How I First Began To Wear The Hijab

Umm Jamaal ud-Din

Channel: Umm Jamaal ud-Din

Topics: Hijab

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what I wanted to share with you all today is about how I came to put the hijab on. Back when I was in New rape to Islam about 30 years ago and handed it down, I was still living at home with my non Muslim parents.

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So what happened was I, I read some books about the hijab First of all, and why we wear it. And what I used to do is that whenever I would go to any Islamic event, or you know, the masjid, I would practice wearing the hijab. So I went through a stage of what I like to call training wheels he job, which that helped me to get used to, you know, the feel of wearing the hijab, first up. So I, you know, I started wearing the hijab, on weekends, when I was away from home, and I would, you know, take it off, before I would come home, my parents wouldn't see me. Anyway, I'd started to pray five times a day and hamdulillah by then, and I was really excited to be a Muslim. So I used to go

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around, you know, when I was out, I'd always be saying said, I might go to everybody, I would say in the street, you know, anyone who took a Muslim, I give them slam. So I got to the point where I felt like I just needed to, you know, come out and completely embrace my full identity as a Muslim. Now, of course, you know, it was a huge step for me, you know, I was living still at home with my non Muslim parents, I was working full time in an office with all non Muslims. And I was studying part time at uni back then. But I knew I just had to do it. So I ended up writing a letter to my parents. And I, you know, I told them what I was going to wear it. And I also mentioned in the letter how,

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you know, covering the hair was even mentioned in the Bible.

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And I started off wearing it only on weekends, and to uni because I was too scared to wear it to work. But then eventually, I got to the point where I just couldn't stand, you know, leaving what I felt like was a double life. So I decided to just wake up one morning and go to work wearing my scarf. Now in the beginning, I did start off by wearing my scarf, you know, showing a bit of my hair at the front. And then I was slowly bringing the you know, the scarf over to the towards the front each day. And I was still showing my neck back then as well. But then what happened was, once my workplace kind of got used to the idea of me wearing a scarf on my head, I ended up just covering my

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neck up as well.

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Now I'm going to admit that I didn't, you know, wear the hijab perfectly in the beginning, you know, sometimes I would wear pants, you know, sometimes I used to wear bright colors, but eventually I started to you know, want to wear it in a way that made me both feel good about myself, but still covered me in a way that you know, fulfill the conditions of hijab, you know, loose, you know, not too bright, but it still looked elegant. Now, I know a lot of sisters are strong, Mashallah, you know, and they're able to put on the hijab straightaway and that's great Mashallah, but you know, sometimes Judy, or situation and circumstances, you might find it hard to do it all at once. So for

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you, it might be easier to work up to slowly doing it. Like what I did, you know, taking small steps at a time. You know, so maybe you can try out my technique of what I call, you know, training, we wear hijab. But you know, the most important thing, sisters is that, even if you know you're not wearing the hijab perfectly now, but the most important thing is that you have the intention in your heart to run away properly in the future. In shoreline, you keep on asking a lot Tyler to give you the strength to get there. So I asked a lot of fantastic this was helpful for some people out there. And I'll leave it there said I'm on a comb or for cattle