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The on and off relationship with my hijab

By Siti Wajihah By ethnic,  I am  Arab, Chinese and Javanese. By nationality, I am Malaysian. I was raised in Austria, Croatia, and America. I returned to Malaysia at the age of 14. In high school, I was in boarding school as my family was abroad in Qatar, then Jordan. Once a year I visited them. With my worldly upbringing and …

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Hijab is not only to be worn but practice it

By Noor Malick (USA) I don’t wear hijab. I practice hijab. My hijab reflects in my attire, behavior, and speech. It’s important to practice hijab, rather than make it a part of everyday apparel. It’s common to simply think of a headscarf when a woman states that she wears hijab. The reality is, men and women are under Islamic measure to …

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“Kill them with kindness”

By Khawla (North Carolina, USA) I have been wearing Hijab for approximately four years and I am proud to say “I am a hijabi!” At times, wearing the hijab was challenging and felt degrading to my confidence, but the few challenges that I faced made me bond stronger to my head scarf. Some may say “the head scarf is oppressing women!” …

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Hijab is part of me

By  Stephanie (Romania) I started wearing hijab since I converted to Islam almost 3 months ago, Alhamdulillah (All Praise is due to Allah)! I am living in a non-Muslim country. My conversion to Islam came with a huge social challenge. Everybody looked awkwardly at me when I would go out wearing my hijab. They laughed but I kept going and …

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My hijab is a narrative of resistance

By Nadiya Ada’ Husayn (India) I am a born Muslim to a religious Muslim society of Saudi Arabia that commands specific dress codes. Thus I started wearing Abaya (Long-length dress specific to Muslim women) pretty much earlier without realizing its substance. However, with growing maturity and understanding of the doctrine of Islam, I have embraced Hijab from within the depths of …

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