Why I Decided To Wear The Hijab.

  • It is a spiritual practice. It reminds me of the commitment I’ve made about the kind of person I want to be and it’s also a recognition that physical appearance to other people in this world matters less than the metaphysical one to God, in the long run.
  • I felt it was the right time. As I am undergoing a relative high point in my spiritual journey, I wanted something to remind me of this. Furthermore, another angle to the timing was that no-one around me was forcing it onto me or even talking about it for that matter. I have always been rebellious in my own way and quite stubborn. I would get extremely aggressive if someone was forcing me into something or telling me what I should and not be doing, even if I knew that they might be right. If it had come from anyone else, it would have been immediately rejected.
  • It’s an expression of my identity. Of my WHY in a personal sense. It reinforces my beliefs and values, both internally and externally. Just as I decided to get a nose piercing, cut my hair super short or color it a vibrant red (or wear tons of eyeliner during my emo rock-star phase), this is yet another expression of who I am, what I love and what I stand for.

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