Posts Tagged ‘jilbab’

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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The Path of Truth is One

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The Path of Truth is One

It’s a beautiful spring evening; the wind is calm, the air is still, the smell of freshness consumes my nostrils. Walking through my neighborhood in Irvington, NJ, I hear the thoughts of my heart crying out for guidance and my mind pondering over my life. What will I do with the rest of my life, what is my purpose? Without any doubt, I know there’s a God and that heaven and hell are real; I don’t know why I know it, but I know it. And when will I know how to get into heaven? Truly, I don’t want to go to hell.

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Advice from a Friend

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Advice from a Friend

It’s funny how less than eight months ago, I would cringe at the thought of dressing more modestly. I looked down upon friends of mine that were practicing Muslims, and considered them to be on their way to “extremism,” may Allah forgive me for thinking this. One day, I was making my way through the mall when I bumped into a girl who was wearing the niqab and all black. I paused for a moment, confused as to who this woman who was staring at me was.

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Lip-gloss, Eyeliner, and a Spine-Chilling Day

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Lip-gloss, Eyeliner, and a Spine-Chilling Day

The mistakes we make are sometimes the most valuable lessons we learn, as one anonymous sister shares with us. May Allah protect us and enable us to follow His guidance. I always heard growing up that Allah protects the women through the (correct) hijab. Allah keeps the women with honor, integrity, and dignity through the […]

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