My Hijab

My Hijab by Zainab Riaz

The 1st of February marks the recognition and celebration of a beautiful aspect of our Faith. World Hijab Day highlights an integral part of a Muslim woman’s life. The Hijab is a unique and distinct manner of presenting ourselves as women in Islam, showing a complete image of total obedience to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) by implementing His (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) command by covering our hair and entire body. The hijab conveys modesty paired with obedience. It is a reminder to our wider society how love for The Divine should be an integral and central pillar in our lives making us successful not just in this world but also in the hereafter.

The Hijab is an honour bestowed upon Muslim women to elevate them and a means of gaining proximity to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)  This is only one honour on top of the many honours that are personal to women.  So, in celebrating World Hijab Day we are showing gratitude for our Blessing of Hijab and we recognise we are not lowered or weaker in society due to wearing a hijab.  In fact, we are empowered, elevated and stronger since we are seeking the pleasure of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) and nothing less.  The Hijab is a physical manifestation of this yearning and seeking.  It does not lower us or oppress us. On the contrary, it lifts us higher and ennobles us.  It is crucial that we recognise this when we wear our hijabs and we actively engage in society in various roles..  We are recognized as being a Muslimah, a Mominah and among those who try to embody our faith externally and internally. 

May Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) allow us to implement the beauty of the Hijab entirely with confidence and love. Ameen.

Thoughts; please share your reflection in three words …
What does the Hijab mean to you?
Obedience, love, beauty 

Key terms:

Allah – Arabic term for God
Subhanahu wa ta’ala – Arabic term for Glorifying God
Hijab – an Arabic term usually for the head covering 
Muslimah – Arabic term for a Muslim women
Mominah – Arabic term for a believing Muslim women

4 thoughts on “My Hijab

  1. Mehmooda says:

    Obedience, love for Allah’s command, to accept the beauty of islamic values in a full submission to All-Mighty.

  2. Maryati M Dahim says:

    Obedience – in wearing the hijab, we are seeking the pleasure of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala), an action point of the ayah,
    “And the clothing of Taqwa, that is the best” (Sura al- A’raf, verse 26).
    Bi iznillah.

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