Why I Wear The Hijab + My Hijab Collection

Hey girl hey. And boy.

Here’s the thing – I am crazy for new hijab designs. When I started wearing the hijab in 7th grade, I remember I had like 3 that I always wore but when I moved along to 8th, I kept stealing them from my mom. πŸ˜‚Β Over the years, I received gifts, bought a few and stole received some of my mom’s. I think I’ve finally stopped the hijaboholic ways and this is probably the amount I’ll stick with for a long time. πŸ˜‚Β  Oh and disclaimer: I’m not trying to make hijab look like a fashion item but it’s just nice to change it up to match your outfits. Not gonna lie though, the hijab makes my outfits look way better than they would be without. Wearing navy bottoms? Pull out the navy and cream hijab. I suck at all the pairing shoes and bags with my outfit because ain’t nobody got time so there’s a perk. πŸ˜‚

Related image

Why I Wear Hijab

I wear hijab because it’s simply one of theΒ mandatory duties as a woman. To me, it’s a reminder of who I am and what I stand for whether people judge me or not. I know a lot of people say “times have changed” and “you can have hijab on the inside” but no matter what, God’s words in the Quran will stay God’s words even if millions of generations passed. They still apply to our generation today and it’s truly for the best. Not to mention, generations repeat themselves if patterns aren’t identified and broken. And especially in a world today, where so many sins are normalized and observing the hijab is so hard in the Western community sometimes, it’s important that we stick to Allah’s words.

Related image

I totally agree with modesty on the inside but hijab isn’t just a scarf on your head. It’s a source of liberation and freedom. It is not oppression nor a prison – it’s a symbol of faith and protection and it should be treated like a crown on your head. But that’s not to ignore inner modesty too. Any woman can wear a headscarf but can lie, steal and disrespect others. You can’t have modesty on the outside and not have it on the inside. But same applies for vise versa. If you have modesty on the inside, what’s stopping you from showing it on the outside? If it’s because of what others think, then you may need to be re-evaluating your intentions (same goes to hijabis). Everyone has their own struggles and some women struggle with hijab more than others and therefore, we shouldn’t judge each other or bash each other because of one portion of our faith. Hijab should not divide us but instead, empower us.

Image result for girls support girls gif

Unfortunately, there’s been a lot of stigma around the hijab lately with influencers taking them off and such terrible comments from the Muslim community. That’s not the way we should represent ourselves and it surely isn’t the kindness to each other that our faith teaches. Anyways, that’s the tea on the hijab and why I and millions of other women around the world wear it. πŸ˜‚

Highlights in Case You Were Too Lazy To Read (I see you πŸ˜‚)

  • Modesty is mandatory to be observed inside out (literally)
  • It is not imprisonment nor oppression but a symbol of faith and liberty
  • Some women struggle with hijab more than others and we shouldn’t judge or bash each other no matter what.
  • Hijab is a not a tradition orΒ culture thing – it’s a religion thing observed by many around the world today and from thousands of years ago.
  • Fun Fact: Mary (mother of Jesus) wore the hijab and she was a righteous woman that we Muslims look up to too.

Well that was a ton to write and read. Time to be materialistic and buy lots of patterns, am I right? πŸ˜‚Β Jk no these are just the ones I have and I think I’m done buying more…for now mwahahha. OKAY let’s get started.


 

  • Crinkle Hijabs

IMG_20181117_211242.jpg Image result for crinkle hijab

Okay I’m sorry I’m not a great photographer but there’s no need to criticize my Galaxy Grabber that I used to hold these up. πŸ˜‚Β  Anyways, I got these crinkled hijabs back in April and can I just say? They match everything! I got them in caramel, mustard and maroon and I usually wear them Turkish style. *still looking for Turkish actors to marry so might as well blend in*πŸ˜‚

 

  • Jersey Hijabs

mde

I bought these in UAE a while back and stopped wearing them for a while. But then I discovered turbans and turtlenecks and this material is perfect for styling it.

