Posts Tagged ‘school’

If Only I Did READ

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If Only I Did READ

I was flipping through my blue Physics text book, which had exactly 796 pages. “Oh God,” I whispered to myself. Will I really be asked to read 796 pages worth of Physics? And then will I be expected to understand the information, and later apply it? I most certainly did do all that and more in my university years, as I incessantly solved past papers and did random exercises to pass my exam.

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But I Love the Attention

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But I Love the Attention

In her recent novel Boy vs. Girl, Na’ima B. Roberts illustrates an important, yet overlooked phenomenon for girls and women who wear hijab.

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Another Physics Lesson

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Another Physics Lesson

“That girl, umm, I can’t remember her name, but how come she wears a headscarf now, and she didn’t before?”

A few more students’ ears perked up. They decided to join the conversation and added a ‘Yeah, how come?’ or a ‘Why?’

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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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The Road to Modesty Never Ends

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The Road to Modesty Never Ends

What led me to this path? I would love to say that I accepted it from my own accord, but I had nothing to do with it since it was only through the Mercy of Allah that I consciously became a Muslim. We always say things like “I chose this religion” but it is in fact Allah who chooses us; it is Allah who guides us to the straight path.

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