THIS IS VERY INTERESTING AND REVEALING—TO WESTERN EYES!
A STRUGGLE TOWARDS HIJAB
By Elmira Akhmetova
In the previous essays, ISLAM UNDER THE SOVIET UNION – Part Two and ISLAM UNDER THE SOVIET UNION – Part One, I have been narrating about how Muslims were facing many problems during the times of the Soviet Union. This piece is again from the series of Islam in the Soviet Union. Some thoughts or experiences could be interesting and beneficial for some of you.
As I had already pointed out in Part I, although the Soviet government prohibited to practice our religion completely, we grew up by knowing that we were Muslims. But we could not grasp the real meaning of being a Muslim or what we should do and what should not. What is interesting is that old ladies never go out without covering their hairs. And this was accepted as tradition or a part of culture. But…
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