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The Privilege Inside Me

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The Privilege Inside Me

But now, by the grace and mercy of Allah ta’ala, I understand the strength that my Lord has bestowed upon me, because He has granted me the opportunity and the privilege of carrying a child. This is a privilege that no man can ever have, because I truly believe no man is strong enough to fulfill this task.

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The Biggest Change

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The Biggest Change

I used to believe that hijab wasn’t an important issue. That it limited my freedom. So I decided I would never wear hijab as long as I lived. Although my mother wears hijab, she never forced my sisters or I to wear it. She felt that we had to believe in hijab in order to practice it, or else we would take it off as soon as we were away from her. And that might be true in some ways. Or maybe not having your daughters wear hijab when they are younger just makes it more difficult for them to wear it when they are older.

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Hold My Hand

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Hold My Hand

She could see her sister become more and more beautiful every passing day, although the innocent fourteen year old didn’t think so. On seeing the image of her sister uncovered and unaware of her beauty, which should be covered, a gush of tears poured through her…

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But I Love the Attention

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But I Love the Attention

In her recent novel Boy vs. Girl, Na’ima B. Roberts illustrates an important, yet overlooked phenomenon for girls and women who wear hijab.

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The Story of “I Don’t Care”

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The Story of “I Don’t Care”

I sat in the room, alone, observing my new dress that I wore, and carefully examining my accessories. I was dressed in the most stylish of clothes with perfect matching accessories, and along with my new haircut, I thought I looked the most beautiful of all.
But would others approve?

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