Posts Tagged ‘excuses’

Family Fued

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Family Fued

When I went to Pakistan a couple years ago to visit family, my attire wasn’t exactly a hit. Why wasn’t I taking off my hijab inside the house (when non-Mahrams were present)? Why was I wearing a “gown”? Who did I think I was? If I really wanted to make so-and-so happy, I would take off my hijab and wear this or that. SubhanAllah. I’ve lived in a non-Muslim country my whole life and visiting a Muslim country, I had innocently assumed people would be more practicing and accepting. Sadly, I was wrong.

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Fitting In

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Fitting In

The excuse goes something like this: “I don’t wear hijab because I’m afraid I won’t fit in. I love my religion, I just don’t want to be different from everybody.” The answer goes something like this:

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