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We are often pre-judged because we are called ‘Me & My Hijaab’- but who are we and what do we believe? Are we only about the hijaab? Are we only for women who wear the hijaab? Are we only for Muslims? No, no and no!

We are all about sisterhood DESPITE what we wear, bettering ourselves and others, female and youth empowerment through faith, education and creativity, and reviving a united, productive, contributing community for all.

- Working towards fulfilling our obligation to help those in our community and those abroad.
– Welcoming all members of society to work with us to better our community.
– Creating a network for, and dispelling stereotypes about Muslim women so that both Muslims and Non-Muslims can gain a better understanding of the ‘Eclectic Muslim Woman’ and our faith- Islam.
– Celebrating the female hijaab (physical Islamic head covering + dress) as an achievement and an important part of our inner faith, as well as discussing aspects of inner modesty. We recognise the struggle and we stress that sisterhood needs to prevail no matter what we wear- everyone’s journey is different and hijaab, even though it is an obligation, is just a part of that journey.

We believe that if we want to revive our community and make changes, we have to start small. Get together and talk. Nurture ourselves, eachother, and our youth. Learn about respect despite difference of opinion, and the importance of knowledge, understanding, productivity and trusting our Lord and connecting with HIM from within. Starting from the grassroots to the older generations, we can really make a difference to everyone.


Read about why so many Muslim women CHOOSE to wear the hijaab, and gain an insight into their journeys to that decision on Me & My Hijaab. Keep up with our initiatives and fundraising projects on Me & My Hijaab’s baby sister: Me & My Community.


All are welcome- despite race or religion. Contributions from Muslims, non-Muslims, men, women, those who wear the hijaab and those who don’t.

A’isha reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Jibril, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, kept on recommending that I treat neighbours well until I thought that he would order me to treat them as my heirs. ~ Bukhari

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The Me & My Hijaab Blog- Why People Stay Away

Many a time I’ve heard or felt that sisters do not want to get involved with Me & My Hijaab because of some of the following reasons:

  1. They don’t wear the hijaab and think that we will judge / force them to wear it.
  2. They are not practising or not as practising as they think we are and again, think that we will judge them.
  3. They are of the belief that some Muslim women are obsessed with the hijaab or that we put too much emphasis on it.

Firstly, let me give you abit of background.

We started up Me & My Hijaab to create a central place where sisters can talk about why they started wearing the hijaab. This was to encourage sisters who were scared to wear it, to show non-Muslims that there are many Muslim women who choose to wear it, and to show both Muslims and non-Muslims who are sceptical about the Islamic dress of a woman.

We wanted to educate both Muslims and non-Muslims about the eclectic Muslim woman, to show that we are different but often have the same goals at heart. To show that we have different fears, personalities, loves. That we are not robots.

Furthermore, we wanted to discuss the reality of hijaab. Is it just a pashmina wrapped around the head? Is it an entire outfit? Is there such thing as inner hijaab? What responsibilities come with wearing the hijaab? Why are Muslim women who wear the hijaab and those who don’t treated differently? Do we not all have the same responsibilities as Muslim women, despite what we wear?

Me & My Hijaab soon became something more. As well as hijaab, we express our other passions: Sisterhood, Youth and female empowerment through faith, creativity and education, fundraising, getting closer to God, Hijaab from the point of view of non-Muslims and Muslim men, and bettering the community for all- which is how Me & My Community was ‘born’.

Our slogan sums us up well: Faith in Community: For those who live with faith and those who have faith in reviving their commUNITY. We are for those who have faith (hence the hijaab encompassing all different aspects as faith and not just being outer or physical) and also for those who believe we can revive and unite our community. The unease that people have with the name of the blog, or the assumptions that are made, are influenced by narrow definitions of hijaab, such as “Head Covering.” A hijaab doesn’t define a Muslim woman, but it plays a fairly big part in their lives as a Muslim woman, after all, it is something that most sisters feel most anxious about. We believe that hijaab, with regards to the Muslim woman and the Muslim man, represents more than a head covering or a way of dress, although we know that it is an obligation to dress in a certain way. It refers to the manners of the Muslim, the courtesy and respect we have towards the opposite sex, the way we carry ourselves in society, our desire to be recognised as a Muslim and to not be objectified as a sexual object.

