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The Last Straw

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The Last Straw

My hijab story began 5 years ago when I became tired of having lewd looks thrown at me by men. The last straw came when an old man stared at me and I could see in his eyes he was undressing me, and I thought “How dare that lowlife look at me as if he had a right to?” I wore hijab, complete with jilbab, the very next day.Thus, wearing the hijab became protection for me and for my dignity against any lewd thoughts and actions, such as flirting from men.

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Overcoming Fear to Finally Wearing Hijab

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Overcoming Fear to Finally Wearing Hijab

If hijab seems hard my dear sister, remember, all blessings come from Allah. If you put on the hijab to obey His commandment, do you think Allah would abandon you? I reverted to Islam in May 2008 at the age of 24. I was a single mother of two. Fresh out of college, living in a tiny town with almost no diversity. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to wear hijab. Hijab is a commandment from Allah, and could I disobey?

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Airbrushed (poem)

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Airbrushed (poem)

There she stands in front of the mirror, her worst enemy because it shows her true reflection, / she tells herself she’s beautiful, but she only sees imperfection, / Airbrushed, / and, / hair brushed, / intoxicated with perfection, / they call it high fashion, but I call it oppression.

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When My Eyes Saw the Last of Maryam

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When My Eyes Saw the Last of Maryam

I am 23 years old and married. I am young and I have been through a lot in my life. The first time I wore the hijab, I was 18 years old. Unfortunately, I took it off because of the lack of my knowledge. It is no surprise that Allah says in the Qur’an: “It is only those who have knowledge amongst His slaves that fear Allah.” [Surat Fatir , 35: 28] Since my knowledge was lacking in Islam, my taqwa was weak. If someone has weak taqwa, how would they have enough fear of Allah ? And if they don’t have enough fear of Allah, then how would they put on a hijab for Allah’s pleasure?

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My Name is Kelsey Long

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My Name is Kelsey Long

If you were born as a Muslim, do you ever imagine how life is for a non-Muslim individual who just becomes a Muslim? My name is Kelsey Long. From my name, you may guess that I am a revert to Islam. My hijab story, like the stories of many other sisters who revert to Islam, is one of guidance from Allah.

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