By A Proud Mum
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