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Somali Woman in Hijaab, Walking (#2060)

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This is a parking lot in downtown Minneapolis on 10th and Marquette. Minneapolis has a large Somali community; this is the style of dress that most Somali women here wear (a Hijaab).

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  • Tina Martinez   Minneapolis -- 2002-08-29

    I think its neat how Minneapolis has so many different kinds of people. You can learn alot. It makes it interesting. In my opinion.

  • Miski   T.O -- 2002-11-17

    shes beautiful....go girl

  • sofia hassan   Owatona, MN -- 2002-11-23


    Wearing the Hijaab is a sign of respect for our culture and our religion,I hope that the Mennesotans understand this!!

  • Tekle   Sweden -- 2003-02-12

    Yes I have very great respect to any boby who keep his cultuer and religion.It does't matter were you come from or which colour of race you're.I really give great respect for Somali comunity here in Sweden.They are proud to be African and Somali Muslim.About the Hijab I really respect a woman who wears it,why I say this because they are strong,proud and trusted thats why I like the Somali Comunity.Always people sterio type about Hijab, that woman are forced to wear it.But most woman here in Sweden they wear it for themself and they like it.I never meet a woman who told me that she was forced to wear it.I just want to say keep on and be strong don't care what people say and sterio type about Hijab.There are people there who like to sterio type about Islam.They don't know any thing about Islam.

  • abdillahi   uk -- 2003-05-24

    aslamu caleykum .
    salaan kadid waad ku mahadsantihiins. sida aad isku asturteen ee aad u sidataan xubabka waxan leyahay waxaad tihiin halbo aad iyo aad u fican ee hayska dhigina waligiin waad mahadsantihiin......

  • Siyad Abdi   -- 2003-05-26

    waan kahele waalal

  • farxaan   Dubai -- 2003-06-22


    People misunderstand hijab wearing and they mistake for arab cultural dressing with it. the most important is that the women should cover the parts that should not be seen by man ( apart from parents and bros) and the type of cloth, colour and style of wearing can differ from culture to culture. it is also to be noted that covering parts of the body of the women has also some psychological benefits which the west now suffer its problems. if you need details , contact me ( I am not a religious person too). farhaan

  • Amin   MPLS -- 2003-08-01


    For Somali women to come here in the states and reject the superiority of the Western Culture (no offence) by keeping thiers, fills me with pride and gives me the confidence to be at peace in my own (somali) skin.
    I got nothing but respect for y'all, because you demand it by the way you carry yourselves.
    My question is, how the heck do i talk to y'all? I admit I am kind of intimidated by the Hijab.
    holla back if you wear the hijab!
    Amin
    mpls.

  • Mohamed   Sweden -- 2003-09-04

    Asalaamu caleeykum
    Dhaqankiina ku xooganaada Ilaah ka baqa, sheeddaanka rabi ha idinka xijaabo

  • abdifatah   Finland -- 2003-09-14

    Meelkasta aad joogtaan rabi waa uu idin arka. Rabigiina ka baqa waad u noqn doontaane.

  • Melissa   Nashville, TN -- 2003-11-08

    Here people look at you differently for wearing the hijaab they act as if you are doing something wrong and I do not like it here since I started wearing them and would like to move away

  • daahiryare   finland -- 2003-11-19

    walaalayaal aad iyo aad ayaan ugu faraxsanahay inaan arko gabar muslimad ah oo xijaaban maxaa yeelay gabadhaas waxa ay fulisay amarkii ilaah forkii ilaah adeecana abaalmarintiisa waa jano yaase lagaa helaa jano ilaah mooyee cidna lagamahelo jano kuwa xijaabka utuuray gaalo darteed ha ogaadaan in ay dadku u qeybsamaan labo qeybeed dad ilaah adoon u ah iyo dad sheydaan adoon u ah ilaahayoow adigaan kaamagan galnay sheydaan iyo sheydaan la jirkiisa gaal iyo gaal lajirkiisa ** walaalayaal xijaabka waa ku waajib gabarwalba oo muslim ah maxaayeelay ilaahbaa inoogu cadeeyey kitaabka muxkamka munazalka ah gabdhaha xijaabka ilaah dartiis usitoow jidkiina ha noqdo jidka janada kuwa kuwa gaalada raacayoow europe mise america mooday jano waloo aduun jano jano mataalo ee maad aragtaa gaalada reergalbeedka wal walka iyo walbahaarka ay ku noolyihiin
    kawarama kuwii u maleeyey iney ku jiraan raaxo aduunyo hadhowna sidaas umaleeya iney jano ku galidoonaan weli xaalku sidaas ma ahan ee aloow shartooda iyo sheydaankooda inaga xijaab aamiin

  • curjin   canada -- 2003-12-21

    haday qaawaanaani qurux dhalayso waxaad aragteen
    qiimase waxaad kuleedihiin
    markaad qaadatan
    qowlkii aaliiyo siduuqaadirkeen
    yiri quraankana kudhaqataan
    xijaabku waa waxa eebe
    inagu amray inaan uxidhno dumarkeena sida xaasaska hooyooyinka gabdhaha walaalaheen ah iyo dhamaanba dumarka islaamka ah
    aad baad uqurux badantihiin markaad xidhataan xijaabka

  • alan   MN -- 2004-01-13

    when i lived in minneapolis i worked with many somali immigrants in various places in the city. i was very happy to find out, after going to college and coming back, that everything about their culture (that i could see) was very well accepted and appreciated. diversity itself is a beautiful thing, and all i've seen of minneapolis agrees with my own sentiment. individual cultures SHOULD be expressed and well represented, especially in such a diverse city as minneapolis has become since the 1990s.

  • haran   Germany -- 2004-01-29

    Waad salaaman tihiin soomaali meel kastoo ay joogaanba.Gabdhaha soomaaliyeed inay qaataan xijaab ma xuma laakiinse waxaa aniga iga fajiciyay gabdhaha yaryar oo aan wali qaangaarin oo shukada loo gelinaayo. waxaasi hiddo iyo dhaqan uma aynaan laheyn.Carabta xataa ilmahooda shuko uma geliyaan.marka aniga nafsad ahaanteyda waxaan qabaa in ay soomaalida ka badbadineyso mise iguma raacsanidiin. Ciid wanaagsan.
    nabadgelyo
    haran

  • abdirizak   sudan khartoum -- 2004-02-07

    ilove hijaab so iam divenp and iwill support for my ever thanks

  • Sumaya Warsame   -- 2004-05-24

    hi I,m somali girl and l like our cultuer very munch.

