Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hijabis R' Us



My two nieces: Myra and Sue

My nieces love dressing up . One day Sue was wearing my knee high boots, a collared button down and hijab and said "Look Khala (Aunt), I'm you."


The other one, Myra, likes to dress up like dad.

I'm surprised they sat still for this picture.

They look cool though, don't they? LOL.

They haven't started to wear the hijab yet. My sisters just wanted to dress them up.

Anyways, a lot of Muslim parents have their daughters wear the hijab when they are young.Technically we are supposed to start wearing it when we hit puberty which is around 12,13,14 etc.

It's not obligatory before that.

People have different opinions on this---whether parents should have their daughters wear hijab at such a young age.

Some think: Too young.

Others say: Younger the better.

I say: Let the kid decide.

What do you say?

27 comments:

Soda and Candy said...

My opinion is that your nieces are adorable, look at those giant sunglasses that are eating their tiny little faces!!!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

May I ask, without being disrespectful, the reason the hijab is worn? Is it for modesty, as I've been led to believe?

Mrs. Cullen said...

I say........cutie.

Sherlock Bones said...

MashaAllah they look SOOOO cute!!! Hey I don't wear a hijab yet, and it's a constant inward struggle..but I agree, don't force anyone to do anything and they should decide for themselves...provided they dress decently at the same time of course =P

Margie said...

I say Myra & Sue are just too adorable!
Precious little girls!

Margie :)

Youthful Wisdom said...

ahhh so cute!!! mashaAllah

foxy said...

Dress up is fun in any and every culture! I LOVE IT!

Melanie's Randomness said...

awww aren't they cute!!

Cheryl said...

I've never worn one so I really couldn't tell you at what age I would like to start wearing them. But this picture is sort of cute.

Don't tell anyone I said that.
I have a reputation.

Heckety said...

They are only darling! And the Sunglasses? are hilarious!!
Once a girl begins to wear the hijab can she decide to stop and wait until puberty? Or if she begins should she continue?

One of my daughter's friends used to wear it out when she was young when she felt nervous. Which makes total sense to me.

Simply me said...

OMG this is soooooooooooo freaking adorable mashallah!! :)))

I dunno what to think. I'm so conflicted. My husband thinks it's so cute when little girls wear it and wouldn't mind starting our daughters off young but I on the other hand really want them to choose to wear it on their own. I want them to love wearing it, to fully understand, respect its meaning....like how my parents did with me.

I guess I'll only find out when I have daughters, Insha'Allah. :)

Facta Non Verba said...

Its kind of interesting - as a muslim boy - who doesn't obviously look muslim(i'm from Africa-originally)- the difference in experiencing islam compared and contrasted to my sister who wears the hijab.Its probably substantially easier - though being black in America does give you a window - I still can't imagine that whole world.

I personally think that its best when someone makes the choice for themselves because forcing anyone to do anything really never sticks -- when they grow older they'll lose it and everyone is disappointed -- PARENTS! LET YOUR KIDS CHOOSE!

Hannah said...

Do you have your own kids???

Constructive Attitude said...

Thank you everyone. My nieces are adorable. mashaAllah.

Maureen@IslandRoar: Yes hijab is worn to practice modesty among other things. If you want to read more on it, we've done another post under Islam for dummies. Or if you have more questions you can email us :)

Heckety: A girl can choose to not wear it at any time in her life. Depends on the person. Of course before puberty if a girl chooses to not wear it, it's especially okay because it has not been made obligatory on her yet. But after puberty if a girl begins to wear it and decides to take it off, it is frowned upon, to say the least.

Facta Non Verba: I couldn't agree more!

Simply Me: ayp????

supreem said...

i think the kid should decide. and it should be explained why we where hijab, and that's because God asked us to, and it's just a reflection of my love for God.

[[[ x Smiley x ]]] said...

Awww! your nieces look adorable mashAllah. I love the sunglasses!

I agree with Facta Non Verba. Forcing gets you nowhere.

Simply me said...

I agree with Supreem! I can't believe I totally forgot about the verse, "There is no compulsion in religion" Qur'an 2:256. And CA: no ianp!!!

EmptyWords said...

Let the girl decide for herself... when she does start, she will wear it with pride!

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Rationality said...

Mashallah they are so cute and look lovely with hejabs and big sunglasses. May Allah protect them.
Well… in Islam we all know that we girls must veil when they hit the puberty. It's not a thing we can have a choice in it but its something compulsory. Hence it’s better to let girls love to veil by selling them pretty scarves with colors they love. And when they ask to be veiled we should not say no girl you are still young. Believe me they look pretty even when they are veiled ^^.

Melissa said...

You have the most interesting blog, and your nieces are adorable!

Little T said...

They are fantastic!

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Constructive Attitude said...

Hannah: No I dont have kids.

MarjnHomer said...

I think I commented on this but maybe I didn't. I am going to start with putting hijab on Sue when she starts school so she can get comfortable with the idea. she is very stubborn as you know so we'll see how that goes.

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