Stories & Articles

She’s My Best Friend

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She’s My Best Friend

I was talking with an old friend the other day, a friend living on the other side of the country who I literally hadn’t spoken to in years. We were catching up over keyboards, filling in the gaps. I started asking about other friends we had both hung out with.

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Uniformity vs. Individuality

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Uniformity vs. Individuality

I was once asked whether I felt the Hijab provided uniformity between all Muslim women, so that individuality was lost. It was the first time I’d been asked this question.

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Brits Do It Better

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Brits Do It Better

Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef once compared North Americans with the English. He mentioned how in England, when a person doesn’t like an attribute of another person, he or she often just says it out right. They’re very straightforward people. In North America, on the other hand, people smile and pretend there’s nothing wrong, when in reality, they may be fuming inside. These are generalizations, and obviously, there are exceptions.

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Choosing a Different Path: Hijab and Self-Esteem

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Choosing a Different Path: Hijab and Self-Esteem

Before I wore hijab, I remember never feeling fully content. My self esteem was like the British weather: subjective to so many external factors, and never consistent. Then there was always that sense of competition with other girls (however unintentional) to stand out and look the best.

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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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