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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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Hijab is part of me

By  Stephanie (Romania) I started wearing hijab since I converted to Islam almost 3 months ago, Alhamdulillah (All Praise is due to Allah)! I am living in a non-Muslim country. My conversion to Islam came with a huge social challenge. Everybody looked awkwardly at me when I would go out wearing my hijab. They laughed but I kept going and …

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I’m not strong enough to face people in my hijab

By Ena  I am originally from Bosnia. But grew up in the Netherlands and did not have a typical Islamic upbringing. However, on a big part, I was informed about many of the beauties of Islam.  Though it wasn’t until a half year ago, after my personal search for the truth and meaning of life, that I have found peace …

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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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I was not ‘ready’

By Shahina Bint Islam ( Birmingham, UK) I’ve always known hijab to be an obligation and an Islamic duty for Muslim women. Yet, never felt confident enough to observe it as I thought I was not ‘ready’. However, I loved and envied sisters who covered themselves, Masha’allah, they had a strength and humbleness that I didn’t possess. I started reading the …

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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Ambassador in Niqab

By Farah Rahim ( Malaysia) I was going through a tough time in my life that I questioned Allah (SWT) about it, astagfirullah (I ask Allah for forgiveness). Trying to find the answers, I attended a parenting course by my daughter’s private Islamic preschool Dzul Iman. The Khalifah Parenting course changed how I view life on earth, 180degrees totally. I learnt …

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