I've been reading lately about a real life story of a non-Muslim girl that some how attracted to Muslim hijab. The story begins when a Muslim girl (referred as 'A') went to this non-Muslim girl's (referred as 'B') house for an interview. They start the interview, chat a little bit and have a drink. B served a mineral water to A. While A was drinking the water, B glazed at A's hijab. And B asks.
A - "Don't mind if I ask. Don't you feel hot wearing that, mam?".
B - "What? This hijab? No. Not at all. I start to wear my hijab when I was in primary school".
A - "Oh. Okay. But it was nice, though! I like it. I just love the color and tone. Nice!"
B - "There's no harm for non-Muslim to tr to wear one. Try it! I'm sure you'll look lovely in this".
Even a non-Muslim attracted to Muslim's hijab. It is such an honor for us, Muslim. I myself, I do not wear hijab, not until I was 19 years old. I used to have so many excuses whenever somebody asked me why. But my all-time favorite answer will be,
"Well, even a girl wears hijab cannot behave themselves!"Here is a good guide for anybody whom think they are ready to wear one. Six obstacles to overcome!
Are you Ready? Six Obstacles to Overcome
Thinking about wearing Hijab? Here are some tips to help you overcome obstacles that may get in your way:
- Yourself –Not sure if you are ready? Remember that Iman (faith in Allah) includes submitting to Allah’s will. Research, understand the reasons and talk to girls who have gone through it. Ask Allah to help you put your beliefs into action. Prophet Muhammad relates that Allah said, “if [My servant] draws near to Me a hand’s span, I draw near to him an arm’s length; if he draws near to Me an arm’s length, I draw near to him a fathom’s length; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
- Your Friends – Worried about how your buddies will take it? Your friends should accept your decision and be proud of your courage. Give them time and be patient. Be conscious of Allah, not the girls or guys.
- Your Parents – It’s difficult to do things when the people closest to you oppose it. As Muslims, it’s our duty to please our parents, unless their wishes go against the command of Allah. As much as your parents do for you, their love and mercy could never compare to that of your Creator. Ease your parents into your decision and pray that it becomes easy for them to understand.
- At School –It takes courage to be different. You are likely to hear, “what is that thing on your head?” or “who made you do it?” Questions aren’t bad. Know your reasons and explain why you chose to wear Hijab.
- At Work – The United Nations states that, “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18). Most countries in the world abide by this declaration and have their own laws that protect an individual’s freedom of religious practice at work.
- At the Gym – What about swimming or basketball for sporty sisters? Obeying Allah and wearing Hijab does not limit your physical activity. Organize sisters-only sports events. This encourages true sportswoman-ship. When you play, it’s about the love of the game, not the glory (or the guys watching!).
|Myself wearing a long hijab (Thanks roomate for letting me borrow yours!)|
I am not yet to wear an extended hijab. Mine are just moderate. But, insyaAllah. =) I prefer if my 'Hijrah' takes time and I can stick to it, rather than fast-mode 'Hijrah'.
p/s: Have the hair, neck and chest covered are a must. We can always improved oneself. Let's us start wear one and extant the length of the hijab day by day. =)