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“Kill them with kindness”

By Khawla (North Carolina, USA) I have been wearing Hijab for approximately four years and I am proud to say “I am a hijabi!” At times, wearing the hijab was challenging and felt degrading to my confidence, but the few challenges that I faced made me bond stronger to my head scarf. Some may say “the head scarf is oppressing women!” …

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Hijab protects freedom

By Raghda Moustafa (Cairo, Egypt) I’ve been wearing Hijab for almost my whole life. I have pictures of me wearing Hijab when I was only 6 years old. I have worn it with full contentment. My parents even tried to convince me into leaving it by telling me that I was quite young for it but I always insisted upon wearing …

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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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