Life in Hijab

The Last SMS?

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The Last SMS?

But something went wrong yesterday. My hijab backfired on me. Usually I keep a distance with males, and I speak only when it is necessary and avoid engaging in random chit chat. When I do converse I maintain a stern demeanor and try to lower my gaze.

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You Are How You Eat

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You Are How You Eat

“How do you eat?” people ask me. Like where does the bite go in from, above or below? Sometimes I have to resist the urge to answer, “From above.” What sort of a question is that! How am I supposed to eat from above my niqab? What, I eye the fries, and they slide down my nose to my mouth? Really? Of course I slightly lift my niqab and eat from below -that’s where your mouth is, too, right?

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The Hijab Revolution Series Part 2

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The Hijab Revolution Series Part 2

In the previous part, I mentioned certain praiseworthy qualities of the hijab revolution. In this post, I will continue from where I had previously concluded. I will mention the shortcomings of this revolution (remember as mentioned in the earlier section, the shortcomings are of the revolution and not of the hijab because hijab is free of faults). It is highly recommended to read the first part before proceeding to read this one.

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The Hijab Revolution Series Part 1

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The Hijab Revolution Series Part 1

Alhamdulillah! Over the last few years, we have seen a tremendous rise in the number of women who have chosen to observe hijab. When we venture out of our homes, we are guaranteed to see on the streets at least one out of three women in hijab. There has been a massive awareness of hijab as well. These developments are revolutionary.

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Homerun for Hijab

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Homerun for Hijab

I was expecting the question to arise so no surprised expressions were made when one of them asked me: “Aren’t you boiling?!”

My response was a smile and a simple, relaxed: “A bit, yeah.”

Thought swam in their eyes as they said, “Well why don’t you…take…” – they didn’t finish the question and they looked sheepishly at the grass – still confused.

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