Growing up in the UK as an 80’s kid, I didn’t really understand what hijab was. The word hijab didn’t even register with me back then, as it is so frequently used now.
As a kid growing up, when I saw people that wore a veil, it meant one of three things, they were either:
- Newly married
- Or were old
See living in the UK, we knew we were Muslim because we ate halal, we practiced the 5 pillars of Islam, knew the 10 major sins, but there was no where along that Islamic education, we learnt about hijab.
I just assumed you cover your hair, when you pray. Didn’t know we were supposed to be like that all the time!