10 Questions Almost Every Hijabi Has To Answer

As a hijabi, we’re entitled to a lot of different things- The judgmental and unapologetic stares (of both non and other hijabis alike), new fashion statements (the HOOJAB YAY! For those of you who aren’t aware what the hoojab is, it is Amenakin’s signature hoodie+hijab. Y’all know Amenakin? The Youtuber? If you don’t, check her out this instant! But hold up. Finish reading this first.), our never ending battles with the weather and much much more.

But probably the most annoying of all the struggles are the ridiculous questions. I asked a few hijabi friends of mine what their experience in this particular field has been, and made a list of the weirdest questions people have ever asked.


Question Number 1:
“Are you bald?”

Uhhhh…no. I prefer not having bad hair days. Or maybe I am. But that’s for me to know and you to find out. HA! *clutches hijab and runs away*


Question Number 2:
“Don’t you feel hot in that thing?”

Not at all. I have miniature air conditioners installed inside this “thing”. It’s AMAZING!


Question Number 3- my personal favourite:
“Can you hear with your hijab on?”

Excuse me, what? I didn’t get that.


Question Number 4:
“How can you even wear that?”

Well. I start by placing it on my head and slowly wrapping…oh, that was rhetorical? Really? I thought you were being serious. My bad.

On that note, how can YOU wear THAT?? *point to UGGs*


Question Number 5:
“How does that stay on your head?”

Let’s just say I’m not pro-wardrobe malfunctions.

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Question Number 6:
*in an examination hall* “Are you hiding anything underneath your hijab?”

Yeah. My brain. GUILTY!


Question Number 7:
“You probably don’t buy hair/head accessories, do you? Haha.”

Think again, girlfriend! *snaps finger*


Question Number 8- This one happens with us desis in desiland, more of a general idea rather than a question:
“She probably doesn’t know English, poor thing.”


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Question Number 9:
“Are you comfortable?”

Not in your presence, no.


And finally coming to the big one and the most commonly asked one, the big one-oh,
Question Number 10:
“Why do you wear a hijab?”

I never have a satisfactory answer to this one for the masses, but let’s just say, I can if I want to and also because I’m FABULOUS!


Oh. And for those of you who really want to know, I’ll just let this sassy 17 year old answer your question.




I Don’t Expect You To Get This

She twirled inside an empty room
Her arms, extended, her eyes, closed.
Her face lifted towards heaven,
And her hands open.

She closed her palms,
And brought them closer to her chest,
As if she were clutching something with all her heart,
Not wanting to lose it.

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Tears streamed down her face,
And her lips curved into a smile.
And she let herself go,
Falling to the floor, wailing.

The girl was on her knees,
Her face buried in her hands,
As she sobbed uncontrollably,
But still smiling.

Lifting her face up, she wiped her tears.
Displaying a grin into the imaginary sky,
And beaming a laugh,
She thanked God for all that He had done for her.


I gazed into his eyes, the depth spoke to me
His heart I could see, filled with love
Full of the genuine spark he swore
Smiling back at me with his spirit whole.beautiful-black-and-white-couple-dancing-dress-Favim.com-138394

Reaching out, he grabbed my hand
And pulled me closer.
His scent surrounded me
Pulling me into his existence.

We stood there, without words
And our emotions high
Neither chose to speak
Fearful of breaking the peaceful silence.

Placing my hand on his shoulder

And grabbing my waist,
He swayed to the rhythm of his own music
Humming the tune, soft and slow.

Nothing could be more perfect
What I felt, was this love?
Resting my head on his chest,
I could feel his heart race and his breath shallow.

We moved together in harmony,
Unbothered by the deafening silence.
The happiness that weighed in
Was more than what any of us wanted.

Just Cuz I Wanted To Say It

Life is a journey. And on our way to the end, we meet a lot of people- People, who make a huge impact on our lives, no matter how long they’re with us. 

There will be some people who will break our hearts and crush our souls. For a time, everything will seem dark and painful. For a time, it will feel like the end. Till we meet that someone who will bring us out of our darkness, into their light, into their life and into their happiness. 

We might face heartbreak again. But the entire human population won’t be responsible for one jerk’s mistakes. That one right person will come along eventually. And it is upto us to trust them with our already scarred and wounded heart. 

Usually, it’s difficult. But, that one person won’t back off. Ever. They’ll give us the importance we deserve and love us like nobody else did. And that’s when we’ll know they’re the one.


As the day comes to an end,
And the stars descend upon the horizon,
I stare into the darkness which surrounds me,
And I know the night couldn’t have been more different.
The moon, in all its glory, lights up the road.
But for me, the darkness prevails.
A deathly silence creeps into the night.
And I know this is just the beginning.
Life across the area, comes to a stop.
All, but one.
One is left looking for a ray.
A ray of hope in the eerie, deathly blackout.
Silent. Still. Sad.


We stood together, hand in hand.

And looked at the horizon,

Wondering what lay ahead.

Who knew this moment wasn’t going to last forever.

As the sun drowned into the ocean,

Darkness took its toll.

Fear overcame joy, and all that was left,

Were the cries of the water.

The scars bled like open wounds, when he walked away.

Step by step, deepening into the flesh.

Left by the ocean, with lonely tears,

I thought about the life that lay ahead.

Gathering up strength, I too stepped back,

Knowing there was no place to go.

‘Cause tomorrow the sun will come out again,

And darkness will fade.

A new beginning, will welcome me,

And I shall be its prey.