Posts Tagged ‘husband’

She Made Me Smile

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She Made Me Smile

When told to picture women (everyday women, mind you, not nuns or priestesses) from other religions, I could find nothing to distinguish one from the other. I could simply imagine a woman clad in a white sun dress, hair flowing open, carelessly wandering the isles of a grocery store shopping for cantaloupes. If I walked past her, would I be able to tell if she was Christian or Jewish or even Buddhist for that matter? No. But if I walked past a Muslimah, I would know that she was one simply by her hijab.

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Ya Ummi: Help Me Recommit

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Ya Ummi: Help Me Recommit

Please help! We all have our flaws, but the hijab was one thing I never let weigh me down nor stop me from living. Sadly, at the request of my spouse I took it off. I don’t need to go into detail, but it happened. May Allah forgive me. It’s been about ten months. At first I felt bare, and ashamed without it. I was constantly hit by pangs of remorse and regret. Guilt would be the best word to describe what I was feeling. Slowly the guilt began to fade, but not to the point where it left my subconcious.

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“Someday, One Day, Insha’Allah…”

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“Someday, One Day, Insha’Allah…”

As a teenager, I remember my father reprimanding me if I did not have a scarf on when I left the house. Being a typical teenager, with no thoughts of accountability, it did not take me long to realise that I could wear it when I left the house, but there was nothing compelling me to keep it on. And so it carried on. I would wear my scarf when I left the house, and if I was not with my father, I took it off. I was rather consciously blocking the ayah, “…and whatsoever good you do, Allah is aware of it…” [2:215], from my head.

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