by Samiyah Ali Khan
Allāh has blessed us with the hijab, It keeps us pure and protected from committing sin, and with that we will commit even lesser sins. Young women and adults wear a hijab and it sometimes might make you feel uncomfortable at first but after a while you will feel awkward without it. I started wearing a hijab a few months before starting middle school. I begged my mom for just one more day of not wearing it but she advised that the quicker I began, the faster I would get used to it and start loving it.
At first, I got a few weird looks and questions like, “why are you wearing that?” “are you bald?” “did your parents force you?” But eventually both my classmates and I got used to it. I lost a few friends at first but gained even more than before in the end.
We see women with gorgeous hairstyles on a daily basis (on television, shopping, your teacher, you name it) and feel bad but actually we're lucky. Almost everyday I hear my friends complaining about bad hair days and how long it took them to style hair and make it work, while I just stand there thinking “Wow! I have it easy just putting my hair in a bun and wrapping the scarf around.” Sometimes they even say I'm lucky when they realize how easy my life is in the morning. We don't need to wake up 1-1 1/2 early to do anything special, even after that I'm sure we look better than them. Rather than constantly worrying about our appearance, we can concentrate more on getting good deeds and studying hard.
There may be hundreds of hairstyles but there are thousands of hijab styles just waiting to be discovered. Just imagine if someone at the grocery sees you wearing a hijab at a young age it might inspire them, and you'd be the one gaining the ajar. Don't feel threatened about a hijab or even uncomfortable because remember that the quicker you begin, the more reward you will earn inshā'Allāh.
About the Author
Samiyah Ali Khan is in 8th grade and lives in Delaware, USA. Some of her hobbies are to draw, read, and do community service. She also likes hanging out with her friends, going shopping, and relaxing.
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