 

  • Ready To Go Turbans

mde

Okay I love these but they also make my head look way too small so I usually wear a hijab under too. πŸ˜‚Β  I have these in off-white and navy.

 

  • Bright Blues & Greens

mde

I’m not an expert on material but these ones are light and not too slippery. My dad got these for me and they look so good with blacks, navies and dark greens.

 

  • Floral Cotton

mdeΒ fbt

This is my only square hijab and personally, I find these hard to style. They work well as turbans though and you may have seen them in my Fall Haul.

 

  • Floral JerseyΒ 

mde

I also used to have a black and pink version of this but I gave it to my mom. I don’t wear these often because they are super short in length and width but I think they might work as a turban.

 

  • Navy and Cream

mde

Whenever I wear anything denim, this is the go-to for it.

 

  • Blue and Rose Embroidery

dav

This is a thick but light material that I also wear often. They each have floral embroidery and they were gifted to me by my aunt.

 

  • Reversible Squares

mde

I got these in an Islamic library and the colour decisions I made that day were questionable. Let’s just say cotton and pinks aren’t for my face but I still like how these look on certain outfits. Anddd now I sound like a fashion guru. πŸ˜‚

 

  • Cotton Faves

mde

And last but not least, my cotton faveees. I wear these so often and they’re both my mom’s – oops. But in my defense, she’s into Chiffon hijabs which I HATE because of some embarrassing stories I’ll share in a series coming soon (in a nutshell, chiffon slips A LOT). So she’s fine with it..totally.πŸ˜‚


 

Anddd that’s all for my hijab collection.

Which one’s your favourite?

Did you learn anything from my explanation/ what misconceptions did you have?

CAN SOMEONE HIT ME UP WITH A TURKISH ACTOR? (jk jk my mom would kill me and reject him just like she did in my short dream hereΒ πŸ˜‚)

And hijabis, leave your first-time hijab stories and what scarf you like to wear most? I’m curious.πŸ˜‚Β I’ll see you in my next post.

Bayyy πŸ’ž

 

48 thoughts on “Why I Wear The Hijab + My Hijab Collection

  1. Amber says:

    My fave is definitely the crinkle hijabs! I’ve always wanted to try wearing one, but do you have to be a specific religion to wear them? That’s probably a stupid question, and your probably going to say yes πŸ˜‚ Your pics are really good, I love the creamy colours, they really are pretty! πŸ’›
    Amber x

    Liked by 2 people

      • Bayance says:

        Noo it’s not offensive at all. Just be aware that you are representing Islam so just try not to go to clubs and stuff πŸ˜‚ although some Muslims and hijabis do that but that’s not for me to judge πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

        Liked by 2 people

    • Bayance says:

      SAME!! I’m literally wearing the mustard one. Gurl for sure! Muslim women wear the hijab because it is obligatory (if you wear it, good deeds. if not, bad deeds but again, it’s not everything in Islam and it doesn’t mean you’re a bad person – hope that makes sense.) As for people who aren’t Muslim, yess why not? We even had this thing at our school where they brought hijabs and non-muslims got to try them. πŸ˜‚ Aah thank you – yess creams work so well with everything! Thank you so much Amber ❣️

      Liked by 2 people

      • Amber says:

        Yes, they are so pretty! πŸ’›πŸ˜Š Yes, we learnt that in RS at school, I see them as almost a fashion item! πŸ™‚ Thank you for telling me! 😊🧑 I didn’t really want to offend anyone, they just look so comfy! ☺️ That’s really cool! I wish they had that at my school 😫 I love creamy colours of anything, except it can get dirty easily! πŸ˜’ No worries, thank you for telling me! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’›

        Liked by 2 people

  2. Indigo_Star says:

    Amen gurl! Preach!
    Although I am christian, and we do believe in the God, I believe that us girls should dress modestly! And if that means wearing a hijab… so be it!
    I actually find girls with hijabs are really pretty, with or without makeup.
    and did I just see a kind of face reveal ther????
    Really cool post!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Bayance says:

      Thank youuu! ❣️ Ahahaha yas gurl πŸ˜‚ Aah thank youu! I look way better in hijab sometimes because my hair is a MESS so even if I wasn’t Muslim or Islam wasn’t revealed yet – I’d be like can something cover this mess?? πŸ˜‚ Hahaha no nice try I covered ittt πŸ˜‚ Tysm!

