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Should I start wearing a headscarf despite the opposition from my parents?

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    Salam alaykum/hello,
    So I'm 16 years old and a British convert to Islam and recently moved to college. I am thinking to wear the hijab after thinking about it, because I feel like I'm ready for it but the issue is that my parents aren't Muslims, and don't want me to wear a hijab because they think I will shame them by wearing one because they don't wish to identify themselves with me.
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    (Original post by Evangeline-Mae)
    Salam alaykum/hello,
    So I'm 16 years old and a British convert to Islam and recently moved to college. I am thinking to wear the hijab after thinking about it, because I feel like I'm ready for it but the issue is that my parents aren't Muslims, and don't want me to wear a hijab because they think I will shame them by wearing one because they don't wish to identify themselves with me.
    Only wear it when you're ready
    Don't let anyone force you
    And if you think you're parents will physically or mentally hurt you in anyway, then I suggest you wait till you're a little older to wear it.
    Good luck!


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    (Original post by Evangeline-Mae)
    Salam alaykum/hello,
    So I'm 16 years old and a British convert to Islam and recently moved to college. I am thinking to wear the hijab after thinking about it, because I feel like I'm ready for it but the issue is that my parents aren't Muslims, and don't want me to wear a hijab because they think I will shame them by wearing one because they don't wish to identify themselves with me.
    Wa'alaykumasalaam.

    Go for it.

    Would your parents do anything if you do start wearing the hijab?
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    (Original post by Evangeline-Mae)
    Salam alaykum/hello,
    So I'm 16 years old and a British convert to Islam and recently moved to college. I am thinking to wear the hijab after thinking about it, because I feel like I'm ready for it but the issue is that my parents aren't Muslims, and don't want me to wear a hijab because they think I will shame them by wearing one because they don't wish to identify themselves with me.
    Wa'alaykum Assalaam,

    If you feel you are ready then do it. Maybe talk to your parents about it kindly and let them know it is your choice and why you feel strongly about it. If they start to understand hopefully, then it would be great.
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    You may be close approaching adulthoot but if you're living in your parent's home you're going to have to obey their rules no matter how you don't want to. You're going to have to move to your own place. It was like that with my parents too but to the opposite end- they wanted me to ooze religiosity from every single pore.
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    (Original post by Evangeline-Mae)
    Salam alaykum/hello,
    So I'm 16 years old and a British convert to Islam and recently moved to college. I am thinking to wear the hijab after thinking about it, because I feel like I'm ready for it but the issue is that my parents aren't Muslims, and don't want me to wear a hijab because they think I will shame them by wearing one because they don't wish to identify themselves with me.

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