Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

Confessions of a Niqabi

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Confessions of a Niqabi

I always thought there was something wrong with women who wore the niqab. Why on earth would one go into isolation by covering every part of her body and especially the face? Did the niqabi think that she was a superior Muslim, one who had attained true salvation? That’s what I thought before I interacted with niqabis. I was averse to them, and I always thought that they were the “extremists” everybody talked about.

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Your Hijab, My Shield

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Your Hijab, My Shield

Surrounded by strangers I’m all alone,
My sight can’t rest on the same spot,
I only wish somebody was home,
To be my shade in this town so hot.

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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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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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She Shines

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She Shines

It’s with her love and devotion for her Creator which reflects the light of her inner beauty. She shines through her covering attire and acts of modesty. She proves that she values her beauty both inner and outer, thus she values herself.

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