i love hijab


everyone in harry potter is a poc: hannah abbot (x)

A pink faced girl with a white headscarf stumbled out of the line, put on the hat, which fell right down over her eyes, and sat down. ‘HUFFLEPUFF!’ shouted the hat. The table on the right cheered and clapped as Hannah went to sit down at the Hufflepuff table; the ghost of the Fat Friar waving merrily at her.

anonymous asked:

But come on. Sana's season will be a a constant "I love wearing my hijab" "it doesn't bother me that I'm much more limited than men" "it's all my choice". It will be extremely tame and not realistic. Because otherwise it would be called islamophobic.

Are you seriously reducing her to that? wtf? I’ll have you know the struggle muslim kids face growing up in Norway is. real. Having pressure from both the society/friends/school on one side and family/tradition/religion on the other, and trying to balance what sometimes feels like the edge of a knife is REAL. Also have you not seen the show? Sana getting shit from other muslim girls? You think her story is a walk in the park? I think it will do you some good to watch (what I hope is) Sana’s season. 

In honor of World Hijab Day, I’d like to take a moment to tell you what hijab means to me. I’ve been wearing hijab since I was 8 years old (about 13 years now) and I only grow to love it more and more each day. Contrary to what ignorant people want you to believe, the purpose of hijab is to free a woman from being seen only for her sexuality. I think most women (and even men) would agree that it’s a liberating feeling to be able to dress how we’d like and not how others would like to see us. Headscarves are seen in almost every religion in some form or another: Christian nuns, Orthodox Jewish women, etc. I love wearing hijab because it has given me the self esteem and ability to love myself for who I am. And because I’m able to do that, others can too. My husband fell in love with who I am and not with my body because the only things I chose to let him see were my heart and mind. He saw me for who I was as a human being. Everyone I meet is forced to see me for who I am because that’s the only side of me I choose to share. To me, and millions of women, there is beauty in that. I know that there are women in the world who do not have the privilege of a choice (namely in Saudi Arabia) and I stand against this injustice. However, there are also places in the world (recall France’s 2016 Burkini Ban) where women are penalized for covering as well. Both are wrong. Women should have the basic human right to choose to dress to ANY level of modesty at which they feel comfortable without any fear. This is what Islam has taught me and this is what hijab has taught me.