Within the blog- we try to stay away from debates pertaining to the correct way to wear a hijaab. Is a turban correct or not? Are there particular colours we should wear? And so on. We don’t think we need to discuss it. We have defined from the Quran what hijaab is on the blog, but we know that everyone goes through different processes of outer hijaab and that our sisters are intelligent, thinking beings. We don’t need to patronize anyone.

We speak on sisterhood and manners, and we believe that no one should be judged or looked at negatively because they do not observe the hijaab. Many of us started wearing it later on in life so we understand the fears and struggles. No-one is born with hijaab or piety. It breaks my heart to know that some sisters shy away from us because they think they are not practising enough or because they don’t wear the hijaab, when our main objective is to bring people together.

In response to the obsession with hijaab that many sisters are accused of having: We believe that it needs to be emphasised and spoken about. It is constantly judged and stereotyped, so if we don’t keep speaking about it- we leave uneducated Muslims and non-Muslims to speak for us? To educate everyone else about the hijaab? No. Let us speak about it. Yes, the hijaab is only part of the journey, but unfortunately it is a part of the journey that is most scrutinised.

I think that the problem is more to do with why the hijaab is being emphasised and not that it is being emphasised in general.  If the hijaab is being spoken about in order to make others feel bad, in order to judge and criticise, in order to give the impression that it is the be all and end all of faith- then yes, we should shut up about the hijaab. That is not what we are about, in any way, shape or form. We don’t judge or pressure.

BUT- if it being spoken about in order to educate, to show why we wear it, to encourage, to make people think differently- then YES- keep talking about it.

The bottom line is that we are sisters. We are here for eachother. End of story. The bigger picture is that we need to revive our community and make it a better place for Muslims and non-Muslims. And we need your help. We celebrate the hijaab and modesty in a time when so many women are pressured to show skin.

We want the world to recognise that the hijaab is a choice of most Muslim women. But we also want to show the world our beautiful sisterhood despite what we wear. That we can all be productive members of society and we can all better ourselves Islamically and otherwise.

Please get to know us. Together we can make changes to how others see us, how we see eachother, and our relationship with God.

Peace.

Zara

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32 Responses to “Home”

  1. AmizzE June 2, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    ASA UKTHIS ITS ME @ILUVMYMNMS

  2. Pearls of Naseeha June 2, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    Masha’Allah great blog!

  3. ummkareemah June 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    Asalaamu alaykum! Great blog ladies… I’ll be following along. Keep up the good work!

  4. Online Quran Recitation June 14, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    Masha’Allah great blog! this blog actually tells the Muslim sister that they should wear Hijab.The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
    “The best of your women is the affectionate, the fertile, the comforting, the agreeable — if they fear Allah. The most evil of your women are those who expose and display themselves, and those who strut (to show off) and they are the hypocrites. Those who enter al-Jannah (the Paradise) are like the red beaked crow.” [Al-Bayhaqi].

  5. Ayesha June 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    Dear Muslim sisters! Come towards the gates of Paradise with us! Fulfill your duties towards Allaah, put on your adornment – put on your hijaab, and race towards Jannah (Paradise) by doing all good actions.

  6. Sarah Warsame June 21, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Mashaa Allah tabarakallah. love the blog sisters!!

