Saturday, January 12, 2013


Bismillahi Rahman Ar-Raheem!

So here's the compilation of what Muslim women from different countries, of different ages and of different backgrounds have to say about the Hijab and what it means to them.

Subhanallah, the response was overwhelming and it's great to know that there are so many strong Muslimahs out there who genuinely love their Hijab! May Allah bless all of you, keep you strong and reward you immensely for your sacrifices and efforts! 

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Here's the response we got on Twitter: 

  •  "My Hijab is my pride & joy. Without it I feel as if I have a big part of my character missing" @The ModestLady
  • "I feel safe and confident with myself :)" @shafynanas
  • "Hijab is a big part of a Muslimah's life. The best thing about wearing it is it show everyone that you're a proud Muslim" @Islam1st_
  • "Hijab is modesty in action. I love wearing something that makes Allah pleased with me <3" @NabilaAbib
  • "Hijab protects me and people show more respect towards me :) Yes, hijab is my pride and saver too!" @ezrarawr_
  • "It's my crown. And my Abayah is my gown. I'm a walking queen who no one gets to see unless I give them permission to." @MkElZahaby 
  • "Hijab has many advantages, And the best thing that I like about it is that it helps you to maintain your modesty." @SalamIamHeyn
  • "It's my protection shield." @SaraAlgohary
  • "When I wear it I feel protected! I have the power to let people see only what I want them to see!" @ukhtizulaiha_ 
  • "It serves as your protection from evil and harmful things.." @SalamIamHeyn 
  • "The Hijaab makes the statement that a Muslim woman is not available and not interested in any advances."~(Dr Bilal Philips) @delegateofallah
  • "My Hijab isn't just a material covering me. Its' my Protection against fitnah. It's my way of Jihad & it guards my modesty all fisabiliallah" @IAmTassnim
  • "The Hijab demands what women deserve: RESPECT" @AmberMedjadji 
  • "One feels protected- & gets to understand Allah's love for us - Thus leading to immense apreciation of the Muslim identity" @MiziShaikh 
  • "I Love My hijab because it's my shield from the dunya, it's my crown that I wear proudly. Its' the way of a true modest muslima!" @bmuslima 
  • "Hijab means representing Allah's order" @lotes25
  • "My hijab is my dignity. I feel naked without it." @DiyanahSani 
  • "My hijab is my pride,it's my identity,it sets me apart from others.. It liberates me" @kabzzzzy
  • "It's a command of Allah- that should be enough. Never felt more free after going in Hijaab. Besides, bad hair days don't exist now" @ayesh309 
  • "Hijab is a protection for me. I wear it to please our creator" @Astridcornelson 
  • "When you wear the Hijab, you obey your Creator." @asmashake 
  • "Hijab sets me freeee =D I'm no slave of society and I only care about what Allah thinks of me and whether He's pleased with me." @DialaBean
  • "It's my identity as Muslimah. I feel so much safer and more appreciated. And it also controls my attitude, words, and behaviour." @marsiany  

Response via mail:

"The hijab actually means everything to me. It's the most amazing covering ever for every Muslimah! The best protection for every women!" -  Fatimah Zahra 

"I love my hijab because it's my protection shield against this world that we live in. It's my modesty. For me it's my life" - Sarah El Gohary

"What the hijab means to me??? Where do I even start? My hijab has liberated me- I feel soo free! I can finally identify myself and my purpose, I know who I am I know who I want to be. And above all wearing hijab makes me feel like I'm a fufilling my deen and a step closer to what my creator Allah ta' ala asks of me. #Alhamdulillah" - Bolanle Adebowale

"Hijaab is the distinctive Islaamic dress whose features have been clearly defined by the beautiful Qur'aan and Sunnah. Hijaab is Imaan, Taqwah, Tahara and a Shield. This path is a straight one that is surrounded by virtue from all sides and attends to the best of moral characteristics, which are increased by the clothing of purity, concealment, and chastity. The determination of many modern societies that women should be uncovered and living immoral lives, is an indication of how far they deviated from the guidance of ALLAH, not only in the Muslim lands, but in all countries of the world. The Westerners may not care about this, and may go ahead and invent more means of immorality without finding any deterrent in their corrupted books. But the Muslims who worship ALLAH by reciting HIS perfectly preserved Book Al-Qur'aan night and day, will never accept such deviance, no matter how negligent and weak they are in their practice of Islaam, because they constantly hear the definitive words of the Qur'aan and Sunnah, warning those who disobey ALLAH and HIS Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), of the test in this life, and the severe punishment to come in the Hereafter.

"... Let those beware who withstand the Messenger's order, lest some trial befall them, or a grievous Penalty be inflicted on them." [Qur'aan 24: 63]

Hijaab is a high form of worship that is not subject to the opinions of people and their orientations and choices because the One who legislated it is the Most Wise Creator, ALLAH TA'ALA. When ALLAH - the High and Almighty - commands us, HE knows that in HIS command lies our best interest and happiness. Consequently, when HE commands the woman to cover up her modesty, HE knows that in this command lies her happiness, glory and dignity.

Our beloved Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) so beautifully said:

"ALLAH, Most High, is Heaven, is Ha'yeii (Bashful), Sit'teer (Shielder). HE loves Haya' (Bashfulness) and Sitr (Shielding; Covering)."
A beautiful rose protects itself by thorns and a woman protects her beauty by Hijaab, Subhaan-Allah!
My Beloved Sisters! All I want to befall you is good. My worry about you is what makes me pray, from the depth of my heart, that ALLAH protects you from all evil; I pray to ALLAH to fill your heart with HIS light that never fades, to aid you with enough power with which you can overcome human and Shaitaan, and break their shackles; I pray to ALLAH to free you from the captivity of whims and desires, and to open to you the world of freedom, honour, integrity, and the world of purity and chastity. In'Shaa'Allah, Aameen!!!
My Hijaab, no doubt, is a celebration of my Muslim womanhood and I am proud to be a Muslim woman, Al-Hamdulillah!" - Sister Shahnaaz Bemath

"You asked for our thoughts on what Hijab means to us! I would just like to tell that initially when my brother asKed me to observe hijab, I was defiant.. I used think it was something unnecessary and also thought it would keep me oppressed.. But it proved me wrong as wearing hijab and niqaab made me feel liberated like never before. It became a form of freedom which I regretted not having earlier! I simply love it! I pray to Allah that ALL our muslim sisters realize the significance of it and start observing it, in sha Allah..!" - Farzana R

"My hijab is my suit of armour. It protects me and gives me strength. Its a constant reminder of my duty towards Allah SWT, and of His mercy towards me by blessing me with Imaan."- Zaakiyah

"As I am a grown up, I realise how protected a woman is in her Hijab, and I feel it. A Muslim woman is a slave to only Allah swt. I'm not to show my beauty to men and to fulfill their lusts!
I love my creator. For him I can do anything in sha Allah. I can even lay down my life and I should. Then why shouldn't I just perform a simple command of Him and cover myself?" - 
Ayesha Homaira 

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MashaAllah, I loved reading each and every single one of these! I wanted to write about what the Hijab means to me, but what can I say- it's all written here!!! If there's one thing I can say, the Hijab means everything for me. I love every single moment of wearing it and I'll never take if off for anything in this world!!!

Hijabis for ever and ever! :)

Jazakallah khair again for all the lovely contributions! May Allah bless you all!

Note: I had to edit a few tweets because of spelling mistakes, etc. I do hope it's ok.

*Note: If you have anything more to say about what the Hijab means to you, you can still comment below or send me an email on and I'll include it in this post In Sha Allah.

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