How to Get Hijab Ready

A Guide for Muslim Girls Ages 8 to 11

CA, United States Publishing Other Education


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"Why isn't there a fun and colorful book to show me ideas on how to get ready to wear hijab and how to wear it?" 

This was the question that my daughter Aisha (now 12) asked me several Ramadans ago, when she was only ten years old. Looking through all of her "how-to" books on her shelf written for girls to discover their favorite clothing styles, hair styles, and hobbies, it became obvious that a book like this was essential for her developing Muslim identity.

I wanted to create a book for her, and all the other girls like her, that was colorful, fun, and vibrant; a book that reflected who she was inside and outside in her every day life. A book that made her feel excited to think about this important milestone for a young Muslim girl, and most importantly a book that gave her confidence to choose to cover when the time came.

Right then and there, I opened up a word document and told her "Why don't we write one together?" Excited, she began to list all of the things she'd like to see in a basic "how-to" book.

First reaction when seeing the book from Shaykha Muslema Purmul, Safa Center for Research and Education -  "I wish a book like this was around when I was a young girl!" 

Muslim girls need positive images to model in their literature.

And it begins with what they see at home at a young age. Hijab is not something a young girl can fully grasp and understand when she is young.

What she can grasp is that hijab is important, beautiful, natural, and something that is pleasing to Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala. 

By giving the special young girl in your life a book like this when she is young, a book that she enjoys flipping through and reading, you are creating a positive energy around this noble yet monumental decision she will need to make when she becomes a young lady. Our talented illustrator, Sarah Hafeez, did an amazing job bringing colorful, vibrant, and engaging images to this book masha'Allah.

Review from Hosai Mojadiddi,

"In a time when so many young girls are struggling to navigate their way through our hyper-sexualized and consumer world, "How to Get Hijab Ready" is indeed a much needed and welcomed effort. This wonderful book is written in a style that is visually beautiful, age-appropriate and fun, but also offers invaluable, well-researched and sound advice, making it an ideal guide for young Muslims and also something that parents, educators, and anyone seeking a better understanding of hijab can appreciate!"

"After reading this book, I feel like I could wear hijab! You addressed all of my fears that I had about wearing hijab to school and in public!" - Muslim Girl Age 10, Orange County, CA

Wearing Hijab isn't an easy decision for many girls today.

Aisha wanted the book to address some of the areas she was learning how to manage. What do you say when someone in public asks you why you cover? What happens if you are practicing covering, and see someone from school around town? How do you handle being made fun of?

We wanted to make sure the book would give girls tips on how to handle the real world and address some of their fears.

Review from Shaykh Yaser Birjas, AlMaghrib Institute:  

"How to Get Hijab Ready is an overdue book for our little princesses to get them ready to become our future queens crowned with their beautiful hijab. A must read for every Muslim mother and her beautiful little girl."  

Aisha included personal tips throughout the book!

You'll find little post-it note tips like this throughout the book written by Aisha! :)

A Book for a Special Girl in Your Life!

This book will make a great gift for your daughter, little sister, niece, granddaughter, cousin, or any other young girl that is special to you! Any financial contribution you make for this book will mean a copy sent to you! We've set the price low and affordable so everyone can afford this book. Plus you'll be helping my daughter, a first time author, realize her personal dream of seeing this book in the hands of girls all over the world! 

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Once this campaign is complete, we will place our printing order with the printing company. As soon as the books arrive at our door, we'll be packaging them and shipping them out to your address!

Review from Umm Zakiyyah, internationally acclaimed author of If I Should Speak - 

"MaashaAllah, I absolutely love this book! This is the first youth-friendly book on hijab that I’ve read, and it’s also the first book on hijab that I found enjoyable and exciting to read. The pictures and artwork are really eye-catching and beautiful, and the information is Islamic and inspirational. The book answers questions like, What is hijab, and why do we wear it? It also shows pictures of hijab and different outfits a girl can wear with hijab. I was really pleased to see the practical tips on how to start getting accustomed to hijab before it’s time to wear it. At this stage, you are a “muhajabah in training.” The book gives very balanced and straightforward advice explaining hijab to non-Muslim friends, talking about hijab to Muslim friends, what to say when a stranger asks about hijab. Even handling awkward situations are discussed, like hearing someone say something about hijab that isn’t nice—and even mentally preparing yourself for all the excited uncles and aunties at the masjid who are thrilled to see you in hijab! MaashaAllah tabaarakAllah. This book is a must-read for all girls who are approaching the age of hijab. I think girls who are already covering or who are of age but are reluctant to wear hijab would benefit from the book too. I’m a grown woman, and it was an inspiration to me! I hope this book becomes required reading in all Muslims schools and in homeschool groups, especially for those living in the West. I am really excited about this book. (Where can I buy it?)" 

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Jazakum Allahu Khairan!!

Megan Wyatt

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