My Hijab, My Story

Behind the Veil: An Interview

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Behind the Veil: An Interview

Imagine stepping outside every day – your body and face in complete concealment from the rest of the world, with only a slit exposing your eyes to see where you are going. A life devoted to the constant worship of God, through extremely modest dressing. This is the life that twenty-six-year-old Noor B. lives every day. This is the life of a niqaabi (nɪˈkɑːbee), a woman who wears the niqaab or Islamic face veil.

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Life is Like a Rollercoaster

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Life is Like a Rollercoaster

Honestly speaking, I have been covering my head for quite some time now; but to tell you the truth, all my life, I really thought of it as a piece of cloth on my head, worn partially because of custom and tradition, and partially due to the fact that I am a Muslim. So you see, I was ambivalent about hijab with all those thoughts, and I never conducted any proper research on what ‘hijab’ really meant or why it was mandatory… My journey to hijab began when I went for Hajj by road with my family via Dubai, nearly a decade ago.

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Pick a Day – And Do It!

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Pick a Day – And Do It!

Some people might be curious as to why I chose to wear hijab all of a sudden in my 21 year-old life. I give them one simple answer: I found truth. In the beginning of the summer, I decided to look into what hijab really was and why people wear it. For two months, I did lots of research. I found why some women do not wear hijab, and I even found why some wear niqab (cover their face). It’s interesting how much information you can gather within such a small period of time.

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The Treasure Within

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The Treasure Within

When I was growing up, I had a few things I had collected over the years and treasured greatly. They ranged from stickers, to awards, to letters exchanged between friends in elementary school, to various pictures. I held them dear to my heart and wanted to preserve them for as long as possible; and because I treasured those things so much, one day I decided to make a beautiful treasure box for them. I decorated my treasure box with pieces of silk, ribbon, and colourful construction paper to make it as creative and beautiful as I could, and putting in the effort to make a treasure box made the treasures inside even more valuable to me.

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Once Upon an Actress

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Once Upon an Actress

The world of movies and acting is an enticing one to many, full of bright lights, fancy clothes, and promises of fame and happiness. Even some Muslims are so busy staring into the lights, they’re blinded to the reality of it. Hala Sheha is a contemporary sister of our times – and until a few years ago, she was also a famous Egyptian actress. In a recent television interview her husband did on an Egyptian channel, Hala called in to the program to tell her story, and give a few words of advice.

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