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On Hijab : Reflections, Fashion, Stories and More

Marking World Hijab Day

On Hijab : Reflections, Fashion, Stories and More

Marking World Hijab Day, we bring to you a collection of interesting reads about Hijab. We hope you’ll enjoy it!

These were the words of one young girl when asked how she feels about the hijab. At the tender age of 15, she is fighting the uphill struggle most teenage girls face; her parents want her to wear the hijab and she doesn’t.

“You don’t need this.” These are the words that will probably always represent my first experience with hijab. Though I was only four years old and in kindergarten.

I was once held captive behind the imaginary bars of a cage created by none but my very own sense of inferiority. The fog of self-defeatism and the anxiety of a weak self-esteem were far worse.

I wore a hijab when I was too young to understand the heaviness of the decision that I was making. I was 12 and went to an Islamic school that required girls to begin wearing a veil in the 6th grade.

Recently I was at a ladies-only event, but since it was held in a public venue, many of the women remained covered just in case a random man walked in.

My own experience with wearing hijab came before I converted to Islam. For nearly a year and a half before I accepted Islam as my religion, I had been studying the religion.

My understanding of Islam and my encounter with hijab (the Islamic dress code for women) are perhaps much different from others.

Life went on for another five years and I was then in my final year of that elite high school. Despite my successful academic life during those five years, spiritually I was impoverished.

Hijab hair means the limp, flat, sometimes-painful hair that results after a long day of wearing hijab. Needless to say, hijab hair can be a total bummer so read on for our tips and tricks to help with limp.

As of late I’ve been feeling myself go through a real style transformation – not just in the clothing itself, but also in philosophy. I’ve always been someone to dress up and make an effort when going out.

I’ve packed a suitcase enough times that I’ve basically got it down to a science. Break your packing down into sections to help you stay organized (and sane! yes.

In this interview, Yasmin Mogahed speaks about her personal experience with Hijab, What does it mean to her and how she finds it a symbol of empowerment to Muslim women.

I am an American non-Muslim woman who has chosen to wear the hijab. Yes, you did read that correctly! I am not conducting an experiment on what the hijab is like or trying to explore the lives of Muslims.

Inaya is sixteen years old. She’s memorized Qur’an and is an inspiration to youth and adults alike. She’s inspired other girls to wear hijab and respect the rules of Islam. She even teaches Qur’an to children on the weekend.

I am originally from Sudan but grew up in Abu Dhabi – UAE. I started wearing hijab when I was 15 years old. For me, it was just the natural thing to do.

With the rise of hijab fashion, the young fashion bloggers have taken the social media world by storm. In this video, the half English, half Egyptian fashion blogger.

Is “Hipster Hijabi” an oxymoron to you? To many people, Muslims as well as non-Muslims, it is. But today we’re interviewing a young woman who will prove this belief wrong.


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