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This Hijab Blog was created by a fabulous muslimah (Meee). This blog is about the views of todays muslimah.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Salaams Everyone,

This blog was created for Muslimahs who would like to tell their story on being muslim and covering, and experiences regarding Islam . It was created for those Muslimahs who have reverted and are thinking of wearing the hijab or who have just begun to wear the hijab. For those Muslimahs who have been born muslim but who only recently begun to wear a hijab. And For those Muslimahs who are already wearing the hijab and would like to provide some support to those looking for help on the subject.

16 Comments:

  • At 10:00 AM, Blogger maryium said…

    asalamu alaikum all.

    well i have a little bit of time so here go my little story. i first wanna send a shout-out to all those who have embraced the hijab and all those who are seriously trying to, lol!

    well i was born to a muslim father and a christian mother so you know a had problems to say the least, lol. i decided on my own when going to high school that i would start covering but even then it was such a struggle!

    alhamdulilah though, i made it and 14 yrs later still holding tight to the rope of Allah. i kept my hijab thru many things,marriage and two kids, insha Allah i will do everything to empower my daughter so her muslim identity wont be such a struggle for her. its a joke to me when folks talk about taking of their hijab because it poses some kind of a threat in the West. All i have to say on that note is this; "nothing happens without the permission of Allah!!!"

    understand that your Hijab is part of a testament of trust in your Lord, Allah!

    and i'm outttttttttttttt...

    Love
    Maryium

     
  • At 7:34 PM, Blogger Veiled Ninja said…

    I also always get the usual "aren't you hot in that?".

    But Alhamdulilah I also get compliments from non-Muslims who comment on the beautiful fabric or mention how beautiful I look in a particular hijab colour. Also, the occassional "good on you!" when I discuss with them that the choice to wear hijab was mine alone, and it is between me and Allah (swa).

    May Allah gives us all strength and imaan. Ameen.

    GO GIRLS.
    VN

     
  • At 10:22 PM, Blogger Aminah said…

    Hi please visit my new blog: http://aminahsblogspot.blogspot.com/
    I have some good hijabi clothing store links as well as recipe websites. It will be expanding daily. Please post:)

    Salamm
    -Aminah

     
  • At 10:28 PM, Blogger Aminah said…

    I have experienced a lot of negative feelings since i started wearing hijabs..the WORST was from an army dude dressed in camo. He looked at me like he was going to follow me and kill me. It was really scary so i just left where i was...
    But i also get a lot of stares, not all mean mostly inquisitive, they are thinking, you dont look Muslim.
    I had a lady in a bathroom ask me why i wore it and if it stood for something..and she said i didnt look Muslim...I didnt say much back i guess i am not so patient with people. I kinda wanted to shout at her and say, what is a Muslim supposed to look like?!

    Anyways...i try to not let it bother me but it causes people at work to really respect me and men do not stare at me, but instead are very respectful. I have njoyed hijab the most at work...it somehow levels the playing field.

    -Aminah

     
  • At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    the one i really hate is when some random class mates are shocked i actally take it off at home even that i dont sleep with it, its kinna funny but very annoying when you tell the same story again and the ultimate worst is ARENT YOU HOT IN THAT lol !

     
  • At 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    lol I love reading hijab stories like these. i first started wearing hijab when I had turned 13 and my friends asked me a lot of questions. EVERYONE gets the arent u hot?? but once(i think this might have just been to annoy me but) this boy in my gym class saw me with my hijab on and asked me if i could get HIM one! sometimes kids would ask me if my hijab is annoying cuz im always fixing it lol. But i say no becuz if Allah is pleased that i am wearing a hijab then im not annoyed at all.
    That's pretty much y i began to wear a hijab, especially in america.i knew Allah would be pleased and that motivated me.

     
  • At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As Salaam Alaikum sisters,
    Here are a few websites about tips for wearing hijabs, how you can answer some questions if asked about the hijab, and some inspirational stories. Please pass this on.(The paragraphs below are articles, etc. I have gathered from the internet. I don't remember who they were written by).

