Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Hijab ( head scarf) of Big A

Many people comment on our hijab (head scarf), most comments are very nice. In fact just recently, a little old women came up to me and told me how beautiful my scarf and skirt was. Children are very inquisitive and most of the questions directed at Big A are those out of curiosity. However, children are also direct and honest about their feelings and some comments made to Big A are more harsh in nature. I must say that I am very proud of my daughter and she has been quite eloquent in answering questions on hijab.
Big A wearing modest swim wear.
According to Islamic Scholars, young ladies are not required to wear the hijab until she reaches puberty. Big A chose to start wearing hers earlier at age 9 when she was on a gymnastic team and felt uncomfortable with the uniform. She realized she was changing and she decided she wanted to cover up. Interestingly, her gymnastic's coach informed me that many of the girls want to start wearing pants or shorts at that age and they have to force them not to. Although, she is still extremely flexible and skilled, unfortunately, she decided to quit the team because of their uniform requirement.

This post is dedicated to my daughter Big A, she inspires me. (Thanks Google)

Mr Obama praised Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, a first-year student at the University of Memphis who scored more points than any other girl or boy in the history of high school basketball in the state of Massachusetts.
Young Catholic Women are choosing to wear the veil at Mass.
Modern Jewish women in Orthodox Jewish dress.

According to the Torah or Old Testament:

‘‘Make for yourselves tassels [g'dilim] on the four corners of the cloak [k'sut] that covers you'' (Deuteronomy 22:11 MBV). The command noted from Deuteronomy 22:11, is that it is to be a k'sut, or covering, and it is emphasized twice to be a ‘‘cloak [k'sut] that covers [k'sut] you.''
Amish women wearing bonnet and veil.
The famous Black Madonnas are found all throughtout Europe including France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Malta, Russia, Serbia, & Spain.

and South America including Brazil, Chili, & Costa Rica.
This Western depiction of the Virgin Mary, although racially inaccurate due to region she lived in, shows her honored and glorified, not oppressed.
Princess Kate as a traditional modest bride.
Painting of Mexican women wearing the scarf.
Hawa Abdi, a 63-year-old Somali doctor.
Ruqaya Al Ghasara, Bahrain
Olympic Champion
Noha Abd Rabo of Egypt
Taekwondo bronze medal match during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing

Iranian Soccer team is fighting to be allowed in the Olympics.

Aida Othman has her hands on the levers of the world's $1 trillion Islamic finance sector. 

The fashionable hijab. The fashion world has been influence by Islamic dress

Beautiful Moroccan dress, shows the diversity of the Muslim attire.


  1. Neat post. Modesty seems so rare these days. It's refreshing to see so much of it.

    Where did she get the swimsuit?

  2. Thank you! Sorry, I took my blog offline for a minute. The swimsuit was ordered from under modest swimwear.

  3. Thanks for mentioning where you got the swimwear, I was looking for one for myself and did not know where to find it. I will checkout swim outlet.


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