  • muhamed ali   u.k -- 2004-09-18

    i visited this site by accident is good to see muslim and non-muslim geting long togher, ok what i think about hijaab just beautiful woman has respect har body and soul

  • Badar   Uniter States -- 2004-09-27

    Asalamu caleykum
    This is badar i live in America but i still remember my religion i would like to tell my brothers and Sisters in Islam to remember Allah marwalbo insha,Allah
    Asalamu caleykum

  • cabdixakiin   xijaab -- 2004-10-06

    alsalaamu caleeykum waraxmatulaahi wabarakaatuhu

  • vail   canada -- 2004-10-29

    am not opressed and neither am i depressed. and just becos u cant see the curves of my body doesnt mean am opressed. so next time when u see me in the bus or elsewhere dont be supressed for am not a beast.under the cover is a beautiful pearl that belongs to islam. remember this is my choise as i have the choise to say NO "me here baby"

  • Fatima   hilo,hawaii -- 2004-11-09

    I think it is great that muslim women in general are wearing the hijab at their workplaces, school and everywhere and are proud of their faith and culture too. Because wearing the hijab in any form is a sign of modesty and respect for your body and for God. It something that we should not be ashamed of. So to those living in the metropolitan cities and elsewhere that still have the strength to go outside and spread the knowledge of our faith and culture, thanks and may you forever be rewarded. and oh yeah -GO girl!

  • bilaal   atlanta ga -- 2004-11-12

    waa kuu faraxsaanahay gabar somali oo sas isku astooraysa mida kala ninkii ilaahay soo hanuuniyo ayaa ku dhakhma

  • Rahma   Minnesota -- 2005-04-20

    Manshallah that is beutifull i wish that every muslim sisters wear the hijab like her's becouse if u respect u body every one will respect u and i believe beuaty is to cover not show it. I have a lot of respect to the people who wear the hijab . MANSHALLAH MY ALLAH BLESS U.

  • RNIA   ST.PAUL -- 2005-05-07

    well that is a picture of one of somali sister, and i really love how she wear it, and if there is any somali sisters who live in mpls or st.paul please let me know and i pray for me to wear hijaab.

  • james   1323south4stc1304 -- 2005-05-14

    she is a real muslim

  • liban   mn mpls -- 2005-05-29

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  • xikam yare   South africa.johansburg -- 2005-06-04

    Asalaamu.alaykum.wr.wb
    Walaal aad ayaan oogu faraxsanahay sida looga hadalayo xijaabka ama asturka waana wax salka ku hayo diinteena suuban oo ay ina amartay.lakiin xasuusnaada siiba gabdhaha islaamka ahow inuu xijaabku shuruud leehay.oo aan larabin in la iska xirto maro kasto ee waxaan loo baahanyahay inuu ahaado maro adag oo qiro leh asturi kartana gabarta jirkeeda oo dhan. marka walaalayaal halawada xasuusnaado dhamaan shuruudaha looga baahanyahay marada lagu xijaabanayo. waxaana idiin rajaynayaa inaad ku d haqantaan.ooguna dhaqantaan sida uu yahay

  • Ali Hassan   USA -- 2005-08-01

    what a wonderful picture of a proud Somali women with her beautiful dress in the center of stockhom.
    allow me to tell you that you are attractive, respected, beautiful, and wonderful women. keep on that way and may allah bless you.
    wish you remaining in Islam as long as you are alive.

  • Ismail Mahmoud   Dubai, U.A.E -- 2005-08-02

    Salaam All Somali People
    For Somali women to come here in the states and reject the superiority of the Western Culture(no offence) by keeping thiers, fills me with pride and gives me the confidence to be at peace in my own (somali) skin & culture.
    I got nothing but respect for you all, because you demand it by the way you carry yourselves.
    Your Somali brother
    All the best

  • Sister Aminah   Seattle -- 2005-08-03

    As salaam walalikum,
    I am a black american muslim and I wear the "Somalian" type hijab, and shirts. Even thou at times its hard to find my size i'm 5'10 pretty tall huhhhhh...also I wear niqab(face veil) good thing i live in rainy Seattle, huh! Lots of Somali, Cham(asian sisters) and american sisters wear the long hijab. The Somalian Sisters keep it on the REAL, MASHALLAH! Also I have no problems going about around town the way that I look,I just wave at the kids(it puts a smile on their little faces) and greet those that greet me. It's not a biggie if some stares I just stare right BACK!
    May Allah give everyone the courage to show the world who you really are "A Muslim Woman". ameen

  • Samia jama   -- 2005-08-12

    Slaam Aleikum,
    al my brother
    Manshallah that is beutifull i wish that every muslim sisters wear the hijab like her's becouse if u respect u body every one will respect u and i believe beuaty is to cover not show it.
    ManshALAH

  • c-xaaafada   mineapolis -- 2005-08-15

    asalaamu caleykum brother and sister i realy enjoy seing our sister wearing jalbaab masha alah. i hope all the girls and women would wear sake of allah and we can be role model to this soceity.

  • mohamed xoosh   hargeisa -- 2005-08-20

    asalamu alaykum.
    aad iyo aad ayaan ugu diirsaday inanta joogta dhul shisheeye ee hadana hijabkeedii sidata
    walaaloyaal waxaan idiin sheegayaa in ay dhaqankeeno uu ka farcamo diinteena oo aanay laba kala gedisan ahayn
    ilaahay ha laga cabsado meel kastoo la joogo

  • ali abdille   nairobi kenya -- 2005-08-25

    thanks sisters for keeping it real

  • Ibrahim   Australia, Melbourne -- 2005-09-06

    I liked the idea everyone expressed here, muslims and non muslims, different races, whites and blacks.I am to the opinion that any people have never read or never inquired what ISLAM is.Have no knowledge what ISLAM really stands for.Somethink OSAMA is ISLAM..no.please take another chance and study ISLAM.we have done the same to other religions and God bless, as a somali and a muslim, while separating CULTURE from ISLAM, i remain a muslim.
    Go girl and do it..so long as you are doing for your GOD.

  • Sir M. Shaheed   Middlesex, London -- 2005-09-27

    As salaam,
    I'm a Muslim that lives in London. I have had the pleasure of being inthe midst of muslimahs from Somalia. I find their dress beautiful and I actually talked to a Somali sister one day and admitted that she looked beautiful with her hijab and being neat and so forth. The women in Islam to me are so beautiful when they wear the hijab. I've seen muslimahs from many countries where different hijabs that are so pretty. But Somali women, no matter where they're at, they keep it real. I would love to meet more of them and hear their story.
    Khuda Hafiz

  • yahye (sheeqabdi)   Minneapolis -- 2005-10-04

    she's just beautiful
    what more can I say?
    nothing more I guess, beautiful

  • Dalib   U.S.A -- 2005-10-19

    I am a somali boy who lives in the united states trying to keep his religion and iam very glad to hear that people talking about the hijab.
    Brothers and Sisters of mine please keep our dresses the way Allah ordered, i hope you fullfil this and iam very much happy to hear that people talking about hijab, that is the important thing that allah is ordered to women, and i expect you are doing it. ASALAAMUN ALEYKUM WARAHMATULLAHI WABARAKAATU.