    MA
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    http://www.jannah.org/sisters/sultana.html
    http://hijabsforyou.com/hijabinfo.html
    http://stores.ebay.com/Khadijas-Hijabs/Why-young-girls-should-wear-hijab.html
    http://www.muhajabah.com/hjbscared.htm
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    It often occurs to me that many of our sisters in Islam are not properly encouraged once they begin to observe the requirements of hijaab. It may be that a sister has been obliged to wear the hijaab without truly pondering over its superiority.

    Perhaps she has reached the age of puberty and her parents have instructed her to wear it. Perhaps she has recently accepted Islam and her close companions have told her of its obligation. Or, perhaps her husband has commanded her to wear hijaab.

    A sister who does not truly know the superiority of hijaab will always remain envious of disbelieving women. Why? Because they observe these misguided disbelievers attempting to look beautiful for all to see. Hence, the Muslim woman then compares herself to that woman which causes her to feel ashamed of her own hijaab.

    Therefore, what follows is a reminder for my sisters in Islam. It is a reminder of the true status of these so-called beautiful women. It is a reminder of the excellence of the women who wear hijaab.

    Excellent Qualities of Those who Wear Hijaab:
    It is well known that the Muslim woman is a creature of modesty. Allah loves for our Muslim women to be shielded by their hijaab. It is their outer protection from the decadence of this life. Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam {SAWS}) said (what means): “Allah is modest and covering. He loves modesty and privacy. (Aboo Daawood, an-Nasaaee al-Bayhaqee, Ahmad saheeh).

    Thus, as modesty is a quality that is loved by Allah, our sisters must take comfort in knowing that they are modest and that they are not like those women who show themselves off to the world. Such women will not be shielded from Allah's Wrath. Allah's Messenger (SAWS) said: Any woman who takes off her clothes in other than her husband’s home, has broken Allah's shield upon her. (Abo Dawod and at-Tirmithee)

    Therefore, we see that the hijaab of the Muslim woman is indeed part of modesty. Modesty accompanies eemaan (faith). That is why Allah's Messenger said: Modesty is part of eemaan and eemaan is in Paradise. (At-Tirmithee saheeh). Also: Modesty and eemaan are companions, when one goes away the other one goes away. (Al-Haakim and others)

    The Muslim women must know that the disbelieving women who beautify themselves for the world to see possess no modesty, thus, they are void of any eemaan. Instead of looking to the latest fashion models for guidance, you must look to the wives of the Prophet (SAWS).

    Look at the regard for modesty that our mother, Aaishah possessed even in the presence of the deceased; she said: I used to enter the room where the Messenger of Allah (SAWS) and my father (Abo Bakr) were later buried in without having my garment on me, saying it is only my husband and my father. But when Umar Bin al-Khattab was later buried in (the same place), I did not enter the room except that I had my garment on being shy from Umar.

    It could be quite difficult for the Muslim woman to go out wearing hijaab in a society that mocks and torments her. She, indeed, feels strange and out of place. However, if she knows the status of those who are mocked by the disbelievers, then she would continue to wear her hijaab with dignity.

    Allah says in His Book (what means): “Verily! the criminals used to laugh at those who believed. And whenever they passed them, used to wink at one another. And when they returned to their own people, they would return jesting. When they saw them, they said: ‘These have indeed gone astray!’ But they (disbelievers, sinners) had not been sent as watchers over them (the believers). But on this Day those who believe will laugh at the disbelievers. On (high) thrones, looking (at all things). Are not the disbelievers paid (fully) for what they used to do?” (Al-Mutaffifeen: 83:29-36)

    Allah’s Words should serve as a support for you my dear sister. Also, take comfort in being a stranger among these lewd and sinful women. Allah’s Messenger (SAWS) said (what means): “Islam began as something strange, and it would revert to its (old position) of being strange, so good news is for the strangers.” (Muslim)

