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The Little Moon’s Reflection

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The Little Moon’s Reflection

Maimuna stood there quietly memorizing me as I pinned my hijab beneath my chin and wrapped a piece of the blue material around my neck and tied it into a knot on the side. She left the room while I gathered diapers and sweaters to put in the diaper bag; we were getting ready to go visit a friend that evening.

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A Little Leap is All it Takes

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A Little Leap is All it Takes

Was it the latest songs? The hottest Hollywood couple? The soon-to-be-launched gadgets? Just ask Hauwa because she knows all about them!

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Gift Wrapped?

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Gift Wrapped?

I recently came across an article on Salah. The author was an older working woman, looking very glamorous in the picture accompanying the article. She did not wear a hijab. I was skeptical, as I looked at the picture. This woman, who clearly wasn’t dressed very ‘Islamically’ was going to tell me about Salah? Me, a hijabi?

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Beauty Within Me

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Beauty Within Me

They say that I’m oppressed because I cover my hair.
They are misinformed, and by that I swear,
Misinformed because they lack the knowledge that I own
Knowledge that changed throughout the years I’ve grown.

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My Banner

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My Banner

The banner I hold
Is wrapped around my head,
Draped across my body
Loosely bound, wherever I tread

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