Posts Tagged ‘niqab’

Confessions of a Niqabi

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Confessions of a Niqabi

I always thought there was something wrong with women who wore the niqab. Why on earth would one go into isolation by covering every part of her body and especially the face? Did the niqabi think that she was a superior Muslim, one who had attained true salvation? That’s what I thought before I interacted with niqabis. I was averse to them, and I always thought that they were the “extremists” everybody talked about.

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The Last SMS?

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The Last SMS?

But something went wrong yesterday. My hijab backfired on me. Usually I keep a distance with males, and I speak only when it is necessary and avoid engaging in random chit chat. When I do converse I maintain a stern demeanor and try to lower my gaze.

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You Are How You Eat

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You Are How You Eat

“How do you eat?” people ask me. Like where does the bite go in from, above or below? Sometimes I have to resist the urge to answer, “From above.” What sort of a question is that! How am I supposed to eat from above my niqab? What, I eye the fries, and they slide down my nose to my mouth? Really? Of course I slightly lift my niqab and eat from below -that’s where your mouth is, too, right?

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Understanding the Niqaabi Queen

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Understanding the Niqaabi Queen

I’m not a niqaabi. Thus, this article was not born out of self defense and will have no hint of it, inshaAllah. It is also worth mentioning that this is solely intended for the Muslims (both brothers and sisters), especially those who have welcomed the hijab.

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Banning Liberty: A Reminder

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Banning Liberty: A Reminder

On Monday, the French ban on niqab (or the burka) took place. Any woman in a public area with her face covered can be arrested and charged or fined. France is considered a secular society which, by definition, would mean that it has religion separated from state. It may mean eliminating laws based on religion and ending religious discrimination.

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