Choosing to Wear Hijab | Guest Post for

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
  • Religious
  • 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!

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