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Isa @theartofbeingisa says:

    I’m a Christian, so I don’t agree with some things said here. However, I’m not going to judge anyone or think of you any less. You are still my one of my favorite bloggers, a super sweet girl, and from what I’m seeing you have a great style haha. I love the crinkle hijabis, they look beautiful. You have a very pretty collection ❀ X

    Liked by 3 people

    • Bayance says:

      Ah that’s okay you totally have the right to disagree. But if you have any questions – just let me know. GURL YOU TOO ❣️ Thank youuu πŸ˜­πŸ’— Omg girl I’m literally melting – thank you so much!

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Natalie Therese says:

    Teach me how to wear one, please! My hair is a crazy mess right now, and also, they look beautiful. I loved the first part about why you wear it-as a sign of modesty, not as some old outdated tradition. And hey, thank goodness the Blessed Virgin Mary wore one, otherwise Jesus would have frozen, because she used it to wrap him in.
    Great posy!
    ~Natalie

    Liked by 3 people

    • Natalie Therese says:

      Oh, also, I had a question-do you believe hair is something you shouldn’t show? I heard someone say that Muslim women aren’t supposed to show it, but then I see people wearing hijabis with a little bit of hair sticking out. Sorry, that sounded weird, I’m just curious, lol.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Bayance says:

        It’s something you cover unless it’s only girls, immediate relatives (dad, grandpa, uncle, brother father in law if I get married) and boys who didn’t reach puberty. Also, girls don’t have to wear it until they reach puberty but some girls like to practise early. After cousins hit puberty, you have to cover again and ugh it’s such a struggle because sometimes I’d be facetiming my girl cousin and out of nowhere my guy cousin comes in and I die πŸ˜‚

        Aah I’m guilty of that because my hair is so freaking big and sometimes the under cover slips a bit 😭 I try to fix it but tiny baby hairs show sometimes. That’s on me and it’s something I need to fix but I know some women who wear their hijabs half off like ?? Again I’m not judging them because my hijab isn’t perfect either but yeah, your hair shouldn’t show. πŸ˜‚

        Liked by 3 people

      • Jbreeze.🌷 says:

        Hi Natalie, you shouldn’t show your beauty except what ‘ordinarily appears’ that could be little tufts of hair. I personally struggle with that as I have silky hair and my hijab is always falling off. Actions are judged by their intentions so I doubt this would be a concern, because trying is more important.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Bayance says:

      Hahah gurl I feel youuu! Thank you and aah I’ll try to make a hijab tutorial even tho the way I do it is super easy. Also, there’s no specific way to cover your head. If you’re using a towel or a beanie but still covering everything except your face and hands then it’s fine πŸ˜‚ Thank uuu I’m glad I cleared that misconception cuz a lot of people think it’s some cool middle East culture thing. Hahaha did she? Catholic nuns still cover the same way but marriage is a blessing in Islam so people are encouraged to get married (I mention this because nuns don’t get married but maybe that changed). Neat commy!

