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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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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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My Hijab, My Choice – A Life-changing Decision

By Ashyanna Bangcola (Philippines) Imagine walking along a path. It is full of bumps and rough edges, but otherwise goes in one direction. You continue to walk along that direction until you come up in a fork on the road. Left or Right, you wonder. You have no idea of telling where each path might lead. Either direction that you may …

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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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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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