Hijab Motivations & Tips

Sadly, some Muslim sisters do not know that Hijab is obligatory in Islam. Maybe they haven’t been told of the truth yet. What is the truth? Well… here it is… Hijab is Fard (mandatory). If a sister denies that Islam requires all girls who have reached the age of puberty to cover herself fully, except for the face and hands (and some scholars say feet), then it is obvious – she has not learnt enough yet. Hijab is a clear command from Allah (swt). Just like fasting, praying Salaah, not drinking alcohol, not eating pork and not gambling, wearing Hijab is also a commandment from the Lord of the worlds. It is not something light. It is not a sunnah. It is not optional. How to cover properly is commanded in both the Quran & Ahadeeth. All scholars of the 4 Sunni schools of thought, even the Shia sect have no doubt, all agreed that the covering of the hair, neck, ears, arms and legs for Muslim sisters is mandatory. In fact, everything for a Muslim lady is her private parts (Awrah), except for the face and the hands. A few scholars still argue about the showing of the feet and the face. But that’s another story, yeah? Anyways… This is of course different in many Western societies these days where the private parts of a woman is only her br-word (I’m too shy to say that body part’s name. You know, that chest area!) and the front and the back ‘rude parts’ (I’m sorry for using such frank language. I need to be as specific as I can!). Thus, as you can see, the private parts of the Muslim lady and the non-Muslim lady differ greatly. So, the Muslim lady should be careful not to follow the non-Muslim lady’s standards of modesty. Did you know? Many scholars even believe that is considered a major sin if a sister doesn’t cover her Awrah properly! Not many people know that fact. SubhanAllah. These days, many Muslim sisters not only fail to cover their hair, but the other required body parts as well. Okay, so, if we were to just talk about not covering the hair, there are some sisters who believe that it is alright to show their hair as they don’t want to stick out in the non-Islamic country that they are living in. Meanwhile, some sisters think to cover their hair is old-fashioned! SubhanAllah. Maybe a sister doesn’t want to cover her hair because she thinks it’s hypocritical if she does it as she is not praying regularly yet. Well, we’ve heard quite a few but there are many other reasons too as to why a sister is not scarfed. It may not be obvious to these sisters. But the shayateen (plural of shaytan) are winning their hearts. These shayateen are cunning. They have managed to trick hundreds and thousands of sisters into making the wrong decision of not covering themselves well each day. SubhanAllah. Ok…. So.. Basically to summarise, we should all know this – To be safe – Everything should be covered except for the hands and face. Best to make the clothes baggy too, not tight. And the Hijab on the head should ideally be covering the chest area. That is the ideal, proper dress code. However, this ideal proper way of wearing Hijab and loose clothes is not easy for many sisters. Some sisters struggle with even the basic of covering the essentials. So, let me get this straight. Is she committing sin?  If a sister still chooses not to cover her hair, ears, neck, arms, legs and she does not deny that it is haram, then yes – she is sinful. But she is still considered a Muslim. So don’t start calling her a kaafir or disbeliever please. She is just a Faasiq (a sinful Muslim).  Be patient with her and keep on giving her advice and encouragement. Or at the very least, make duáa to Allah, asking Allah to guide her or to make her cover her Awrah soon. Alrighty… Without further adue, we shall get on with the article, shall we? 🙂 Bismillah!

In this article, we shall try to share with you some interesting matters regarding the Hijab. This article is divided into 4 sections:

Section A

Displayed here are a few inspirational Hijab & Niqab posters, videos & quotes, tips, motivational articles & a Hijabi ‘book plate’ compiled from various Internet sources.

Section B

In this section, there are links and videos that will mention some Quranic Ayaahs and Ahadeeth through some Q & A’s about the Hijab, in shaa Allah.

Section C

Is not wearing Hijab a major sin? What constitutes a major or minor sin? How can we ask Allah for forgiveness from a major or minor sin?

Section D

Some beautiful sisters share their Hijab Stories.

