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My Hijab Story Of Reluctance And Acceptance

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem My journey to wearing the Hijab was laced with tears, anger and fear. I was blessed to come from a spiritually conscious home. My father was and he is still my Teacher. He...

Unbroken; A Survivor’s Story (2)

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem If you miss the first part of this story, read it here. Then on August 8, 2008, he actually told me to pack and leave, that he is dead serious accusing me of cheating...

Unbroken; A Survivor’s Story (1)

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem I never thought I will be sharing my story today. My ex-husband and his family have said so much and I just choose to keep quiet knowing very well that Allah (S) will...

Muslimah In Focus; Tawakalt Oyebode-Tahir

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem Our Muslimah In Focus is a woman who has chosen to walk a path that scares so many Muslimahs with grace. Her willingness to be strong and vulnerable with her story has led...

Happiness At 30

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem It’s my 30th birthday, and for the first time in 5 years, I didn’t cry on my birthday. I have always been very driven and an overachiever. So its no surprise I had...

Growing Into The Hijab

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem I grew up in a ‘regular’ Muslim family; prayer was very important such that even when you are ill, my mum can wake you up at 7 am and even boil water for...

Muslimah In Focus; Mahmoudat Oba

MLH: As salam lykum warahmatullah wabarakatu. Walaikum Salaam Warahmatullah Wabarakatu. MLH: Who is Mahmoudat?  If I had to describe myself in one sentence, I would say that I am a deeply passionate and committed...