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    Nov 10, 2014

    16 Struggles Every Muslim Girl Will Understand

    But what are you wearing for Eid?

    1. Being catcalled with phrases like "Habibi" or "MashAllah".

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    Because that's how you hit on a Muslim girl, apparently.

    2. Having to help prepare iftar with your mum while your brother watches TV.

    You're basically tortured with food you can't eat. Meanwhile, the men stay away during the cooking, come to the kitchen when the food is ready, eat it, and leave.

    3. Struggling to hide the fact that you're on your period from your dad and brother.

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    It would just be too awkward if they knew.

    4. Having to tell someone you're not praying when they ask you whether you are.

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    Which is even more awkward if you're asked by a guy who doesn't understand why you're not praying.

    5. Feeling sneaky when you eat during your week off in Ramadan.

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    Trying to disguise the fact that you can eat while everyone else is fasting is hard work.

    6. Spending the last day of Ramadan trying to figure out what to wear for Eid.


    Eid is basically Muslim prom. It has no dates or music, but it does have a hell of a lot of food.

    7. Actually enjoying making up for your missed Ramadan fasts during winter.

    Daylight savings mean you get shorter days and longer nights, which means more time to eat fooooood.

    8. Being asked why you're studying or working when you should be at home making babies.

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    9. People assuming you're in a relationship with any guys you hang out with alone.


    Muslim girls can't have male friends or even talk to guys without someone assuming we're dating.

    10. Resisting the urge to buy a cute top because it's too revealing.


    And if you do buy it, you never wear it because you can't work out how to.

    11. Being told not to leave the house without a mahram.


    Guess what? Telling us that we can't leave the house without a man is pointless, because WE DON'T NEED NO MAN.

    12. Being asked endless questions about wearing a hijab.

    And if you don't wear one, having to explain why.

    13. Having to listen to the media debate your rights as a Muslim woman.

    Once again, no. We don't feel oppressed.

    14. Rocking up to the beach in a burkini or leggings and a T-shirt in the scorching hot sun.


    And feeling incredibly jealous of everyone else in their swimsuits.

    15. Squeezing in at the back of your mosque because of the sheer number of brothers.


    And sometimes there's no space for sisters, so you have to go pray somewhere else.

    16. And, of course, having discussions about marriage with your parents at the age of 15.


    Apparently it's never too early to be "keeping an eye out".

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