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Hijabis in Healthcare

Salaam VELA fam! Today’s blog post is unique because it will be an interview style post featuring some hijabis who work in healthcare.  Alhamdulillah I began my hijab journey shortly after I came back from...

When to cut off a friendship?

I recently removed a friend from my life since she was a major backbiter which led me to reflect on her character – I realized that this is not how I want to be. I...

Seeking Marriage: Invoking Allah's Names

It looks like the issue of marriage has become one of the main concerns within Muslim community. Especially in this generation where the concept of marriage and weddings are heavily promoted on social media. This...

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

I have a secret. It’s one that I’ve hid from my readers for years. It’s the type of secret that makes me want to close all the curtains, and never show my face in public...

Hijab: Is the struggle from you or your environment?

The day I became Muslim was the day I became a hijabi. I couldn't have made that decision if it weren't for the healthy environment I surrounded myself with through the right friends and guidance....

What Does VELA Mean To Me?

When I think of VELA, the words hijab, modesty and femininity instantly come to mind. Prior to practicing my deen, femininity was not something on the table. I used to believe that carrying a masculine...

Balancing cultures, one abaya at a time

I've always dreamed of seamlessly blending the life I've grown up with the one I desire. Being able to dress modestly while still reflecting my full personality has been a long-standing goal. However, growing up,...

World Hijab Day: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Hijab

Behold the hijab, a whispered hymn; A choice profound, where the soul finds its rhythm. Not just a garment, but a shield of the divine; A sanctuary for beauty, in a world that can confine....

The Isms Project - A photo series documenting the Muslim Marriage Crisis from the perspective of Muslim Women

When I was little, I loved playing dress up with my sister. We wouldn’t just borrow my mother’s oversized jackets and high heels, but we would take scarves, blankets and tablecloths to create dramatic, make-shift...