Thursday, September 10, 2009

Went out in hijab

I needed milk so I decided to go out and get it in hijab! It's a short walk. Out of the apartment building by the back, through 2 parking lots (our's and the other building behind us) and across the boulevard! I was only really noticed by one person, the employee there. He definitely recognized me since I go there weekly maybe and seemed to wonder about the hijab since I normally don't wear it. But I have been there in an abaya so he might figure if he's at all the type of person who observes and wonders... He could even start factoring in the fact that my daughter is a bit darker than me and make up all sorts of reasons for me being in hijab. lol

Anyway, not much of an experience but I wanted to share it still! :)

10 Comentários:

LK said...

Trying something new is always an adventure even if it seems small to everyone else.

Glad it went well :)

ellen557 said...

Yaaaay! That was one of your Ramadan goals, wasn't it?

Candice said...

It was to go a full day in hijab, which I still plan on doing. Maybe not in my city here... But I'll see. It'll be when my husband is back, I think.

caraboska said...

I would assume your hubby is on board with it if you go out in hijab. I too have just recently put on hijab. I am full-time, but with certain restrictions. My situation is a little different from yours because I am a Christian, but the main idea is the same. There may be some places that it would be bad to show up in something 'obviously hijabish' without talking to certain people first. So basically I've come up with a 'discreet hijab' that won't raise eyebrows for the time being, for use in those places, until I am able to talk to certain people who need to be talked to (who were on vacation when I put on hijab, and still are).

The 'ultra-discreet version' consists of an Amira hijab tucked into my shirt or dress, with a fanciful hat on top. And of course clothing to cover everything that needs to be covered. It of course makes it easier if one has already been covering just about everything else but one's head - as you apparently have been. Just some ideas to get you started.

Candice said...

Yes, my husband would support it if I did, but puts no pressure on it either. He understands that it would be difficult. He originally gave me until my daughter is 2 years old to think about Islam by myself and I think after that he would have put a bit more emphasis on it. And now that I'm there, he's going to let things go how they go for about a year to let me figure things out before even mentionning that I should get "out of the closet" about my conversion. So hijab would come after that, I imagine.

I guess hijab would be a bit difficult to wear in some places, especially Christian ones... Did you see Little Mosque on the Prairie before? The Muslims go to the Church to fill it up because the people simply don't attend much anymore, and so all the women are there in hijab with hats. :p

When I went out in hijab yesterday, I wore a long skirt with a sweater with a hood but we could see there was a scarf covering the forehead and ears and neck and all that. It was discreet because of the hoody. I took a pic with my webcam tht I wanted to post but I open the file except on the program itself and it won't let me do anything with the picture! How frustrating!

Thanks for your comment though! :)

caraboska said...

What I do is I plug in the webcam, open My Computer and click on the Webcam drive. A picture appears on the screen, and a menu appears at the left with the item 'Take new picture'. So I make the image the way I want it, then I click 'Take new picture', and then at the bottom is a list of all the pics I've made. And then I right-click on the one I want to save, and I can save it as a JPEG.

Oh yes, I am a huge fan of Little Mosque. I ran out and bought the CD of the first year's episodes as soon as I found out it was possible to get it. On E-bay :D This month, they're supposed to be bringing out the CD with the second year's episodes... That's at or near the top of my shopping list...

Umm Aaminah said...

Salaam sis. I converted to Islam 3.5 yrs ago alhamdulillah. You know at first it was odd wearing hijab; I felt everyone was staring. :-) Really though it was the people I knew, yet didn't know. Like people in my apartment complex, the lady at the checkout who always talks to me. Alhamdulillah it turned out to be great dawah. I would like to give you a word of encouragement: I don't know of any Muslimahs who regret WEARING their hijab, but I do know many who regretted not. Just something for you to think on. Also, after you personally get comfortable with it, you rarely notice others' looks. :-)

Ramadan mubarak,

Umm Aaminah

Linus Abdul said...

Assalamu alaykum. Help me share Islam to the world. Link my article to your blog. May Allah reward you.

Candice said...

Thanks. I think you're right, Aaminah. It's a good way to look at it... :)

Cecilia said...

masha´allah! how did it feel? right or..?
I am glad for you!

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