In a world filled with fashion trends, it’s often easy to overlook the timeless elegance and significance of modesty. The Hijab Company aims to cherish traditions and embrace the beauty of modesty. These women came forward and told us about their modest journey.
My biggest challenge as a hijabi was with myself. Like many hijabi girls, I did have a “Hijab On Hijab Off” phase. Where I struggled with keeping my hijab on, especially for events, weddings, dawats, etc. I think I felt prettier without hijab or I liked the compliments. But I remember feeling guilty & uncomfortable or a bit naked I’d say, when I wasn’t wearing hijab. A part of me always knew that hijab was a part of Islam and it shouldn’t be neglected.
But no goal can be achieved in a single day, and everything takes time. I believe everyone has their own pace of learning & adapting. Slowly & gradually, I learned how to carry myself with hijab in a way that made me feel comfortable, happy & beautiful. I’m still working and trying to improve myself as a hijabi. There is a lot that’s involved in being a proper hijabi and as long as I know I’m trying; I know I’ll be a better version of myself in the future and I hope to inspire other girls to also love & embrace little things that make us a better Muslim.
The key to pursuing hijab starts when you love Allah & love how He created you. If you’re not happy with your features or any part of your body, adding a hijab over it will only add to your insecurities. You might be wearing it but still not be happy or still judge other girls for not wearing it. But when you love yourself, you’ll also love yourself with hijab and instead of feeling oppressed you’ll feel empowered when you have your hijab on.
Marium Nabi Baksh
Growing up in KSA, Hijab was always mandatory for me. It was a smooth transition to adopt when seeing my own mother and women around me practicing modest clothing on everyday basis without any issues. I knew right then, that this has to be my identity and I officially started at the age of 14.
With growing age, we girls tend to develop a sense of fashion and in many styles, hijab was just not the right fit. There was a time where I used to think that I would have to change my wardrobe just to incorporate a headscarf. And that eventually stressed me out. It took me a while to realize that Hijab is not just a piece of headscarf but it’s being true to yourself and trying to define your personal style. It’s about an obligation to be fulfilled with your Creator. Once you understand the power Hijab brings with itself, you won’t be going back.
Now that I live in Europe, no matter what day or time it is, Hijab is my mandatory piece of outfit. My outfit is incomplete without a Hijab. Those unwanted stares never scare me but motivate me to dress more modestly. My goal is not to find a perfect matching headscarf with my outfit but to feel confident and beautiful. If you’re struggling with starting Hijab, just remember you’re not doing this for anyone but Your Lord. Only He knows our struggles and only He has the power to make it easier. Once you understand the comfort Hijab brings, no power on Earth can stop you from wearing it.
Can you also reconnect with these Modest Journey stories? Let them be your reminder that in our own fashion choices, we can embrace who we are, honor our beliefs, and find strength in celebrating our unique journey through style.