Posts Tagged ‘why hijab’

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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Hey There, Hijabi

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Hey There, Hijabi

One day, I was going home from my school, sitting in my car, dreaming, sleep deprived, and thinking about working on my dissertation when something suddenly hijacked my thoughts. It was the reflection of a girl on the window – a hijabi girl. I kept looking at my reflection in the window, my headscarf, my outer garment and my makeup-less face, and I thought of why I did all that… Why was I covered up like this? When you wear the hijab for years (and all praise is due to Allah), it becomes your second nature. But that particular day, when I saw my reflection, my heart questioned my intent and so I had to answer it.

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