Posts Tagged ‘non-muslim’

Ya Ummi: How do I approach my non-Muslim parents?

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Ya Ummi: How do I approach my non-Muslim parents?

I am writing to you today because I want to wear hijab and my iman is growing rapidly as the thought approaches my actions. However, I keep having dreams that I want take it off in front of my family. I want this to go away, I want to wear hijab I think about it everyday more and more. Can you make dua’a for me for my preparation? How can I approach my parents about my decision? They already know I converted, now I am starting to cover my arms and legs, and being modest around people. But I need help to begin my decision and I need to be sure that this is something I want to do. Can anyone help me?

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The Color Hijab

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The Color Hijab

I remember my ears tingling as the morning song of the birds at Fajr echoed through the window. I tore myself from bed and wiped the sleepiness from my eyes. As everyone slipped into normal routine and prepared for another school day, I took my favorite hijab from it’s drawer and wrapped it around my head. This hijab had been a gift and just the sight of it had brought the bearer to mind (may Allah reward this person).

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3 Minutes and 56 Seconds.

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3 Minutes and 56 Seconds.

3 minutes and 56 seconds, that’s all it took. That is all it took for me, in my public speaking class, to stand up in front of a crowd of Non-Muslims, a crowd of people that have been brainwashed for years by the media to believe that Islam oppressive to women, to clarify its beauty to women. To explain that the hijab found in Islam, frees women. I stood there, my voice loud and clear, confidence and passion up, eye contact maintained with my audience, hand gestures utilized at all the right times, and revealed to them, the truth of hijab.

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Rainbows Do Appear

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Rainbows Do Appear

In light of all the negative media attention surrounding hijab recently, I wanted to write about a wonderful experience I was so fortunate to encounter. It was an encounter involving a “non-Muslim hijabi” and me: During MSA week at my University, I was approached by the Ameer of the MSA and a girl whom I didn’t know. I quickly recognized her as one of the student government candidates, as I’d seen her picture all around campus weeks before. The brother asked if I could teach her how to wear hijab.

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