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A Calling

By Tish Addams My hijab-wearing journey has been filled with a lot of ups and downs. I am blessed to be born Muslim and I initially started wearing Hijab when I was 18 – prompted by my then-boyfriend. I felt restricted at the time, like I was forced to, even though I was not. I later realized that I did …

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Honest Confession of a Hijabi

By Faaria Ansari Hijab has always been a piece of cloth to me. An accessory. An accent to an outfit. Nothing more. Before I knew it, it became my passion. I became obsessed with hijab. The meaning behind it and more so, the empowerment it held. Hijab has saved my life in every aspect. It’s changed my character, my personality, …

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Hijab: A Beautiful Makeover of a Muslim Woman

By Humna Naqvi A simple understanding of hijab is that it is a ‘modest’ covering of a Muslim woman. Allah has mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, “O Prophet, tell your wives and daughters and the believing women to draw their outer garments around them (when they go out or are among men). That is better in order that they may …

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Hijab: One of Many Common Threads Among Abrahamic Faiths

By Chelsea Flores  “Look…look at her. Did you see her? It’s truly heartbreaking. I bet she’d be a victim of an honor killing if she didn’t wear it; I saw something on the news about that once. They have no choice, you know? Their fathers make them wear it, so they can marry them off young. Poor oppressed thing. Surely …

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Why Hijab should be considered a basic human necessity

By Nihan Junaid The principle motive of wearing the Hijab being modesty and chastity, a few added benefits are noted in favor of us modern day Hijabis, a few of them being listed below: 1. Don’t leave anything to chance: Bad hair days? Not anymore! 2. Open new windows to change: Afraid to experiment with your hair? You can try whichever style you wish on …

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HIJAB VS. FEMINISM- poles apart or of one mind?

By: Nihan Junaid In the eyes of the western world, save a few, the word hijab triggers an immediate negative reaction. Amongst the many baseless accusations is a distinct one which claims that it “opposes feminism”. Such allegations can most definitely be pronounced unjustified if one only takes the time to closely scrutinize the situation at hand. For instance, in …

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