This blog post is about my hijab journey and abaya story, I have received a lot of emails asking me to write this blog and explain how I arrived to where I am in terms of wearing my hijab. My name is Suriya, 26 years old and happily married since early this year! KhaleejiAbaya has given me the opportunity on her blog section to talk about my personal struggles in wearing the hijab/abaya and how I overcome it.
When I first started wearing the abaya it was really hard, it was harder than wearing the niqaab. People always find it as a shock that wearing the abaya was more difficult than wearing the niqaab. People always ask me about how it is like wearing the niqaab and wearing abayas. I always found it difficult to believe I could wear the abaya as I was afraid people will look at me differently and make comments judging me.
Thank you to everyone who read my previous blog post “My hijab and abaya Story” and sent me messages regarding their own personal abaya or hijab experience. It surprised me how similar my story is to the vast majority of people who messaged me. Let’s get right into this: