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If I was oppressed, I would’ve called the police

By Nika Apriliani (Indonesia) “Don’t you ever feel…. You know…. [hands gesturing around face and neck] like……. You know….” “Oppressed?” I answered back. “Yeah?” I laughed a little. It was nice that someone was concerned for my safety because of all of the stereotypes, but at the end of the day, I wanted to wear it. It was my decision …

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A misconception in the 21st century is that “The hijab is oppressing women”

By Ryane Fyith-Mcarthur (Canada) Wearing the Hijab for more than 5 years has allowed me to feel more empowered and beautiful than ever. At times, wearing the hijab was challenging and felt degrading to my confidence because I was always different and I never fit in. These challenges have made me feel stronger and have improved my Emaan(Faith). A misconception …

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Hijab – Reasons, Assumptions and Experiences

By Afreen Sheykh (India) People ask me why do I wear Hijab, my simple answer is – one I want people to see my true beauty rather than focusing on false diminishing worldly beauty. Two – I don’t believe in showoff but prefer being a pearl hidden in a shell, lying deep down beneath the ocean. Three – hijaab is …

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If Allah loves me then why doesn’t He want me to look ‘attractive’ like other girls?

By Yomna Tarek Abdelgayed (Egypt) My story started a long while ago; at a time when I put on the hijab and didn’t really get what it was all about. Why does a scarf on my head would please Allah? What’s the connection between covering up and being modest? If Allah loves me, why does He want me to not look …

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