In the midst of ever-evolving fashion trends, The Hijab Company stands as a testament to the enduring beauty of modesty. Through these heartfelt stories, Our Hijabfam shared their journeys, enlightening us about the beauty and cultural significance of modest fashion.
When I started wearing hijab, one thing that I struggled a lot with is being born in a family that is religious but doesn’t practice hijab. All my family prayed and is used to all the basics of Islam but practicing hijab was never on the list. I never covered my head and nor did my other family members and no one either ever forced me or told me to do so. But as I grew up, I started to feel a sudden urge on the inside to start covering my head and I told mama that I want to start proper hijab. Even though it was a hard and sudden decision but still I’m glad that I didn’t even give it a second thought and started wearing it the very next day.
After 4 years of constantly wearing hijab, I still wasn’t satisfied with the way I was. I wanted to do something for the sake of Allah’s love. Something that is more than an obligation. Something that truly makes me devoted towards the divine purpose of being born as a Muslim woman! At that time, I started admiring niqabis a lot. Their struggle to just to be closer to Allah was something that I’ve forever been fond of. The urge to become someone like them started to utterly grow in my heart and I made my decision to start wearing niqab.
Again, I told my mother my decision and the very next day I started covering my face. It was one the hardest decisions of my life but again I didn’t give it a second thought. I didn’t want to spend even a day to think about doing it or not because what I knew was, that what I was up-to is for sure worth the struggle and reward is going to be far more beautiful than I can ever imagine.
I’m still on my journey to become a better person. My niqab didn’t make me a saint. I still am fully flawed but at least now when I look in the mirror, I can remind myself the purpose that I (as a Muslim) am here for.
You might be planning on wearing hijab one day. Maybe you already wear hijab and are struggling with self-confidence and are in need of motivation to continue. I have been the girl in all of those scenarios and after seven years of wearing hijab Alhamdulillah, I can say that I have some good advice to share. I hope you can find hijab a little easier with my tips In-Sha-Allah.
Self-intention and give yourself a realistic time, no matter if it’s 3 months or years, will help keep you focused and always working towards your goal. Allah SWT knows your intentions and rewards based on that, Alhamdulillah.
I highly recommend you do this if you want to wear hijab. Start by wearing gradually longer sleeves and gradually increase the length and then so on! God sees your small efforts and knows your intentions. 🙂
I started my hijab when I was in class 7 or 8 I guess, Before I started wearing hijab, thinking about all of the things that I thought I had to give up gave me anxiety. I thought of my passion for sports and stuff and living a healthy lifestyle.
Let me share one of my experiences, I was the captain of my school basketball team and team was going to an interschool tournament and then (one of our school administrators said ‘TUM HIJAB MN KESE KHELOGI OTARO ISKO and I was confused, but then my only supporter spoke up NAI MA’AM YEH ESY HI KHELYGI AP BS GAME DEKHYN ISKA or me) and there are so many more stories related to hijab like being an hijabi influencer is again a challenge that too seeing other influencers flaunting their hair, etc. anyways coming to point; I want you to know that hijab will not stop you from anything you want to do in your life! You may have to work harder to find modest way of clothing for the occasion, but Allah will reward you for every struggle and is proudly watching as His slave strives to please Him.
May Allah Almighty make hijab easy for all of us and reward us in this world or hereafter, Aameen
Can you resonate with these Modest journeys? Let them serve as a reminder that we can all embrace our individuality, uphold our moral principles, and derive strength from commemorating our distinct life experiences via our sense of style.