Posts Tagged ‘women’

A Day in the life of a NYer hijabi

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A Day in the life of a NYer hijabi

I casually walk across the Brooklyn Bridge every now and then; I stand side by side my fellow MTA brethren on the long haul home during rush hour as we attempt to tune out subway entertainers who obnoxiously strum the notes of an off-key guitar directly into our ears, and surprise us with an accordion player who tips his hat out expecting to be thanked for those two minutes of pure torture. I have proudly passed in front of the Empire State Building after emerging from the 6 train and gazed upon Lady Liberty during my free ride on the Staten Island Ferry. I’m a NYer enough not to have actually paid to see any of our city’s landmark wonders.

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Let’s Ask

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In My Opinion

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A Hijab Utopia?

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A Hijab Utopia?

Sir Thomas More described utopia in his 14th century novel as a society that was the pinnacle of perfection. A society in which evil didn’t exist and the very social, idealistic and moral foundations it was built upon, were, as he put it simply, “perfect”. His mentioned fictional characters were assumed to be accepting of each other and that even door locks weren’t a necessity as the trustworthiness of the island’s inhabitants was picturesque. He never failed to mention that the island was but a figment of one’s imagination and that no such place existed.

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Modern Feminisms

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Modern Feminisms

I recently read an article which brought to mind how Islam deals with women. All these years, women have been trying to please themselves, men, the world – all unattainable pleasures, whereas they don’t realize the immense rights they have been given by Allah Himself, the Supreme Creator, through the Qur’an and Sunnah. In the end, the only One we can truly please is Allah Himself – by obeying His Commands. According to the article, women are now back to the point of being used for their bodies and now it’s okay since they “allow” it.

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