Posts Tagged ‘hijab’

Her Crown

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That Covered Girl: FREE Online Webinar!

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That Covered Girl: FREE Online Webinar!

Assalamu alaikum dear readers, The issue of a Muslim woman’s hijab has become a hot topic in our times, so much so that it’s discussed in every media outlet, and is the subject of governmental laws and controversies. Even before it became politicized, hijab was (and remains) an important and deeply personal decision for many […]

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A Woman’s Worth

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A Woman’s Worth

It’s aggravating sometimes. Aggravating to the maximum extent. But in that same moment of aggravation, when you take a step back – you can’t even help but downright pity them. I was in an international airport recently and at the security belt I happened to be with another Muslim family that included three women – a mother and her two daughters. The mother was wearing a jilbab with buttons across the front – a Muslimah traveler common mistake – which puts you at risk for being asked to “kindly remove your ‘coat.'” When you try to convince, explain, and even show that the “coat” is in reality not an external piece of clothing but the “clothing itself” – you seldom win.

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Death and a Promise

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Death and a Promise

I started wearing hijab when I was five years old. I would see my mom, my two older sisters, and my aunt wearing it; I thought it would be cool to wear it, too, and I wanted to be like them. I was five, mind you, so I never really understood the meaning behind wearing the hijab. All I knew was that it would cover my hair, and I was a Muslim. As I grew older, I slowly began to understand the meaning behind wearing the hijab and what it was for.

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After 9/11

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After 9/11

Living life in this dunya is not easy for the Muslims. Muslims face so many difficulties, right and left. I also faced many hardships in my struggle to practice Islam. There is an ayah in the Qur’an: “Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, ‘When the Help of Allah come?’ Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allah is near!” [al-Baqarah 2:214]

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