  • siyaad   uk -- 2005-10-22

    i just wanna tell you guys that am proud to see somali woman wearing hijab in more secular western society and preserve their faith by doing wat allah subhanah watta alla ordered i think people now realise regarding the issue of hijab cuz this is not mans fashoin is gift from allah and somali woman wore it for thier own with out infuence of any body salaam alleikum to my muslim fellaz

  • zahra   west midlands -- 2005-10-24

    Mashallah am very happy that people are giving a positive response to the hijab,am extremely proad that i wear the hijab and proad of the millions of women that wear it too..

  • mohamed   London -- 2005-11-01


    Most of Somali women do wear Hijab every where they are and they don't care how other people perceive them.
    For instance, I was told 10 -15 years ago before most of Somalis has arrived in London, view muslim women from other islamic communities used to wear the Hijab, but after they have seen the Somali women they started wearing the Hijab and that is really a success for all the muslim communities.

  • F   -- 2005-12-04

    im somali and i do not were a hijab. that does not make me an idiot. I am very smart and I go to Yale . I love my hair thats why i dont were the hijab.

  • omar   US -- 2005-12-05

    This picure shows that Somali women are sticking to thier culture and religion despite of the pressure and the stereotype that they face in the West. Iam really happy and proud for the Somali women for fulfuling their obligation and thier desire of maintaining their culture and religion.

  • mahamed   columbus oh -- 2005-12-07

    my brothers and sisters just look at this beautiful somali girl wearing her hijaab and sticking to her faith and god as a somalian young man and a muslim it makes me proud andmore aware of god
    asalamu calaykum

  • Warfa   Pakistan -- 2005-12-09

    Waxa aad moodaa in dhalinyaradii somalida ay iskaga qasantahay dhaqan iyo diin,,walaalayaal dhaqanka ka sakow, waxaynu nahay muslimiin, waxaana laynagu sheegaa inaan 100% muslimiin nahay hadaynu somali nahay..Europe, America iyo meel wal oo dunida ahba Allah sw waa ka war hayaa, waxaana muhiima in ay diintu ka horeyso dhaqanka oo la ogaado in xijaabku diin yahay ee aanu dhaqan ahayn.
    allah ha u siyaado iimaan dumarka sita xijaabka kuwa tuurayna alla ha ku soo hanuuniyo qaadashadiisa.
    fG. waxaan jira wiil ku soo qoray: inaan carabta ku dayano maaha)
    waxaan kuu sheegayaa sxb carab kuma dayanayno ee ilaaheena ayaan caabudaynaa markaan careerteena ku barbaarinayno xijaabka. allah ha ku fahamsiiyo sxb.

  • Issa   Columbus,Ohio -- 2005-12-14

    I,am only happy but equally delighted to see many of our somali sisters proudly and religion-wise wears the hijaab to cover their body and also potray decency.Sisters, Whenever you are keep up the spirit of doing the noble job of wearing the Hijaab.

  • Syed   saudi arabia -- 2006-01-10

    My Brothers and sisters just look at this beautiful somali girl wearing her hijaab and sticking to her faith and god as a somalian young man and a muslim it makes me proud and more awareof god.
    allah hafiaz.

  • cumar   Denamrk -- 2006-01-11

    hadii aan rag nahay bal ha lais weydiiyo, nikee raba gabar aan xijaabnayn? majiro mana jiri doono.ninwalbaa marka la weydiiyo gabadha uu rabo inu nolol la qaybsado, wauxuu ka bilaabaa gabar asturan oo diinta ku dhaqanta, oo waalidkeed qiimaysa, weligay ma maql mid leh gabar goonno iyo funaanad sidata, ama afka casaysata(guduudsata bishimaha) jiinis ku lebbisata, hadaadan adigu rabin anna marabee, gabdhaha yaan been loo shaegin wax naag rakhiis ah oo meel walba taagan rabaamajiraanne gabdhoow ilaahayna ku kalsoonaada, anigana iga rumaysta gabar waxaa ugu qiima badan tan ugu asturan ee ugu xishood badan,allana amarkiisa ugu fulin badan

  • Muslim man   On earth -- 2006-01-15

    No one walks on earth without a guide, and Allah is the best of all guides. Go girl! Never leave home without it! Hijaab

  • wadani   kampala -- 2006-02-03

    asalaamu aleykum wr wb bro & sis around the first @ all happy new year 1427 hijra evry comunity around the world respect their culture like indian etc but somali not more ecxept few like those who wear hijab i wish they will be the ahlu jana in sha alaah pls all girls if u take u hijab it will increase u dignity not losing
    jazaakumalaahu kheyral aljazaa

  • Mohamed Diiriye   Bosaso -- 2006-02-27

    Aad iyo aad ayaan ugu farxay gabadhan dhexmaraysa magaalo ay gaalo leedahay iyada oo sidata dharkii lagu yiqiin hablaha islaamka waa arin ku dayasho mudan waana gabar sharaf iyo amaan mudan ilaaheyna ha ka abaalmariyo waxaa iga sii cajabiyay sida ay ugu qurux badantahay labiska ay qabto.
    qofkii ku dhegan diintiisa ayaana ajnabigu sharfaan ee ogaada.

  • Maxamed Diiriye Xuseen   Bosaso -- 2006-02-27

    Waa gabar u soo dhar dhigatay inay difaacdo dhaqankeeda diimeed ee waajibka muqadaska ku ah ilaahayna ha karaameeyo

  • Mo   London -- 2006-03-04


    No other muslim women wear Hijab like Somali Women.

  • Muna   Canada -- 2006-03-08


    Assalamualalykum Brother's and Sister's
    Let me start by saying that there is only one thing certain to us and thats the final hour in which we must all face our creator. I'm very proud of our sister in the picture.Lets all remember that Hijaab is not only a dress code but should also be how we conduct ourselves from day to day. I hope the brothers realise that hijaab is not only ordained for the sisters and that they too must follow Islamic dress code and conduct.
    May Allah us all... Amiin
    Salaam

  • naeema   london -- 2006-03-15

    hello,
    my name is naeema i love my culture i love somalia wa dul kaygi.
    i am 13 years old inshallah all my somali brothers and sisters will enter paradise

  • Abdulfatah Dirie   Bangui, Central African Republic -- 2006-03-15

    Holla!!
    I am happy to hear a positive response on the Hijab and it is very good to hear that ...
    Keep the Hijab sisters coz u r like diamonds.

  • sis_surur   Denmark -- 2006-03-31

    Masha'Allah..it really is beautiful
    I'm proud of the sisters that wear the hijab, and dress modest.
    It really is an important factor to me personally, and I couldn't be more proud and happy wearing it!!
    Keep ur heads up..and be proud sisters..cuz u don't know how lucky u are!!

