From Modest to Big Sweaty Mess: Why Hijab Is Nearly Impossible in the Summer

I live in New York City, where the temperatures reach the 90s in the summer with humidity making it feel like it’s almost 100 degrees. Now to an average person, the heat is just the heat. I mean, it’s just weather right? Well not if you’re me – or any Muslim woman who chooses to cover for that matter. Figuring out which hijab and clothes to wear that adhere to the Islamic principles of dress, but still prevent me from becoming a puddle of sweat, is rather difficult.

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UNCOVERED! – Why More Women Are Taking Off Their Hijab

“Oh My GOD! You’re still wearing the veil! Congratulations!”

That’s the new greeting my friends and I share now. We joke about it, but coming to think of this newly disclosed trend, I suddenly realize it’s so NOT funny! Off the top of my head, I can name over twenty women who have removed their Hijab in the past year, and as one by one of my family and friends throw in their scarves, it gets harder to be amongst the few girls still standing.

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Remember to Remind

For several days I was working on a project at work that was rather difficult. It took a lot of organizing, planning and follow ups to make sure it was done right. When it was finally completed last week, I was really happy with how it turned out. The documents were typed correctly, the clients seemed happy and it was done in a quick manner – all good things.

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BUSTED: Why Men NEED Four Women!

I would give anything to see the look on your face right now LOL. I can just imagine most women’s horrified gasps at the controversial title, and of course all the smirks from men, too. I realize the ‘multiple marriage’ thing drives some people up the roof, but that’s a debate I can win later. (No, wait a second, I promised myself not to engage in debates, so never mind, you win!).

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Why Can’t I Get Married?

Boy, did I ask this question a lot. A LOT. It took me nearly 7 years of searching before I finally had success. In fact, I’m confident that my sole purpose for attending university was to get married. There should be a national university league for ‘Marriage Opportunities’. My university would be last – because it was appallingly inept at hooking me up. I also lived in a very closed circle with fairly limited options. They were so limited that I was being suggested girls for a third or fourth time by the so-called ‘Rishta Aunties’. Bless them, constantly looking at young ones like fresh meat, psycho-analysing personality traits and linking them up just like that.

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