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7 Things I’ve Learned Since I Started Wearing Hijab

by Nahla Naciri   ·  6 years ago  

Wearing hijab changes completely your life, to the best of course and trust me it only adds you more value and wisdom, you can still do whatever you were used to, all your daily activities, your studies, shopping .. etc

Here are some fun but true things and facts I and maybe most hijabis have felt and noticed since we started wearing hijab.

1- You don’t save any time getting ready even though you don’t have to do your hair. All hijabis can relate, as there’s bad hair days, there’s bad hijab days! The time you used to spend washing and straightening your hair is now spent choosing a scarf, putting it on, tying it, and sticking in its pins.

2- A hijab doesn’t restrict you from doing what you want. unlike what most people think, it doesn’t prevent you from doing practical things, like me you probably soon realised that it wasn’t the case. If you want to go snorkelling, you can buy a burkini. If you want to go on a spa day with your friends or to the gym, you can. Anything is possible.

3- Suddenly, people expect you to have an opinion on every aspect of Middle Eastern and Islamic politics. If anything relating to Islam gets reported on in the news, your non-Muslim friends will turn to you and expect you to deliver a passion-filled monologue on the topic.


4- Some normal places and situations suddenly become quite uncomfortable. Basically, where there’s alcohol, parties, dancing, and SubhanAllah only inappropriate places!

5- Most people will treat you exactly the same. Friends and family who’ve known you for years won’t even flinch when you put a hijab on. These people are your true friends.

6- You will be surprised that hijabis judge other hijabis too. As a hijabi, I tend to notice other hijabis around me. Which means I’m prone to judging other hijabis in terms of what they wear and how they do their hijab.

7- Being a hijabi doesn’t mean you’re better than non-hijabis or any other Muslims. When you put on a hijab, people may think you’re on some kind of “higher religious level”, but it’s important to remember that people who don’t wear hijabs can be just as religious as you. Islam isn’t about appearance; it’s a religion based on inner intentions.

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