    The Characteristic of the Exposed:

    Instead of practising the hijaab (covering), the disbelieving women expose themselves, making a dazzling display of themselves for others. Such display is an attribute of ignorance. Allah says in His Book (what means): “And stay in your houses and do not display yourselves as you used to during the times of ignorance.” (Al-Ahzaab 33:33)

    Allah’s Messenger (SAWS) said: “The best of your women is the affectionate, the fertile, the comforting, the agreeable – if they fear Allah. The most evil of your women are the those who expose and display themselves, and those who strut (to show off) and they are the hypocrites. Those who enter al-Jannah (the Paradise) are like the red beaked crow.” (Al-Bayhaqee in his Sunan. The mentioning of this kind of crow is to show that those who enter Paradise will be as rare as this kind crow is rare.)

    We see from the above aayah and hadith that displaying oneself is indeed unlawful. Further, it is a quality of the most evil of women! Therefore, do not be envious of the disbelieving women. They only have this life to enjoy, while the believing women will have Paradise. There is nothing in your hijaab to be ashamed of as it is the garment of the righteous and pious female worshippers of Allah.

    In order to truly show you how evil those women who expose themselves are, let us ponder over the following statement of Allah’s Messenger (SAWS): “Of the people of Hell there are two whom I have never seen, the one possessing whips like the tail of an ox and they flog people with them. The second one, women who would be naked in spite of their being dressed, who are seduced (to wrong paths) and seduce others. Their hair is high like the humps of the camel. These women would not enter Paradise, nor will they smell its fragrance, although its fragrance can be sensed from such and such a distance.” (Muslim)

    These women who expose themselves are common among us today. These are women that even the Prophet (SAWS) did not see! Look around you and you will see those women who are clothed but naked! Look at the hair styles of the women who, expose themselves – are they not high like the camel’s hump?

    Perhaps we are the first generation since the time of Adam to witness such women. If one ponders over photos taken thirty to fifty years ago, one will see that the disbelieving women did not make expose themselves in the manner that their offspring today! These women are among the people of the Fire! Thus, how can you envy them?

    Therefore, the Muslim men should not let the people of the Fire over their modest wives, daughters and sisters? Such lewd women will not even smell the fragrance of Paradise; so our women must avoid their path.

    Another lesson from the above hadith is that it confirms that what the Prophet (SAWS) came with is indeed the truth! This is a prophecy that has come to pass in front of our very eyes. Hence, will we continue to envy these evil women, or should we be grateful to our Lord for the hijaab which brings modesty which leads to Paradise?

    On the whole. the Muslim woman should abandon all of the ways of the exposed, and adopt the ways of those who are modest through their love and practice of the proper Islamic hijaab.
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    ----THE ELEGANT HIJAB
    -The pea is a splendid plant. It proudly displays its strong green Hijab. It protects it from the hot and cold weather and guards it from insects. Allah has blessed the pea with a special Hijab, because without it, the seeds would scatter, dry up and die.
    -The orange keeps itself within its shiny orange Hijab to protect its delicious fruit. Otherwise it-looses its taste too.
    -So are the banana, the coconut and the pomegranate. Each one has an elegant and unique Hijab, which protects it from disease and destruction.
    -The jewel of the sea, the pearl, has been given a very tough and rugged Hijab - oyster shell. It protects it from sea animals and keeps it sparkling and shining inside.
    -However, the most beloved of Allah in all His creation is the Muslim girl who wears the Hijab. She knows it is a gift from Allah. It protects her from harm, injury and mischief. She wears it knowing it gives her dignity, beauty and respect. So precious she can be that she hides herself beneath her Hijab.
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    ----We have come to liberate the people form the worship of creation to the worship of the Creator and to liberate the people from the constrictiveness of this dunya to the expansiveness of the akhira and to liberate them from the injustice of religion to the justice of Islam.
    http://durbah.almaghrib.org/temp/

     
  • At 7:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Another place to discover new ways of wearing the hijab http://www.modernhijab.blogspot.com/

     
  • At 4:11 PM, Anonymous Syeda said…

    I started my Hijab wen i was in 7th grade not knowing all that consisted in it and have been improving since!....But the amount of respect and security it gives me wen i walk the street is just amazing.I know when im out there in the world im representin me, my personality and my brain, and not advertising my body.It is so empowering in so many ways, And i feel the major part of the confidence comes by knwoing that i'm doing something that Allah wants me to do and He is all powerful & has the control of my life and of others and hence nothin can harm me.

