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Measuring Liberty

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The Day of Blessings

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The Day of Blessings

I started thinking about the hijab after a big MSA event that took place at my high school, when this sheikh, Dr. Daoud Nassimi, gave me a personal talk about the advantages of hijab and why we have to wear it. After that day, I told myself that I would wear hijab after marriage. Then I started making sincere du’as, asking Allah ta’ala to guide me, and my plans kept changing and changing. So I changed my mind and decided to wear it after senior year, and then slowly, in Ramadan. I couldn’t stop thinking about it because I knew deep inside that I should wear the hijab.

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My Self Expression

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My Self Expression

Do you remember where you were fifteen months ago? If you’re anything like me, you might have trouble recalling what you had for breakfast this morning. However, somewhat surprisingly, I am able to recall vividly and clearly the precise events of a week belonging to that specific time, some fifteen months ago.

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The Old and the New

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The Old and the New

Old jeans, new hijab
What to wear and what to not.
Old skirts, new hijab
Won’t my classmates be shocked?
Old jewelry, new hijab
My beauty was never for you to seek.

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No Ordinary Plain Jane

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No Ordinary Plain Jane

It was on one occasion that I remember her sitting across the table from me with a stern gaze. She traced her fingers along the rim of her mug as she spoke, “I’m just a plain Jane, you know? I don’t think I’m Muslim enough to wear hijab”. Muslim enough, I thought. “I don’t get what you mean,” I glanced at her as I tilted my head, puzzled. “I mean, I’m not worthy enough and that I’m not practicing enough…” she replied. I paused to formulate a precise response but all I could say was, “You’re no ordinary plain Jane.” She smiled her signature smile of humility and shook her head.

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