I Am Taking My Hijab Off... Really? (2022)

Asalam Waliykum,



Have you come across these questions before? Perhaps you were the one asking them?

Q: Should I remove my hijab because of harassment after 9/11?
Q: Someone bullied me at school after the July 7thattacks, am I allowed to remove my hijab?

(Video) PULLING HIJAB OFF EXPERIMENT!

Q: I was attacked while walking to the shops because of my hijab, can I take it off?

Q: People verbally abuse me when they see me in the streets, I feel scared, can I take my hijab off?
Q: I can't get a promotion in my job because of my hijab, can I remove it?

Q: No one will employ me because I wear the jilbab/hijab, should I take it off for the interviews and then try wear it after?
Q: Can I alter the idea of hijab to suit my environment, so maybe a turban and keep my clothes modest?
Q: I am not allowed to wear hijab at my school what should I do, am I allowed to take it off?

These are the questions I have been asked and ones I have seen asked to many sheikhs and imams. More and more women who practice hijab externally are asking if they can remove it for any given reason.
Before any sheikh can issue any fatwa, each case needs to be looked at individually. So just because a certain sheikh issued one sister a fatwa then it does not mean it applies to everyone else. If any of you are wanting to know then I can only direct you to ask your local Shiekh, contact Islam Q&A that can issue a fatwa online they are peer reviewed, if in the UK also go to the Sharia Council in London. Other then that no one else can judge your individual case and give you a fatwa, especially those who are not qualified at all.

Above all, we need to help ourselves and not become a nationthat is dependent on others,we should look for ourselves into thelives of the womenduring the time of the Prophet SAW and the golden ages of Islam to find the answers.
I have gone through nearly all these things myself, I have been abusedbecause ofmy hijab, refused work, refused education, refused basic human rights, refused respect and dignity, lost friends (Muslim and Non Muslim), I have had to walk home from work and listen to people threaten to abuse me and hurt me and even rape me. The most recent event that I remember is walking home from work, past a few young chavy boys, one proceeded to pick up a piece of wood from a fenceand threatened to beat me with it. Soyes,I have had my fair share, I have been there, I have been scared, returning to my home shaken up and emotional.

(Video) I told my devout family I am TAKING OFF MY HIJAB


But are we at the stage where we are living in fear every waken hour? Has it gotten to a stage that we are not safe in our own homes. Lets be realistic, this may happen as a one off for some, or like me a little more often. But in general it is not a daily occurrence, and not an hourly occurrence. It is not to the point that I am being oppressed beyond imagination that I am not able to live or function at all. Are we at the stage where Sumayyah bint Khabat (RA), was tied up and tortured for days and then killed for her faith in Allah??Are we really experiencing that in our lives? 99% of us no, and let me make thisclearI am speaking of sisters in the USA and Western Europe. Alhamdulillah we are not even experiencing 1% of what the early generation ofMuslims had to go through and what we see happening to the ummah in the middle east and Asia. today
We need to look at how the pious and most devoted to Allah dealt with the oppression, that is why we need to revisit the hadiths and the historical books on the lives of the early generation of Muslims often. They are not some nice fairy tales that we read at bed time. The stories of these people arerelevant for us today.

Most of these incidents that we sisters experience are one offs, and the fewperpetrators are foolish and uneducated extremists. Yes the ordeal can be frightening and it can havea detrimental affect on us, because we are used to an easy life with no worries, no fear of poverty no fear of oppression and we are more then often then not, free to practice Islam without fear. So when something like this happens it feels like the worst thing ever. But when we put things into perspective we realise that firstly and MOST importantly, this is only a test from Allah. Will our iman be shaken from something like this? Will we disown our Hijab, or honour for some low lives?? Is our deen determined on the actions of a few? Therefore, why do we wear hijab and follow Islam, to please the people or for Allah?

I know one sister who reluctantly wore hijab to start with, and the first sign of trouble she was quick to remove it.This can only reflect the true nature of a person, the foundations were never there to begin with and they are willing to give up their hijab, any excuse will do. Without a strong foundation and strong conviction of love andrespect for Allah how can we expect to withstand any test, just as the person who builds hishome onsand. In many cases we need to revaluate our deen, the very basics and essence of the shahada.

(Video) telling my friends im taking my hijab off tomorrow..

