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At the Gates of Ramadan

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At the Gates of Ramadan

Ramadan has returned, bringing with it memories of iman-filled days, nights of prayer, hunger for the sake of Allah, charity in abundance, hearts alive and buzzing with the recitation of the Qur’an. Although IGIC is a blog dedicated to hijab and the stories of our sisters — and we hope to always remain true to this goal — we’ve decided to do things a little differently for Ramadan this year. We’re taking a break from our regular posting on hijab stories for this month.

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Sisterhood?

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Sisterhood?

Sometimes it occurs at a high school or college campus; other times it happens at the Masjid or some MSA event. The segregation between sisters and brothers may or may not be enforced, but you are bound to see similar heads grouped together like small islands separated at a distance…

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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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Glad Tidings to the Ghuraba

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Glad Tidings to the Ghuraba

Strange how we always stick out like a sore thumb in a crowd; strange how we are always the attention grabbers on media; strange how everyone thinks we are oppressed and don’t have rights; calling us “ninjas,” illiterate, telling us to go back to where we came from. Strange how we always have to defend our identity and fight for our freedom. But isn’t it indeed strange how we sometimes get caught up in the midst of all this confusion, sometimes giving in, sometimes striving out?

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If Only I Did READ

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If Only I Did READ

I was flipping through my blue Physics text book, which had exactly 796 pages. “Oh God,” I whispered to myself. Will I really be asked to read 796 pages worth of Physics? And then will I be expected to understand the information, and later apply it? I most certainly did do all that and more in my university years, as I incessantly solved past papers and did random exercises to pass my exam.

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