When Should My Children Start Wearing Hijab

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Faith IQ

Channel: Faith IQ

Topics: Hijab,Islam QA,Parenting

Episode Notes

There is no one rule that will apply to every young girl in general. Working towards that it though, how we approach hijab for our children needs to be way more than a box to check off in our parenting to-do list.
Hijab is not the end-all of achievements for a Muslim woman. It is part of the process of building modesty and character, and this process for your daughter begins with how well you model, encourage and prepare her for it.
And remember: hijab isn’t about you and it’s not about your reputation in the community. Hijab is between the wearer and Allah, and your role as a parent is to nurture that relationship for your child so that hijab is a beautiful beginning and NOT just a means to your reputation’s end.

Shaykh Yahya Ibrahim discusses.

Episode Transcript

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When should my children start wearing Hijab?

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There's no real, you know, single word answer for this. There isn't a particular age. And it's not something that is a general rule for each and every person. But here are the things. hijab isn't a demand that we make of our children. Of course, it's something that we inculcate and encourage within them as a process of life. It's something that they will want to model those who they see as being heroes in their life, their mother, their aunts, her mother's friends, all of those people, her best friends at school, all of those people that you kind of have pushed into your your daughter's life, to show them the way that is pleasing to Allah soprano to Ireland. Remember that

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hijab is not the end all of everything in life, but it is something that, you know, builds within a person self esteem, self reliance and self confidence in their Creator as being the one who has requested of them. So I warn you of two things, first, making hijab about yourself, and second, making hijab about your reputation in the community. Nothing is more distasteful than your daughter would feel put on hijab, what will people say? Or put on hijab, I'm not happy with you unless you do so. But rather it should be about the love of Allah because it's a relationship between herself and a loss of Hannah to Allah. And that's what you want to build. So let her choose the time choose the

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place but be constant in encouraging her all along the way. And this can't begin too young or too late. There's no you know, there's no age, it's that that you would define it as, but when she starts becoming regular with Selena, and when her friends start dawning it, that becomes a good point to kind of nudge in that direction. And I pray that these words are helpful. They were helpful for my daughter. I'm very proud of it and she's just started to Doner hijab and she's just 10 years old now at hamdulillah