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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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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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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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