Posts Tagged ‘support’

Kid in a Candy Shop: Support, Knowledge and Hijab

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Kid in a Candy Shop: Support, Knowledge and Hijab

My journey of Hijab began early in life. I was 12 and in the seventh grade when I first observed full Hijab. My mother always encouraged me to cover even before that. She would say in the sweetest way ‘you are growing now, you have to start dressing more modestly; you have to start wearing Hijab. (Back then I understood Hijab to mean only the scarf.) This might seem like a very young age, but after reading later in life I found out a Muslim woman should start to observe Hijab when she hits puberty. So in fact it was the perfect age!

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The Culture of Support

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The Culture of Support

During an MSA event I once attended, the idea of hijab and culture came up. One of the sisters mentioned how some sisters in the Middle East wore hijab to avoid any comments or stares from men. Another friend mentioned that the fact that hijab was forced upon women within certain countries made her steer away from it. In one Muslim country, those that wear it are ridiculed. Whether we choose to ignore it or not, culture and even environment can play a role in our decisions, including wearing the hijab.

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