Questions/comments I have received about my hijab/hair:
- Are you bald under that? / Do you have short hair?
- It’s like a hood/umbrella when it rains your hair doesn’t have to get wet!
- Do you wear it at home?
- You never have to worry about a bad hair day.
- Don’t you burn in that during the summer?
- Does anyone see your hair, like your mom?
- How do you go to hair dressers with that?
- How long does it take you to put it on?
- Seems like a lot of work.
- Are you forced to wear it?
There are a lot more I am missing out.
yesterday in my African history class we were talking about ‘kings’ and how they had a number of mistresses which all had the title of “wives” but many were slave wives. some girl, automatically associated the region we were talking about with Islam, and she is directly looking at me and talking about how Islam makes their women dress modest but the men treat their women like trash :/. I didn’t know whether to feel offended or sorry for her. then she went on this whole thing where she played the role of the “Savior”. I don’t need saving because I am wearing a hijab, nor do I feel disposable. it made me think of how uneducated people are when it comes to the hijab and Islam, sometimes to me it doesn’t even feel like people want to understand they just want to tell you, you are wrong. there is a difference between being interested and wanting to know and being totally ignorant. but after she finished talking I felt the need to say something, which I did…but it didn’t go through to her. she still thinks Muslim women who wear the hijab (and not women who don’t wear the hijab), are oppressed. I feel sorry for her.
if I could wear an abayaa every day, I would. but I do, on a regular basis. mainly because probably the most comfortable piece of clothing a Muslimah can own. I spend so much money on abayaas and hijabs my closet is packed with them. buying a new hijab or abayaa brings all sorts of joy to my heart. love it.