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  • Published on Dec 28, 2015
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  • Hannah Kenyon
    Hannah Kenyon 6 years ago +40

    There's so many things that people can judge you on.. "Hi jabs are bad" ect, but as a 25 year old white girl from Surrey UK with absolutely no religion, I can relate to you so much. This is totally a free stand for people to do/wear what they think is best for them. A lot of love from me

    • blackmore4
      blackmore4 5 years ago

      Until women have equal rights under Sharia, all positive statements regarding women's worth in Islam are utterly meaningless.

    • Thefleurchic -
      Thefleurchic - 6 years ago +1

      @LondonJo But that's not correct. In actual fact, we are literally _committed helpers_ of one another and twin-halves as the Prophet said. Allah says: *"The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and establish prayer and give zakah [compulsory charity] and obey Allah and His Messenger. Those - Allah will have mercy upon them. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise."*
      And the Prophet Muhammad was very clear in his last sermon: *"O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have rights over you."* and *"Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers."*
      Regarding hijab, it's firstly spiritual, then it's for modesty. It's not between women and men, it's between women and Allah, we do it for Him. Men don't want women to be covered, trust me. How many cases do I know of the husband forcing the wife to take off her hijab, COUNTLESS.
      I think people should understand that the Quran is not a book of 'verses' but of "Ayaat", it's a coherent discussion. The Quran is interpreted comprehensively and consistently. One theme can be spread throughout the 114 Surah, it's a complex study. So please, ask qualified people, don't do like isis/boko haram/etc. Salam, peace !
      edit: by the way, this is not to start a debate, I haaaate those. It's just to clarify your error and tell what the Quran actually teaches. I'm not coming back here, have a good day, may Allah guide us all !

    • LondonJo
      LondonJo 6 years ago +1

      Waad Ahmed The true meaning of the hijab is that insecure men don't want anybody else admiring their possessions (the Qur'an describes women as possessions).

    • Waad Ahmed
      Waad Ahmed 6 years ago +1

      some muslims girls don't like it because of the world we live in today and are afraid of being judged by others if they learn about islam I'm 100% would understand the true meaning of a hijab

    • ileana guerra
      ileana guerra 6 years ago +6

      I live in Germany my class mates hates haaaates the hijab her dad and mom force her to wear it she takes it off with any occasion she has... And I also know many other mates who hates the hijab but are scared to take it off so let's be serious..
      I personally love the hijab but not all Muslim women does

  • Annie Mbako
    Annie Mbako 7 years ago +10

    Thank you for opening up Dina! I don't wear the hijab but as a fellow African who also wears other things which are considered unusual I totally get you. I hope this video will encourage women to talk more openly about wearing the hijab and get a some encouragement.

  • Laura
    Laura 7 years ago +269

    I'm 15 and a convert and have just started wearing the hijab, this video has made me so much more confident to carry on wearing it no matter what anyone says or thinks x

    • usman1995ful
      usman1995ful 3 years ago

      And now u r not.

    • no no
      no no 3 years ago +1

      This was 3 years ago. You're 18 and I'm 17 now thats cute XD

    • no no
      no no 3 years ago

      Mashallah I reverted around the same time may Allah give you sabr ameen

    • idil ugas
      idil ugas 5 years ago +2

      Laura Masha Allah sis💚.

    • Fati♡
      Fati♡ 6 years ago +3

      @oshnapgurlidid if u dont mind me asking..y did u remove it?

  • Sneep Snorp
    Sneep Snorp 6 years ago +7

    Hey I just found this channel and I'm definitely not Muslim (not religious at all actually) but I find your videos very informative and entertaining to watch. Ironically, I love learning about different religions and their beliefs even though I'm agnostic. I just find Islam to be a beautiful religion full of beautiful people

  • jojo
    jojo 7 years ago +4

    I have recently started covering my hair and your my main inspiration as I wear the turban/bun style a lot. Thank you so much for your videos - not just the ones that address the topic of hijab directly (like this one or your tutorials) but even your vlogs and random tag videos help me to remember that I can still be a normal person and live a normal life whilst being covered and trying to come closer to God. ❤️

  • Shajada Ahmed
    Shajada Ahmed 7 years ago

    Love love loved this video! Makes me so proud to be a hijabi! And to all of those wanting to wear a hijab or who are wearing it already! Keep thinking about why you are or want to wear the hijab and don't let anyone's opinions put you down! :D 🙌🏽👍🏽😊

  • Kristy Hoyt
    Kristy Hoyt 5 years ago +1

    I love your honesty and I love your consistency and dedication to your faith.

