I just fear it might be disrespectful until I fully revert to dress as a Muslim, but then again, covering up might be more polite to their cultural sensitivities.
I agree with mostly everyone else who says you should wear hijab, but here’s another perspective/consideration to keep in mind:
Before anything else, I’m truly happy for you if you found Islam to be a clear guidance for your life. 🙂
Now, remember firstly that you want to be comfortable. Reverting to Islam is a major life changing decision, so when you’re out seeking knowledge, support, or guidance, you don’t want to do or wear anything that can be uncomfortable for you or which may distract you while you’re in such an important and sensitive stage as this (finding out whether Islam really is something you can wholeheartedly commit to).
That being said, IF it is no problem at all for you and won’t distract you or cause you to fidget, I would suggest at least draping a shawl/wrap over your shoulders. If you’re okay and comfortable with wearing it over your hair than go right on ahead…
You should expect Muslims to respect you for seeking guidance through Islam, regardless of whether you wear hijab or not…It’s absolutely your right 🙂
Wearing modest clothing is a given, though. The minimum would be to wear loose clothing that does not reveal your body’s shape and is not see-through. Long skirts, long sleeves, loose sweaters are all an option. You may also wear loose jeans under a long-sleeve tunic if you have it 🙂
wearing such beautiful clothes to show off is not good in Islam n wearing those accessories to a place were there are males is also not good. If you are a good muslim you should wear hijab, because the shayateen will pee on your head if you go any outside without covering your hair. but in somewhere covered like home, that’s fine you can leave ur hair open (I AM SAYING THIS FOR A FEMALE). since you are visiting respectful people who are muslims or even nonmuslims to me you should wear hijab as i said the shayateen put spells n pee on humans’ head/hair. by the way, covering your head makes u look more beautiful and will look like a person who has respect and has great manners.
They wont be offended wear what you would usually wear but go with trousers rather than a skirt. they will be very kind honestly when people want to revert muslims are so impressed. they will take care of you so its not important for you to wear the hijab but if you want to i think they’ll be happy either way. just as long as you’re interested in islam that’s all that counts.
good luck! inshallah you’ll be very happy!
If you are going to a mosque and or you are going to revert tomorrow then it is ‘better’ you wear the hijab..The Hijab is made obligatory anyway, be it islam, christianity or judaism..
May Allah bless you and always keep you on the straight pathh…You will be cleansed..how blessed you are!how much allah loves you!!
Remember you will always, and i repeat ‘always’ have people trying to STOP you from being a muslim or continuing that way…Many prophets in the past were killed for it, many good people in the past and today are still trying to overcome such people…Be not with those that mock your religion…
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‘Hijab’ does not necessarily mean the kind of long black gowns normally seen worn by muslim women on the streets. On the contrary, it just means a ‘veil’ or a ‘modest covering’. So, it can be any kind, even of modern design, that fully covers the whole body except the face and hands and not ‘revealing’.
There is a miscoception among non Muslims, that Islam is what that introduced ‘Hijab’ and subjugates women. This is not true. Islam being the Final Mercy from God just established the teachings as found in earlier scriptures and traditions as follows:
Lets see here as to what was past traditions of women and as to what the Bible speaks on вЂњHijabвЂќ (Veil).
Been to the church and observed the picture of Mother Mary, the mother of Jesus? How is she dressed? Was not she dressed fully covered from head to toe except for the face and hands? What is she doing in the Hijab, if Hijab is said to be from Islam.
Remember Rebecca? This is what the Bible speaks of her even before she was married to Isaac. вЂAnd Rebecca lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she alighted from the camel, and said to the servant, вЂњWho is the man yonder, coming to meet us?вЂќ The servant said, вЂњIt is my MasterвЂќ. So she took her veil and covered herselfвЂ™. (Genesis 24 v 64,65)
The famous early Christian theologian, St. Tertullian, in his famous treatise, вЂOn The Veiling of VirginsвЂ™ wrote, вЂњYoung women, you wear your veils out on the streets, so you should wear them in the church: you wear them when you are among strangers, then wear them among your brothersвЂ¦вЂќ
Paul has this to say in his letter in 1Corinthians 11v5-6: вЂњвЂ¦ For if a women will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair: but if it is disgraceful for a women to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil.вЂќ
Biblical teachings: вЂњYour beauty should not come from outward adornment such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelleries and fine clothes. Instead it should be that of your inner self , the unfading beauty of a quiet and gentle spirit, which is of great worth in GodвЂ™s sight. For this is the way, the holy women of the past, who put their hope in God, used to make themselves beautifulвЂќ.(1Peter 3 v 3-5).
According to Rabbi Dr. Menachem M. Brayer, вЂњвЂ¦it was customary that Jewish women went out in public covering their heads. Some even covered the whole face, leaving only one eye free. He further stated that, вЂњDuring the Tannaitic period, the Jewish womenвЂ™s failure to cover her head was considered an affront to her modesty. When her head was uncovered she might be fined four hundred zuzim for this offence.вЂќ
Its better you wear the hijab with sincerity for the sake of God, rather than for politeness to others…
Regardless, the cultural sensitivies arent really an issue given you are a revert…
Muslims are very used to muslims not covering their hair.
Welcome to Islam sister 🙂
The greatest single decision you will ever make, im 100% sure of that.
only wear it if you feel like u would wear it forever.
when someone reverts Hijaab SHOULDNT be the first thing that you should worry about and no one should force you.
Salaah &: perfecting it is MORE important.
i think since you are not Muslim yet so you don’t have to wear it and they wouldn’t find it disrespectful of you for not wearing one,but its up to you if you want to wear it now before reverting.
hehe don’t worry about offending. Dress what ever you like, and what you feel comfortable in. I would recommend your dress modestly though, but its up to you sis =) x
Dress in a modest way.. I did the same as you.. I met alot of people.. what I used to wear was full arm shirt with a full arm jumper.. loose fit.. and simple navy or black trousers from George loose fit.. wear a simple scarf to cover your hair.. something like this.. http://www.cairochronicles.com/jack/phot… .. just keep it simple.. you will be fine =)