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May Allah increase us in understanding and make it easy for us to wear the proper Hijab always. May Allah give us patience in dealing with criticisms and Islamophobes. May Allah grant us strength to wear the Hijab throughout our lives. May Allah protect us against the tricks of the shayateen. May Allah protect us from removing our Hijab. May Allah keep our hearts firm on His religion always. May Allah enable us to constantly try our best to follow His rules always. Ameen. Yaa Rabb al áalameen. 

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A reminder from an anonymous sister:
“Dear sisters, remember that no excuse comes even close to justifying
your reasons for not wearing the hijab. As a Muslimah, you’re too
precious to be on display for every single man to see. All the
fashionable dresses, all the glamorous make-up and jewelry and all the
flashy hairstyles will please people-not Allah. And do you think it’s
worth pleasing people than the cost of displeasing Allah, your
Creator?
Finally, remember that the hijab is a lot more than just a headscarf.
Hijab is a way of life and it should be with you wherever you go. Wear
the perfect hijab, please Allah and give us all Muslims a reason to
hold our heads high! Now go show the world that you are a hijabi!”

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Last updated: 25th of February 2019

(Note: Ideally, this article is meant for the sisters. So, brothers, if you are feeling uncomfortable, do lower your gaze, whenever necessary. Anyways… Sisters… you are highly recommended to mute the videos as you watch them. May Allah forgive us for any musical instruments played here. And other sins that have accumulated as well. Ameen. Anyways… sisters… Please understand that everyone’s Hijab journey is different. Everyone’s relationship to the Almighty is different. Most of us are trying our best to please our Lord and not our desires. But the nafs is stronger for some of us and therefore, the Hijab may not look ideal or the make up is too prominent or over the top and not subtle. 😮

Basically, not all of us are strong enough to cover ourselves correctly yet. So, let’s be tolerant and patient with one another, in shaa Allah. Our level of Taqwa (consciousness of Allah, awareness of Allah, fear of Allah, fear of Allah’s punishment, fear of Allah’s anger and fear of Allah’s wrath) varies from one person to another. Our level of Imaan (faith) rises and falls daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. May Allah help us all. Yes, no doubt. Hijab is obligatory in Islam. We should not deny that at all. But let’s not look down on sisters who are no scarfed yet. Or sisters who are wearing Turbans or hats. Or sisters who just wear a scarf on their necks but not covering their hair at all. Instead, let’s teach them lovingly about Allah, Islam and the Hijab. If you can’t, then make duáa for them. Let’s all work hard in gaining more knowledge in Islam to strengthen our Imaan, to increase our love in Allah, to understand the need to please Allah, to understand our religion better. Let’s not despair. Every Hijab effort counts, in shaa Allah.)

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Section A

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd_21i5B6AQ

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If the video below fails to upload, do copy and paste the following, in shaa Allah .

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2LJRyki1MM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc8xkar_dC8

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP6csaWbOJ8

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj6FlhRcWA0

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcgqd1yU0Vk

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsJxFwEluW4

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H85dPjnn-k

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAgVM2OPPUg

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtQ8G6jjenA

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A suggestion from a Niqabi sister…

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For swimming…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHf-z-34eDE

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If the video below fails to upload, do click the link on the YouTube screen, in shaa Allah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAm9C2EnjEU

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ycXJO_oRMw

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhaubvce0yM

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hijab-4

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxHulUyTmD8

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMjmlt6a8LM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lySDHyUL-H4

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJXCx8tjwpg

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hijab-2

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELDB98UQ-zk

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CusvQ-5vLe0

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9aoWVrbJmM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU1oeyAkEVQ

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0EbU9DLaJk

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFlXzBCqd8s

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Hijabs of different faiths

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrX-EwTZ710

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If the video below fails to upload, do click the link on the YouTube screen, in shaa Allah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx3wBtyGXLQ

