What Kind of Crazy Religion Would Want Women to Look Like Ninjas? What Other Religions Say About Hijab

Brace yourselves for the answer, because, if you’re Christian or Jewish, your religion commands the same thing!

Yes, I know I look like a ninja – especially because I like to wear black… a lot…

But, if you’re of any Abrahamic religion – Islam, Christianity or Judaism….

You are supposed to wear hijab, too!

And, this is not my personal opinion…although I would greatly prefer not to see your boobs, and your bellybutton, and your butt cheeks… at least not all in one outfit.
The Bible and Torah mention hijab as well!

Don’t believe me?

Have you ever seen a nun?

Or an Orthodox Jewish woman? If you answered no, scroll up a little – those women are JEWISH, or as I like to say, those are some Nin-jews. They ain’t Muslim.

Or, have you ever seen the Virgin Mary?

They are all wrapped up like burritos, just like ME!

 

Now, you may not think Mary was a fashion guru, maybe you prefer the booty shorts and tube tops.. and that’s fine! But the Bible says that hijab is necessary – at least when you pray:

Check out First Corinthians 11:
11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shaven: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
So, ladies, should I bust out the hair clippers and pull a “Brittney” head shave on you or do you want to borrow my scarf? I have plenty to loan you!
There are similar quotes in Torah, and some very strict Jewish women are even required to cover their heads at home… I’m not overly familiar with the traditions though, so I encourage you to research them on your own if you want more information.

IF you think my religion is “oppressive,” and that women are covered up because men “control” them, or maybe you think I’m “brainwashed”…

Your religion – and other religions command – not request, COMMAND, the same thing.  The only difference is that I follow it.

And that’s not to say that I look down on you because you don’t wear hijab, I’m just saying that you shouldn’t judge my religion because of what you think is right.

I didn’t think being objectified by men based on how I looked was that much fun… and, I realize now that I was losing sight of what actually mattered in life when I would care so much about how I looked.

Having guys stare at your butt is not freedom.

To me, that is oppression.

Now, for a humorous anecdote about a Christian woman and my hijab…

Although I am only 22, I held a high position at a small real estate company in my previous job.  I was interviewing a realtor trying to see if she may be right for the job.  She was in her seventies, sweet, old, African American woman.  During the interview, she said to me : “I’m a good Christian lady” – this is when I knew it was going to take a turn for the inappropriate – “I go to church! And, I wear a hat to church – just like you!

Now, if this little old lady knew to wear a hat to church, you should know that people do that for a reason.

I took my good friend Colleen to TJMaxx once and she wanted me to put it on her – so I did.

She said she felt so comfortable and normal, too – eventhough she is not Muslim.
The only challenge was to find a scarf that would fit on her head with all those darn dredlocks!

Finally, as I have mentioned before, once you try hijab on your head, it feels right.

If you’re not Muslim, and you’ve never tried it, I challenge you to put it on your head and see what you think… just wrap it around… sit there for a few minutes… and see how you feel.  Once you get over the initial shock of how “Muslim” you look, you may feel the special feeling I do every day when I put it on.

And – because he is the cutest little boy I know – I thought I’d share this amazing video I took of one of the children I babysit.  If he likes my scarf this much, it should be fine by your standards, too!

Click Here for the Video

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9 thoughts on “What Kind of Crazy Religion Would Want Women to Look Like Ninjas? What Other Religions Say About Hijab

  1. Wow, written with such confidence and gusto!! I’m a fan! 🙂

    Thank you for taking such a stance in educating the general public.. it is so very needed in this day in age to relieve some of the pressures sisters face on a day to day basis!!

    I would love to share your blog with my community, if i have your permission to do so, of course.

    Thank You,
    Your brother in Islam
    -Umar Toor

  2. Salam Alaykom!

    I am so happy that I have stumbled upon your page! I plan on reverting this month inshAllah, and have found your site and your posts to be so inspirational. I must admit that I recently felt a little discouraged in my journey..but I’ve been opening up to my friends and family about conversion; I’ve been very surprised, though, that most all of them have been very accepting and loving towards me as I assumed some may have made rude comments to me… So far, so good! 🙂
    The comment that touched my heart was one from a dear friend of mine. I showed her a picture of me with hijab on, as I’ve been practicing styles and wearing it, and she said it looked “very natural and just right,” on me. 😀

    I just wanted to say it is SO nice to find an open and honest page of a revert..I have come across many, but haven’t found one quite like yours that touched my heart!. I enjoy your blog so much I have bookmarked it and check for new posts daily!!! ❤

    Jennifer

    1. Dang it, Jennifer… you made me tear up! LoL … so thankful that my page has touched you a little bit 😉 mashaAllah, I’m very thrilled to hear that you are planning on converting. If you need ANYTHING, I would be so happy to help you along the way – feel free to find me on facebook (Hannah Nemec) if there’s anything I can do for you or help you with. May Allah (swt) BLESS you and the day you take your shahada. I’ll keep you in my prayers 😉

      Salaam,
      Hannah

  3. Love it 🙂 P.S brace yourself for all the good that’s about to come your way from starting this blog. I’m almost positive you will eventually be working from home :))))

    1. LOL! inshaAllah ya rab… I thought about that last night! I was like “what if I just become a famous blogger?” but then I realized… how will I support my love of Jamba Juice with a blog? And so, instead, I woke up at 6 AM 😉 Keep me in your prayers. I’ll add a donation button someday LoL

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