  • Duran   Mpls -- 2006-04-02

    Asalama aliakum (Peace be upon u)
    MANSHA ALLAH THAT IS GREAT SISTER.
    I wonder how someli people are very nice and faithful but can't build the HOME!!!... anyway proud to ur self where ever u are.
    thanks all..

  • Abdulkadir Elmi   Minnneapolis, USA -- 2006-04-06

    I realy like this picture because it represent a muslim women.

  • adbirahmaan   -- 2006-05-01

    a/c walalayaal waxaan isku xirneen labis & diin waxaala ogyahay gabdho qato xikaab misana ku dhaqmen dinta marka walalayal waa wax fiican in la is arturo wuxii curadada qarinaayo ayana asturad ah ee xijab oo kaliya la iskuma asturo w/s

  • Nasri   seattle -- 2006-05-09

    i am very happy to know that my traditions are still being followed , as we know when we come to foreign coutries we change and looking at this girl shows that we can still be ourselves in and country we go to especially somali teens.

  • scalpa   LA -- 2006-05-23

    Wearing traditional clothes is beautiful but sex mutilations have to stop for women because it is against the coran.

  • qamaan   columbus ohoi -- 2006-05-30

    wa kufarxan gabahda somaliyeed oo hijaab ka qabto masha alaah sas iyo sikafican urajenaa dumarka somalida iyo muslin walba.

  • Sami   Italy -- 2006-06-24

    S/calykum all yo out there
    let me tell u lil about Somali women
    been a part of somali women i got so much to say but i'll just say not much here<We respect our selvies so ppl give it back*we been brought up with confidance<Somali women keep up aayad qur'aanka rumeyseen!!kuna dhaqanteen!!

  • maxamed cade   finland -- 2006-07-13

    Assalamualalykum Brother's and Sister's
    Masha'Allah..it really is beautiful

  • peter   amsterdam -- 2006-07-26

    Somali women are beautifull

  • mahad   Cairo EGYPT -- 2006-08-08

    waa ku mahadsan Tahay sida wanaga lee oo Qimaha lee oo ala Baneyay oo aad Jirkada u asturtay jiza kala Qeer waxan ku leyahay liban adun iyo aqiraba

  • Faysal saney   South africa -- 2006-08-15

    Asalama.caleykum gabdhaha somaliyed way qurxanyiin

  • Salma   Mpls -- 2006-08-23

    Salam, greeting shope this reaches u all in the best state of iman and health. After having said that i would like to thank all thiose who participated in this discussion and spoke about the good of wearing hijab. As an 18 year old muslimah its wonderful to see sisters wearing their hijab at work and representing the muslim identity. I give it up to all my sisters who wear it right n do keep in mind that insha'allah u will be rewarded for fulfilling one of Allah's ayats.

  • abdifatah suleiman musse (imam mahd   Minneapolis MN -- 2006-09-07

    asalamu aleykum, somali woman in hijaab walking, cool , I am out of speech, i have been giving comments for years now and daily so cool is all I have to say salamu aleykum

  • maango and mure   -- 2006-09-30

    walaal aniguwaxa ay ilatahay

  • Somali Muslim sister   UK -- 2006-10-11

    I believe that the hijaab is a very beautiful and adorable sign for us Muslims.
    But because people are ignoring the One up above
    On the day of judgment they will be the fools
    Because they were too ashamed to play by their own rules
    Maybe the guys won't think we are cutiez
    But at least we're filled with more inner beauty
    See we have declined from being a guy's toy
    Because we won't let ourself be controlled by a boy.
    assalamu calaykum warahmatul'lahi wa barakatuh

  • ABDINASSIR M H (BAROOR)   STATE OF KUWAIT -- 2006-10-27

    AAN KU BILAABO MAGACA EEBE BRR
    aad iyo aad ayaan ugu faraxsanahay arga gabadhaa ka muuqda waana kii ilaahay faray dumarka in ay qaataan,hadaan intaa ka gudbo waxaa jira arin muhiim ah oo ragu ilaaway,hadaan idiin yar taabto
    1-ka warama hadday gabadhaasi meel wershad ah ka shaqayso,
    that meens there will be van belts
    coveyer belts,and more risks, so
    who is responsible for her security
    while she is workig in a western wold,as you know there are much places you can not wear long sleeved shirt,
    marka ragow gabadhu denbiga maleh
    ee inaga ayaa iska leh why?
    1-gabdhihii intaynu caruur kawada
    dhalay beynu furey.marka waxay ku
    khasbantay in ay shaqo tagto.
    2-gabdhihii intaynu wada guursanay
    ayeynu qaad,khamri,siyaasad,qabyaalad,iyo
    makhaayad aynu ka sheekeyno wakhtiga ku luminaa,marka gabadhii
    waaku waajib in ay shaqo tagto,si ay caruurteeda wax utarto, ama ehelkeed.
    3-gabdh soomaaliyeed baa ku guur ssegtey waa nasabdhiman,iyana waa inay shaqo tagtaa inta ay nin-
    nasabdhiman ah ka heleyso.
    marka raga soomaaliyeedow ilaahay ka baqa oo xilkiina kasoobaxa.

  • Nadra   -- 2006-11-21

    Horta Salaamu Calaykum dhamaan
    Marka labaad, I agree many of you said that Hijaab is beautifull and is the part and parcel of our beautifulla religion of Islaam. Lakin, to be honest I dont think that Picture of our sister looks beautifull at all...
    Seriously, that sister looks like as if she just put on her Bedsheet while she was in hurry to pick up her kids from School :)) I dont like the colour or the shape of her Hijaab.........
    Waar wax kasta style bay leyihiin wear the Hijaab with Style.....and NO that is NOT Denbi

  • Jamal   tokyo -- 2006-11-21

    i just wanna tell you guys that am proud to see somali woman wearing hijab in more secular western society and preserve their faith by doing wat allah subhanah watta alla ordered i think people now realise regarding the issue of hijab cuz this is not mans fashoin is gift from allah and somali woman wore it for thier own with out infuence of any body salaam alleikum to my muslim fellaz !!!!!

  • Amatullah   KSA -- 2006-11-28

    Masha Allah
    Beautiful !
    This is the correct Hijab.
    It should be loose covering and shouldn't be attracting people's eyes (with desire not curiousity).
    Hijab should not be fashionalbe or stylish, the hijab is supposed to be UNattractive.
    Plain, loose and covering.

  • somali   canada -- 2006-12-07

    Maan sha'allah.
    beautiful!
    sawirka dib ufiiriya sida kalsoonida leh ee ay ulaafyoonayso.
    I am proud to wear it! Iam also proud to be muslim and somali.
    Thanks to who ever took the picture.
    Amazing!