What was rather alarming and upsetting for me, was that one young sister asked a certain You tuber "Shaykha" and I use that term in a sarcastic manner, her school does not allow hijab what should she do? The sister answering is not a sheikh, not an alim and is hardly practicing herself yet she told the young girl that it is ok to remove it if the school says so, and that she should look at other ways to be modest and the headscarf is not the only thing hijab is about. Astagfirallah, I watched in horror and in utter shock. Who gave this "shaykha" the authority to give such an answer, on who's authority I ask???!!! Instead of directing the young sister to a proper sheikh, given her a number to call for her mosque etc, she decided to issue a fatwa herself!!! O_o

Wehave toremember that hijab is an obligation and that Allaah has enjoined on the Muslim woman, which is proven in the Qur’aan and the saheeh Sunnah, and the ummah is agreed upon it despite the differences in their madhhabs and schools of thought. No madhhab has deviated from this view, and no faqeeh has gone against it, and this is what the practice of the ummah has been throughout the centuries. Allaah says in the Quran:

(Video) I WAS TOLD TO TAKE MY HIJAB OFF AT WORK?!!😡Muslim Girl Storytime

“O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allaah is Ever Oft‑Forgiving, Most Merciful”
[al-Ahzaab 33:59]

“and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornment”

[al-Noor 24:31]


I personally have come across issues like this, where I have had to choose my hijab over an amazing job. And I know if I was ever in that predicament of that young sister,I would firstly kick up a fuss, make the school aware I am not happy to comply, get parents involved, get the media involved, seek legal advice. If all else failed and nothing worked I would remove myself personally from that school and attend another school or opt for home schooling. That is me, because I am devotedly passionate about my hijab and very defensive about it, it is part of me, part of my identity as a Muslimah. No job, no education can ever make me remove my jilbab, no amount of money. In Sha Allah I pray Allah makes us all have that mentality and love for hijab too, because that is how we should be. When the Ansari women heard of the ayat concerning hijab they wasted no time to implement it and that is how we should aim to be, In Sha Allah. Just as passionate about implementing the Quran into our lives and love forthe hijab.

Another point I would like to raise is related to my previous post hereModern Day Traps- Sisters on the go or stay at home?That if times do get difficult then we need to see what we can do to ensure our safety, for example going out only for necessity, having a mahram with us and the obvious not traveling alone at night. There is a Fatwa and further explanation on this matter on Islam Q&A given us examples of what to do and what steps to take Islam Q&A.

(Video) I Have Taken My Hijab Off!

Again, I stress if you have certain questions then direct them to the appropriate people. I can give my opinion based on my Islamic knowledge that I have, BUT, always check with a sheikh or scholar! Never turn to anyone for a fatwa especially some non practicing You Tubers who are 'Hijabistas' or 'Fashionistas'. They are the wrong kinda people you want to be consulting with when it comes to matters of the deen.

Jazaka Allah khier for reading, What goodnessis in this post is from Allah and anything that I have said is wrong is from myself. I hope this can be of benefit to somesisters, and if you know this will help someone then you are free to share.

Wasalam -x-

FAQs

Is removing hijab a sin? ›

Taking off the headscarf (hijab) by women is not a “major sin” in Islam, according to Muslim scholars, and there is no dispute about whether it's a “major sin”, Ali Gomaa, the former Grand Mufti of Egypt, said.

Why do some females refuse to wear the hijab? ›

Unofficial pressure against wearing hijab

Some women stop wearing hijab out of fear or following perceived pressure from their acquaintances, but many refuse to stop wearing it out of religious conviction even when they are urged to do so for self-protection.

What is the real purpose of hijab? ›

Certainly, the headscarf is tied to religion. Many women who cover talk about it as a way demonstrating their submission to God and a constant reminder to hold fast to Islamic beliefs such as being honest and generous to those in need.

Is hijab compulsory in Islam? ›

"The Holy Quran does not mandate wearing of hijab or headgear for Muslim women. Whatever is stated in the above sūras, we say, is only directory , because of absence of prescription of penalty or penance for not wearing hijab, the linguistic structure of verses supports this view", the Court observed.

What happens if I dont wear hijab? ›

“According to Quran”, Dar appearing for Muslim girls said, “non-covering by a woman will mean the lady will be sent to the place where there will be wrath on Judgement Day to give hisaab. We have to be ready to face Judgement.

