Hijabies are misinterpreted

February 18, 2009 at 1:09 pm (Uncategorized)

I was some place I can’t remember but this lady asked if I knew english and what was my name. I answered back, and for some reason that  surprised her. I really dislike  people who think  hijabies are uneducated and caged. For some reason they find us unliberated and uneducated. People don’t know a lot about who we really are and I think it’s up to us to educate these people about who we are and why we behave this way. You can do your part too. When anyone asks you why you wear a hijab don’t just say it’s religious headcovering, tell them why we wear it. I remember my friend asking me that question and here’s what I decided to tell her…..

” I wear it because it symbolizes me as a muslim, and protect me from the evil eyes of certain people around me. I wear it because I want people to like me for who I am and what I am capable of. Not what I dress like and look like.”

 A lot of my non-muslim friends encourage me not to wear it and that I look prettier without it but I always tell them who I am and what I believe. I also tell them it’s my choice and  that I believe in modest dressing.

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1 Comment

  1. LisaM said,

    I like your answer. 🙂

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