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I Am Not Your Ideal Muslimah, and That’s Alright

The pressure to become an ideal Muslimah is overwhelming. On September 4, 2012, I embraced Islam after much studying, reflection, and prayer. When I professed my shahada, I felt emboldened by my ability to stand up for my beliefs, no matter society‚Äôs reaction. The euphoria was short-lived. At first, I felt genuinely touched and overwhelmed…