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Behind the Veil: An Interview

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Behind the Veil: An Interview

Imagine stepping outside every day – your body and face in complete concealment from the rest of the world, with only a slit exposing your eyes to see where you are going. A life devoted to the constant worship of God, through extremely modest dressing. This is the life that twenty-six-year-old Noor B. lives every day. This is the life of a niqaabi (nɪˈkɑːbee), a woman who wears the niqaab or Islamic face veil.

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When Hijab Gets the Job

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When Hijab Gets the Job

A few months back, I was invited to interview for the position of English teacher at a top, comprehensive school in an affluent area. The school only had a small intake of ethnic students, and therefore a small number of Muslim students and teachers. I knew I would stand out from the other applicants, dressed in a hijab and jilbab. But I derived my strength from knowing that if Allah had decreed this position for me, then it would be mine, whereas if I did not get it, then there was some good in that situation as well.

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