Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My daughters story

By A Proud Mum

As salaamu alaikum

Jazakallahu Khairun for this inspirational site. Like the
previous post, I was a jeans and tops girl, and like her still
wear them under my cloak. On my return from Haj I continued
wearing the hijab. Alhumdulillah we had a complete
life-style change on our return, even removing the
television from our home.

My daughter was 5 years old at the time. When she was 10
years old she wanted to wear hijab to school. We live in a
formally Afrikaner town in northern KZN, so wearing hijab
to school posed a problem. After consulting with the school
and the Governing body, she was given permission.

Alhumdulillah due to our discussions with the school, other
girls followed and also wore hijab.
She is now in high school and out of a school population of
950 kids, she is the ONLY one that wears the hijab. As a
parent I was very concerned for her but Alhumdulillah she
has handled it with so much maturity and wisdom it makes me

Teachers ask her how come she wears hijab and not the other
Muslim girls in the school and she answers them with
hikmah. She sees her hijab as a form of Dawah.

She is a typical teenager with all its naughtiness and fun,
and I think that's wonderful because it shows that a person
can have fun and wear hijab.

As a Mother I am proud of her, especially when she wears
hijab on weekend and at the mall, while all her friends
don't. In these day where hair irons and hair styles defines
the person, she's held on to her own 'style'.

I am sure this sounds like no big deal to girls from bigger
towns and bigger Muslim communities, but in a small town,
predominantly 'white' it's quite an accomplishment.

May Allah keep her and all those that find wearing the
hijab a struggle steadfast and give them the strength
to continue.


  1. So beautiful Masha-Allah. This young lady really seems to have the strength that so many youngsters lack. and choosing to wear hijab by herself at such a young age... truly wonderful. May she be an inspiration to all insha-Allah Ameen.

  2. Salaams Sister,

    Jazakallah for sharing your wonderful story with us. Insha Allah, Allah give her the strength and keep her imaan strong.

    I have a group on Facebook, called Scarfs for u, where we try to give all support and keep the quest for Hijab alive.

    Maybe she can visit the site, for support or just to feel like a beautiful Muslimah, we have a lot of youngsters that are members.


    Zeenat Sirkhot