Feeling Beautiful In The Hijab


As you struggle with the temptations and how everyone will perceive you, you will constantly be reminded by the voice in your head or by people, you will not look beautiful in your hijab. If you cover yourself like every other Muslim woman or women who feel they shouldn’t show off their body, you will be viewed as someone who is not confident in themselves. There must be some imperfections in her, that she feels embarrassed to show, which is why she is covering herself. Often women say, “I am not ready to wear the hijab because I am not a good enough Muslim yet. I still want to do things before I commit to the hijab. Hijab is a commitment and I am not ready for that type of commitment. If I am to do things with the hijab on, it’s a big responsibility and I don’t want to be looked at as a bad muslim.”

The shaytaan will always whisper these things to you as you come closer to Allah SWT. He will remind you that your actions in front of others are going to be judged if you do something in public with the hijab on. Or don’t wear the hijab now, first become a better Muslim and then over time, wear the hijab. You don’t know when life will end, so why would you intend on waiting for tomorrow, when tomorrow is not promised?

Remember sisters, your beauty shouldn’t and cannot be defined by anyone other than Allah SWT. Allah SWT looks at believers heart, deeds, actions and not what society perceives you by. Society will always perceive what is not the norm to be abnormal. Never lower your beauty in perspective to what everyone else thinks because what everyone else thinks is always going to be nothing more than an opinion. Society will constantly come with trends to follow or you will be labelled as old school or not keeping up with the times. “It’s the future! Hijab was Prophets time.”

Never allow these things to make you lower your standards or how you will be perceived by others. Others will never be able to define your beauty, unless you allow them to define your beauty. Allah SWT has created everything beautifully and everything perfect. The reflection in the mirror is perfect because Allah SWT has created it that way. Once you allow yourself to believe you were created ugly or created with imperfections in the physical, you will remind yourself of how displeased you are with how you look, with how others will look at you and then either accept you or not accept you.

Don’t worry about that. First learn to accept yourself. If you are able to accept yourself, no one else will tell you whether you are acceptable in the physical form you are now or not. This does not mean, be careless with your health because your body has a right over your too but be confident in how you look. If there is something about yourself that you dislike do not just become depressed but look for ways through Allah SWT to correct it and then find the proper means to correct it. This is why, your body also has a right over you too. The Prophet Muhammad (Peace & Blessings Be Upon Him) once asked a companion: “(Is it true) that you fast all day and stand in prayer all night?” The companion replied that the report was indeed true. The Prophet then said: “Do not do that! Observe the fast sometimes and also leave (it) at other times. Stand up for prayer at night and also sleep at night. Your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you and your wife has a right over you.” – Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Hadith 127

Sisters, never despair because Allah SWT has created everything through His wisdom and His knowledge. Be confident and keep your head high. You do look beautiful in your hijab, even if others tell you you are covering your beauty. Remember the beauty of a flower is covered before it is uncovered to the world. When a flower is growing, it comes through the dirt first, grows and then through time it uncovers itself. This is how you must view yourself. Through time and through the right person, meaning your husband who will appreciate your beauty.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.


20 thoughts on “Feeling Beautiful In The Hijab

  1. modesty is for both men and women alike. I think a lot of people, muslims and non-muslims forget that “hijab” doesn’t just mean a scarf on the head. Props to you brother. Great post!

  2. oh and another thought.. Tell that sister that nobody is ever expected to change overnight, that’s illogical! Taking on hijab is a process but we’re not guaranteed the next day so it’s better to take it on today and make mistakes and be sure to repent rather than not making moves at all.

    • JazakAllah Khair, Nawwreen. You are right. Everything takes time and it should be done one day at a time as well. Wear the hijab and work on what needs to be worked on. Slow progress is better than none.

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  4. Not trying to self advertise, but I just posted something I did on hijab too. As a Muslim male I feel like in some ways you can have a greater affect than hijabis sometimes. Sadly people don’t always believe that Muslim guys appreciate hijab, because it seems like as of late, many of them don’t, even if their mothers or sisters wear hijab, they seem to be after every girl they see. I think that has a lot to do with the way parents watch their daughters more closely than their sons, but that’s a whole other rant.

    • That was a dope poem!!

      If you follow Islam and you know what Allah SWT commands, you are more closer to pleasing Him, the creator more than anything else. So why wouldn’t a man, who is supposed to follow the Prophet Muhammad (Peace & Blessings Be Upon Him) want to encourage others to live a way that best for all of us? Im all for encouraging and motivating people, no matter who it is. Men who look down upon the hijab or find women who cover themselves unattractive, one day will have daughters themselves who will be looked at sex objects, just as they looked at women who they once looked for. Then they will realize the importance of the hijab and will likely implement it.

  5. Thank you 🙂 That’s all very true. I think whenever people look down on others or something of others, Allah finds a way to make it more personal so that they get a chance to realize the truth. I’ve seen it and experienced it and subhanallah it’s always a lesson.

  6. This was actually a very well written post about the hijab. It’s refreshing that, from a male perspective, you did not refer to the candy wrapper analogy (grinds my gears!) nice work 🙂

  7. I’m still a young girl but I always got negative answers about the hijab from friends/family and now I know why it’s because they don’t know why they’re wearing it and they don’t pray then what’s the point of it it’s to get you closer to Allah SWT and not to back you up from Islam I’m still not wearing it yet because I always thought of it negatively and that got me thinking that I shouldn’t wear it and if I wear it I will regret it.hopefully at the end of the summer I will wear it. You all made me think positive and want to wear it now but thank you so much.😀

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