     
  • At 6:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi sisters!, I am just wondering, there is a web-site called www.hijabplanet.com and they sell silk hijabs, they look amazing but very expensive. did anyone buy any hijabs from hijabplanet's? does it worth?

    Ma'salama

    Jennifer

     
  • At 9:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Assalamulaikum Sisters,
    Many of you may be much younger than me--and I hope that you can relate to what i'm sharing,,,i am a recent revert to Islam (formerly Catholic)..and am 60 years old. My sons are Muslim and have led me to Islam, Alhumdulilah! I have worked as a social worker in a small non-Muslim, Native American community for many years. I began wearing hijab about 2 weeks ago to work...I have had many interesting questions asked and some shake their heads as though they think i'm crazy,,,or are baffled by my conversion --if i tell them about it..i'm sure the 'water cooler' talk is buzzing about it...but i too get compliments, stares, and lots of questions about my health "Are you losing your hair?." it really is surprising how people feel they have the right to get so personal about such a personal decision or one's religion. Funny thing though, when i respond that "i'm wearing it for religous reasons." that totally ends the conversation, the person might say "OH" or the conversion comes to an end and they scatter..interesting that the hijab is such a lightening rod for discussion. But remembering that I choose to wear the hijab out of obedience and love for Allah, not to make a religious statement, convert someone, or a superficial attempt at trying to show some type of piety.
    Salamms,
    Maryam Hajar

     
  • At 2:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    asalaam aleikum

    i know how u feel...i keep on being asked arent u hot? too. i have days where im very patient to answer questions and others where i am so not in da mood !!!!!

    I am a converted Muslim and my family (aunts) always say i look like its a funeral in my abaya but i hav learned to ignore.

    later

    Yassie(south Africa)

     
  • At 7:44 PM, Blogger Kristine32 said…

    I have received the same type of comment, 'Aren't you hot under all that clothing"/ I just say "well, it is God's command for me dress modestly and be known and judged for my brains rather than beauty or lack there of. Or if I am really not in the mood for idle chit chat with people I don't know, I just give the standard reply, 'of course I am hot just the same as you are but the fires of hell are much hotter and last for eternity.

     
  • At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Assalamulaikum Sisters!

    I started wearing hijab about three months ago and it is the best decision i have ever made. I have gained a sense of peace where ever i go. I am so blessed that Allah has given me the courage to finally put on hijab because I have been thinking about it for a long time. I haven't gotten any funny comments yet...it may be because i'm on a college campus and the students are more educated about Islam...i'm not sure. Before I started doing hijab, I did some research online and the most frequently asked question I found was, "Do you wear it in the shower? and to bed?" LOL

     
  • At 11:01 PM, Blogger Lacuna said…

    It is known that prophet mohammed also wore a hijab, and that men today, in such countries like Saudi Arabia, the men do wear the hijab. however, when they are outside their country and in a western country men usually don't wear their hijab, and nothing seems to get said about it or debated about it. So why arent men who do not wear the hijab not as ridiculed as the women who do not wear the hijab?

    interested :)

     
  • At 1:44 AM, Anonymous global sisters group said…

    Salams sisters,

    I am a new muslim and I'm also interested in understanding the hijab and why it is important to wear it.
    I have made a poll on my blog so it'd be nice if you would all participate in it, and great to hear your own opinions about it.

    globalsistersgroup.wordpress.com/category/hijab/

     

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