What are the unforgivable sins in Islam? ›

Some of the major or al-Kaba'ir sins in Islam are as follows:
  • Shirk (associating partners with Allah);
  • Committing murder (taking away someone's life);
  • theft.
  • Consuming the property of an orphan placed in one's care.
  • Leaving off the five daily prayers (Salah)

Can girls wear hijab school? ›

The state government had banned wearing clothes that disturb equality, integrity and public order in schools and colleges, which led to schools banning the hijab in government-run schools and colleges.

What age do girls start wearing hijabs? ›

When do girls start wearing a veil? Baby girls don't wear a veil at all. Until the age of six or seven, girls have colourful skirts, blouses and sometimes a little pastel-coloured veil. From the age of 7 to about 12, most girls wear a white or black veil.

Why hijab is not allowed in school? ›

Articles 25 and 26 embody a tolerance for all religion.” In view of the legal precedents set by the Supreme Court, the decision of not allowing Hijab-wearing girls to attend public educational institutes would violate the freedom of conscience guaranteed by Articles 25 and 26 of the Constitution of India.

Do men have a hijab? ›

Men in Hijab is a movement in Iran and other parts of the Persian world in which men wear the hijab, or female headscarf, as a show of solidarity with their female relatives and wives. It seeks to end the requirement of women to wear the hijab outdoors.

What is another name for hijab? ›

Hijab synonyms

In this page you can discover 7 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hijab, like: headscarf, jilbab, headscarve, khimar, nikab, burka and niqab.

Which Quran verse talks about hijab? ›

Surah Al-Ahzab, verse 59

Islam places the primary responsibility of observing hijab not on women – but on men. It's critical to understand this point. Wearing the headscarf is one form of hijab, but men often forget that hijab is much more.

What does Mufti Menk say about hijab? ›

Mufti Menk on Twitter: "Hijab is a right today, tomorrow and everyday. The right to cover. #WorldHijabDay #StrongInHijab" / Twitter.

Is hijab mentioned in the Quran? ›

The governor said hijab is mentioned seven times in Quran, but not in the connection of women's dress code. It is in connection with 'purdah' which means that when you speak, you should have 'purdah' in between, Arif Mohammad Khan said.

Is makeup haram in Islam? ›

Unmarried girls can only apply bright makeup for themselves, but if a girl has the goal of seducing someone, it is haraam.

Why is it haram to listen to music? ›

it leads to "excessive involvement with entertainment", such as wasting time that ought to be spent on religion; if it "arouses one's passions, leads him towards sin, excites the animal instincts, and dulls spirituality"; if it is done "in conjunction with haram activities – for example, at a drinking party".

Is it haram to force someone to wear hijab? ›

To this she smiled and replied, “There is no compulsion in religion. One should not force someone to wear the hijab no matter how old they are, though one can suggest it and tell them how it's a good thing. Ultimately, though, it is a matter for the people and their own personal choices.

What is Zina before marriage? ›

Zina encompasses any sexual intercourse except that between husband and wife. It includes both extramarital sex and premarital sex, and is often translated as "fornication" in English.

Can you have long nails in Islam? ›

No namaz with nail polish on, long fingernails un-Islamic, says fresh Darul Uloom fatwa. Meerut: Darul Uloom Deoband, one of country's largest Islamic seminaries, has advised Muslim women against keeping long fingernails and wearing polish on it during prayers, saying both the practices are “un-Islamic”.

Is hijab allowed in Kerala? ›

(If such religious strife continues), we have to worry about what kind of citizens they turn into.” At GHSS Edappally, one of the largest government schools in Ernakulam district of Kerala, there are no rules in place barring any kind of religious attire like hijab or burqa.

Is hijab justified? ›

Hijab is not an essential part of Islam

The court held that the hijab is not an essential practice in Islam and therefore cannot be given constitutional protection. Under Article 25 of the Constitution, every person has the “right to freely profess, practice, and propagate [their] religion”.

Is hijab allowed in Indian schools? ›

A court in a southern Indian state has upheld the ban on wearing hijab in schools and colleges, saying the Muslim headscarf is not an essential religious practice of Islam. March 15, 2022, at 3:45 a.m.

