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Mormon In '1St Feb World Hijab Day'


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Hi All, I couldn't resist popping into the social hall to share something (especially for our lovely EllenMaksoud after her thread about wearing a headscarf).

There's a global event today called 'World Hijab Day.' The UK BBC news website has covered it, including an interview with an American Mormon who is participating by wearing a Hijab for a day:

Esther Dale, 28, lives in the US state of California and is another non-Muslim trying out the headscarf for the day. The mother-of-three was told about the event by a friend of hers who is a "hijabi".

As a practising Mormon, Dale understands the importance of faith in daily life, and the judgement that can come with the associated clothing.

She says she knows the stigma that surround the headscarf and hopes this is an opportunity to help combat that.

"I knew that it's about modesty of behaviour, not just clothing, and that it's a faulty assumption that women only wear it if they're forced to - especially in the US. That's not at all the truth," she says.

"It's a good chance to educate people that you can't make an accurate judgement about someone based solely on what they're wearing," says Dale.

Mormons don't get a lot of press in the UK and when they do it's often negative, so it was nice to see this respect from a Mormon towards Muslims and from the BBC towards Mormons and Muslims.

Calmoriah... you said you wanted to try it, now's your chance :)

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Hi All, I couldn't resist popping into the social hall to share something (especially for our lovely EllenMaksoud after her thread about wearing a headscarf).

There's a global event today called 'World Hijab Day.' The UK BBC news website has covered it, including an interview with an American Mormon who is participating by wearing a Hijab for a day:

Mormons don't get a lot of press in the UK and when they do it's often negative, so it was nice to see this respect from a Mormon towards Muslims and from the BBC towards Mormons and Muslims.

Calmoriah... you said you wanted to try it, now's your chance :)

Alhumduallah ! This is today !?! I had not heard of this. I will do this. Shukran Jazillion.

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Sadly, I found out that National Headscarf Day is taking place in the UK. :( I have seen the UK folk make several efforts to try to understand those around them before. I haven't been out today and when I do, I doubt that I shall be able to wear one because I and and another brother are going to a new member's home with the Missionaries to do new member class for her. It would seem bad form to show up there in Hijab.

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Calmoriah... you said you wanted to try it, now's your chance :)

Now I just need to find one that will work, all my very large scarfs are from Russia and way too floral and heavy...but I am also not going anywhere today after all as just found out my temple recommend is one day expired (never should trust my husband about dates, lol).

Ellen, is there any covenantal significance to the Hijab? My husband was just saying it would be totally inappropriate for someone to show solidarity and understanding by assuming temple garments (either outer or innerwear) and he seems to think there might be some of the same significance attached to it where it might be offensive to Muslims for nonMuslims to wear such.

What is a good size for it and is there a good website that shows how to put it on?

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It would seem bad form to show up there in Hijab.

If it was me, I would love to see you show up in one because that would make a great opportunity to talk about your own personal spiritual journey and how you traveled from Evangelical to Muslim to LDS...but if you don't know the person and the missionaries are gunshy, I can see you wanting to take extra care.
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Now I just need to find one that will work, all my very large scarfs are from Russia and way too floral and heavy...but I am also not going anywhere today after all as just found out my temple recommend is one day expired (never should trust my husband about dates, lol).

Ellen, is there any covenantal significance to the Hijab? My husband was just saying it would be totally inappropriate for someone to show solidarity and understanding by assuming temple garments (either outer or innerwear) and he seems to think there might be some of the same significance attached to it where it might be offensive to Muslims for nonMuslims to wear such.

What is a good size for it and is there a good website that shows how to put it on?

I use one meter square scarves, folded into a triangle. I them lay the whole thing across the top of my head, but off center so one tail is just long enough to wind around the side, top to bottom to the top of my head. Then I wrap the other side round my noggin the other way, pinning the other tail to the top of my head with it. Then I just wrap it around my head, top to bottom until I get a short tail, which I tuck in the side to hold it.

Muslims are never insulted when a woman wears a scarf as they believe that all women should. Most men neglect to mention that it is the woman's perogative to wear it or not, how ever other women are often peckish and insist a woman without Hijab is a slut. :)

The objective of this post is not to convert any Mormon woman to Islam, but to merely show support and compassion to Muslims. :) Youtube has lots of fun videos on this. I personally like Amenakin's but she is Indian Muslim, and I wear mine Lebanese style. Have fun. It is not Islam but about cultural awareness. Muslim women are under a great deal of presure to wear Hijab; much more than Mormons are to wear proper underclothing.

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(Blushes), I did take a peek and ended up getting kicked out of a thread.

Well, that isn't entirely your fault... people had already been pushing the mod's buttons. So he had posted a warning. I guess your post strayed in a bit too much.

In any case, try and stay out of the serious threads =D. Those are the ones that are tempting!

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Well, that isn't entirely your fault... people had already been pushing the mod's buttons. So he had posted a warning. I guess your post strayed in a bit too much.

In any case, try and stay out of the serious threads =D. Those are the ones that are tempting!

You're very kind. It was probably entirely meritted.

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  • 1 month later...

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I keep trying to limit my supply... but it doesn't seem to work. So here I am, at 5am, with a fast approaching work deadline, busy scouring lds.org for quotes that excuse and justify my faith position. Proof positive of addiction.

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