Posts Tagged ‘high school’

Smile, Allah is With You

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Smile, Allah is With You

I’m a British-Pakistani teenage Muslimah Hijabi – living in England. Naturally, there are many obstacles that I face every single day. I’m going to narrate some of them which have made me stronger, and which I hope you may be able to relate to. When I started… My ‘start hijab’ story is rather odd.

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A Year Ago Today: The Personal Story

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A Year Ago Today: The Personal Story

A year ago today, I made the biggest decision of my life yet. A year ago today, I finally ignored all the doubts that said I couldn’t do it. A year ago today, I followed the beautiful path that my older sister took before me. A year ago today, I decided that what Allah thought of me was far more important what people think of me. A year ago today, I put on a red and yellow hijab in the morning, and didn’t take it off. A year ago today, I prepared myself for anything and everything that people would do to me. A year ago today, I prayed very hard that people wouldn’t do anything to me. A year ago today, I took a deep breath and jumped.

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When He Said My Friend Was Ugly

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When He Said My Friend Was Ugly

Before I begin the story I want to ask, which women do we think are most valuable? Which women should we try to be like? There is a beautiful hadith: “Many men attained perfection, but only three women attained it: Maryam, the daughter of ‘Imraan [Jesus’s mother], Aasiyah, Pharaoh’s wife, and Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid.” (Ibn Mardooyah) Do we seriously take them as our true role models? When I remember the story I am about to narrate, I usually feel a sting in my heart. In fact, I think it would be more befitting if I should cry.

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A Young Girl’s Lament

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A Young Girl’s Lament

If you ask me face to face, I may snort and deny it. I will probably brush it off. I will definitely change the subject. But the truth of the matter is, I have kept a diary in the past. Okay, more than one. The girly types with the golden keys and locks and codes and invisible ink… And yes, sometimes I would even write the date. And no, I still have not found the heart to throw them away, so they are tucked away in decorated boxes in my closet. I confess to this girly side of me.

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Thanks for Listening

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Thanks for Listening

Wearing hijab sometimes puts us in positions to experience… and hear… the most interesting things. A pictorial capturing a real life situation, with all it’s awkwardness, cruelty, and possibly even humor – click the image to see!

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