14 Things I’ve Learned Since I Started Wearing A Hijab

I started wearing a hijab two years ago. Here are a few things I’ve learned.

Everyone expects you to be some kind of Islamic scholar.

Everyone expects you to be some kind of Islamic scholar.

Unfortunately, putting on a hijab doesn't mean you automatically know everything there is to know about Islam. But as soon as I started wearing one, people started asking me incredibly specific questions.

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Some normal places and situations suddenly become quite uncomfortable.

Pubs, bars, concerts, house parties, and office Christmas parties all felt a bit awkward when I first started wearing a hijab. Basically, where there's alcohol and dancing, especially if you're the only Muslim there, you'll feel a bit uncomfortable.

Most people will treat you exactly the same.

Most people will treat you exactly the same.

Friends and family who've known you for years won't even flinch when you put a hijab on. These people are your true friends.

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But there will be some people who treat you differently.

But there will be some people who treat you differently.

People who didn't know you well, and perhaps didn't realise you were a Muslim, may be a bit awkward around you. But that's OK; these people just need to time to adjust.

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