A simple understanding of hijab is that it is a ‘modest’ covering of a Muslim woman.

Allah has mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, “O Prophet, tell your wives and daughters and the believing women to draw their outer garments around them (when they go out or are among men). That is better in order that they may be known (to be Muslims)” [33:59]

My lovely sisters, we should strive to cover ourselves as it is told directly by Allah, the Exalted, to us.

Hijab is entirely synonymous to a beautiful way of presenting a beautiful Muslim woman. It’s this covering that brings out the true spirituality from her and attracts her to her Lord.

The percentage at which the number of hijabis (Muslim women who wear hijab) are rising is massive in compared to the previous years. This is beautiful, Masha’Allah (whatever Allah wills). Well, when most of the Muslimahs (Muslim women) decide on taking hijab, their mind is packed with endless doubts and questions. Some of the most common ones are: ‘How will I ‘look’ with my hijab on?’, ‘what will my friends think of me?’, ‘will hijab be a barrier to my success career?’, ‘will I get a job?’, ‘Urm… Isn’t my hair going to be damaged if I take it on for a long time?’ I am not over generalizing this point. Strangely, this is what the reality is. Most of us do have at least one of these doubts or in the worst scenario, all of them when deciding to put on hijab. Factually, if we analyze these questions closely, we get to learn that they are all from the Shaytan (devil). All these questions are his words, which he is injecting in our minds. He is trying to divert our pure intentions regarding hijab to falsified and misleading ones. After all, it’s the devil that is on a mission to detach us from our Lord. Sisters, be wise when you come across these suspicions. You need to prepare yourself beforehand that one day or the other; the devil may become a barrier between you and your decision of putting on your hijab.