  • Nesrine 🧿
    Nesrine 🧿 7 years ago +36

    thank you for making this video 😢😊❤ I am a muslim (born into the religion) and have been testing the hijab for the last months of 2015 trying to find what flatters me. so as soon as it hits 2016 I shall be a full on hijabi. I come from a mixed background so it was really hard to finally have the confidence to wear one plus I really want to please Allah. thankyou again 😊❤❤❤

    • Nesrine 🧿
      Nesrine 🧿 6 years ago

      +Aneesah Alyas thankyou! x❤️❤️❤️

    • Syahirah N.
      Syahirah N. 7 years ago +1

      Alhamdulillah! Good luck! ❤️

    • Hawa Cool
      Hawa Cool 7 years ago +2

      i'm happy for u !!its great

    • Hafiza
      Hafiza 7 years ago +1

      hamdulillah 👏👏👏💪

    • Nesrine 🧿
      Nesrine 🧿 7 years ago

      +PlainJay thankyou ❤❤❤

  • Hira Arshad
    Hira Arshad 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for making this amazing video! I can relate each and everything you said, Dina. I started wearing the Hijab at the exact same age as you and was least bothered about my appearance at that time. But it was comparatively easier for me since I was in UAE, although everyone did ask me in school as to why I am wearing it. Just keep being yourself and lots of duas for the family and Hannah :)

  • annarytta7
    annarytta7 7 years ago +4

    I'm not muslim but I love watching your videos and find you so inspiring. I respect your religion and everything that comes with it. I love learning more about it and this video was so informative! God bless you and your family :)

  • Nursena's Books
    Nursena's Books 7 years ago +9

    Great video, Dina! I definitely agree with you on how it is much easier to wear hijab at a younger age. I started wearing it when I was 14 and I'm glad I did-elhamdulillah. I always feel very confident and connected to Allah with my hijab. Like you said, it is a constant reminder of who I really am for both myself and the people around me. May Allah make it easier to the sisters who want to start wearing it-inshallah.

  • Morgan Rush
    Morgan Rush 6 years ago +17

    Hi Dina! I'm new to your channel and I LOVE IT. Im very interested in religions and social experiments. So I was wondering if would be offensive if I wore a hijab for a day just to see how people in my area would react? Whould that be offensive to the Islamic religion? Thanks so much!

    • haymar oo
      haymar oo 6 years ago +2

      it is not offensive.You can try .

    • Amany Mohammed
      Amany Mohammed 6 years ago +5

      its not offensive at all

    • Hey Lol
      Hey Lol 6 years ago +1

      No it's not offensive 😊

    • Sarah Adel
      Sarah Adel 6 years ago +2

      Go for it darling, it's not offensive as long as you behave suitably 😍

  • psych0babble
    psych0babble 7 years ago +1

    I love your videos. As a non-Muslim I really value being able to hear information about Islam from real Muslims rather than the tripe spun by the media. I'd be really interested to hear your mum's revert story if she would be willing to share it x

  • meikoblock
    meikoblock 6 years ago +1

    I love this channel! I just discovered Dina and Sid and I really enjoy their personalities and morals. I'm not Muslim but I love learning about the culture and hearing her say Mash'allah.

  • ebru cinar
    ebru cinar 7 years ago

    Love u dina , honestly keep doing what you're doing , I can relate so much to your little stories ( we're roughly the same age)i feel like we've had the same experiences. You are truly a great example for young Muslim girls :)

  • truly zaynah
    truly zaynah 7 years ago +2

    love how you included an explanation in the beginning. I know why I wear hijab, but sometimes it's hard to explain to people who don't understand it. now when someone asks why I wear "that thing on my head," I'll be able to explain it a little better. ☺️

  • haiqa ahmed
    haiqa ahmed 7 years ago

    This video was really helpful!💕 I found when I started wearing a hijab age 11 I had moved faraway from my primary school to a new secondary so no one there really recognised me without a scarf and didn't find it unusual or weird, I also feel don't wear a scarf until you hit a certain age in which you feel comfortable wearing one as it can become a little uncomfortable at times but other wise the hijab isn't actually as bad as you may think

  • Kate Laycock
    Kate Laycock 7 years ago

    Thank you Dina for posting this. Videos like this will hopefully make it easier for people to understand and to be more accepting of other people's cultures and beliefs. Too often I think people are scared by things they just don't understand, and you've broken it down to what it is: a personal choice.

  • S K Lodhi
    S K Lodhi 7 years ago +1

    I love how you said "a lottle" haha I do that. My hijab story is basically that I went mosque after my favourite Aunty died and saw how beautiful and modest and humble they were and how religion had changed them and I loved it and I wanted that so a day later I told my mum I wanted to wear my hijab and then that day she brought me scarves and under scarves and I became more religious Alhamdulillah and now I've worn it for.... 3/4 years so yay! I'm happy Alhamdulillah. 💕💪🏽 #ProudHijabiAlhamdulillah

  • SAN KAT
    SAN KAT 7 years ago +4

    Although I'm not Muslim I really enjoyed this video and love what it stands for, you Sid and hanna deserve all the love I the world!

