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First Summer as a Muslim

An American Convert Tells Her Story



I remember my first summer as a Muslim. It wasn't that long after I converted, and I was barely into the transition phase. I knew that hijab is obligatory, but I was definitely not ready to tell my family and the world what I had just recently discovered myself..



Niqabi, interrupted

Wearing my niqab is a choice freely made, for spiritual reasons

Naima B.Robert



I put on my niqab, my face veil, each day before I leave the house, without a second thought. I drape it over my face, tie the ribbons at the back and adjust the opening over my eyes to make sure my peripheral vision is not affected.


 Daily Mail           

Three policewomen spend full day dressed in Muslim burkhas in controversial 'In Your Shoes' exercise

By Andy Dolan



Three female police officers were ordered to dress up as Muslim women for the day just to see what it felt like. They wore traditional burkhas as part of a scheme designed to help police interact better with the Islamic community


The Daily Texan

Covered life gives new perspective

Ana McKenzie



Spencer Wall, fourth-year English and sociology major, talks about her experience wearing a hijab on Wednesday night at Kerbey Lane Cafe. Wall, a Christian from West Texas, embarked on a personal experience in which she dressed as a Muslim woman for a year, starting in April



Italy: First Veiled Italian Muslim Woman Runs for Local Elections

Adnkronos International



Perugia, 28 May (AKI) - An Italian Muslim woman wearing the veil, or hijab, in the central city of Perugia will for the first time run for local elections, on 6 and 7 June. Maymouna Abdel Qader, an Italian of Palestinian descent, is a political science graduate of the University of Perugia


Why Hijab ?



why hijab


A North American Hijab Experience

By Ms. Naheed Mustafa


A Canadian-born Muslim woman has taken to wearing the traditional hijab scarf. It tends to make people see her as either a terrorist or a symbol of oppressed womanhood, but she finds the experience liberating


Looking Beyond the Hijab

Aseel Najib


When I was first asked to write a piece on the hijab, I was unsure of where to start. Perhaps I should begin with a definition of what the hijab is. Or a historical lesson on the hijab throughout the centuries. But maybe a personal narrative would be more interesting?


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