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The Perfect Home

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The Perfect Home

But what about our actual permanent home, the one in the akhira? How often do I sit and ponder about what I want it to look like and how I want it to be? How much effort do I put into making that home just right?

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Beyond the Hijab

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Beyond the Hijab

There is a thick layer of grime that encrusts the walls of my heart. I know this isn’t a great way to start an article, but for this piece I couldn’t come up with anything that was more apt. To be sure I’m a hijabi and I mostly offer salah with punctuality, but my inner self is an unfortunate combination of doubts, sins, ego, self-love and love of dunya.

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Banning Liberty: A Reminder

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Banning Liberty: A Reminder

On Monday, the French ban on niqab (or the burka) took place. Any woman in a public area with her face covered can be arrested and charged or fined. France is considered a secular society which, by definition, would mean that it has religion separated from state. It may mean eliminating laws based on religion and ending religious discrimination.

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Respect Required

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Respect Required

I was shocked at her words and looked around me but didn’t find anyone even looking my way. Everyone seemed to be totally fine with it, but then suddenly my friends jumped to my defense: “Don’t be mean!” they cried to the senior girl. The girl shook her head, “You don’t understand. Look I am older and I know more. You look ridiculous so take it off NOW!”

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The World is a Prison

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The World is a Prison

Whether it’s cruising down I-90 past the billboards, flipping through Vogue or Seventeen while waiting at the dentist’s office, or simply browsing through the Internet for a research project – there is one thing we have no problem denying: we live in a very provocative, shameless society.

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