Pretty much everyone knows that when in UIA, the females MUST cover up their aurah, including their hair by wearing the tudung/hijab. Though, of course, there are some of them who only wear the hijab in the university's compound and take it off whenever they are outside.
Ever since I entered UIA, I've decided to wear the hijab....full time. I dunno, somehow I feel like if I only wear it in the uni and remain a 'free hair' (someone who doesn't wear the hijab) outside, I am being a hypocrite. At least, that's how I feel, personally.
It's like I wear it just because the university requires me to do so and not because of Allah even though it's clearly said in Islam we have to cover up. I follow the rules set by humans but I choose not to follow the rules ordered by Allah? Where's the sincerity of my faith in that?
And because of that, I take the decision to wear it full-time and have been wearing it for the last one month, alhamdulillah :) Surprisingly so, I actually feel more beautiful, inside out when I adorn the scarf on my head. Plus, I wouldn't have to worry about having another bad, frizzy hair day. Hehe.
Everyone has the right to their own choices, whether they want to wear the hijab or not, whether required by an authority or otherwise.
Whichever choice you make, it's between you and God. This is my personal choice and as a Muslim, I am proud of it.
I can only hope this will lead me to a better person, Insyaallah.
Some shots of me with the new look ;)
With Ibu and Papa at a cousin's wedding. I chose to wear the normal scarf while Ibu opted to wear the 'Siti Nurhaliza's' tudung. Phewitt! =p
With Papa. Ever since he had his cataract surgery, he's always seen with his sunglasses outside. Stylo!