Posts Tagged ‘struggles’

A Little Leap is All it Takes

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A Little Leap is All it Takes

Was it the latest songs? The hottest Hollywood couple? The soon-to-be-launched gadgets? Just ask Hauwa because she knows all about them!

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The Ex-Hijabi

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The Ex-Hijabi

It’s a sad unfortunate sight. I’ll be going about my usual day when suddenly I see a hint of familiarity. The hesitation comes first, but the second time I look, I’m reassured. My mind isn’t playing tricks on me. I know that girl. I recognize her face. But she looks so different; almost like a stranger without that soft fabric enveloping her head. As our eyes meet, I smile guiltily like I’ve been prying, but we converse as if nothing has changed.

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Gardens, Streams and Fragrance

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Gardens, Streams and Fragrance

You Say You created us weak
What then can a helpless slave do,
If not to break down,
And surrender to You?

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The Privilege Inside Me

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The Privilege Inside Me

But now, by the grace and mercy of Allah ta’ala, I understand the strength that my Lord has bestowed upon me, because He has granted me the opportunity and the privilege of carrying a child. This is a privilege that no man can ever have, because I truly believe no man is strong enough to fulfill this task.

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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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