Life in Hijab

Heartstring Remedies

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Heartstring Remedies

It’s a physical ache, the kind that stops you dead in your tracks. A slow burn in the chest and a mind cluttered with worry. I feel every beat melt into the next and my heart’s inaudible whispers grow louder. Patience. I’ve been told that this world, this fleeting dunya, is not for the faint of heart. I dig deep and the whispers ripple through my chest. Patience. My heartstrings are in a disjunctive mess and I need a remedy.

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Respect Required

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Respect Required

I was shocked at her words and looked around me but didn’t find anyone even looking my way. Everyone seemed to be totally fine with it, but then suddenly my friends jumped to my defense: “Don’t be mean!” they cried to the senior girl. The girl shook her head, “You don’t understand. Look I am older and I know more. You look ridiculous so take it off NOW!”

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She Shines

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She Shines

It’s with her love and devotion for her Creator which reflects the light of her inner beauty. She shines through her covering attire and acts of modesty. She proves that she values her beauty both inner and outer, thus she values herself.

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Light upon Light

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Light upon Light

“Dania, she wants to do it, she wants to become Muslim,” another friend approached me in chemistry class to break the news. I remember standing there in shock, not being able to believe it was true.

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Extend beyond Yourself

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Extend beyond Yourself

There is a hint of irritation I feel whenever I hear the question, “Are you Islamic?” But the part before that question, I don’t mind so much. “I’m asking you this because you’re wearing a headscarf…are you Islamic?”

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