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If Allah loves me then why doesn’t He want me to look ‘attractive’ like other girls?

By Yomna Tarek Abdelgayed (Egypt) My story started a long while ago; at a time when I put on the hijab and didn’t really get what it was all about. Why does a scarf on my head would please Allah? What’s the connection between covering up and being modest? If Allah loves me, why does He want me to not look …

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Hijab-A patriarchal oppression?

By Trish Lamberti My reflection on hijab: I find it absurd that the world thinks of Muslim women as oppressed due to the way Islam tells us to dress. Putting religion aside for a moment….what is the definition of oppression?  It is “to burden with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints; subject to a burdensome or harsh exercise of authority or power.”        (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/oppress) To imply that hijab or niqab (choosing to cover your body and/or part of your face …

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