We all know how Hijab has been considered as a source of hindrance and criticism from a large number of people through out the world. We wanted all these people to know how Hijabis truly feel about the Hijab. So we asked some of our friends to share their views from 12 different countries!
If you agree then please help us spread the word by sharing their voices!
This one piece of cloth brought with it countless changes in my life. My whole life took a U-turn. My husband started respecting me more, we had more happiness in our relationship than we had ever before. Living in non-Muslim countries, we are constantly surrounded by distractions and temptations that overwhelm our intention to wear hijab – we just have to remember that sacrificing fleeting desires will ultimately result in the biggest and best desire of all: the pleasure of Allah and the rewards of Jannah. If you are fearful or confused about hijab, just remember, only good can come from it.
My advice is, a life on disobedience to Allah is not worth it. The Shaytan wants the Son of Adam to commit Fahisha (Vulgarity), don’t fall into his traps. Dear sisters if you don’t wear hijab make a commitment with Allah that from now on you will and you will see your life transforming before your very own eyes in sha Allah.
Fatima from Philippines says:
I proudly wear my hijab as its part of my deen. AlhamdulilAllah I can easily observe the Islamic veil in my country.
Girls can study and work with their veils without facing any problems. But the people in the capital aren’t really familiar with it so they stare a lot and ask me why I cover my face even when its so hot.
Amani from Thailand says:
I was born in a Muslims village where all the women used to observe the Hijab.
I started wearing the hijab from a young age and owned alot of hijabs of different colours and designs.
But when I was in High school, I got a chance to go in depth and learn the reality of Hijab and why Allah سبحان الله had prescribed it for women. It changed the way I thought about it and thanked Allah سبحان الله for this great blessing He has blessed to women.
But unfortunately majority of the Muslim women in Thailand don’t follow the Islamic guidelines with respect to the modest dress code of women in Islam.
I remember smiling to myself when my teacher once said ‘ Your Hijab is a sign of your chastity, righteousness and pureness.’
Sa’adah yusufich from Serbia says:
When I step outside my house with my veil, I feel as if the angles have covered me with their wings and form a wall around me protecting me from men. I am at ease knowing I am not a source of lust and temptation for men.
Fadilah from Turkey says:
Women observing Hijab and specially those who cover their faces face a lot of criticism and violence in my country because people usually think everyone who is covered up is a terrorist.
If a woman uses the public transport with her veil, people stare at her and look at her in a negative way.
So I hope the views regarding the Hijab change because it is a command of Allah سبحان الله and when a Muslim woman covers herself she is actually worshiping her Lord
Zara Andaleeb from Canada says:
Practicing hijab gives me a secure feeling, secure from Allah’s punishment. Because there is nothing more harmful or painful than the displeasure of the Creator. It’s another issue of talking about the benefits of hijab in Dunya, but obeying the Creator comes first. When we obey Him, we know for certain that He will protect us from every harm of the dunya and the aakhirah. Isn’t it sufficient to feel secure from the eternal than the temporary?
Alhamdulillah for Islam!
It needs enough strong Imaan to practice it. And remember when ever you feel you are the odd one in the gathering or staring at your Hijab, just say to yourself ” This Is My Identity” “I cover myself in order to please my Creator and not His Creation”.
Momina Mosa from Thailand says:
Thailand is a Buddhist country but as its a Democratic state people have a freedom of religion so a Muslim woman has every right to dress up however she wants and observe her Islamic veil.
The Hijab is an identity of a Thai Muslim women and one of the criteria for protection of women in Thailand, That’s why I have never faced any problems with respect to my beliefs and veil.
Finally, I love my homeland and its lifestyle.
Batool from Somalia says:
Sheikh Mashary al Kharraz said: I came across a village in Somalia and found every woman there covered in veil. They observed this act of obedience so well that even a three year old was found with a veil and mothers would give birth with their veils. These kids have learnt that Hijab is source of protection and representation of Islam. They realize that Hijab is a source of pride and righteousness for them.
Sondus from America says:
America is a place full of freedom, nobody stops you from doing what you want except from certain states and towns. Taking Hijab in America has somewhat been a tedious task for me. I would cover my face in the beginning, but I was forced to take it off because of the criticism I faced. People would stare at me more and many maintained a distance from me thinking I would hurt them. I feel more comfortable wearing my Hijab around people here.
-The Hidden Prestige Team