  • I . G.Ciirre   soomaali mogdishow -- 2007-01-30

    waxan aad ugu faxay gabadha ku laafyoonayso wada weyn ayadoo si wanaasan u asturan ee haysata xijaabka islaamka.waxaan jeclahayi in ay galada bartaan xijaabka faa iidada uu leeyahay raga khusuuan dhaska shawada ama rabitaanka dumarka waxaa haboon ay coorada dumaka in ayqarsoon tahay sidaas ayaa u wanaagsan raga waxa marka ay kaa qarsoo yihiina ayay xiisa leeyihiin waxaadna aritaas ku garan kataa waxa ay katiri diinta islaamka dhanka dumaka taasoo ah in ay jirkooda astraan gurigooda joogan sidaa awgeedwaxaad ugaaneysaa dhab ahaanta diita islaamka. mahadsandiin kuwa nasiiyay fusadaan.

  • raage   pretoria -- 2007-04-12

    asalamu aleykum w.w. brothers and sisters i,m very happy to hear from you this positive comments in beutiful hijab that bassed on our holly qur,an as well as our culture and i,m very proud our somali girl,s their commitment in this islamic dress(hijab) specially in the diaspora and western countries and multicultural environment
    allah give us guidance aamiiiin

  • Abdulfatah   Ethiopia's Occupied Somali Region (OGADEN) -- 2007-04-21

    Assalamu Alaikum (peace be upon you) all!
    Simply I am proud of the HIJAB and who ever wears it! Masha Allah. I would also say it is part of religion not culture despite I know our culture is also great!
    ISLAM is PEACE therefore non-Muslims should learn it before judging it wrongly.
    THANX all who participated

  • Noor   United States -- 2007-06-11

    Wow! what a good thing to talk about hijab. I love to hear stories like this.
    Thank you>>

  • AtOr   US -- 2007-06-18

    hijaabku waa shay qaali ah gabadhii xirata hijaab inay jirkeeda ku asturto maxuma waa maro aad u qurux badan. laakiin anigu majecli. anigu waxaan jeclahay inay gabdhuhu jirkooda asturaan dharkay doonaan ha xirtaan. waxaa fiican maryaha ay xirantahay gabadhu muuqaal fog iyo mid dhow qof ahaan inay ku qurxoontahay taasna makawado inay gabadhu jirkeeda iyo meeshay u qurxoontahay ay muujiso.

  • maxamed amiin   mpls mn -- 2007-06-21

    mashaa alaah beautiful muslim sister something i admire is my sisters in islam how beauty they are when they wear hijab keep practcing your religion and be srong to your hijab wherever you go my allah bless u Amiin

  • Hibaq   Ohio, USA -- 2007-07-03

    -- First of all I want to say how proud I am of Muslim women like the one shown above. Who stay close and strong to their religon. By not letting our "insecurities" and what people percieve of the hijab get in the way of our religon. I proudly wear the hijab not only to showcase my religon but also to show I appreciate my body and I cherish it by covering it.
    Its definately hard going to highschool with it on but I know in the end that I have made Allah proud and I have followed my religon.Hijab is not meant to oppress or ostrasize women. Its to keep them from getting used by men.
    Hijab = Modesty.

  • abdulkadir   sudan -- 2007-07-17

    bismillah kadib waa wax lagu farxo laguna maqsuudo in dhamaan haweenka muslimiinta ay qaataan xijaabka waana sunada alle marka walaalaha dhamaan waxaan leeyahay u xira xijaabka walaalahiina xaasaskiina iyo hooyooyinkiina waad mahadsantihiin

  • sheikh samatar   in kenya -- 2007-07-20

    farxada iyo waxaan galay
    faaladii gabadhee
    fikirkii muslimkana
    waa kan sii fidaye
    faran jigaa dhexdiisay
    fidisay diintiiye
    inta ruux faceeda ah
    iyadaa u feejigane
    fuxshi iyo ma aragtoo
    wax sii filcaayaaye
    furiihii janada eebbaa faraha ugu dhiibay
    anigana qalbigaan ka sii farxaa
    mar kan fiirsho wanaag badan
    NB sii wad oo hasii dayn aayaad ka alle

  • Hmmm   Eden Prairie -- 2007-07-29

    Why is everyone so quick to support the Somali/Islamic culture and so quick to deny Western culture? Americans been made to feel uncomfortable about Christmas and told that any display of Christian faith is offensive to people of other faiths. Why then, is this religious display such a beautiful thing? If there are to be no Christian symbols in public places (such as schools) during the holiday season, why then, can the hijab be worn in our schools? Where is the respect for Western culture and tradition? I'll tell you... it's be swept under the carpet in the name of diversity. Where is the diversity in that? I have serious concerns about any group of people (many of whom live on public assistance provided by taxpaying Christians) who expect tolerance, but don't see it as a two-way street. If so many Somali's feel their way of life is so superior to the Western way of life? Why have so many come here? Why not stay in Somalia and work to solve its problems instead of coming here and being critical of the very people who paid their ticket to get here? So, go ahead, wear your hijab, just don't forget the fact that you are no longer Somalis, you are American Somalis.
    We have a saying here... "don't bite the hand that feeds you."

  • Sahro Ahmed   Leiden,Holland -- 2007-08-04

    I found this site by accident. I am very happy i have found it. I am a Somali woman and i am proud of all those men and women who keep and maintain their identity, regardless of how dominating the majority is. Somali culture is about respect, forgiveness, endurance, nomadic-wisdom and tolerance. I hope those words spread to the world like wild-fire.

  • farxan   israel -- 2007-08-07

    salaam caykum dhamantiina somaliland meel kasto oo ad joogtaanba waxan halkan aad iyo aad ugu farxsan yahay inanta somalilander ah diinta ilahay keep garayay iyo dhaqanka islaaamka waxan leyahay dumarka kala rer somaliland ku dayda oo ka faaiidaysa dhaman wanaaga ilahay idiin samay dhaqankiina ilaaliya meel waliba oo aad joogtaa markaaaaas waxan leyahay ad iyo aad baa ugu faraxay positive wayga dadku ugu hadlayaan xijaabka salaaaaam caykum

  • mohamed   -- 2007-08-22

    I am very happy to see Somali women who is holding her culture and relegion i am 18 years old boy living in America i wish one day that i will get a girl who is holding her culture and religion as my sister i can just say somali women are very strong to do anything and to keep up to good work so i will say gooooooooo sisters

  • Tracy   Minneapolis -- 2007-08-27

    Regarding the person who commented from Eden Prairie.
    I understand your hostility towards the Somalian pride for their culture, however as Americans or better yet as Minnesotans (since you live here) when the school boards were voting out religion in public school and pushing religion towards private schools maybe that was the time for everyone to come forward and say no. Christian, Muslim, Hebrew and other religions have the right to be in school. The same way that everyon sits back and allows the school system to teach sex in school is the same way that peole sat back and allowed religion to be omitted from school.
    As for the Muslim faith if every christian acted like a christian we would not be heckling each other but, supporting each other. Christianity is not the sole religious group in America, and since we are a country that welcomes new citicenship then we must welcome religion and culture. Also, I would also think if you were running for your life, and all you could do was leave and if you were luck grab your kids would'nt you fight to keep your culture alive and strong through yourself and your family. If Somalian here blend into Western Civilization their culture and beliefs die wich is saying they die. Forcing someone to accept Western culture? In my opinion Somalians could have stayed in Somalia if they wanded to be dictated to.
    Now that does not sound very Christian to me. Or Minnesota nice..

