See How This Latina Found Empowerment in Wearing Hijab

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  • Manahil

    This is so lovely to read.

    I wish you all the best.


    Even as a muslim woman, born into a muslim family I struggle with so many aspects of religion. I hope to improve.

    – M

  • El Cid

    “I realized hijab was a way for me to truly be humbled by the power and might of God.”
    No, not really. The so called Hijab is designed to humble women before the power and might of men. The God part is the religious blackmail men use to subjugate them.

    Allah Almighty Creator Al Khaalique Who made the Universe out of nothing, Who set the stars beyond measure, Who spread the galaxies in motion beyond you can see with the most powerful telescope you can design, Who ordained the Sun and Moon doing His bidding does not need hijab imposed on women to make Him look Cool, Powerful and Mighty.
    Don’t flatter yourself.

    Read it in Qur’an Al Kareem.

  • Po

    Congratulations on that step in that journey.
    I must state this, as unfortunately it seem to get lost often when Muslims, new or old speak about Islam and the quran. The responsibilities in islam are progressive. That is nothing above the core precepts are required. Beyond the pillars, everything is a negotiation, not with God, but with the self. That is, what makes one a muslim is rather simple, what makes one a believer is more complex and more demanding, and what makes one truthful or righteous is even more so complex and demanding. And what makes one of the foremost is even more so.
    The quran is of hierarchy, God delineates very clearly who is whom based principally on what duties they put upon themselves. That is beyond the pillars, one has to decide which group they fit in and do the deeds for that group (hence also why the marital verses are broken down similarly, the promiscuous woman for the promiscuous man, the chase man for the chase woman…etc).
    So the hijab is NOT an obligation. But it is, as the sister states eloquently with “I realized the hijab was a way for me to be to truly be humbled by the power and might of God”, an inspiration. It is the symbol of a higher calling and a deeper reaching towards God. It is also a shield from the world and its corrosive effects. And I am sure it is often lost on us, but men also fell like hijabing. The turban, the hat, the veil, the shale… most men I know, as they get deeper into spirituality, often take up that exterior accessory of deeper commitment.

    • Po

      SURAH 33.35

      “Indeed, the Muslim men and Muslim women, the believing men and believing women, the obedient men and obedient women, the truthful men and truthful women, the patient men and patient women, the humble men and humble women, the charitable men and charitable women, the fasting men and fasting women, the men who guard their private parts and the women who do so, and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so — for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward.”

      I was always thinking that this list was an escalating one, that it described the behavior of Muslims as they climbed up the ladder. What I think to have realized is that it describes the behavior of two groups only, the Muslims and the Believers. So every quality God listed belongs to one group or the next, but He alternates listing the qualities, listing the quality of the Muslim for example, then listing the quality of the Believer, which is an upgrade on the Muslim’s.

      So if you had two lists side by side, the Muslim’s would show:

      The Muslim man and the Muslim woman

      (Who are) Obedient men and obedient women

      (who are) patient men and patient women

      (who are) charitable men and charitable women

      (who are) the men who guard their private parts and the women who guard their private parts

      The other list, the Believers, would show:

      The Believing man and the believing woman

      (who are) truthful men and truthful women

      (who are) the humble men and the humble women

      (who are) the fasting men and the fasting women

      (who are) the men who remember Allah often and the women who too do so

      Interestingly enough, this delineates the difference between the salafi and the sufi :).

      We also note that while the first group is still communally bound, doing the things the society requires to function ideally, the second group has transcended the communal. Not only is that group doing what is communally due, it is also doing the extra work that, in turn, frees them from the joug of society and makes them directly relatable to God .