Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

Hijab: Not Beautiful?

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Hijab: Not Beautiful?

“It’s too old-fashioned.”
“It’s too conservative.”
“It’s too long, it’ll cover my awesome top.”
“I like this short hijab style, so what if it doesn’t really cover the bosom? Fashion forward!”
“If I wear it . . . all I’ll get is stares.”

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I Got It Covered.

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I Got It Covered.

All I kept thinking to myself was, I have displeased my Creator, I have wronged myself. And soon enough the tears started rolling down my face. It was actually rare for me to cry like that; my friends use to call me a “cactus” because they never saw me being emotional.

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An Upside-down World

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An Upside-down World

I never thought I would take the word “unattractive” as a compliment. The concept of hijab has changed the way I view myself and the world around me.

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Materialization of Liberation

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Materialization of Liberation

Within every thread of the scarf I don on my head is woven the word ‘freedom’.
Everyday I deviate from societal standards by conforming to those of my Lord –
through this deviation, empowerment has been bestowed upon me – a blessing, minus the sword.

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Use Your Gifts

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Use Your Gifts

It all happened on exam day. I noted that perhaps I was the only one in the examination hall who didn’t look that tense. Well, I was a little nervous but of course, I tried not to show that. I sat with both my hands at the back of my head and watched the panicking girls around me. It was fun. My fun didn’t last long though, as the invigilator started distributing our exam papers. However, even that didn’t put off my mood. I was more amused at the sight of the extraordinary reactions of my classmates but it all soon changed when the invigilator gave the paper to a girl next to me. She looked at me and smiled. I could tell that she had a few things to talk to me about but before she came to me, a voice boomed into the hall.

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