The Camel’s Hump

19 Sep

Surah An-Nur, Verses 30 and 31 clearly states:

‘And Say to the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer palms of hands or one eye or dress like veil, gloves, head-cover, apron), and to draw their veils all over Juyubihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bossoms) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their (Muslim women) (i.e. sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of feminine sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful’

 I, who used to be a non-Muslim studying fashion, wanted so badly to fit into society. I wanted everyone to look at me and think “wow what a beautiful girl!” I wanted the attention and the praise of people I knew and didn’t know. I knew this was because I had low self-esteem and the only way I would feel happy with myself was if I “modified” my natural beauty to hide the discontentment I had living inside of me. I had nothing else to offer to the world except my beauty.
Make-up? It comes off at the end of the day. Clothes? Does it really matter what the latest trend is when you are pregnant? Accessories? They all will become outdated, hence the word “trend”.
The only true identity you have is your hijab. Your hijab represents your religion, your way of life. Your commitment to serving Allah. Your hijab is not something the Western culture has, and will never have. So why are you so obsessed with the West? The worldy life is only temporary and it is a facade. I find it as my duty as a Muslimah to stress the importance of wearing your hijab properly as it is the one thing that the West, or anyone can never take away from you.Your identity.

❤ Khadijah’

Read more about Khadijah here

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