Posts Tagged ‘boyfriend’

The Love You Feel

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The Love You Feel

You see them sometimes on college campuses, the young man and woman who exchange shy glances and sweet smiles when no one is looking. Or hidden in her room, the girl giggles as she sends messages back and forth with some guy she knows online or from school, all the while hoping her parents don’t find out. You know the types of situations I’m talking about. And today, I would like to discuss the concept of “dating” or “relationships” in Islam.

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I am a Hijabi.

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I am a Hijabi.

I remember when I was ten. It was the morning of Eid al-Fitr and I was sitting on the edge of my bed, tears streaming down my cheeks, just as raindrops kissed the ground outside my home. My heart was seething with anger, anger aimed at a piece of cloth that now lay rejected on my feet, and anger at the person who was forcing me to wear it. I remember looking wistfully at the mirror, tugging my hair and thinking how donning that piece of cloth would ruin the pretty outfit that embraced my body.

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