My Hijab, My Story

Muhajabah: To Be or Not To Be, That is the Question

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Muhajabah: To Be or Not To Be, That is the Question

At some point in our lives, we have all faced the decision of whether or not to make the life-long commitment to wearing the Islamic headscarf. For some of us, the choice is simple and seemingly natural, just another step in a lifelong progression of “growing up.” Hijab is what was always expected of us and requires little thought or hesitation on our parts. For others, it’s a struggle that is life altering and requires facing a dilemma that can unsettle our very identities. As for which category I fell in, choosing to wear the hijab was a milestone in my life, a rite of passage to a new world in which I would no longer be defined by the length, texture or beauty of my hair.

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Moments of Time

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Moments of Time

I’ve decided, I’m going to do it. Not that it’s a decision I really need to weigh the pros and cons of, because really there are only pros. And I know that — I always knew it — just something within held me back, and I regret that I haven’t made this decision earlier. But, the important part is, I’ve decided and I’m going to do it. It’s been so long overdue, it really has. But I can finally breathe now, almost like a very, very large weight has been lifted from my chest. Alhamdullilah! I can’t help but smile, and it’s one of those full large smiles that literally takes up my whole face.

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Reflections

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Reflections

This time, last summer, I remember myself being “hijabless” (my addition to the Oxford dictionary). I remember anytime I saw sisters covering up, I was always drawn to them and really wished I could convince myself to be like them. I remember the feeling of guilt and unrest I always had in my heart knowing that I was disobeying Allah.

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Exactly What Happened and More

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Exactly What Happened and More

Guest writer Safiyyah Surtee describes what happened when she decided to practice hijab. As with anything we do for the sake of Allah, the results are not only what we expect, but so much more.

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Muslim Girl: My Inner Struggle for Hijab

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Muslim Girl: My Inner Struggle for Hijab

As far back as I can remember, I always knew I had to wear the hijab and that one day, I eventually would. But every time I thought about it, something would always hold me back from fulfilling this requirement that came with my religion. A queasy sort of feeling that started in my throat and made its way down to my stomach.

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