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A Letter of Love

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A Letter of Love

You are but four corners of fabric that I so desperately love/ You are who I am, a command sent from above/ I call you Hijab, but oh you are so much more…

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One Warm Summer Night

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One Warm Summer Night

It was a warm summer night. Sweat trickled down our backs as we climbed the stairs to the roof of the two story bungalow. It seemed barren. The boundaries were antique with intricate carving; they were old but sturdy, a witness to all the conversations ever to have occurred in their vicinity. How many boys and girls must have played there, how many arguments must have surfaced, how many deaths grieved. Who knew the secrets this ancient place withheld?

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Confessions of a Niqabi

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Confessions of a Niqabi

I always thought there was something wrong with women who wore the niqab. Why on earth would one go into isolation by covering every part of her body and especially the face? Did the niqabi think that she was a superior Muslim, one who had attained true salvation? That’s what I thought before I interacted with niqabis. I was averse to them, and I always thought that they were the “extremists” everybody talked about.

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A Journey of a Thousand Miles

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A Journey of a Thousand Miles

Throughout your own journeys, you will get tired, you will be bruised, you may get wounded and tears may fall. But with the warmth of faith inside us, we will stand up, we will continue to conquer, we will heal and ultimately – we will smile.

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Ya Ummi: She Won’t Understand

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Ya Ummi: She Won’t Understand

Ya Ummi,

I belong to a cultural Muslim family, and about a month ago I decided to wear the hijab. When I started, my father was pleased with my decision but my mother didn’t take it too well.

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