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Hijab 1

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxuYIo3dEek

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CSVEwrcyE4

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hijab2

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_sdVJCkwww

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdxj_ygsCPQ

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If the video below fails to upload, do click the link on the YouTube screen, in shaa Allah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om9ibJZfuY4

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old me, new me

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LiAlIexa8Y

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEYQ1kKPHeg

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hijab styles

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER-Si3ceQFs

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTpIjJ__z9s

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hijabi flowchart

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqL-u7LFQM0

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZ4NsjYlM8

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Words, shared by sharers on the World Hijab Day FB page, to describe ‘Hijab’:

encouragements for hijab

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGwYnplcfJ8

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZD0XVqFVmM

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awesome hijabi

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLS4Cnkq8a8

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eaYbLOAZsk

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hijabi and nun

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtABD-meeG4

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiLAmNLr14Y

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different faiths one hijab

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2H_qlYEy80

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQkmMuK3Ivw

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awesome hijabi1

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFhpS1x3x4Y

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1yUt49qgmg

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SoYWu7lyRU

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIQoFa4YO5Q

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Why Do Muslim Women Wear Hijab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9OdDLRIkws

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y1x25pZX8s

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Salaam dear sisters. How’s it going so far? I hope you have been inspired, in shaa Allah? By the way, let’s practise this following duáa as frequently as we can, in shaa Allah! (We wouldn’t want Allah to make us worse Muslimahs as time passes. Naúdhubillah (may Allah protect us) ! )

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By wearing the Hijab, you can show Allah that you are thankful to Him. Many sisters wear the Hijab as a show of thanks to Allah! As a way of gratitude to Allah for all the good things that He has given them! They don’t want to be an ungrateful slave. Do you know that Allah has promised us in the Quran that if you are grateful to Him, He will give you more? Yes, He actually said that in the Quran! SubhanAllah! Isn’t that marvellous! But beware. He also promises that if you are ungrateful, in fact He uses a more strong term, if you are a disbeliever He said, His punishment is severe! SubhanAllah! What a powerful reminder from Him!

“…. If you are grateful, I will certainly give you more. But if you disbelieve, i.e. you are ungrateful, surely My punishment is severe.”

(Quran; 14:7)

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https://www.islamawakened.com/quran/14/7/

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Check out these websites for more tips & motivations & shops, in shaa Allah!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Way-cUrQ2Q

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Some interesting reads on patience, hardships, calamities, tests & reliance on Allah:

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Section B

The scholars have put together a few conditions of the hijab (covering) for the Muslim women. These conditions are not just for the head region, but these conditions also include the other clothing articles that the Muslim women must wear in front of non-mahram men. These conditions have been compiled using the evidence from the Qur’an and Sunnah. So long as a woman adheres to these conditions, she may wear whatever she likes in public places and elsewhere, and her hijab will be considered Islamic. These conditions may be summarized as follows:

  • The hijab must cover her entire body
  • It should be thick enough to conceal what is underneath it
  • It should be loose-fitting, not tight
  • It should not be so attractive as to call men’s attention to it
  • It should not be perfumed
  • It should not be a dress of fame and vanity (i.e., it should be extravagant or excessively opulent)
  • It should not resemble the dress of men
  • It should not resemble the dress of kaafir women
  • It should not be adorned with any crosses or pictures of animate beings

Reference: https://islamqa.info/en/answers/214/conditions-of-muslim-womans-hijaab

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OK… so… let’s get some videos and articles to explain a little further, in shaa Allah!

The following items are some of the best opinions that we’ve found. And therefore, it’s generally best to follow these, in shaa Allah. Note that they may seem to be a little strict to some people. But it’s Allah’s commandment, isn’t it? And He definitely knows us best. Why? Because He made us! He, no doubt, knows what’s best for us and what is not! So, let’s try these as best as we can, in shaa Allah!:

The following are the somewhat-not-so-strict opinions, but they seem to be approved by some teachers. :

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Section D

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Some of the resources:

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