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Symbol of Purity

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Symbol of Purity

Modesty, security, protection,
Love, respect, and deep affection.
Not a way to abuse the religion
By putting it on but not knowing the reason.

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Perfect your 5

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Perfect your 5

My story may relate to many people because my search for answers is also someone else’s. This semester at my university has taught me very important lessons, and I wanted to share my thoughts on this subject of how I came to wear the hijab. I hope my words don’t offend anyone in any way, but I wish the readers to take me sincerely and to hear me out.

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A Stolen Glance

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A Stolen Glance

A stolen glance,
A flicker of the eyes,
A gaze upheld
When better it is to be blind.

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Hijab: A Muslim Male Perspective

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Hijab: A Muslim Male Perspective

The topic of hijab is one that evokes and provokes. It generates within all of us a plethora of thoughts and emotions. The web and media are replete with opinions of Muslim women and politicians on this sensitive topic. Some non-Muslims have used hijab as a springboard to unleash virile anti-Islamic polemics. Here I wish to share some thoughts on hijab from the perspective of a Muslim male living in America…

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Dare to be Free

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Dare to be Free

A smile in passing, an “Assalamu ‘alaykum” when our paths would cross and an occasional “whats-up-with-you?” was the limit of our contact.

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