  • Sundas Hashmi
    Sundas Hashmi 7 years ago

    So inspiring! I started wearing the hijab just this past April, at the age of 19, and a lot of my influence came from you! Times get hard especially since all my friends were used to me being without it, but Alhamdullilah it has become easier over time.

  • Claire S
    Claire S 7 years ago +3

    Hey Dina, I am a Christian girl living in South Africa. I stumbled across your videos and wanted to comment and tell you how much I enjoyed you positive energy and particularly how much I learned from this video. I am roughly the same age as you but basically do not know anyone who is Muslim as I went to a traditional Christian girls school growing up. It was great to hear your personal experiences around wearing the hijab.I had no idea when or how a girl chooses to wear it, nevermind any kind of social pressure at school. It made me really understand and respect it despite having a different faith. Continue to do what your doing! :) :)

  • Katie Kat
    Katie Kat 6 years ago

    You have one of the most amazing personalities I've ever encountered! You are so honest and interesting, and I don't know if you aim for this, but you are a great teacher. You and Sid give the best advice I've ever heard. It probably won't mean much to you, but you guys are very inspiring and I commend you.

  • Zainab Khan
    Zainab Khan 7 years ago +6

    I have been feeling more inclined than usual towards wearing the hijab recently and I actually prayed for Allah to guide me towards the Hijab last night, and then this appeared in my subscription box.
    *Subhanallah*

  • HijabiDoll
    HijabiDoll 7 years ago +7

    Sad you got bullied for it :(
    I started wearing Hijab recently. ..
    I Did it for the reason most people Don't want to wear it for.. I might make a "Hijab story/journey" video but im scared of hate ..
    Insha'Allah i will try too !
    You inspire me.
    Hopefully i want too stop the hate and our people to not be afraid anymore and for everyone to live in peace ..

  • Liloze Saadoon
    Liloze Saadoon 7 years ago

    Loved this video! Im your age and I wore mine when I was in 3rd grade, my parents were trying to tell me not to bc I was too young, but I'm so glad I kept it on ever since. In the U.S we also had that triangle hijab style, and tying it too tight... Should have never done that! Thank you for taking me back to memory lane!

  • Dree Sexton
    Dree Sexton 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for this chat! I appreciate you talking about subjects that transcend religion and speak to the struggles all women can face.

  • Ambreen K
    Ambreen K 7 years ago

    This video was really great and you are awesome with your words and I love that you say what you want and don't care what people might say. I grew up in the same era as you so I can really relate with the triangle scarves and I still have a mark on my neck from the pins I used to pin my scarf with. I experienced scarf pulling and although it was a joke it really bothered me. im glad I wore the scarf when I was younger because now I can't imagine not wearing it. x

  • Zain AlSharaf
    Zain AlSharaf 7 years ago

    Thank you for this video

  • D Shimaniac
    D Shimaniac 7 years ago

    Love thiiiis! I'm a Catholic and I've decided to cover my hair in church because it actually says a woman should when she's praying or in church. The Catholic church actually used to require hair covering up till the 40's I think yet most Christian women have no idea that they should! I never knew, but when I found out I was like Girl bring that modesty up in this house of God mmkay. I still wear my normal clothes and everything though cause I'm just a naturally modest person. It's so funny though cause when I first started doing it I could tell the parishioners were like Why is there a Muslim here lmao

  • Khalilah KJ
    Khalilah KJ 7 years ago

    Thanks for this video!! I love the background you gave on hijab and the meaning around the world. Hope you and Hannah Banana are doing well xx

  • Nazmin Raja
    Nazmin Raja 7 years ago

    Awwwww dina, I just love your videos! You have a beautiful way of portraying a story/message!!!

  • Sassy BB
    Sassy BB 6 years ago

    Dina, I just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU!!!!!! After discovering you approx. 2 years ago, you and 3 other You Tubers influenced me in such a positive way. I had wanted to wear hijab for some time but felt too scared to do so. You guys made me feel more comfortable with the idea and 1 year ago I started to wear it every day! I am so thankful for your inspiration and just being yourself x

  • aroundsundown
    aroundsundown 7 years ago

    this video came at exactly the right time. I just started officially wearing the hijab 2 days ago at the age of 23. I do miss my hair. that and I miss flying under the radar. now it's super obvious I'm a Muslim and all my actions judged by strangers. I've always worn modest clothes, that became more modest this past year, that the only outwardly thing left is to cover my hair. I kind of regret not starting earlier, but I don't regret my uni life and all the sports I played.
    I always thought I'd wear the hijab when I'm married, but I went on umrah and it just felt wrong to delay it any longer. it was so easy to wear it in Saudi. in fact I felt like I could wear a niqaab there. but then I come home, and I feel like taking it off. it's not too difficult to wear a hijab here since there are many hijabis around. the challenge is mostly myself, and having more close non-Muslim friends than Muslim ones.

