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Wherever You May Be

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Homerun for Hijab

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Homerun for Hijab

I was expecting the question to arise so no surprised expressions were made when one of them asked me: “Aren’t you boiling?!”

My response was a smile and a simple, relaxed: “A bit, yeah.”

Thought swam in their eyes as they said, “Well why don’t you…take…” – they didn’t finish the question and they looked sheepishly at the grass – still confused.

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Today I Met a Stranger

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Today I Met a Stranger

I gazed in the mirror one last time,
to make sure nothing was wrong and everything looked fine.
“Perfect,” I thought and walked to the door,
when I felt the gentlest of hands lie upon my shoulder.

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Everlasting Tranquility

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Everlasting Tranquility

If you do not help the Prophet, Allah has already helped him when those who disbelieved had driven him out [of Makkah], the second of two, when they were in the cave and he said to his companion, “Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us.” And Allah sent down his tranquility upon him and supported him with angels you did not see and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowest, while the word of Allah – that is the highest. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise. [9:40]

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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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