Posts Tagged ‘fear’

To Wear or Not to Wear?

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To Wear or Not to Wear?

When I first started covering, I just wanted to do it so badly that I couldn’t hold it off any longer. In fact, I hadn’t planned anything at all.

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Ya Ummi: She Won’t Understand

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Ya Ummi: She Won’t Understand

Ya Ummi,

I belong to a cultural Muslim family, and about a month ago I decided to wear the hijab. When I started, my father was pleased with my decision but my mother didn’t take it too well.

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Tough Times

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Tough Times

We are surrounded by a world which beautifies everything around us such that it leads to an eternity of misery and remorse.

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Banning Liberty: A Reminder

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Banning Liberty: A Reminder

On Monday, the French ban on niqab (or the burka) took place. Any woman in a public area with her face covered can be arrested and charged or fined. France is considered a secular society which, by definition, would mean that it has religion separated from state. It may mean eliminating laws based on religion and ending religious discrimination.

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Facing My Fears

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Facing My Fears

A major fear of mine was putting on the hijab. However, this hesitation was based only on the dunya. I was afraid of what people would think of me, of how I would be perceived in the Western world. I was afraid of seeming “backwards” and being unable to beautify myself outwardly.

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