  • naima   toronto -- 2007-09-06

    Asalamu Aleikum Sisters and Brothers,
    As i read through the positive feedback about hijab i had real tears in my eyes. The people are so generous and kind but i also felt the fear of Allah and the respect for Allah's direction. For those women who wear the hijab, i say go sisters go and I also say.. MAY ALLAH CONTINUE TO GUIDE US IN OUR QUEST TO GUIDE OUR DIIN AND MODESTY. To those who are Muslim and are still strutting around without the required hijab, please read about the benefits of covering yourself. To the woman who had a negative comment, which was by the way the only one, please remember we are not asking for tolerance, we are demanding for equity.
    ASC

  • Anonymous   -- 2007-09-14

    Asalaamu calaykum
    Ilaahay ayaa mahad leh xijaabku waa qurux iyo sharaf ilaahay ina faray hablaha sita xijaabka wxaan leeyahay maansha allaah kuwa kalena waxaan leeyahay shaydaanka naara oo jidhkiina astura ilaahayna ka yaaba qaawanaan meel laguma gaadho janona laguma helo

  • hakeem   minneapolis,MN -- 2007-10-09

    It is my first time ever I have seen this picture and it is so powerful because this image has represent the somali as whole and how they are proud their religion no matter where ever they are. Thanks for somali sisters at all, they are our leaders for everything. I am so happy my fellow sister who go with me at universities in Minnesota's how they wear HIJAAB every time. Thanks for evryone.

  • somali-sista   nashville,TN -- 2007-10-18

    malisa sista i am sorry tht you feel that way. i am now 19 years old i have been wearin the hijab for so many years that i dont even remember a time tht i didnt or can never see myself with out it( well in public). i have also lived in nashville for almost 6 years,in the states in all for almost 10 years and yes there are times tht i have been judged or discriminated against because of it, however me bein a teenadger i react in differents ways in some cases i react in a negative way and lash-out and sometimes react in a passitive way, and jus look at the person ask him/she "do they even know wat its called or wat it means to wear other than wat they have heard on the news"....
    anywayz i love the fact tht many somali folks stick to there culture and masha-allah to those tht keep there deen even closer..and for those who have for some wat have forgetten the religion/culture we should all pray for them.and to the brothas out there keep Encouraging and plz stop judgin the sistas help them out and point them to the right directions..it doesnt hurt to help one out
    love somali-sista

  • maiya   seattle -- 2007-10-21

    PLEASE MA SOMALI BROTHER LET YOUR SOMALIS SISTERS KNOW THEY LOOK GOOD ON HIJAB AND PLEASE IF YOU GOT WITH A GIRL WHO WEARS HIJAB PLEASE DON'T TELL HER TO CHANGE.
    BECAUSE MANY MUSLIM GUYS ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO KAFIRS OUR SOMALI MUSLIMS SISTER ARE FORCED TO ACT OT DO AS THE ONES THEY LOVE WISHED THEY LOOKED. SO PLEASE WHEN YOU SEE A MUSLIM GIRLS WEARING HIJAB LET HER KNOW HOW PROUD YOU ARE FORM HERE. THANKS ONCE AGAIN.

  • mohammed   kenya -- 2007-11-01

    Asalam aleykum.Great to see our sisters in islamic attire.
    Guys lets encourage them by saying salam aleykum so that they feel great.

  • maymuna   nashville -- 2007-11-27

    i am happy to say i am somali.and tht i will foreva die wearin my hijab.plz brothers be mindful of ur sisters and dont for wateva reason try to change a sista.she is wat she is for many reasons beyond u. help a sista understand wat the word "HIJAB" means,
    insha-allah may Allah help us all!

  • Mohamed   Mogadishu, Somalia -- 2007-12-15


    Ooh my Somali people, please keep our religion(ISLAM) and our culture a live.!

  • maxamad   hgt -- 2007-12-21

    walaal xijaab waa asturaada haweenka ama quruxda dumarka walaal diinteena ,ulinka ayaana kufaraysa runti waan kahelay xijaabka ama ruuxaxita waana kufarxaa walaal rayi ahaan

  • dihya adem   denver -- 2008-01-19

    salam this for all sisters,as a light covered in blessings the sun enveloped in rain clouds would be similar to her,who conceals a modest smile,she does yeild and nurture the righteous child as does the provision of the sky bring sustenance from the ground,her appearance brung to mind a beauty and dignified essence,but what the heart contained was more lasting and precious,i would compare you too a pearl but by your truth and virtue,you transend all the value in this world.salam go to dejazco@yahoo.com for more diwan

  • dihya adem   -- 2008-01-24

    adopt white clothes it is the best attire,and is it pratical that animals rub against the purified,nay they are from the path even further astray,those who childishly laugh as the day pass,who sullied fertile soil and defile there own women, whose intention is that we join the ranks of the ignorant

  • K.N. Hoffman   Edina -- 2008-01-24

    Greetings and Salutations,
    Hi there!
    I am a sixth generation Minnesotan of Heinz 57 ethnic backround on my mother's side of the family and a 20th century eastern Europe garden variety transplant from my father's side. Am I 100% Caucasian, no. Do I call myself a Christain? Not any more. Just monotheistic. Am I a bigot? I was married to a person of Asian decent and have two children by my ex spouse, so I would say not so. But to be fair and practical, the hijab presented above is NOT PRACTICAL IN MINNESOTA WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT HER WINTERS CAN BE AS HARSH AS SOME PARTS OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION AND HER SUMMER SEASON BEASTLY HOT AS WELL. Don't get me wrong, my great great grandparents came off the boat wearing some very exotic attire. Most of which worn by the fair gender especially, was simply not suitable for life in the upper midwest. So very shortly thereafter, the ceremonial/cultural attire gave way to American dress. This process did not not occur by considerations given to the climate alone. No, this transition occurred simply because the folks I just described in the last given sentence realized full well they were fortunate to have gotten away from their homelands with their hearts still beating. They were not worldly, educated or well read, but they wanted to become Americans. And so they did. That is all. Take care. God Bless.

