O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.Surah Al-Ahzab. Qur’an 33:59.
Why do Muslim women wear the Hijab?
The Hijab is an obligation from Allah ﷻ to the believing women and it is a form of modesty. Wearing the Hijab is a sign of obedience to Allah ﷻ. No matter your level of Iman wear the Hijab. Don’t feel you need to reach a certain level of Iman before donning your Hijab. Wear it with pride, make dua and seek the help of Allah to make you steadfast in obeying Him. Know that Allah sees and will reward you for your struggles!
Know that Allahﷻ sees and will reward you for your struggles!
I came across a poem I wrote about two years ago when I had a change of environment where I found myself in the midst of non-hijabis. I mean being the only female in a class wearing the hijab, walking across the street and having people stare at what is on my head:( I wrote this poem to get some comfort and I hope you find comfort in it too!
What do you call it?
A form of oppression…patriarchy?
An extremist practice?
I scare people away.
What is the significance; you ask?
Evolution makes us cover our body.
I don my hair as part of my body.
It makes me self-conscious.
A reminder to keep striving.
Do you know:
It serves as a form of modesty.
Prevents unnecessary gaze from men.
Prevents needless attention.
The society and Hijab.
Obstacles I face;
Being the only female in a place donning the Hijab.
Makes it seem I am struggling with my identity.
One definite thing: I stand out.
To you who don it: promote it.
To you who don’t: strive to don it.
We need to appreciate the beauty of the Hijab.
Have a high esteem of yourself.
You expect me to be more religious, pure… perfect; I ask you who is?
You need to understand:
I am not free from imperfections.
I make mistakes.
It serves as a reminder to keep striving.
It serves as a reminder that I am still Muslim.
It serves as a reminder than even when my Iman is low, I still belong to Islam.
I cover my head not my brain.
I am not perfect, but Islam is.
Salam Alaikum Waramatullah Wabarakatu
My dear females, how do you cope with society pressure to wear the Hijab? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.
Share this post if you found it beneficial. Any good thing I have said is from Allah ﷻ and any wrong is from myself and I seek His ﷻ forgiveness. In Sha Allah I will catch up in my next post to talk about… Till then Fi Amanillah (I leave you in the custody of Allah ﷻ)