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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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“The Rest Is Clay.”

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The Start of Thul-Hijjah

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The Start of Thul-Hijjah

“By the dawn * And by the ten nights…” [89:1-2] The ten nights that Allah swears by in Surat al-Fajr are the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah… days, which the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wasallam teaches us, are the best days of the world. Remember your excitement during the last ten nights of Ramadan? Remember your levels of worship and your commitment to qiyaam and du’aa and reciting Qur’an? It’s time to revive those same sentiments for the season of Thul-Hijjah. Read up below on how to make the most of these days, even if you’re not going for Hajj…

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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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