  • ikraam   united state -- 2008-03-10

    asalamu calkeykum magaceyga waxaa la dhahaa ikraam waxaana ku noolhay united state aad ayaan ugu faraxsanahay mujatamaca somliyeed oo diintooda ku dhaqmo xirtana xijaabka dad badan ayaa ku nool wadankan waxeeyna si dhab ah u heestaan dintooda waxaana leyahay gabadhaha somaleeyd ineey xiratan xijaabka waa qurux asturaad aqirna aad jana ku muteesandoonto insha allah>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.....

  • ikraam   united state -- 2008-03-10

    asalamu calkeykum magaceyga waxaa la dhahaa ikraam waxaana ku noolhay united state aad ayaan ugu faraxsanahay mujatamaca somliyeed oo diintooda ku dhaqmo xirtana xijaabka dad badan ayaa ku nool wadankan waxeeyna si dhab ah u heestaan dintooda waxaana leyahay gabadhaha somaleeyd ineey xiratan xijaabka waa qurux asturaad aqirna aad jana ku muteesandoonto insha allah>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.....

  • ahmed   erigavo -- 2008-03-14

    walal waxaan salamayaa dhaaman shaqalaha iyo maamuulka intaa ka dib walal waxanu rabaa in aad ii soo fah fahisam bal duucay aad ka hadashan walala iyo waxaa ay dadku ka hadalan wixii fah fahinana waxad iga soo xidhiidhan
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  • Ibrahim   Canada -- 2008-03-14

    Salaam dhamaantiin. Waxaan idiin waydiiyay Jilbaaku ma dhaqan Somaliyeed baa mise ma ahan.Waxay ila tahay inuu Diric iyo Shalmad ay yihiin dhaqanka Somalida. Maxaa u diiday inay xidhaa dirac dumarka somalida intooda badan oo ay dariiqa ku maraan hadii ay yihiin dad dhaqankooda ku faanaya. Waxay ila tahay inay isku qariyaan jilbaabka dad badan oo aan diin darteed u qaadan.

  • bashir   minneapolis -- 2008-04-01

    Tracy i injoyed reading your comment about wht the person from Eden praire said.
    and am glad there are people like you who are American and understant what somalis have been thru and still going thru in America. We are not here to change America nor do we wan't america to change us, but for both of us to live in a life where we respect each other cultures. And the person from Eden pr. he/she desires to learn other cultures have brought them here, but they show great lack of interest to learn the culture from within not out.
    And yes the picture is Awsome.

  • dihya adem   denver -- 2008-04-02

    you dont understand nor deserve sound advice,the ignorant is the same whether walking in death or lying in life

  • Somali Teen   Birmingham, UK -- 2008-04-07

    I believe that what you are all saying is just rubbish.I mean even though i ain't in minneapolis or whateva, why would anybody want even wear a hideous, heavy, umbrella looking item in America and it isn't even fashionable. Even though somali, shi'ite and other extremely holy muslim women aren't forced to wear this hijab they are in fact pressurized into wearing it by their families by puting a duty on these women while they are really young.

  • Khadro Jama   Seattle -- 2008-04-10

    Walalayaal waan idin salaamay meelkas oo aad joogtaan, salaanta islaamka Asalaamu calaykum, salaan kadib aad ayaan ugu farxaa gabdhaha islaamka oo jirkooda kaqarinayo ajanabiga walaalayaal aan is asturno oo aan ilaahay kabaqno Allaha nagu hanuuniyo Diinteena Macaan oo aaqiro iyo aduun na an facayso Amin, Amin Wabillahi Towfiiq

  • Khadro Jama   Seattle -- 2008-04-10

    Walalayaal waan idin salaamay meelkas oo aad joogtaan, salaanta islaamka Asalaamu calaykum, salaan kadib aad ayaan ugu farxaa gabdhaha islaamka oo jirkooda kaqarinayo ajanabiga walaalayaal aan is asturno oo aan ilaahay kabaqno Allaha nagu hanuuniyo Diinteena Macaan oo aaqiro aduun na an facayso Amin, Amin Wabillahi Towfiiq

  • Gurey   california -- 2008-04-18

    Hello
    I'm a Somali man who is very disappointed about the changes that are taking place in my society. Wearing Burkah or a veil has no trace in Somali culture and has everything to do with Islamist cultural superiority, Arab imperialism and religious fascism brought to Somalia by the likes of Alittihad and other whose fundamentalist philosophy aligned with that of Alqaida, Akhwan Muslimin of Egypt crusaded by Osama Bin laden, hammas , and other middle-eastern jihadi elements . I'M disturbed by the ignorance of many Somalis who think that Hijab or jalabib is a Somali cultural tradition when in fact it has just arrived in Somalia after the collapse of the central government during the early 1990s. This cultural trend is a result of strong Arab influence, especially from Saudi Arabia with Petro-dollars and Akhwan Muslimin organization from Egypt who both want to see an Arabization of Somalia and the eradication of the indigenous Somali dresses such as Guntiino and young girls with natural braided hair like our mothers & grandmothers used to dress and groom their hair. A Somali song goes to say" ido gorod madoow & gabar tomo tidcan waa wax dhulkeenna u gaara ee garta". I would like to know why is it that only women are expected to dress as in the dark ages when comes to western dressing style and all Muslim men wear jeans and suits like everybody in the west???? Hijab and jalabib have nothing to do with religion but have everything to do with oppressing women and keeping them as property with religious pretext.
    Bob Marley once said, "You can fool some people some time but you can't fool all the people all the time".
    Somali Women have always been free and independent and I hope they become even more free and more independent.

  • sharmarke   south africa johannesburg -- 2008-05-27

    salam salam then waxaa wanaagsan oo dumarka ey ku qurux badan yihiin xijaabka laakiin hadey gabdhaha somaliyed xijaabka iska dhaafaan waxey u ekaanayaan xiiran cali oo kale .. marka intii aad u ekan lahedeyn xiran cali waxaa idinla habon inaad is astuurtaan oo aad qaadataan xijaabka waa dhamaan hablaha somaliyed wa bilaahi towfiiq

  • cabdirahim malak   usa -- 2008-06-12

    Hi for all of you come to this subject of hijab second same of you said somali culture hijab is not a culture but is an obligation every muslim woman to do so

  • manoo   usa ,mn -- 2008-06-29

    SALAMA CALAYKUUM WARAXMA TULAHI WABA RAKA TUHUU DHAMAANTIIN?
    mashallah its really beutiful to wear hijab.
    but i have seen some women who wear hijab in public like this and at wedding they take off their hijab with men all over the place and also there are some who take pictures showing their hair and neck etc and send to others ,with out knowing who would see it. anyways my point is if you wear hijab do it the right way cuz allah is always wacthing you .
    i am 19 years old and i wud love to wear one day inshallah soon for allah sake inshallah .but now i do dress modestly but i just dont wear the one that the in the picture is wearing.
    pray for me inshallah.
    MACZALAMA

