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An I-20 and Hijab

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An I-20 and Hijab

I am 28 years old, but I still feel insecure wearing a hijab. But I do wear it, want to wear it and insha’Allah will continue to wear it. Being born in a family of girls in a country like India, I can’t believe that I managed to come to America for my Master’s Degree. To many people living around us, my father was very secular in thought. How could he send his children, especially since they were girls, to college? Why does a girl have to study so much? She only needs wahi chula handi (kitchen work). But to others, my father was very traditional.

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