Stories & Articles

Gift Wrapped?

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Gift Wrapped?

I recently came across an article on Salah. The author was an older working woman, looking very glamorous in the picture accompanying the article. She did not wear a hijab. I was skeptical, as I looked at the picture. This woman, who clearly wasn’t dressed very ‘Islamically’ was going to tell me about Salah? Me, a hijabi?

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The Ex-Hijabi

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The Ex-Hijabi

It’s a sad unfortunate sight. I’ll be going about my usual day when suddenly I see a hint of familiarity. The hesitation comes first, but the second time I look, I’m reassured. My mind isn’t playing tricks on me. I know that girl. I recognize her face. But she looks so different; almost like a stranger without that soft fabric enveloping her head. As our eyes meet, I smile guiltily like I’ve been prying, but we converse as if nothing has changed.

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Voyage Out

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Voyage Out

This is the voyage out my friends. A voyage of questions, countless decisions and unyielding certainties, but much like the saying goes, “smooth seas never made a skilled sailor”.

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Leave the Judging to Allah

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Leave the Judging to Allah

We must remember that we cannot see into the hearts of humankind and so we cannot judge and, certainly, cannot condemn.

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Evita’s Story

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Evita’s Story

The first thing I noticed about Evita was her shining face, with a pretty purple hijab firmly in place. As she pored over her book, trying to understand the glorious words of the Quran during our Tafseer class, I made a mental note to catch up with her after class. Evita had a very interesting story to tell, and in this email interview with me, she talks about her inspirational journey to taking the shahadah.

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