Life in Hijab

BUG Off!

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BUG Off!

She sat glued to her seat, while the other students milled around the room, enjoying the brief permission to move around, talking, giggling, and slowly settling into groups. It was English class, and even though she was an amazing writer, she knew she’d end up in the group of “social outcasts,” the loose ends who didn’t have any friends and didn’t really fit in anywhere.

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The Night of Power

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The Night of Power

With the last ten days of Ramadan upon us, it is important for us as smart, practicing Muslimahs to take advantage of the blessings that Allah has bestowed on the night of Laylatul-Qadr. The night is so important that an entire surah was dedicated to it in the Quran.

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I Wore My Best Hijab Today

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I Wore My Best Hijab Today

I wore my best hijab last night, a beautiful, shiny hijab with bright embroidery and sequins. I never wear bright scarves when I go out. I try for dull, matte colors – usually black, if I’m being honest – to match the black abayas I wear. I don’t want to look bad when I go out, but I don’t want to look particularly attractive or decorated when I’m outside my home either.

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Tourist Attractions

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Tourist Attractions

A peaceful breakfast in a small town in Germany. There we were, minding our own business. “Are you sure you don’t want any champagne? Whiskey?” Asked the passing waiter jokingly. We’d already told him we didn’t drink. “No, thank you.” We smiled.

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One Step at a Time

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One Step at a Time

Ramadan for most of us is beginning today. I was thinking about how Ramadan is a time of change for most people. They stop doing things like watching TV or movies or other little things because they want to make the most of this blessed month. It’s also a time when sisters try to better their worship, increase their recitation of Qur’an, and even take their hijab or niqab to the next level.

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