Part-Time Hijabi

When we choose to be part time hijabis by observing hijab when we want and tossing it away when we please, or trendy hijabis by assuming that a piece of cloth replacing a hairstyle will fulfill the need for hijab regardless of how I dress, how I behave, what I do, or who I mingle with, we are saying that we’re not completely convinced with the idea of hijab, as we’re not sure whether to fully embrace it or not.
What we need to understand is that hijab is not a matter of choice; it is an integral part of submission and a very important aspect of worship. It is a declaration that there is none worthy of worship but Allah alone and I am His slave and a slave does what she is commanded to do not what she chooses to do.
We seriously need to ponder and reflect on the basics before moving on to the intricacies of deen.

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Maria K. Siddiqui

Maria is an artist, counselor and art therapist in training.