When I wear the hijab

Until I visited the main mosque in Paris I had nothing to do with Islam; neither the prayers nor the Hijab were familiar to me. The benefits of observing Hijab became clear to me following a lecture at the mosque when I kept my scarf on even after leaving...

What it means to wear hijab

I am an American woman who was born in the midst of America’s “Heartland”. I grew up, just like any other girl, being fixated with the glamour of life in “the big city”. Eventually, I moved to Florida and on to South Beach of Miami, a hotspot for those...

Hijab and modesty

“Every religion has its characteristic, and the characteristic of Islam is modesty.” This statement made some 1400 years ago by the Prophet Muhammad is just as relevant today as it was then. The Prophet lived in turbulent times, when slavery, debauchery, drunkenness and sexual abuse was rife; when poor...