Posts Tagged ‘high school’

Use Your Gifts

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Use Your Gifts

It all happened on exam day. I noted that perhaps I was the only one in the examination hall who didn’t look that tense. Well, I was a little nervous but of course, I tried not to show that. I sat with both my hands at the back of my head and watched the panicking girls around me. It was fun. My fun didn’t last long though, as the invigilator started distributing our exam papers. However, even that didn’t put off my mood. I was more amused at the sight of the extraordinary reactions of my classmates but it all soon changed when the invigilator gave the paper to a girl next to me. She looked at me and smiled. I could tell that she had a few things to talk to me about but before she came to me, a voice boomed into the hall.

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Perfect your 5

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Perfect your 5

My story may relate to many people because my search for answers is also someone else’s. This semester at my university has taught me very important lessons, and I wanted to share my thoughts on this subject of how I came to wear the hijab. I hope my words don’t offend anyone in any way, but I wish the readers to take me sincerely and to hear me out.

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More Than A Friend

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More Than A Friend

More often that anyone would like, we have all, at some point in time, come across a scene where we can’t help but shake our head and say, “Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.”

Let’s imagine a hypothetical story shall we?

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All Sold Separately

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All Sold Separately

One day, on our ride back home, she looked me straight in the face and told me; “Dania, hijab isn’t just your scarf. It’s the way you act!” It was around five years ago when she told me this, and we parted ways, both moving far away, and yet those words, still send shivers down my spine. Hijab isn’t just a veil on your head. No, it’s much more, and attaining all of it is a blessing from Allah.

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Against the Pressure

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Against the Pressure

Growing up, I was never really convinced about hijab even though everyone in my family wore it. I just didn’t understand how someone could do it all day. My parents never really forced me into the idea. They always just said just wait until you get married, and that’s exactly what I planned on doing until a week before this past Ramadan… I entered my first year of high school this September; and as I was sitting in my room thinking about high school and dreaming about all the adventures that I would experience, it hit me out of no where.

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