People normally ask me how i started wearing hijaab, what’s my story, they seek tye dramatic edge to it but am afraid there’s none behind, nothing like a near death experience that made my heart change neither some epic love story nor any unrequitted love that made me take this decision.
What is Hijaab?? Its the concept of covering your body with a cloth from your neck to your feet and also covering your head and face. Muslim women are ordered by Allah to wear hijaab. But I on the other hand being daughter of a Muslim mother and non muslim father wasn’t much aware of what Islam really meant until the day I actually started reading and understanding Qu’ran.
The journey started the day I had a discussion with a fellow who insisted that Hijaab is a compulsion for females while i was adamant that it wasn’t so I headed for my Qu’ran and started reading it and only few minutes later was totally ashamed after reading the verse that says:
“And to say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty, and that they should not display their adornment (zeenat) except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof that they should draw their head coverings over their bosoms and not display their beauty to their husbands, their fathers, their husband’s fathers, their sons, their husband’s sons, their brothers or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their women or the slaves whom their right hand possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of shame of sex and that they should not strike their feet in order to attention to their hidden ornaments.”
So here it goes ladies, I got that and I started wearing Hijaab, I chose to be a Muslim and I chose to be a good one. So poeple stop asking me why do I wear it, why don’t I wear it in front of my father or why bnot in my bedroom, there’s a list that describes it all. We have to cover ourselves so that we don’t draw attention of other males and be safe.
And that list doesn’t includes boyfriends and fiances so please take that in count as well. They are na’mehrams for you.
“O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments their persons (when abroad). That is more suitable that they will be recognized and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving and Most Merciful.”
And that was it, after that day I have never went out uncovered!