enforece the same labeling regulations on cosmetics, toys and other products that are enforced on the food industry.   If we knew what was in our favorite products, we might stop using them all together.

Well, now we CAN know.  The Environmental Working Group’s website is a site that can give a comprehensive breakdown on what’s in your favorite daily products and what you might need to be concerned about.   For each product, there is a clear and easy breakdown of the items ingredients and an explanation of the toxins and how they effect you and your loved ones.

What’s great about this site is that it’s not just informative, it’s active.  Information can also be found on past and current legislation geared towards phasing out toxins, chemicals and pollutants in our environment, products and food.  Additionally, if you want to get active, there are petitions to sign to force regulators to take action and ways to donate to further the debate.

Reducing the amount of toxins in our bodies is one of the most important ways we can all take charge of our health.   Please join the fight to force congress to make chemicals in consumer products, KID SAFE.

How Dumb is… Episode 1


So, good muslim girl (my wife) and I were talking. Talking about dumb sayings. We were watching Dora the Explorer, a children’s television show. Dora was wishing on a star. So I started to think about this saying. I find it bizarre and ignorant that people would actually do this in real life. Who came up with this? In modern times, clearly most people know better than worshiping idols such as physical statues. How is wishing on a star any different? Why would any sane adult actually do this? I understand longing for something. As Muslims, of course we make Dua’a. But longing for something and actually wasting the energy to really seek out a star and make a wish is totally confounding to me. What do you think about this? Let’s see if GMG ever lets me write one of these again.


I am so blessed to be able to spend my time searching for great items to put on our site,  I basically get to shop all day long.  Most of all, I looove being able to bring  attention to artist, designers or items that I think deserve attention.

In this case, it is artist Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang.  From his website, he is describe as  “a renowned master of Arabic calligraphy. Born in 1963 in Shangdong province, China, 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.”

His innovative style is a complementary mixture of Arabic and Chinese calligraphy.  Styles which were once thought to be opposites.   His pieces are extraordinary and come in either large scroll form or as smaller framed art pieces all at varying price points.

In 1997,  Noor Deen was the first Chinese Muslim to be awarded the Egyptian Certificate of Arabic Calligraphy and to be admitted as a member of the Association of Egyptian Calligraphy.

Noor Deen’s mastery has brought lecture invitations from Havard, Cambridge and many other note worthy institutions.  However, accolades aside, I think his work speaks for itself.

More Great Cards

This is a MUST SEE!

As I have stated before. We are constantly looking for great products to bring to our customers. One of the reasons we don’t make or produce any products is because there are some great designers and product manufacturers who make wonderful products but are just having a hard time bringing their products to market. This is exactly where we want to step in.

So today, I have a great find.   Sakina Designs Sakina means serenity in arabic and their artwork and greeting cards are definitely a reflection of that term. Per their website, they describe their art work as “a contemporary interpretation of traditional styles” Sakina Designs hopes to inspire the contemplation, faithfulness, and charitable acts that lead to sakina.

The wall art is priced at $89.99 per piece. Each piece sized at 17.5 x 17.5.

The greeting cards are equally as beautiful. The cards open out to form a triangle and the message on the front can be customized to meet any occasion. Each card is $5.99.

Bravo Sakina Designs.  Your art is artistic, intricate, sophisticated and Islamic!

Tiny Prints Eid Cards

As an umma, we are constantly complaining about how we are overlooked and under-served as a community.  How we have a hard time finding products that reflect our heritage.
Well, Tiny Prints, a great little online stationery company has starting making beautiful Eid and Diwali cards.  Tiny Prints is known for having extremely adorable cards and baby announcement.  They sell a high quality product and have a stellar reputation.  The new Eid cards are made on lovely heavy weight paper and are sophisticated and stylish while maintaining an ethic flavor.  Best of all, you can add your kids or family’s pictures to the cards to give them a personal touch.
Please click on the link above to visit their site and take a few minutes to browse their collection.  It’s important for us to let Tiny Prints know that we appreciate their efforts to recognize our needs by creating a collection that celebrates our religious holidays and traditions.

Hello world!

Hello World,

Thank you for visiting our introductory blog!

The Good Muslim Girl website is dedicated to helping Muslim’s celebrate holidays and special occasions by providing Islamic inspired gifts and party supplies.   At Good Muslim Girl, we are constantly searching for new ideas, products and interesting ways of celebrating Islamic holidays and life’s special events.  Often our search reveals great products which we are delighted to offer on our site, however equally as often we come across many lovely items including clothing and accessories, ranging from high end luxury goods to “attention k-mart shoppers”.   Now due to our limited product capacity,  we can’t offer these items to our customers.  However, we do wish to bring them to  attention of our customers via this blog.

So let’s dive right in.

Ok, so spring is on the way.  Woo Hoo!   Get ready to trade in your thick comfy sweaters for light-weight blouses and fun colorful jewelry.   Check out these beautiful accessories  from Trina Turk.

Cute, right!  $248.00  Pricey, but cute.

The gold cuff on the left is $176.00 and the bangles on the right are $98.00 each.  Again, pricey, but sooo cute.

Next on the list is Tory Burch.  Now Tory definitely knows how to cut a tunic.  Although there was a time when that’s all she was known for, she has really expanded her collection, now only making a few of her classic long tunics.

This tunic is a beautifully embellished very lightweight tunic with the classic TB cut.  It come is 3 lovely colors beige, khaki and black with embellishments about the neck, hem line and sleeves (not shown). $495.00

For $575.00 Tory has an embroidered caftan which can be worn with white pencil pants to create a pulled together day time look if your going some place where jeans aren’t appropriate.

Check out for more info.

These are sure to be hot items for spring, so wait for the sale price, but don’t miss out!