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The Power of Virtue: 19 Years of Uplifting the Original Woman

The Power of Virtue: 19 Years of Uplifting the Original Woman

Nearly two decades ago, a vision was born—a vision that sought to empower, inspire, and celebrate a lifestyle that embodies beauty, power, elegance, positivity, and strength. Today, as we commemorate 19 years of Virtue Today Magazine, we reflect on the remarkable journey of a publication that has not only redefined the narrative of modest fashion but has also been a steadfast companion on our collective quest for wellness, abundance, and style. From the very beginning, Virtue Today Magazine set out to be more than just another publication when it started printing in 2004. Over the years, it has featured uplifting articles that have touched every facet of our lives—from health and finance to fashion and fitness.

To celebrate this milestone, Virtue Magazine’s 19th Anniversary book will give the readers a tour down memory lane and allow them to revisit the historical covers of Virtue Today Magazine and the reasons behind them. Virtue Today Magazine has featured on the cover Dr. Ava Muhammad, Mother Tynetta Muhammad, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, rapper and influence, Neelam Hakeem, Dr. Iman Ali, Akilah Nehanda, YoNasDa LoneWolf, artist Erykah Badu and Student Minister Nuri Muhammad and his beautiful wife, Sister Terri Muhammad and many more.

Virtue Magazine has given artists and innovators a voice and a platform. When modest designers didn’t have a place to showcase their fashions, Virtue was there. Over the years, Virtue Magazine has featured top modest designers including: Exclusive Designs, Queen Aminah's, Freedom Apparel, Newell Apparel, Taha 20, Kameelah's Closet, Al Nisa Designs, Belle D Kouture, Orchid Allure and DeModest.

Showcasing Black businesses was also a fundamental focus in Virtue Today Magazine. It gave small businesses an opportunity to buy advertisements to help promote their product or service. Many people may not realize that it is more expensive to print a magazine than it is to print a book. Virtue magazine’s editor, Sister Dr. Audrey Muhammad, said those businesses that buy ads and invest are so valuable and helpful. “I used to borrow from my parents to keep printing the magazine or run up a credit card until I learned more about the magazine printing industry,” said editor, Dr. Audrey Muhammad, who is an English professor and long-time educator by profession. Dr. Muhammad hopes to share more insight about producing a magazine in an upcoming masterclass to those who may be interested in starting a magazine in the near future.

Virtue Magazine has many unique features. However, one of its unique sections is the spiritual message; it is the only magazine that has featured a message from The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan in every issue for the past 19 years. The Minister told Sister Audrey that Virtue Magazine was “a powerful tool to uplift women.” It even became a favorite among the MGT & GCC when the National MGT Office, under the guidance of Sister Student National Captain Naeemah Muhammad, incorporated Virtue Magazine as a Saviours’ Day Gift along with other items for the past couple of years. “I am SO thankful for the support of the MGT,” said Sister Audrey, “It is because of the MGT that Virtue has been around for the past 19 years. Both the MGT and FOI have shown their appreciation of a magazine that highlights modesty. Many brothers have purchased copies for their wives or daughters because it shows them positive images of Black women.” In the anniversary book, there is a special section dedicated to the MGT & GCC as well as a shout out to the FOI for their support over the years.

To celebrate Virtue Magazine’s 19th Anniversary, the editor developed a unique book that features holistic health expert, Queen Afua. When asked why she was chosen for the cover, editor, Dr. Audrey Muhammad said, “Queen Afua is a person I have admired for years. When I met Queen Afua over 15 years ago in Oakland at a conference, I was touched by her dedication to helping women take care of themselves and their families. She inspired women to eat better and take care of their bodies. She told me that the book, "How to Eat to Live" and a book by Dick Gregory helped to put her on the path to healing herself and others. She is one of many who embody the traits of a virtuous woman that the Bible describes.” In August, Queen Afua, turned 70 years young. Virtue Magazine felt it was a wonderful opportunity to give her “flowers while she lives.” Also featured in this book will be the last interview Virtue Magazine had with Student Minister Dr. Ava Muhammad.

Also Included in this book will be chapters on:

-Self-Care -How to Reduce and Get Rid of Fibroids -Getting Fit to Live -How to Rear Your Children (a section courtesy of Fudia Muhammad) -A Tribute to the MGT & GCC and much more!

As a thank you, Virtue magazine will give out a free digital Saviours’ Day issue to each person who subscribes to their email list before September 30th.

(To subscribe to the email list or to pre-order your anniversary copy, go to


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