Fashion trends may come and go, but The Hijab Company remains committed to celebrating the grace of modesty. These women have shared their own stories, enriching our understanding of the world of modest fashion and its cultural resonance.
My Role Model:
The beloved daughter of our Prophet PBUH and the women of His house.
Lady Fatima implements the best of hijab. Imam Sajjad narrates, “Once a blind man sought permission from Fatima to enter her house, and when he entered, Fatima hid herself from his sight. The Prophet, who was present and a witness to this scene, said: ‘Fatima, why did you hide yourself from him when he can’t see you?’ She replied, ‘O Prophet of God, although he cannot see me, I can see him and my scent will reach him.’ The Prophet praised her and said, ‘I bear witness that you are a part of me.’
Hijab is not only a scarf that you wear to cover your head, with it, comes a responsibility.
Hijab, chastity, and piety is not limited to keeping oneself away from the sight of non-mahrams, but also not looking at non-mahrams – or controlling our sight from looking at them – is considered a prerequisite to hijab, and 2) smelling the scent and perfume of a person by a non- mahram can also excite the emotions and desires and can cause one to fall into sin. We are not only supposed to cover our head but our eyes, thoughts and intentions. Like it is said in the holy Quran:
قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ يَغُضُّوْا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَ يَحْفَظُوْا فُرُوْجَهُمْ,
ذَلِكَ أَزْكَى لَهُمْ.
“Say to the believing men that: they should cast down their glances and guard their private parts (by being chaste). This is better for them.”(24:30).
Hijab is my own choice. It’s my identity, it brings a sense of confidence and strength and I believe it’s a symbol of freedom.
My story is neither every Muslim woman’s story nor do I consider myself a benchmark against which to measure Muslim women. I am, however, someone who wears the face veil (niqab). There are many women who may share my experience, who feel neither oppressed nor limited by the veil and consider it an integral part of their identity.
I certainly don’t denounce women who do not veil their faces as less pious or less modest. It is simply how we manage our own relationship with Allah. I wear the niqab not out of fear of the men in my family, there’s a story behind.
I was just like any other girl, wearing jeans, uppers flaunting my hair and all that in fashion. In 2010, I suffered from Typhoid. I got hospitalized for two weeks. During that I was diagnosed borderline dengue. Everyone was worried if I will be able to make it or not as my red platelet count was dropping day by day. But there was something within me, my gut feeling was telling me i will make it. During my stay in hospital, I started to recognize the bounteous goodness of Allah upon us which we take so much for granted. I started to get closer to HIM more and more. As soon i started to recover, I promised myself to live the way the Lord likes. I started taking Abaya.
In 2014, I faced an issue of visa approval to Saudia. I so wanted to go to Saudia and perform Umrah but Saudi government doesn’t allow any sibling to stay more than a month on Umrah visa but I wanted to spend my summer vacations with my bhabi and bro. After so many rejections and my constant duas, I got an approval. That time I decided, the day I will look Khana ka’aba, I will start covering my face for the sake of Allah. Since then, I wear it unflinchingly and unapologetically.
May Allah accept all our sacrifices and make us steadfast. Aameen.
Can you relate to these Modest Journey stories? They show us that in our choices, we can be true to ourselves, stay true to what we believe in, and find strength in expressing our unique style.