Hijab and the veil are religious decisions to be made between person choosing to wear it, and God. It is highly disrespectful to belittle the value of hijab to be something as simple as making political statements, or statements to your classmates or parents. If you’re wearing hijab simply so your parents can treat you the same as your brother, you are using a religious statement to combat culturally driven inequality (which in fact, goes against Islam).

These responses made Hijab seem entirely misogynistic, when it in fact the exact opposite.
In almost any magazine, book, advertisement, or movie you encounter, women are overly sexualized. Women are used to sell products, and are constantly treated as no more than just eye candy. Magazines injected with unrealistic beauty standards tell you “How To Lose 10 Inches Off Your Waist!” and “How To Be The Sexiest Woman In The Room!”
In movies and TV shows, girls are constantly purchasing cosmetics and discussing weight loss, talking about boys, and competing with one another to impress said boys. Everything about media values women according to appearance, sexualizing and exploiting us in every way possible, just to please the male-kind. From a young age, women are trained to prioritize our physical appearance, that you should do it to “fit in” and be “normal”.

When young women fail to fit in to these unfair beauty standards, we see millions of dollars spent on cosmetics and cosmetic surgery. Money aside, we also find an increase in eating disorders (i.e anorexia and bulimia) as well as other mental disorders (i.e depression and anxiety), resulting from a lack of self worth and self value which can ultimately lead to drug abuse or suicide.

Now back to the topic about Hijab, I chose to wear hijab to protect myself from all of that. Hijab and veil create a barrier between the woman choosing to wear it, and the rest of the world. It forces people to actually listen to what she has to say, rather than to pass judgments solely over her physical appearance. Hijab gives me the comfort and liberty in knowing that I’m being judged according to my intellect rather than my sexual appeal. I know that I can freely stroll down the street without feeling insecure that men will be staring at my body, or talking about it to others- not that they should be in the first place- Hijab and veil simply don’t even allow them the opportunity.

Reply I’m sending the author of my Sociology textbook who gave me permission to write a short response to this about Hijab for publishing in the next edition of the textbook.  (via awaitingmyescape)
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My mum has a operation tomorrow please keep her in your Duas. They are doing it to see what’s wrong with her, other than her bulk of tumours in her belly. May Allah grant her shi’fa, make her health better than it was ever before and grant her abundant mercy. I just want to see my mum happy and healthy. Yah rubul alaameen. AAameen.

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My dad just came back from the cancer clinic and when my mom asked how it went he said “we’ll talk about it later”. He’s already at stage 4, I don’t think he can handle any more bad news.  He was extremely tense :(

Please keep him in your duaas 

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Worship none but Allah; and be good to parents, relatives, orphans, and the poor; and speak nicely to people; pray regularly, and give charity

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Do not consider poverty a humiliation nor wealth an honor. Poverty tests your patience. Wealth tests your thanks.

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hiimnotharis:

I leave this Monday from umrah inshallah. I’ll be back in about two weeks. If you need me to say duas, please don’t hesitate and message me. I’d be happy too even if I don’t know you.

May Allah grant you a safe and beneficial trip there and back :) 

If you guys have duaa requests, send them to Haris! 

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He who tries to find fault in others, does not get the time for repentance.

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