Dialogue between a Muslim mother, and her daughter. The daughter finds it stifling wearing a hijab. The mother insists she wears it to school, or going outside.
D says, “I don’t want to wear it”.
M, “why not?”
M, “tell me!”
D, “you won’t go off your rocker?”
D, “I feel a complete ninny, cause none of my classmates wear it. I am the odd one out”.
M, “but they are not Muslims. Why should they wear it?”
D, “why should I?”
M, “you have to wear it, because it’s ordained by God for us, and as such clear guidance is written in the Quran. In Surah Al-Nur, and Surah Al-Ahzab, “believing women are told to cover themselves when they go out of their homes”.
D, “I feel ugly, and it’s depressing”.
M, “now you are objecting, but a few years onward you will find wearing hijab beneficial, and time saving. It protects your skin, and hair from the harmful effects of sun rays. You save time by not spending un-necessary hours in getting ready. It shows you as a modest person not given to appearances, so you gain respect, and most important it’s God’s injunction, not to be violated.
Besides, young lady you are getting late for school, and you better leave now”.
Here is a Christian lady who is wearing hijab for forty days. Please visit her journey of hijab. It’s quite interesting.