Why I Started Wearing The Hijab?

January 23, 2016

(Dwana Colourblock Panel Maxi Dress/Soho Micro by Sometime x Poplook/Black Wedges from H&M)

I get really interesting questions about my hijab time to time. Especially when I meet new people who are non-Muslim. To be honest, I really like it that people are actually interested to know about the concept of modesty and hijab. One of the top questions I usually get is why I wear the hijab?




I was once the girl who kept saying, I will wear it one day. But it hit me one day, who sets the date? Who makes the decision? It's me. I wasn't even sure why I was not wearing one. My mum never force it on me. She taught me well actually. She sent me to extra religious classes on weekends and taught me the importance of covering up. But she's not the kind who will tell me that I can't go out unless I'm wearing it.

When I graduated from poly and started looking for a job, I knew in my heart that I have to start wearing it one day. So for the first job interview I attended, I decided to wear it. At that point of time, the last time I wore it was probably slightly less than a decade ago. 





So what actually made me do it...

I had it on the whole day and it made me feel calm and protected. I had no men trying to take a peek at my chest or staring at my thighs.

I saw the way my mum looked at me when she saw me in my hijab. She was beaming. I knew I made her proud.

People know I was a Muslim. In Singapore, we always have the mindset that being Malay = Muslim. That's not true, of course but that's another topic for another day. The foreigners are not so familiar with that. I like it that people only need to look at me once and they know I am a Muslim woman.

On a lighter note, my hair is long and luscious after wearing the hijab. I don't have to go to the salon every 3 months to get it coloured too. I still make sure my hair is well taken care of though. The hijab is not an excuse to ignore those locks!

All that covered skin? Girl, you have no idea what the sun can do to our skin. I did a skin test the other day and the amount of moisture I have on my neck and my face is quite a huge difference. The woman who was doing the test for me told me that it is most likely because the skin on my neck is covered. I am 90% protected from the vicious sun.

Bottomline is, it makes me happy. I feel much more comfortable. If any of you girls are struggling, please don't hesitate to email me. I would love to listen!

More reads on this topic:

  1. http://rougeandruche.com/2016/01/25/why-i-wear-the-hijab/
  2. https://sunglowandme.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/why-im-wearing-hijab/
  3. https://pearlmirror.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/why-i-started-wearing-the-hijab-world-hijab-day/?preview=true
  4. http://www.lilpink.info/2016/01/hijab-diaries-why-i-prefer-to-wear-hijab.html
9 comments on "Why I Started Wearing The Hijab?"
  1. Great post! My mother never pressured me into wearing the hijab either, though that was something that many people assume before they ask me about it. I think it's great to have somebody who supports you, rather than pressures you, and it really helps you to embrace the hijab more positively. And I absolutely agree - at the end of the day, we make our own decisions and bear their outcomes, whatever they may be :-)

    http://rougeandruche.com

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    1. Alhamdulillah. Thanks to Allah for presenting us the best mums we could ever ask for!

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  2. aww. i did write something similar, tiq. :)
    here it is: http://www.lilpink.info/2016/01/hijab-diaries-why-i-prefer-to-wear-hijab.html
    ^_^

    Let me know if you wanna get listed in my post.

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  3. My mom never forced me to wear hijab as well. We've got great mom, don't we?
    I enjoyed reading this post.
    http://fadsaburkair.blogspot.com/

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  4. This post is really insightful. I've just recently begin my hijab hijrah and your post definitely gave me the extra boost. Thank you!

    http://www.itsnorathexplora.blogspot.sg

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    1. Aww thank you! I know it can be tough but stay strong! <3

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  5. Thank you for the link! You have a very decent blog here :)

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