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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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Discrimination: When and Where Will It End?

By: Fatima Javed In a country as large as the United States, there are always people around of different ages, backgrounds, and religions even in the workplace. Sometimes it’s less obvious as to what a person’s religion is, but other times it’s as clear as day. The most obvious is seeing a Muslim women wearing a hijab (head-covering)  or abayah …

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Uncertainty of life

Nahin  (Bangladesh) It has been approximately 7 years since I started covering my hair. I never thought I would embrace this practice as at that time I barely saw any young girl covering their hair. The abrupt change showed up from a shocking realization about the truth of life…. One day I heard after coming home from school that a …

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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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