I felt in love with the hijab because I came to understand that is not simply a piece of fabric draped over my body to conceal beauty and preserve modesty, it was a physical manifestation of my submission in connection with my Lord. An external representation of my inward spiritually. When I learned the rationale of the hijab presented in Qur’an, I WAS BLOWN AWAY.
Not only did it shatter my shallow understanding of the hijab it proved to me God have validated my beauty, therefore I need to make the most of the opportunities and blessings I’ve been gifted with, knowing this has actually pushed me to constantly improve myself and show my actions and character in mind the teachings of Islam but we need to understand that by wearing the hijab I’m not declaring “I am Islam”, rather “I am a Muslim”.
Meaning - I’m someone who is trying to follow this religion who accepts it as the truth, sees beauty in it and hopes to beautify myself with it. Ultimately, no one is perfect, as humans were susceptible to making mistakes. And hijab doesn’t make you a more perfect or righteous human being, rather, it’s a constant reminder to keep striving and excel in personal and spiritual development.
Remember no matter how dark the world gets, be like that star that stands out and shines the way for others to see.