  • Karolina Charlottka
    Karolina Charlottka 7 years ago

    Soooo cool that you made this video :)) I actually worn hijab for the first time today and I am so proud

  • Fatma Ibrahim
    Fatma Ibrahim 7 years ago

    I had a VERY similar hijab story to yours. Also put it on when I was 11 had the same hijab style as you and I also had loads of issues with my body and gained A LOT of weight. This whole video is so relatable it's ridiculous!

  • Jessica Aldridge
    Jessica Aldridge 7 years ago +114

    In the most respectful way possible, what is the attitude towards makeup in terms of modesty? Because in my (non religious) household, makeup was way more focused on in terms of sexuality than hair etc. Like if I wore too much, my mum would tell me I looked cheap, or like someone who sells their body.. I know you said that Allah expects Muslims to present themselves well and I can see how makeup can fit into this too, however.

    • Luna Luna
      Luna Luna 4 years ago

      Seifulldeen I don’t know where you live but men that do that are over exaggerating. Most of those type of guys are all talk.

    • Allahaziah
      Allahaziah 4 years ago

      Jessica Aldridge However, I'm am not muslim, so it may be different for alot of sisters VS me who has other madatory things I have to follow. So please, disregard my comment 😊😋🌸

    • Allahaziah
      Allahaziah 4 years ago

      I'll use myself as an example: I'm an isrealite woman, so in Torah (the book of Life, the bible) it says woman *should* adorn themselves, make themselves beatiful. 🌸 Yet, it also says woman should not wear what pertains to a man and dress modestly. (I know, I know. Bit debatable.) If I wore makeup, it dosent matter, if I dressed immodestly that would be more of an issue than the makeup. (I'm sorry this is a bit long) lol ❤️ I don't think makeup had anything to do with it! ❣️

    • FISABILILLAH
      FISABILILLAH 6 years ago +2

      +Melissa Hernandez also one last point I forgot to address is that I don't think it's unfair because my Creator, your Creator knows is better than we could ever possibly know ourselves, He knows that a mans weakness is a woman and He created our bodies differently, we have more beauty, so we must be modest and cover up more, men are encouraged to cover up entirely too but for them only covering from the navel to the knee is obligated, in the Quran men are told to lower their gaze and not look at women before women are told to cover themselves so you see Allah is always Fair and He is the Most Just, and He is The Giver of Reward. This life is a test, a test of God to differentiate between those who are worthy of entering an eternal Paradiseand those who are not. We just pray and hope we are of the successful.

    • FISABILILLAH
      FISABILILLAH 6 years ago +2

      +Melissa Hernandez I have been wearing hijab and practising my faith to my utmost ability for the past 7 years now and I see things a whole different way, when I go shopping I'll see a female who is half naked walk in front of me and as we pass men (all ages, old, fat, ugly, or creepy) they all gawk and stare and only God knows what they are thinking about her, and I just say to myself "if only this poor woman could see how they look at her it's so grosse, All praise be to God for guiding me to the right path and saving me from this" you feel a level of respect now from the strangers of the opposite sex, they are forced to speak to you as another human being rather than just something that ignites their desires. I love my hijab, Allah has never ordered us to do something that will be harmful rather every one of His commands are for our own benefit and that of society as a whole. Hope I've been able to shed some light :)

  • Kate Reynard Ferguson
    Kate Reynard Ferguson 6 years ago

    Utterly fascinating!! Thank you for sharing so much detail on what a Hijab is and what it means.
    My parents took me out for lunch to celebrate the arrival of my period. It was very cringe worthy but quite sweet to.

  • Ramsha Jamshed
    Ramsha Jamshed 7 years ago

    Oh My. God!
    I just discovered you on RU-clip You're hilarious! So honest, so encouraging and so casual about it. Going to be starting a marathon of your videos this Saturday as I lie sick in bed :P

  • Amal Mehic
    Amal Mehic 7 years ago +4

    Awesome story! In the Quran it's called a Khimaar, which literally means a head covering that drapes over the neckline of your clothing (jayb). Surah Al Noor Ayah 32 :)

  • Fatima Hussain
    Fatima Hussain 7 years ago

    I went through a really weird phase where I was so reluctant to keep my scarf on. I began wearng it in year 7 so I was 11 too. I hadn't even started my period but all my friends were quite religious and almost peer pressured me into wearing one. my mother even said that I was quite young and I hadn't hit puberty so I shouldn't rush into anything. But I didn't listen to my mum and instead just went along with my friends, not fully understanding the purpose behind the hijab. When I was about 14 I started to HATE it. Not to sound big headed or anything, but I love my hair and I was soo upset that I couldn't flaunt the one thing that I had going for me. It really knocked my confidence. Its actually only untill recently that I began to appreciate it more alhamdullilah. I'm also kind of glad that I started at such a young age.