      Liked by 2 people

      • Natalie Therese says:

        Yes, please! It’d better be super easy because…haha, I’m terrible at following complicated directions, lol. Yep, Catholic nuns still do, they don’t get married, but the Catholic church encourages marriage, too, it’s not like all girls are supposed to become nuns, lol. Some people are just called by God to that life. Cool answery! (I can’t remember what order we do this in now)

        Liked by 2 people

  5. hiddenzzzzz says:

    What a great post!! I find it really amazing that there are people like you who share stuffs about Islam and especially about hijab, proudly.
    To be honest, I’m not so picky about hijabπŸ˜‚. I just wear a black crinkle hijab, like literally with all my outfits and it would match perfectly. But after reading your blog, I’m excited to look for another hijab stylesβ™₯️

    Liked by 2 people

    • Bayance says:

      Aah girl thank you so much!! I’m so glad people have a good response because I’ve been putting religion aside from my blog posts for a year now because i was anonymous to begin and I didn’t want to start problems. But now I started to realize that you should stand for the truth and your beliefs whether people agree or not. Hahahhahaha I’m literally so picky sometimes πŸ˜‚ Aah the black ones look so good but I already wear so much black in my clothes so I need the hijab to be a bit brighter to not look emo πŸ˜‚ Aah let me know what you find..if I like it enough, I’ll probs steal it thru the screen – just saying. πŸ˜‚

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Evidence seeker says:

    I agree that modesty is mandatory for both men and women in Islam. The concept of β€˜hijab’ however is another matter. The Quran has the word β€˜hijab’ 7 times. Not one is about how women dress. It is the same in ahadith.

    I also agree that we must stick to the words of Our Lord in the Quran. However, the statement that β€˜hijab’ (referring to headscarf & behavior in the article above) are actually contradicting this because the Quran commands modesty for both sexes. There is no concept of β€˜hijab’ except by propagation and popular belief. Muslims follow people instead of the Quran and sunnah.

    I have written about this. Please do take a look. https://iconoclast.online/2018/12/08/the-muslim-headscarf-allahs-religion-or-misogyny/

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bayance says:

      Hi there! Thanks so much for reading.

      The word “Hijab” in Arabic actually means barrier and not something to cover the head with. That’s what the Quran refers to. In ayah 31 in Surah Al Nur, Allah (SWT) says that women should let their headscarves fall to cover their neckline and not reveal their charms except to their husbands. The word “khimar” in the original Arabic language includes the covering from the head to the neckline. It doesn’t only say to dress modestly.

      I’ve read your post and yes, Allah didn’t say in the Quran word for word “cover your hair” but it was described and it was done right. If women were not required to and prophet Muhammad mislead anyone it would’ve been cleared up. Something as small as him not liking a certain honey was mentioned in a verse talking about not making something halal into a Haram and disregarding Allah’s words. Again, you can try to pick the Quran apart and see everything literally or try to find excuses for not wearing the headscarf but please don’t try to justify your decision by claiming that it isn’t in the Quran and Sunnah.

      I really really recommend you watch this video by Norman Ali Khan : https://youtu.be/AALgGKSnU2g and please look more into something before jumping to conclusions. Thank you so much for commenting though! πŸ’—

      Like

  7. Minnu says:

    This is such an amazing post. I loved it. I find it really amazing that there are people like you who proudly share stuffs about Islam and especially about hijab.
    I wore hijab back in 2015, and that was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.
    Annnd btw I’m a newbie to blogging. I would love to get engaged with people and grow in this. So kindly please spare sometime and checkout my first blog post. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Aditi says:

    THESE ARE ACTUALLY SO PRETTY girl wow!! I love themmm! Gotta agree with Ambs, my favorite is the crinkle ones πŸ˜‚ and I actually enjoy wearing headscarfs in the colder weather, to the Gurudwara and all! (it’s a Sikh religious place and although I’m not Sikh, they’re so generous that they let anyone come and eat FOR FREE and the food’s so good so we always leave a donation hah πŸ˜‚ sorry TMI!!) but I’ve gotta say, you have such amazing endurance to do this everyday and in the heat!! Also RUNNING A MILE IN A HIJAB ASDFGH gosh you really are amazing Bay πŸ˜‚

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s