Editor’s Letter: Hope

by Diana Rahim _ “Resistance is first of all a matter of principle and a way to live, to make yourself one small republic of unconquered spirit. You hope for results, but you don’t depend on them.” – Rebecca Solnit I know you will believe me when I say I had a hard time figuring…

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Interrogating the Uncomfortable

by Diana Rahim Editor _ Beyond The Hijab began four years ago as a platform for Muslim women to share their stories. I often say this when asked to describe the beginnings and the purpose of the blog, and I am always struck by its simplicity. All we wanted to do was to be a…

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The Woes of an Indian Muslim Sister

By Nurul Deanna – I am an Indian Muslim. No, I did not convert. No, I am not Hindu (did I already mention I’m Muslim?). I am Indian and yes, I’m very sure that I’m Muslim. I remember when I was in a Grab on the way to work for my internship. The driver took…

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Re-thinking Disability in Islam

by Sya Taha __ Disability and Islam My sister, Syiqah, gets around on a wheelchair. When we used to attend Islamic classes in our younger days, the mosque we went to was not accessible. We had to gather two or three young men each week to carry her wheelchair down three big steps to where…

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