My Hijab, My Story

Looking Back

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Looking Back

Usually when people look back at the old days, they feel joy because the past was such a beautiful time for them. Their days would be full of fun and laughter, and carelessness wouldn’t be much of an issue. ‘Those were the days’ for them, as they always say.

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To Shaytan

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To Shaytan

And tomorrow, I will feel empowered, and grateful. Because I see my strength in standing up against you.

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Life Rekindled

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Life Rekindled

But alhamdulillah, Allah kept His Eye on me, so that I was saved and shown the light of truth by His blessings in the disguise of my husband. Everything around me turned upside down when I saw my in-laws doing their prayers however tired and sick they were. My husband was regular in his prayers and my inner conscious started to prick me… I began to question by own self, and I felt ashamed to say that I was a Muslim as I was not doing my obligatory prayers on time. I slowly realized the peace I felt when I did my prayers on time, and started fasting the whole month of Ramadan. Even if I missed, I managed to make up the days by fasting equal days from other months. I fell into a peaceful track, which had once been so hard for me.

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Feelings, Like the Wind

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Feelings, Like the Wind

Close to six years ago. The day still streams through my head like it was yesterday. It was my first day in public school. I had been going to Islamic school for practically all of my life, and I was finally taking the big step into the scary “unknown.” Until this day, the reason why I left Islamic school is still unclear to me. My parents told me it was because we could not afford it anymore, but I felt there was also something more to it. I didn’t ask my parents what it was because, quite honestly, I did not like Islamic school. When I say I didn’t like Islamic school, please don’t take this the wrong way. I am in no way bashing the place, and I do have many good memories with great people from there. It’s just that I never felt accepted.

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Against the Pressure

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Against the Pressure

Growing up, I was never really convinced about hijab even though everyone in my family wore it. I just didn’t understand how someone could do it all day. My parents never really forced me into the idea. They always just said just wait until you get married, and that’s exactly what I planned on doing until a week before this past Ramadan… I entered my first year of high school this September; and as I was sitting in my room thinking about high school and dreaming about all the adventures that I would experience, it hit me out of no where.

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