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I have never felt more beautiful and confident

By Fatirah AbdelHalim (USA) I was raised as a Sunni Muslim all of my life, but living in the states after 9/11, I was very afraid to wear my hijab because I didn’t want people to dislike me or think I supported terrorism. For 12 years I hadn’t worn a hijab in public. And then Ramadan of 2014 came, and …

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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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Muslim high school senior accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

“A Minnesota high school student has achieved the rare honor of being accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools, plus more highly accredited colleges. “I was very surprised,” Munira Khalif, senior at Mounds Park Academy, said. “The best part for me was being able to call family members on the phone and to hear their excitement. This was truly a …

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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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Beyond the semblance

By Mari (USA) I was born and raised as Catholic. I am now a revert to Islam, Alhamdulillah. I started wearing my hijab in October of last year and I never removed it since then. At first it was tough, my family and friends were not very accepting of it, but sooner they respected my decision and accepted it. Our purpose …

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Our intention creates our reality

By Samela (Sarayevo-Bosnia and Herzegovina) It is in our nature to protect our bodies.  So what is the problem if a woman adds just one more piece of clothing besides regular outfit, a headscarf? I believe there is no reason to refute it.  It gives such confidence and pushes you harder to put more effort because you need to be twice …

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