At what age do Muslims get married? ›

The 2006 PCM Act sets the legal age for marriage at 18 years for girls and 21 years for boys. However, Muslim personal law allows marriage if the boy and the girl have attained puberty, which is presumed once they are both 15 years of age.

What age do Muslims fast? ›

How does fasting affect children? Children of the Muslim faith are expected to begin fasting once they have reached puberty, usually by the age of 14.

What language do Muslims speak? ›

Muslims and non-Muslims alike in Arab lands speak Arabic. However, not all Muslims speak this language on a daily basis. Muslims in non-Arab regions, where the vast majority of Muslims live today, use Arabic for prayer and religious purposes only.

Is hijab legal in India? ›

The court ruled that wearing the hijab “does not make up an essential religious practice in the Islamic faith” and freedom of religion under Article 25 of the Constitution is subject to reasonable restrictions.

Is hijab is banned in India? ›

India court upholds ban on hijab in schools and colleges : NPR. India court upholds ban on hijab in schools and colleges Some rights activists have voiced concerns that the ban could increase Islamophobia in a country where violence and hate speech against Muslims have increased in recent years.

Why did Karnataka ban hijab? ›

After a hearing of about 23 hours spread over 11 days, the court delivered its verdict on 15 March 2022, upholding the restrictions on hijab. The court ruled that the hijab is not an essential religious practice in Islam.

What is haram for a woman? ›

In Islam, a mahram is a member of one's family with whom marriage would be considered haram (illegal in Islam) (excluding husband, whom the woman is already wedded to), concealment purdah, or concealment of the body with hijab, is not obligatory; and with whom, if he is an adult male, she may be escorted during a ...

Do men have to cover their knees in Islam? ›

According to the traditional view in Sunni Islam, men must cover from their belly buttons to their knees, though they differ on whether this includes covering the navel and knees or only what is between them. Women are meanwhile traditionally been encourage to cover most of their body except for their hands and faces.

What is modesty in Islam? ›

1:58. In Islam, men and women share responsibility in upholding modesty and controlling their desires in society. Whether someone dresses or behaves modestly or not, the obligation to guard one's own chastity rests with each gender.

What does a white hijab mean? ›

In some countries like Uzbekistan it was traditionally used only at home, while in public the paranja was more popular. In other countries, like Kazakhstan, it was commonly used in public. In Kyrgyzstan, the white color is an indication that the woman is married.

What religion covers their hair? ›

Muslim women who say they cover their heads were further asked what type of head covering they generally use – hijab, niqab or burqa. (The terms were not defined for respondents.) A majority of all Muslim women in India (64%) say they generally wear a burqa, which covers the entire face.

What does a black hijab mean? ›

Specifically, they should cover a certain amount of their body, so that they will not attract the wrong kind of attention or create unwanted feelings in the men around them. In this way, the black niqab is the pinnacle of modesty, while the hijab or headscarf is a more common version of the same idea.

What prophet said about hijab? ›

(Chapter 33, Verse 59 – Al Ahzab). “O Prophet! Say to your wives, your daughters, and the women of the believers that: they should let down upon themselves their Jalabib.” (33:59). Jalabibجَلاَبِيْبٌ is the plural of Jilbab جِلْبَابٌ , which means a loose outer garment.

Is burqa mandatory in Quran? ›

Despite legal requirements and prevalence in certain regions, most Islamic scholars and most contemporary Islamic jurists have agreed that Islam does not require women to cover their faces.

Does the Quran say to wear a burqa? ›

Chapter 33, Verse 59: O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested.

Why is the hijab important in Islam? ›

For some Muslim women today, wearing a hijab can be a religious act – a way of demonstrating their submission to God. The Quran instructs both men and women to observe modesty in their dress and behavior.

What is Parda in Islam? ›

purdah, also spelled Pardah, Hindi Parda (“screen,” or “veil”), practice that was inaugurated by Muslims and later adopted by various Hindus, especially in India, and that involves the seclusion of women from public observation by means of concealing clothing (including the veil) and by the use of high-walled ...