    • Me and My Hijab Admin June 22, 2011 at 9:45 am #

      Assalaamu alaikum ukhti, jazakillahu khayran for your kind words. Please subscribe to receive updates! Wassalaamu alaikum- Admin

  7. KRYSTALE July 5, 2011 at 4:55 am #

    Assalamu alaikum sisters! Just wanna say I absolutely l. Love wearing my hijaab . Being a revert to Islam I had some trials in wanting to put on my hijaab. But allhumdullilah I’m married now an my hijaab my wear my actions my life surrounds my Islam ! May Allah swt keep us on the right path ameen.

    • Me and My Hijab Admin July 5, 2011 at 11:11 am #

      Wa alaikum assalaam cuz, its zara. Jazakillahu khayran for your kind words and ameen to your dua. Please subscribe to the blog to receive updates and also let me know if you’d like to contribute to the blog. Luv u xxx

  8. juicy couture sale July 18, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit

    more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme? Outstanding work!

  9. Mellisa August 27, 2011 at 1:56 am #

    Masha’Allah lovely just came across this blog which I think is nice for young girls.
    http://www.latifah-lamees.blogspot.com shes always recommending hijaab blogs on her twitter to really inspiring for girls like myself who are lookin to wear niqaab who are just simple n going on a simple journey through young adulthood

  10. aichazer August 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Thank you guys for this amazing blog ! may Allah swt reward you girls ! xxx

    Aïcha Z.
    http://www.littlehijabiontheprairie.wordpress.com

    • Me and My Hijab Admin September 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

      Assalaamu alaikum! Thank you for your kind words sis, and ameen! Please subscribe to the blog to stay updated.

  11. amatulhafeez September 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    mashaAllah, barakallahu fiikum for this site!!!

  12. hijabandme October 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    Salaam, found this blog from twitter. Keep Sharing sister ;)

    http://hijabandme.wordpress.com

  13. Anisah October 12, 2011 at 4:55 am #

    I Wore my head scarf for the first time as non-Muslim a day ago. I have for about a year or so been interested in the religion of Islam but did not want to seek further knowledge in it, as I was afraid I’d be drawn to the religion, and as my family are all christian and we are all close I did not want to be an outcast. However I spoke to my mother an she was completely happy for me. My first experience of wearing was quite funny as i had no idea how to put it on I, i sent a picture of myself to a Muslim friend and she said it was on wrong (i had a triangle shape at the top of my head) :-) but hey we all have to start somewhere. Alhamdulillah thank goodness for youtube for the step on how to wear one properly i should have watched that first.

    Overall my experience of wearing a head scarf was very positive as i felt lie i was pleasing Allah (swt)

    Twitter on @mothersiswife

    • Me and My Hijab Admin October 12, 2011 at 11:27 am #

      Assalaamu alaikum dear sister!

      May Allah reward you for your efforts. Please feel free to contact us for support. We would also love to hear your story in more detail, I have contacted you on twitter.

      May you always be in the protection on Allah my dear sister.

      Zara

  14. AminaLovesAllah July 7, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    This blog is really great and helpful! :)

  15. Mattersoftheworldwithselinab December 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    Mash Allah Me & My Hijab as a whole is a great initiative for the sisterhood.

  16. ynapassionforfashion January 19, 2013 at 1:34 am #

    Salam! Your blog is awesome. Btw, i am Yna from the Philippines. 23, and like you I am a Muslim woman who loves fashion and blogging. I just started my blog last year, last July 2012 to be exact. Here’s the thing, i wanted so badly to promote my blog and at least build networks will all Muslim women who are into blogging about their fashion statements, if possible. Could you give me suggestions re it. And I will be very happy if you consider me your new friend, sister in Islam. i hope i can hear from you! Thank you :)

    • Me and My Hijab Admin February 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

      Wa’alaykum Salaam Sis.

      Jazak’Allah Khair Sis!
      Contact us on twitter @MeandMyHijaab and then we can converse via e-mail Insha’Allah x

  17. grosirbros August 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Good artikel dear.. salam kenal

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  20. refizadotcom March 8, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

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  21. Hendar April 7, 2014 at 12:53 am #

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