Life in Hijab

More than just a Headscarf

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More than just a Headscarf

Hijab – It is an idea I have grown up with. It was not the result of a life-changing event or a sudden religious epiphany. I started covering my hair (on and off at the beginning) when I was about ten years old. Before you jump to any conclusions – let me make it clear that my parents did not force me into it. But it wasn’t until much later that I actually started wearing the ‘Hijab’ – until I learnt that true Hijab was more than a piece of cloth that covered your hair.

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My Hijab, My Reminder

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My Hijab, My Reminder

Our preoccupation with life gets in the way of our dedication to religion. Our “life” gets in the way of salat. Our “life” gets in the way of remembering Allah ta’ala. Our day may revolve around our education, our children, our parents, our wants, our earnings. Our busy days often distract us from our true purpose, pleasing Allah.

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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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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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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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