Who is wife of Allah? ›

Aisha
Aisha Mother of the Believers
Bornc. 613/614 Mecca, Hejaz, Arabia
Diedc. July 678 (aged 63–65) Medina, Umayyad Caliphate
Resting placeAl-Baqi Cemetery, Medina
SpouseMuhammad ( m. 620; died 632)
4 more rows

Is it compulsory to cover face in Islam? ›

Face veiling in Islam

Most Islamic scholars and most contemporary Islamic jurists have agreed that women are not required to cover their face. There exist a number of reasons why women may cover their face in public, and this practice must be understood within a particular social context.

Is it haram to force someone to wear hijab? ›

To this she smiled and replied, “There is no compulsion in religion. One should not force someone to wear the hijab no matter how old they are, though one can suggest it and tell them how it's a good thing. Ultimately, though, it is a matter for the people and their own personal choices.

Is makeup haram in Islam? ›

Unmarried girls can only apply bright makeup for themselves, but if a girl has the goal of seducing someone, it is haraam.

Why is it haram to listen to music? ›

it leads to "excessive involvement with entertainment", such as wasting time that ought to be spent on religion; if it "arouses one's passions, leads him towards sin, excites the animal instincts, and dulls spirituality"; if it is done "in conjunction with haram activities – for example, at a drinking party".

Is it haram to have a dog? ›

Traditionally, dogs are considered haram, or forbidden, in Islam as they are thought of as dirty. But while conservatives advocate complete avoidance, moderates simply say Muslims should not touch the animal's mucous membranes — such as the nose or mouth — which are considered especially impure.

Which Quran verse talks about hijab? ›

Surah Al-Ahzab, verse 59

Islam places the primary responsibility of observing hijab not on women – but on men. It's critical to understand this point. Wearing the headscarf is one form of hijab, but men often forget that hijab is much more.

What is haram for a woman? ›

In Islam, a mahram is a member of one's family with whom marriage would be considered haram (illegal in Islam) (excluding husband, whom the woman is already wedded to), concealment purdah, or concealment of the body with hijab, is not obligatory; and with whom, if he is an adult male, she may be escorted during a ...

Can men wear hijab? ›

Men in Hijab is a movement in Iran and other parts of the Persian world in which men wear the hijab, or female headscarf, as a show of solidarity with their female relatives and wives. It seeks to end the requirement of women to wear the hijab outdoors.

Are Fake nails haram? ›

Therefore, one can say that it is not practically Haram for you to wear fake nails and fake hair extensions. So, the best thing would be to avoid them for obvious reasons stated in such narrations. However, using nail polishes or artificial nails is totally one's personal choice.

Is Dancing haram? ›

While moderate Muslims generally don't object to music and dancing per se, a large portion of the faithful view sexually suggestive movement, racy lyrics, and unmarried couples dancing together as haram, because they may lead to un-Islamic behavior.

Is wearing perfume halal? ›

Based on various translations of the hadith, a woman is not to wear perfume in public which can attract the attention of men. Scholars have also established various hadith that warn women not to wear perfume to the mosques for the same reason.

Are Muslims allowed to date? ›

Within Islam, causal sex and dating for fun are considered haram, or not permissible; marriage is the end goal. Of course, not every Muslim follows this or believes in these practices, but this is a cultural reality for many millennial Muslims.

Is it haram to smoke? ›

The general consensus concerning the Islamic ruling was that smoking is either completely prohibited or abhorrent to such a degree as to be prohibited.

Is singing halal in Islam? ›

The Muslim scholar al-Qaradawi states that singing and music in itself is permissible and pleasurable. He places several restrictions on them though. The content of the song should not be against the morals and teachings of Islam or be accompanied by other forbidden things in Islam like alcohol.

Is a cat haram? ›

In Islam, cats are viewed as holy animals. Above all, they are admired for their cleanliness. They are thought to be ritually clean which is why they're allowed to enter homes and even mosques.

Is it haram to have a girlfriend? ›

In the Qur'an, Allah mentioned that good men and women are those who marry, do not have fornicating relationships and do not have “paramours” or Akhdan see An-Nisaa': 25, Al-Ma'idah: 5). So it is not allowed for a Muslim boy to have a girlfriend or for a Muslim girl to have a boyfriend.

Do cats bring angels Islam? ›

Some Muslims believe that having a pet cat brings angels into your home. Cats on prayer mat. In Islam cats are thought to be ritually clean. According to authentic narrations, one may make ablution for prayer with the same water that a cat has drunk from.

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