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It’s a Hijab, Not a Halo

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It’s a Hijab, Not a Halo

I’m still a newbie at this; at a stage where the wardrobe malfunctions have been reduced, but not quite at the stage where I’m used to the slight loss of peripheral vision when I drive.

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An Upside-down World

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An Upside-down World

I never thought I would take the word “unattractive” as a compliment. The concept of hijab has changed the way I view myself and the world around me.

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Ups and Downs

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Ups and Downs

My journey to hijab was a roller coaster ride, having a lot of ups and downs. When I was in college, it was “in fashion” or “cool” to wear hijab amongst girls my age. So I too would wrap a piece of cloth on my head without knowing the true purpose of that “piece of cloth.”

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Materialization of Liberation

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Materialization of Liberation

Within every thread of the scarf I don on my head is woven the word ‘freedom’.
Everyday I deviate from societal standards by conforming to those of my Lord –
through this deviation, empowerment has been bestowed upon me – a blessing, minus the sword.

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On Judging Others and Accepting Advice

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On Judging Others and Accepting Advice

Why is the topic of hijab a different story then? Is hijab not a fard (obligation) like praying and fasting? Why do we consider speaking the truth of how Allah (swt) asked us to dress a form of negative judgment and make assumptions about the intention of the person behind the advice?

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