Posts Tagged ‘excuses’

Beyond the Hijab

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Beyond the Hijab

There is a thick layer of grime that encrusts the walls of my heart. I know this isn’t a great way to start an article, but for this piece I couldn’t come up with anything that was more apt. To be sure I’m a hijabi and I mostly offer salah with punctuality, but my inner self is an unfortunate combination of doubts, sins, ego, self-love and love of dunya.

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My Lord or Landlord?

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My Lord or Landlord?

I have been struggling with Fajr prayers for a while now. The cold mornings of this endless winter create an incredible feeling of morning laziness; your blanket is all you need and your bed you will not leave.

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Tomorrow Never Comes

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Tomorrow Never Comes

This is dedicated to Z.K., A.A.K., and M.E. Though I never knew any of you personally, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala made your deaths an inspiration for me. I pray each reader takes your deaths as an inspiration as well and not in vain. I pray that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala makes this article a massive means of sadaqah jariyah […]

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Give Me a Break

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Give Me a Break

“I’m so tired.”
“Tired of what?”

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Enjoining the Right

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Enjoining the Right

As a young Muslimah in the West, I grew up learning about hijab. I learnt its importance, its benefits, and and the reasons why our Lord the Most High wants women of all ages to adhere to this one simple rule. I also learnt a very important distinction: between that of an inner hijab and an outer hijab.

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