Advice

A Step Further

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A Step Further

Some easily forget that hijab is not defined by a cloth around your head, but rather your entire attire and even your behavior.

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Goodbye Facebook

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Goodbye Facebook

I realized that the only way to purify my nafs was to leave things that distracted me. True, Facebook had its advantages, but for me, it was like alcohol; its detriment was greater than its benefit. So I decided to give it up for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. For months I struggled with my decision.

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The Comfort Factor

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The Comfort Factor

My mind immediately went back to a day when my mother and I were out shopping a couple of months ago. I was holding a cotton jacket between my hands in the store, and I could picture the jacket off the hanger and part of a potential piece of a hijab outfit – the ones I used to struggle trying to construct. I recalled the endless shopping nightmares of trying to find something loose, not see-through, fashionable, comfortable, cheap, my size, and the list goes on. I sighed out loud at those memories and mentioned to my mom, “Alhamdulilah that Allah has had mercy upon me with abayas!”

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Image of Faith

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Image of Faith

Recently, my husband asked me to take all my pictures off of Facebook – even though I observe purdah and wear a head scarf and abaya, and none of my pictures were obscene. “Why?” I asked him, before doing it.
“Because you wear hijab,” he said. “Exactly!” was my reply. I was covered in my pictures, so what was wrong with having them up? So he asked me, “Why do you cover yourself?”

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Dear Non-Veiled Wanna Be Veiled Muslimah

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Dear Non-Veiled Wanna Be Veiled Muslimah

Congrats on “almost turning 16.” May Allah bless you with many more years to draw nearer and nearer to Him! Ameen, Ya Rabb. You know, you’re really the cutest thing ever! Because you admitted the three major reasons most of us girls are wary of hijab. I know, many of us won’t admit it, but those three reasons are the Mount Everests standing in our way of putting it on. But because you took the big step and admitted to yourself the things you’re afraid of, you’ve made it all that easier to deal with. Now we just have to tackle these little fears one by one, okay?

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