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The Hijab: A Choice or a Cage?

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The Hijab: A Choice or a Cage?

“I was always told to do this or that, but I was never told why and ironically I never even asked.” This seems to be the major problem in our culturally dominated, Islamically deprived societies, where many a time we are victims of blind following without even asking ourselves, “Why am I doing what I’m doing?”

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You Are How You Eat

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You Are How You Eat

“How do you eat?” people ask me. Like where does the bite go in from, above or below? Sometimes I have to resist the urge to answer, “From above.” What sort of a question is that! How am I supposed to eat from above my niqab? What, I eye the fries, and they slide down my nose to my mouth? Really? Of course I slightly lift my niqab and eat from below -that’s where your mouth is, too, right?

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The Road to Modesty Never Ends

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The Road to Modesty Never Ends

What led me to this path? I would love to say that I accepted it from my own accord, but I had nothing to do with it since it was only through the Mercy of Allah that I consciously became a Muslim. We always say things like “I chose this religion” but it is in fact Allah who chooses us; it is Allah who guides us to the straight path.

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The Hijab Revolution Series Part 2

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The Hijab Revolution Series Part 2

In the previous part, I mentioned certain praiseworthy qualities of the hijab revolution. In this post, I will continue from where I had previously concluded. I will mention the shortcomings of this revolution (remember as mentioned in the earlier section, the shortcomings are of the revolution and not of the hijab because hijab is free of faults). It is highly recommended to read the first part before proceeding to read this one.

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The Hijab Revolution Series Part 1

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The Hijab Revolution Series Part 1

Alhamdulillah! Over the last few years, we have seen a tremendous rise in the number of women who have chosen to observe hijab. When we venture out of our homes, we are guaranteed to see on the streets at least one out of three women in hijab. There has been a massive awareness of hijab as well. These developments are revolutionary.

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