Posts Tagged ‘struggles’

Dear World

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Dear World

Dear World, Why do you think I am oppressed?
Oppressed? Because I do not walk the streets undressed?

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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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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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The Hijab Revolution Series Part 2

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The Hijab Revolution Series Part 2

In the previous part, I mentioned certain praiseworthy qualities of the hijab revolution. In this post, I will continue from where I had previously concluded. I will mention the shortcomings of this revolution (remember as mentioned in the earlier section, the shortcomings are of the revolution and not of the hijab because hijab is free of faults). It is highly recommended to read the first part before proceeding to read this one.

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Even If I Lose

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Even If I Lose

When hours are short and days are long,
When little goes right and much goes wrong,
To my close ones failing to impart joy,
My mind is a sponge, my time is a toy.

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