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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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My war against prejudice

By Veruska Mesquita (Brazil)  I have converted to Islam only recently . The first thing I decided was to observe my veil. I have faced a lot of discrimination because of it. I have lost my job and heard many bad things. I have been called out disparaging names  like “bomb woman” and a “terrorist.” I have always replied with a …

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Atheist: Hijab is sacred

By Emilie Chetty (Atheist-London, UK) Today,  I wore the Hijab. It was so easy to put on and I actually really enjoyed wearing it. I thought it would be a bit uncomfortable but it was nice and cosy. I really want to support all the girls who wear it and I don’t like the fact that a lot of people tease …

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“You’re hiding a bomb underneath it”

By Zara  I have grown up in an area where they weren’t many Muslims at all, from what I can remember from my childhood. The only Muslim family in the primary school I went to was my family. I started wearing Hijab (head scarf more precisely) at the age of 9. At first the children around me were curious as …

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I decided to take off my hijab

By Luisa (Nottingham) I have converted to Islam from Christianity in 2010.  I started wearing hijab right away. I loved wearing hijab and abaya (loose over-garment). However, after some time,  people started bulling me, calling me names, putting me down. My husband was very supportive.  He told me to ignore what people were saying. He used to say I looked …

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