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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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Cultural confusion in Muslim minorities

By Yu Yu Wai (Myanmar)  I used to be a school teacher. A friend from Malaysia once asked me that why don’t most of the Muslim women in our country (Myanmar), who do not work for the government and mostly live within the Muslim community, wear hijab? Actually, there are many Muslim women in Myanmar who wear hijab. But we have …

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