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My transformation was a real shock!

By Sairana Mohd Saad (Malaysia) Because the attached picture was taken on the 1st of February 2013, it makes it exactly 2 years now since I have donned the Hijab. I clearly remember how excited I was and how painful it was to properly style the long shawl. It felt pretty warm too! One of the first questions people would ask …

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I had to remove my hijab to save my marriage

By Norin (Singapore) I loved having people take a second look at me because it made me feel beautiful. But after learning and understanding more about Islam, I realized that I was wrong. I then started to wear hijab with the encouragements and motivation from my love ones. Starting was not easy. I got negative reactions from people around me …

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Uncertainty of life

Nahin  (Bangladesh) It has been approximately 7 years since I started covering my hair. I never thought I would embrace this practice as at that time I barely saw any young girl covering their hair. The abrupt change showed up from a shocking realization about the truth of life…. One day I heard after coming home from school that a …

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From beauty pageant to full-time hijabi

By Rosshelle Nanding (Philippines) I was born in a Muslim family but if you knew how I lived my life as a teenager and as a young professional, I would probably be the last person you could ever imagine wearing the hijab. With that, I meant I used to join beauty pageants and fashion shows. I used to value the trends …

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5 things I learned after wearing hijab for 365 days

By Samantha (USA) Recently my friend notified me that my story that I submitted last year for world hijab day made the rounds back onto the page again. I thought I’d share what I’ve learned in my one year of wearing hijab. While one year is a short time in comparison to the 24 years I’ve been on this earth, I …

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