Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

My Cover Up

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My Cover Up

A few months ago, I was waiting for the dentist, wondering why they were taking so long to call my name after the appointed time. The answer came about forty-five minutes after my appointment – they hadn’t recognised me even though I was seated right in front of the receptionist.

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My Hijab, the Most Beautiful Part of Me

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My Hijab, the Most Beautiful Part of Me

As I thoughtfully gaze out of the window of my room, the beautiful and soft voice of the Adhan stirs me from my silent reverie. I hurry to perform my wudhu and pray Salah, although I feel sad to break from my moment of reflection, but I know that Allah always comes first before anything.

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Once Upon an ‘Hayaa-lifting’

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Once Upon an ‘Hayaa-lifting’

As she walked with slow but steady steps down the street towards he Masjid, she looked like the ‘ideal Muslimah’: gaze lowered, well-covered, tall, strong, and confident. She had come a long way to get to this stage; hers was a story of a rise, a fall, and a rise again. How did she get to this stage? This is how it all started…

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Beauty Within Me

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Beauty Within Me

They say that I’m oppressed because I cover my hair.
They are misinformed, and by that I swear,
Misinformed because they lack the knowledge that I own
Knowledge that changed throughout the years I’ve grown.

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“The Rest Is Clay.”

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