  • Sumra Khan
    Sumra Khan 6 years ago

    I really love the way she explained hijab! I would recommend this video to any friend wondering what hijab is. Good job mashAllah!

  • Mona Cee
    Mona Cee 5 years ago +1

    I love how you explained the hijab in the first five minutes. Its nice to hear other people explain it! Thanks for thattt

  • skippykipper101
    skippykipper101 7 years ago

    I've also worn the Hijab since I was about 11 (in my twenties now), and I really like the way you described Hijab in the beginning of the video. If you don't mind, I might share this with people who are curious about the whole concept of hijab. It was never that big of a deal for me. It was just like another piece of clothing, like a shirt or pants. I wouldn't go out in public without wearing a shirt, so the idea just transferred to a headscarf as well.

  • Awrad
    Awrad 7 years ago

    I really don't know how I found your channel a while ago, but I'm really happy that I did! as a hijabi girl, I'm inspired by your outfits and looks. lots of love to you and beautiful Hana xx

  • Azad Kurdi
    Azad Kurdi 3 years ago +6

    I’m so sad after I just watched this,really don’t know what to say, I hope everything goes to the best Dina, you were a role model not only for muslim girls like some people say, you were a role model to all of us, and you still a great person, I’m really so sad about this, but try to think this way, am I really affecting the people who like me with what I do? What if you were wrong Dina?
    Imagine you didn’t get the fame that you currently have, you think you will take your hijab off?

  • Jaymerpanther
    Jaymerpanther 7 years ago +1

    I am not a Muslim, and I loved this video! so informative and entertaining(: Thankyou for sharing your story❤

  • Wisaal Hendricks Galant

    Hi Dina, I just want to say thank you for all your help....I was 26 years old when I started wearing the hijab. I decided to start after watching some of your tutorial videos. It's been almost 5 years now and I'm still going strong. I do have those days when I feel like I really don't want to wear it but I push thought it and just go on. Funny enough I had some really terrible comments from friends and family when I started wearing the hijab....most ppl said I was going through a phase and others just wondered how long it would last but alghamdulilah I'm still wearing it and love it, most of the time. Thank you for all your wonderful tutorials. They give me life when I'm bored and need a hijab change in style. Keep up the awesome work. Love from Cape Town, South Africa. 😘

  • Khaleda Begum
    Khaleda Begum 7 years ago

    Mashaa'allah. I can completely relate to this as we are the same age and I started around the same time and also wore the hijab from that day on and never took it off. It does make it that much easier as it becomes second nature. Love your videos! x

  • Muneerah Yate
    Muneerah Yate 7 years ago

    I love you Dina, you're so real, down to earth and actually use your intellect

  • Its BreOlogy
    Its BreOlogy 5 years ago

    (1) I love Dina! She's just so... real and honest and its quite beautiful. Your story on telling your mom was hilarious! Great story JazakAllah Khairan!
    (2) I have been muslim for a while now, mashaAllah, but recently (like in the last week or so) decided to "go modest" and wear a turban. So, its a little new for me. And a slight bit hard, being that im in the U.S. and most of my friends have already seen me "pre-turban" era, and since no other female in my family wears it. So... im a bit shooketh, but confident in my decision. please keep me in your du'aa's everyone. My transition is underway!

  • Lou Frouu
    Lou Frouu 7 years ago +23

    FYI: being a feminist means advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men :) sadly people think nowadays its something bad about being a feminist :( don't forget, the feminist fought for the right we have now, we should thank them all. And I will pray for you that one day you become one too :)

    • F
      F 7 years ago +1

      thank you it annoyed me when she said that everyone should be a feminist🙌🏿

  • Ketah's Little Bubble
    Ketah's Little Bubble 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your hijab story. As a revert it is quite comforting to come across others on the same journey to please Allah!

  • Ana Mota
    Ana Mota 7 years ago

    this was a very beautiful and informative video! thank you for this Dina ❤

  • Sasha Eisenstadt
    Sasha Eisenstadt 7 years ago

    I am not Muslim but watching this video was very informative. Thank you! :) You have such a lovely talent for storytelling.

  • UndercoverHijabi
    UndercoverHijabi 7 years ago +2

    Has to be one of your best videos yet! Scarily enough my hijab story is practically the same! 👍🏽

  • Cookie Jam
    Cookie Jam 4 years ago +10

    Watching this in 2018. How beautiful does Dina look here with her hijab on properly. She is explaining the meaning of hijab, sadly today the hijab is gradually coming off.

