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My Husband Does Not Want Me to Wear Hijab

19 July, 2022
Q I would like some advice, I have been married for 7 years and I am a revert. My husband is Catholic. I have changed a lot since reverting and my husband doesn’t like it. He says I pray too much, I’m too picky about foods I can eat, I don’t want to do things I used to do and he also doesn’t like it when I wear hijab. He said he prefers me without it. I notice he treats me different when I wear it like I’m ugly when I wear it. What should I do?

Answer

Do you face criticism from your spouse or family members when you are trying to practice Islam as a convert?

What can you do if you receive negative comments about your hijab, for example?

One of the best solutions is to educate your husband about the reasons behind the commandments and prohibitions. 

Support your claims with research-based evidence. Use scientific sources while referring to the wisdom of Allah behind these rules.

Click on the video and listen to the counselor’s advice!

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Aisha has a PhD in psychology, an MS in public health and a PsyD. Aisha worked as a Counselor/Psychologist for 12 years at Geneva B. Scruggs Community Health Care Center in New York. She has worked with clients with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, trauma, and OCD. She also facilitated support groups and provided specialized services for victims of domestic violence, HIV positive individuals, as well youth/teen issues. Aisha is certified in Mindfulness, Trauma Informed Care, Behavioral Management, Restorative Justice/ Healing Circles, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, and Confidentiality & Security. Aisha is also a Certified Life Coach, and Relationship Workshop facilitator. Aisha has a part-time Life Coaching practice in which she integrates the educational concepts of stress reduction, mindfulness, introspection, empowerment, self love and acceptance and spirituality to create a holistic healing journey for clients. Aisha is also a part of several organizations that advocates for prisoner rights/reentry, social & food justice, as well as advocating for an end to oppression & racism. In her spare time, Aisha enjoys her family, photography, nature, martial arts classes, Islamic studies, volunteering/charity work, as well as working on her book and spoken word projects.