Kalis Mardiasih’s bold, moderate Islamic interpretation of ‘hijrah’

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About Hijrah Jangan Jauh-Jauh, Nanti Nyasar!,
Written by Aqmarina Andira, and was originally published in Jakarta Post,
Sep 15, 2020


Born and raised as a Muslim in Indonesia, I can’t help but notice the increasing popularity of the hijrah (migration) movement, especially among the young generation of Muslims in Indonesia.

The transformation of young people from cultural Muslims into more devout ones has become more visible in recent years. From fashion to food, property to relationships, this hijrah trend has begun to dominate the mainstream narrative in Islamic society. One local brand even claims to offer the first halal certified hijab in Indonesia, which has made me question my own hijab collection. Is it not halal?

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