  • Chelsey Umm Ali
    Chelsey Umm Ali 7 years ago +20

    Loved the informative beginning. Its funny because before Islam I wore mini shorts with my boobs half out of my tops haha...my grandma used to say I dress too sexy. The other day I was wearing a sweater maxi dress with my scarf on and my grandma says..."Chelsey you look sexy in that dress!" haha my moms like "Shes fully covered head to toe!" She said..."Well shes just sexy I guess" Omgeesh grandma!....its so true we can only guard ourselves so much. Female sexuality is just so strong.

  • Fa Ya
    Fa Ya 7 years ago

    I was 15 when I first wore the Hijab.. ❤
    Dina you are my inspiration ❤

  • nadine nona
    nadine nona 7 years ago

    Oh my Dina you always keep it classy love you ... Such a great role model i always wnated to be someone like you (same style , a successful bloggerand the cool outfits ) since i was year 9 and always got into trouble at school for wearing my headscarf in a way that was not accepted in our school or even the dress code but now im at uni and time has passed i still watch your videos and i adore you ... Keep it up

  • F L
    F L 7 years ago

    thanks for sharing your story! can you please also do a makeup tutorial on this look? its so simple yet very pretty! :)

  • BEHIJAB
    BEHIJAB 7 years ago +104

    I've been wearing hijab since december 2012. It was difficult cause like you said i was used to fix my hair, make up, non modest clothing. i thought about hijab during one year before to put it. it was very difficult at the beggining. i'm living in France and its forbidden to wear it at work at school people sees you as terrorist etc.. i think that i would never wore hijab at 11. i was mindless. thanks for sharing take care ❤

    • Sonia Roxana
      Sonia Roxana 4 years ago

      Good! some good sense! Why wanna wear it, anyway?

    • lima A
      lima A 4 years ago

      Elia if u didn’t know there are many western Muslim countries. ARE U 2 YEARS OLD????????

    • emma
      emma 4 years ago

      it is a huge problem that people who obviousliy look muslim are easily juged no one can argue that. But in your comment it sounds like france is suppressing muslims by law. That it is not allowed to wear a hijab in school has nothing to do with hate against islam. In France religion and state are strictly divided so it is not forbidden to wear any kind of religious symbols in public schools. However, this rule applies for every religion not only islam. And you said that women must not wear a hijab at work and this sounds like it is forbidden in any job. That is also not true! Only if you work in a public job, means you are paid by the government, you are not allowed show off any relgious symbols.

    • meee
      meee 6 years ago +4

      "les gens te voient comme un terroriste" arrête deux secondes. documentes-toi et tu verras que même les colliers avec un crucifix, les foulards des femmes juives ou les kippa à l'école ou au travail sont interdites, la victimisation est inutile ici.

    • Lovin'Life2016
      Lovin'Life2016 6 years ago

      Be Hijab, please forgive those who don't understand. Maybe someday people will be educated & thus more accepting of your personal beliefs.

  • Berra
    Berra 7 years ago

    Dina, you're such a inspiration for many of us. Especially teenagers. Please don't care what haters says about you and do what you're doing because you're amazing! Kisses from Istanbul 💕

  • Loveroon
    Loveroon 7 years ago

    Love your chatty story session! Lots of love to you, Sid and Hana Banana!

  • Nellah Grace
    Nellah Grace 6 years ago

    I love your explanation, so simple and educational! loved it x

  • HumairaBx
    HumairaBx 7 years ago

    Loved this! First video done by a hijabi youtuber that actually explains hijab!

  • Isabella Parker
    Isabella Parker 6 years ago

    This is so enlightening and insightful. Thank you so much for this - you're a gorgeous gorgeous human

  • nadia hairani
    nadia hairani 6 years ago

    Hey! I just came across your channel when I was checking out my old channel. This is so relatable because I wore hijab when I was in 3rd grade. Everyone made fun of me but now I'm in 8th grade and still going strong with my very tomboy personality from a while ago :D

  • Adore-ya
    Adore-ya 6 years ago

    I am a convert and I've tried to wear the hijab at age 21. I find it so hard! I don't want my daughter (in the future) to look at me not wearing it and think that not wearing one is a better option. I would love to be like your mom and not force it, but encourage it through example. I hope insha'allah, that when that time comes around I can be a good example and hopefully this video stays around so I can show her your struggle. Maybe when she sees how beautiful you are wearing the hijab she will want to wear it as well.

  • Zaha
    Zaha 7 years ago

    I loved your hijab story, and especially the way you explained what the hijab is at the beginning. Beautifully done Dina!

  • avrilraza
    avrilraza 7 years ago +2

    Haha I'm a Christian but I love watching your videos! It's really interesting learning about Muslim culture/religion as the media is so anti-Muslim nowadays! It truly is a religion of peace and not terrorism.

