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I’m not strong enough to face people in my hijab

By Ena  I am originally from Bosnia. But grew up in the Netherlands and did not have a typical Islamic upbringing. However, on a big part, I was informed about many of the beauties of Islam.  Though it wasn’t until a half year ago, after my personal search for the truth and meaning of life, that I have found peace …

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Being covered doesn’t limit us

By  Nudžejma I’ve been wearing hijab for almost 8 years. My Hijab is beautiful part of me. Material covering my hair should not make me seem withdrawn or creepy. If you ask me, I think it makes me more open to answering questions and hearing comments. I think it makes me different. I think it makes me strong. Being covered …

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It changed my life but I am still me

By a sister from Sarcelles, France I’m half Moroccan and half French and I have been wearing hijab since 18th April 2010. It was one of the most important decisions of my life. A piece of cloth does not define a person but I strongly believe that appearances do have some say, if not much, about a person. I’m very …

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A former Atheist’s journey to Hijab

By Nadya (Russia) I am a very recent convert to Islam (former Catholic, then former atheist). But I have always loved the hijab and admired hijabis. In my opinion, hijab is beautiful. Hijab is liberating because it allows women to choose who is permitted to see their beauty given by Allah (swt). This World Hijab Day (WHD), I wore my hijab …

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One piece of cloth on my head set off so much concern

By L Sofia (Hamburg, Germany) Recently, my husband and I along with our two children traveled from Hamburg to Spain for the two-weeks school break. It was our first travel out of Germany since we migrated here from Singapore. For first time, I was scrutinized ever so thoroughly and felt many pairs of eyes observing my every movement. I can totally …

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From Androgynous spontaneity to feminine serenity

By Puteri Amelia Nurhananie Binti Azizan (Malaysia) I had never worn hijab until I started teaching law at the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) in 2010.  In the past, I used to wear men’s clothing and was always mistaken for a man due to my androgynous looks, skills, and strength. I was also involved in a few fights and brawls …

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Hijab protects freedom

By Raghda Moustafa (Cairo, Egypt) I’ve been wearing Hijab for almost my whole life. I have pictures of me wearing Hijab when I was only 6 years old. I have worn it with full contentment. My parents even tried to convince me into leaving it by telling me that I was quite young for it but I always insisted upon wearing …

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