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Mipsterz: A definitive guide to Muslim hipsters

Muslim hipsters are young, empowered and spiritual. They're also women with a good sense of self, and humor.

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A Muslim woman enjoys ice cream during an Eid fair in Burgess Park on Aug. 8, 2013 in London, England. The Muslim holiday Eid marks the end of 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. (Dan Kitwood/AFP/Getty Images)

Longboard? Check. Ray-Bans? Check. iPhone? Check. Hijab? Check and check.

By now, you’ve heard of Mipsters, #Mipsterz or Muslim hipsters depending on your preference.

We will leave NPR, The Daily Beast and others to examine the impact of this emerging trend on American society.

What GlobalPost wants to know is, “how do we become Mipsterz?”

“A Mipster is someone who seeks inspiration from the Islamic tradition of divine scriptures, volumes of knowledge, mystical poets, bold prophets, inspirational politicians, esoteric Imams, and our fellow human beings searching for transcendental states of consciousness,” the Facebook page Mipsterz-Muslim Hipsters says.

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Yikes. That sounds complicated.

Let’s check the video replay on this. The entire trend really took form when a group of young Muslim women produced their own YouTube video in December.

Here’s what we learned:

It helps if you’re female. There are no Mister Mipsters in this video.


 

Just because hijabs are so wonderfully easy to accessorize. 


 

“A Mipster is someone at the forefront of the latest music, fashion, art, critical thought, food, imagination, creativity, and all forms of obscure everything.” This would be the obscure, we take it.


 

 

Talk softly …


 

 

Always have an exit strategy.


 

 

Just hang out.


 

 

Don’t ignore the signals.


 

 

Stay fit.


 

 

Just have fun.


 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/140115/muslim-hipsters-definitive-guide-all-things-mipsterz-video