Posts Tagged ‘friends’

Will You Be There For Me?

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Will You Be There For Me?

A few months ago, I was walking with a sister who normally doesn’t wear hijab. We had just prayed Jumu’ah at my public school, and she had decided to keep her scarf on that day. As we walked through school to class, two things happened: people (supposedly her friends) either ignored her completely, or blatantly stared in shock. Oh yes, there were also the few odd bursts of laughter.

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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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Looking Back

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Looking Back

I grew up in a tight-knit little university town where the place to chill, have fun, and learn was the Masjid. Alhamdulillah, there were many teens and twenty-year-olds for little eight-year-olds like me to look up to. I was always inspired by two particular sisters who were involved in the Masjid, in the community and who always had smiles on their faces. Most of all, I was inspired by the fact they both wore Hijab.

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