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Twenty Five Years Later

This weekend marks my 25th year of wearing hijab.This year has brought on a lot of challenges in terms of holding tight to what we believe in.There have been too many stories to mention or to force my mind to conjure up.I am here to celebrate my loving affection to my hijab.
My daughter is 12. She started to wear her hijab when she was 11. She asked to start when she was 6 or 7, but I wanted her to start because she really understood the meaning of wearing this crown of Islam.I did not want her to start out of imitation of me or anyone else. As times move toward extremely scary, I would be lying if I said I was not scared for her.Thankfully, we can have more than one emotion course through us at any given time.I have a lot of hope and when I can talk to myself enough, belief that we will definitely be ok.
I can’t live my life in fear of being who I was born to be.I can’t live my life thinking that my family and I will be accepted any more or any less in society if we abandon what we bel…