Everytime I get into the car I love to listen to this song. It's by Dawud Wharnsby Ali. Hijab is much more than just covering up hair and putting up with the heat in the summer. It keeps me and Muslim women grounded to truth and builds confidence in my heart that people should see me for who I really am. People are always talking and saying things that "its what's on the inside that counts". Well, for me and other Muslim women wearing hijab, we are examples of professing that ideology they speak of. The concept of "larger than life", materials: well that is what I aim to shy away from. Simplicity is a Muslim's ongoing goal, only then will contentment in one's heart be reached, that is the true definition of being rich. Muslim women, we are from everywhere on the globe. Next time you see her, you know, instead of asking her where she is from, ask her what you really want to know, "Why do you cover?" Chances are you'll get the same answer: "Because God told me to...as a form of protection from ill people, and as a form of protection to remind myself of my purpose of this life."
They say, â€œOh poor girl you are so beautiful you know itâ€™s a shame that you cover up your beauty so.â€�She just smiles and graciously responds reassuringly,â€œThis beauty that I have is just a simple part of me; this body that I have, no stranger has a right to see. These long clothes and shawl I wear ensure my modesty. Faith is more essential than fashion, wouldnâ€™t you agree?â€� This hijab, this mark of piety,is an act of faith, a symbol, for all the world to see.A simple cloth, to preserve her dignity. So lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity.
They tell her, â€œGirl donâ€™t you know this is the west and you are free? You donâ€™t need to be oppressed, ashamed of your femininity.â€� She just shakes her head and she speaks so assuredly, â€œSee the billboards and the magazines those lines the check-out isles, with their phony painted faces and their air-brushed smiles? Well their sheer clothes, and low cut gowns, they are really not for me. You call it freedom, but I call it ANARCHY.â€�
This hijab, this mark of piety, is an act of faith, a symbol, for all the world to see. A simple cloth, to protect her dignity.So lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity.
Lift the veil from your heart to see the heart of purity.