My Hijab, My Story

When My Eyes Saw the Last of Maryam

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When My Eyes Saw the Last of Maryam

I am 23 years old and married. I am young and I have been through a lot in my life. The first time I wore the hijab, I was 18 years old. Unfortunately, I took it off because of the lack of my knowledge. It is no surprise that Allah says in the Qur’an: “It is only those who have knowledge amongst His slaves that fear Allah.” [Surat Fatir , 35: 28] Since my knowledge was lacking in Islam, my taqwa was weak. If someone has weak taqwa, how would they have enough fear of Allah ? And if they don’t have enough fear of Allah, then how would they put on a hijab for Allah’s pleasure?

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My Name is Kelsey Long

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My Name is Kelsey Long

If you were born as a Muslim, do you ever imagine how life is for a non-Muslim individual who just becomes a Muslim? My name is Kelsey Long. From my name, you may guess that I am a revert to Islam. My hijab story, like the stories of many other sisters who revert to Islam, is one of guidance from Allah.

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With Hardship Comes Relief

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With Hardship Comes Relief

My “hijab story” is a time-line of hardship, pain and prayer. Alhamdulillah, all praise to Allah at all times. I’ve been blessed enough to go to Umrah three times. Alhamdulillah. There is no question that going to Mecca and seeing the Ka’ba is an emotional and breathtaking experience. Every time I returned from the Holy Land, I thought to myself, “That’s it! I’ll give the hijab a go now!” With the iman rush, I thought I’d keep the hijab on. Unfortunately, two different times the hijab didn’t last for more than two days after my return from Umrah…

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Allah Guided Me Through this Muslimah

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Allah Guided Me Through this Muslimah

Every time someone asks me how I became religious and so attached to Islam, I tell them about how Allah guided me through an amazing woman. About 6 years ago, my friends and I heard about a particular young woman who gives Islamic lessons at her house. We heard so many good things about her, how she’s so cool, and so much fun. The descriptions were amazing. When I heard the descriptions, I really wanted to meet this young woman. We decided to go to one of her “deen” lessons everyone has been talking about.

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Lip-gloss, Eyeliner, and a Spine-Chilling Day

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Lip-gloss, Eyeliner, and a Spine-Chilling Day

The mistakes we make are sometimes the most valuable lessons we learn, as one anonymous sister shares with us. May Allah protect us and enable us to follow His guidance. I always heard growing up that Allah protects the women through the (correct) hijab. Allah keeps the women with honor, integrity, and dignity through the […]

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