  • Ayesha Ansari
    Ayesha Ansari 7 years ago

    Can I just say, your video was so much fun to watch. It was really funny but it was also thought provoking. They way you talk and explained yourself, it felt like I was talking to a close friend of mine. I'm also planning on wearing the hijab, but after school ends. I don't know why, but I just want to start after high school finished. Basically when I'm eighteen. There are days when I step out of the house with the scarf on (I already fully cover so that's not a problem for me) just to get the 'feel' of it. And I always get a really positive vibe whenever I do wear it. I'm really excited about starting in two years. Your video was a lot of fun to watch, and yeah, thank you =D

  • Nadia K
    Nadia K 7 years ago

    Hijab in Quranic Arabic is Khimaar :)
    And just wanted to say that I love this video! You addressed everything meticulously/beautifully mashallah. Our stories are similar so being able to relate is a good feeling. xx

  • Nur Syazana H.
    Nur Syazana H. 7 years ago

    This was so well-put Dina, love it!! And you look beautiful Masyaallah hope everything's good with little Hana 😍

  • Aleemah XoX
    Aleemah XoX 7 years ago

    This video was really inspiring !!
    Well done Dina!

  • NM
    NM 7 years ago

    This was such a beautiful video. :) You were informative, and the encouragement and words in the end was very comforting. :) Thank you! xx

  • Miza Ahmad Qadir Firdaus

    You're so inspirational. Gah, I love your personality! Always excited to see your new vids!!!

  • XxSarakhnxX
    XxSarakhnxX 7 years ago

    Loved the video Dina, your story was very inspiring :)

  • Silah
    Silah 7 years ago +1

    Lovely video with an informativ intro for people who might not know anything about it :)
    I'm 20 and just started wearing hijab in april. It is kinda hard changing your appearance after being hijabless all your life and also I'm the only hijabi at my school (there arent many muslims where i live) so i was really scared of the resposibility that came with it. But I thought it through & was convinced I wanted to do it so I did alhamdulillah.
    So thanks for the shout-out for recent hijabis, and props to you for being so consitent and keeping it on for so long. You look lovely and probably also influenced me a little :)
    Bless you love.

  • Dream Catcher
    Dream Catcher 6 years ago

    I started wearing hijab like three days ago and I'm 19 in my second year of u and omg I love wearing it. It truly has brought out my identity and who I am. I can style myself everyday not worrying about my hair or makeup! I feel so good and refreshed and I'm loving it!

  • Gulrukh K
    Gulrukh K 7 years ago +9

    You addressed this topic beautifully. ❤️

  • Büsra Süheyla
    Büsra Süheyla 6 years ago

    I love you Dina, you have a pure heart. I hope others can see it as I do, everyone has flaws and nobody is perfect but as u said when putting on the hijab we represent the Muslim women.
    I started Weeting the hijab when I was 16 near 17, I was thinking about wearing it for 2 years or so, not like I was sitting thinking bout it more like it comes to mind and I love it but don't feel ready? kinda..yeah but I grew up being in the mosque 24/7 no joke so I was wearing hijab EVERYDAY but not to school or when playing outside..and after we moved away, I was roughly 13 I got so unislamic. . . you know sometimes u make mistakes that lead u back to Allah and bring you even closer to him..that's how it happened to me. One day I had a friend online a Egyptian friend he said: bushra the hijab should be worn not at home but outside, what's the matter if u love it and wear it at home (that what I used to do:D)
    So I thought man I will just give it a go just testing nothing else.. I told my teachers and my friends and they were kinda like OK what's going on we didn't think you were That Islamic :(
    so I started and never took it of since. but big plus was that at that time I found a mosque were I go every week and found many many amazing friends, who encouraged me to wear the hijab..subhanAllah.

  • Lara E
    Lara E 7 years ago

    I'm a christian and I'd like to say thank you for posting this. Extremely informative and has answered questions I've always wanted to ask about the Hijab

  • Frankie Frankenstein
    Frankie Frankenstein 7 years ago +2

    I feel like you're a real person! I can connect to you because I feel like your genuine. ☺

  • esha
    esha 6 years ago +8

    Can everyone just appreciate this video and how fabulous dina is? And stop complaining, gosh

  • Maajda
    Maajda 7 years ago +2

    i did hijab at the age of 18 and it was actually quiet hard especialy none of the girls in my family are wearing it and with all the fashion and hair looks u get influenced but u just remind urself that Allah is testin u and u r doing this for Him! So to every girl who s hesitating to wear the hijab go for it and Hamdoulilah it s the best decision i ve made even tho i didn't get that much support and everyone was like "u still young, u got beautiful hair, don t hide it!" just don t listen to this go for it!

  • Sara - TheSimpleFit
    Sara - TheSimpleFit 7 years ago

    I also wore it when I was 11 and I definitely agree with you on that if I'd waited until my late teens or early 20s I probably wouldn't have worn it. My best friend just recently wore it and I'm extra proud of her because of this very reason.

