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I have heard many complaints from some converts to Islam, even from non-Muslims, about gender separation in Islam—in fact, it was one of my biggest fears after marriage. And the issue of segregation in Islam and Muslim cultures relates to women's rights and the concept of hijab.
But I have come to prefer gender segregation, usually, now that I have a better understanding about what it means and how to apply it...