Today, I will be answering a question from a blog reader: Mari.
First and foremost, I use the term ‘hijabi’ as according to what she pointed out in her comment in my recent post ‘My Last Spanish Class’.
Frankly, I wonder if the term ‘hijabi’ is actually a term at all. ^^ This is my first time seeing the term. Please pardon my lack of general knowledge.
Definition of Hijabi
Finding ‘ Hijabi’ in Google Search varies in result but one in UrbanDictionary says:
A woman or girl who wears the Islamic head-covering respectfully, called Hijab. This is the Arabic word for headscarf but isn’t limited to that. It also means “cover” or “protection” against evil things in the surrounding world. – by God’sent
Shades of me in hijab, holding baby Matilda and with my beloved husband.
“Roman Catholicism has long been the main religion of Spain, and although it no longer has official status by law, in all public schools in Spain students have to choose either a religion or ethics class, and Catholicism is the only religion officially taught. According to an April 2012 study by the Spanish Center of Sociological Research about 71% of Spaniards self-identify as Catholics, 2.7% other faith, and about 24% identify with no religion (9.4% of the total are atheists). Most Spaniards do not participate regularly in religious services. This same study shows that of the Spaniards who identify themselves as religious, 59% hardly ever or never go to church, 15% go to church some times a year, 8% some time per month and 14% every Sunday or multiple times per week.”
First and foremost, Spain has so many immigrants particularly from the neighboring Islamic countries – Morocco, Algeria, Libya and etc.
“Because the Iberian pennisula was occupied by the Moores from north Africa (mainly Morrocco) for thirteen centures, a lot of “white” Spaniards have varying degrees of Moorish blood, which is why some say Spaniards are Arabs. The Moores were basically a mixture of white semite Arab and negro.”
As a Muslim woman, lets hold our faith and belief dearest to our heart. Seek knowledge and ensure the source is true before practicing them. Judge yourself more than judging others as the best judge is Allah and He knows better. Don’t practice this religion because someone so and so did it and I did it as well. Always always practice moderation in all our actions.