  • sun sun
    sun sun 7 years ago

    mashallah dina, that was an amazing video.you really explained everything excellently and great.you set an exemplary way to us muslim girls.It would be greatfull if you could make more Islamic videos like this.may Allah reward you in the highest ranks in jannah ( heaven). plz reply .thank you Dina for this wonderful video

  • Born Under Water
    Born Under Water 6 years ago

    Thank you for teaching me. I'm starting to fall in love with muslim culture. It's so beautiful. (excluding extremism) although the history of it is actually so interesting.

  • Lovin'Life2016
    Lovin'Life2016 6 years ago +21

    Thank you for explaining that to those of us who are not educated in your customs. I thought it was more comparable to our American Amish & Mennonite women who "have to" wear hair coverings or else they are shunned by their church.

    • LondonJo
      LondonJo 6 years ago

      Lovin'Life2016 A woman in Saudi Arabia only this week has been arrested for not wearing a veil! She is called a 'rebel'.

    • zinaa
      zinaa 6 years ago

      +Carolyn Ravinsky oh yes I notice that ... I even thought some jews's women were Muslim .. Thanks for telling us

    • Lovin'Life2016
      Lovin'Life2016 6 years ago

      The national news here in the U.S. covered this story last night. They showed police on the beach & a woman in lavender. I would be appalled if we did that to our Amish friends & neighbors. We have so many problems right now in our country. We need leaders who have the country's best interest & not personal agendas and we do not have that on any level. It's sickening.

    • Carolyn Ravinsky
      Carolyn Ravinsky 6 years ago +2

      religious jews also cover they're hair too :) either by scarf similar to some styles Dina wears in her videos or by wig!

  • Raya MC
    Raya MC 7 years ago

    Loved this Dina so interesting to hear somebody's else's story 🌸

  • D D
    D D 7 years ago +1

    I started wearing hijab at 17 and I came one random Monday to school in the middle of the semester. this was the best decision of my life. Alhumduiallah

  • chickapey
    chickapey 6 years ago

    This is the best explanation of the Hijab I've ever heard. Thank you.

  • Tu ba
    Tu ba 7 years ago +184

    You are so insperational and funny i love every video of yours! 😍😂 May Allah bless you and your family ❤️

  • M Z
    M Z 6 years ago

    im so happy i founded your channel and your brother's (i think?) i got teary eyes through out the video because of our similar humor! i approached my mom the same way and didn't freak out at all (i was kinda cas, as in casual...) and was really confused between being honored or troubled 😑 because i had to, you know "support myself" 😂 every once a month. that was too much info wasn't? the conclusion is that you have new subscriber for life!😎🤓

  • samia ismail
    samia ismail 7 years ago

    loved your video.. i agree with you that wearing hijab at a younger age is more easier than delaying it.. it is very hard to live in a community where you feel a bit embarrassed or being bullied and stuff .. especially with what is said about islam nowadays .. all i can say may god empower you to be more confident of what you are doing

  • Iqra Rizwani
    Iqra Rizwani 7 years ago

    You rock sister! love your style, attitude and approach towards life. May Allah swt always keep you and your family happy, safe and blessed. Ameen. Would love to meet you some time- inshaAllah.
    Power to all the hijabiz out there!

  • Sarah Asghar
    Sarah Asghar 6 years ago

    Thanks for the video it's really helped me understand the meaning of hijab and what responsibilities come with it

  • J Ahmed
    J Ahmed 7 years ago +329

    OMG CONGRATS ON 300,000 subscribers 🙌🏽 YOU DESERVE IT 💜

    • Sara Ali
      Sara Ali 5 years ago +9

      Max Weber yes I know Islam will always put a smile on your face

    • Max Weber
      Max Weber 5 years ago

      Sara Ali Hahahahaha Islam is hilarious.

    • Sara Ali
      Sara Ali 5 years ago +1

      LondonJo Hi ! I sending you this reply all the way from saudi arabia which as you know is one of the most religious countries of Islam. All what you said about being stones to death is so far away from the troth, some families might disagree with this choice but never be this violent about it! Most of the muslim woman are free to do whatever they please here. Actually now more than 60% of women here don't cover their faces. So please don't talk about sth you lack info on❤️
      Peace

    • Nazia Hussain
      Nazia Hussain 6 years ago

      @cbbb gbbb your the one who is loookin at he so

    • LondonJo
      LondonJo 6 years ago +3

      Muslim women in some muslim countries would probably be stoned to death for showing their faces in public and wearing make-up. It is only those who live in western countries which give them equality under the law and don't discriminate against women, that can appear on videos, unveiled and wearing make-up! She has every right to do what she is doing but she would not have the freedom in most muslim countries.

  • Warisa A.
    Warisa A. 7 years ago

    I started wearing the hijab at 20, it's been 2 years for me and Alhamdulilah best decision of my life. My Life has changed for the better & I've been committed in wearing the Hijab, once I started I kept going on. I did my research before I started as well :)