Life in Hijab

Kiss From a Stranger

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Kiss From a Stranger

I had been sitting there for over four hours. My back was aching since I hadn’t changed positions in that uncomfortable little chair, and I was debating whether I could wait much longer before my legs forgot how to function. I had been waiting in the hospital for my mother’s medical procedure to finish, but I myself was a bit delusional as I was quite unwell at the time and was absolutely clueless about how much longer I would be sitting there.

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But No One Can See What’s Underneath!

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But No One Can See What’s Underneath!

From My Sisters’ Lips by Na’ima B. Robert is one of my favourite books. It’s a book that I can very much relate to and one that I often read despite the amount of times I’ve read it. One term that Na’ima coined in this book was “NMT New Muslim Tramp Syndrome.”

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Mr. Tough Cookie

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Mr. Tough Cookie

After a long day of perpetual preoccupation; of stair climbing, hard work, and constant vigilance with
no tea breaks. After a regular day of yelling and taunts from our teachers. At a place where we try to
scrub off our feelings; where a heart is analogous to muscle fibre and valves. Where a baby Is a
foetus and a patient is a number. After a day of life and death, I awaited my turn outside the changing
room.

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Facing My Fears

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Facing My Fears

A major fear of mine was putting on the hijab. However, this hesitation was based only on the dunya. I was afraid of what people would think of me, of how I would be perceived in the Western world. I was afraid of seeming “backwards” and being unable to beautify myself outwardly.

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More Than A Friend

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More Than A Friend

More often that anyone would like, we have all, at some point in time, come across a scene where we can’t help but shake our head and say, “Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.”

Let’s imagine a hypothetical story shall we?

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