  • Muna A. Mahmoud   United Arab Emirates -- 2008-07-12

    sax waa masha allah but i didn't like the women what she is waring. Hejab is a must but some of somali women ware it wrongly i mean they don't iron the dress well like the women in picture. plus i saw in tv and in reality some women waring hejab in very attractive colors. i think it should be black only

  • Jira   Belgium -- 2008-08-04


    When the Somali men going to cover up themselves? and have some respect?
    and Somali woman dressing up like this, this is not related with Somali culture

  • Marianey   US -- 2008-08-05

    THIS (hijaab ) IS NOT A SOMALI WAY OF DRESSING. IT (hijaab)is other tradition , Somalis have a language , dressing code, and greeting(ISKA WARAN WALAL or MA'AANE/MA'AANEY)
    After the civil war , the once who creat the war get upset with a somalis and trying to use other tradations as religious or politics.(most of them are NONe Somalis- it is not surprise that are running away from Somali tradtion and misusing the name of Somali.)
    What makes laughing is the funny way they look on the hijaab( other dressing code )but that is what they want it.
    Ladies of hijaab-- please dont hate Somali(we are a beautifull people who have a great culture)
    , plus why u you name yourself the people who you are wearning the code of dressing(hijaap) as Arab or someother midleast people.
    naba'ad, naba'ad that means peace

  • Marianey   US -- 2008-08-05

    ....Plus why you do name yourself the people you are wearning their dressing code(hijaab) instead of using Somali that have nothing to do of your behaviour.
    love

  • Marianey   US -- 2008-08-05

    HIJAAB IS NOT SOMALI TRADITION AND IT WILL NOT BE SOMALI.
    BUT IF SOME ONE LIKES TO WEAR AS A FASHION- NO ONE WILL STOP TO DO THAT.
    WE ARE SOMALIS AND WE LOVE OURSELF.
    SMILESSSSSSS

  • Ahmed   Hargeysa, Somaliland -- 2008-08-05

    Somalis have been Muslims for thousands of years and their women have been more chaste and no even less beautiful than their sisters of today, even at a time when Hijjab was a foreign thing in the lands of Somalis. When I see a Somali women wearing a Hijjab, I always miss their Laafyood.. This means the distinct way of moving one of their hands, right and left, with the forearm raised to the middle of the body and with open fingers bent towards the ground. The other hand remains swinging normally back and forth (just as we see in the picture). The picture I am trying to present can not be complete without the slow but swinging and graceful walk known among Somali women. A girl with a Hijjab will feel uncomfortable to do this Laafyood. Viva the traditional dress !!

  • Whitey   Canada -- 2008-09-08

    Immigrants need to adapt to our culture, not the other way around.
    It saddens me that some people can't wait to dismantle our cultural heritage in order to show just how culturally sensitive they are. Instead of appeasing things like Sharia law, we should be rejecting it totally. Not because it's different, but because it's barbaric.

  • maxamed   Berbera s/land -- 2008-09-09

    marka hore waxaan salaamayaa all my bother and my sister bacada salaan waxaan doonayaa inaan wax yara idiin sheego taasoo ah inay bisha aan ku jirno ay tahay ramad marka halagu dadaalo sidii loga fa iidaysan lahaa fadligeed khayrna loga shaqaysan lahaa
    haddab waxaan marlabaad idiinku aad kaynayaa inaan ka faiidaystaa khayrkeed

  • abdullahi omar   somali kuala lumpur malaysia (kenyan) -- 2008-09-23

    wow.i am proud man after seeing the picture of my somali sister waring hijab in avery tempting and challenging envorinment.
    i salute the dedicated ladies and others will follow regardless where they are inshallah. my prayer is with them and i can say i am proud to be muslim and somali while i can carry my head high.maasalla.

  • Ramadan   Ethiopia -- 2008-09-28

    Any body know the meaning of hijab,it should most respect.
    See how it is beutiful & injoy it.

  • c/raxmaan   -- 2008-10-27

    ASALAAMU CALAYKUM WARRAXMATULAAHI WABARAKAATU
    illahay baa mahad iska leh inaga dhigay umadii ugu khayrka badneed umadaha lasoo saaro oo ay sabab utahay wannga oo aan isfarno xumaantana aan iska nahyino xijaabku waa nolol iyo naxariis raashin bilaa milix ah waa bilaa dhadhan muslimad aan xijaabnayna muslinimadeedu waa afka sababtoo ah waa nidaam rabaani ah oo allah subxaanah ku dhawaaqay oo xili walba iyo xadaarad walba lajaan qaadaysa hablaha barakaysan ee soomaaliyeed ee xijaaban waxaan odhan lahaa guusha idinkaa leh ifka nolol fiican aakhirana insha allah janada fardowsa allaha inagu kulmiyo xijaabka ogaada iyo salaada oo waqtigeeda aad tukataan jazaakumulaahu khayraa

  • Omar mills   Regent park parkdale nothside -- 2008-11-30

    for get it see looking kind of sexy she can get it in a room anyday holla atcha your boii and we can see if i can take the orange ting off ya dig babyg gurl
    MANNNNNNNNNNNN i wounder what under every thing off that ??? :)

  • sahra   somalian -- 2008-12-26

    war dadkiinaan waxba aan garanin hadii soomali waxey ku faaneso ay saxan tahay dhaqanka iyo diintaba aad heesataan wadankiina ayaad hagaajin laheedeen. gabdhaha diinta waxba lagama barin oo kaliya in maryo iska buuxiso iyo ilmaha yaryar ii aan qaan gaarin ee alle yiri dambi maleh xataa waxaa loo xiray maryo mana fahansano xataa hurdada kakaca oo is toosiya oo dadka haka takoornaanina adoo muslim ah ayaa dhar caadi ah kashan kartaa waana calaamad kalsoonidaro ah, waxaa idinku filan oo kaliya muslim ayaan ahay kadaaya kabadbadinta wax iskufala. waxaan loojoogin ayaad watiga ku dhumisaan.

  • abdurahman   K S A -- 2008-12-27

    A/C
    dadwaynaha soomaaliyeed ee halkan iskugu imaanaya ee ninba fikradiisa dhiibanaayo waxaan
    ka codsanayaa in ay asluubta iyo anshaxa ilaaliyaan
    xuduudka allah aanay talaabin
    xijaabkana aanay ka dhigan wax lagu cayaaro
    becouse xijaabku waa amar ka soo degay 7sano dushood oo allah ku dhawaaqay hidiyo dhaqan iyo caado iska ilaawa oo fuliya amarka allah isagaa caalmka oo dhani ubaahanyihiin oo aan cidna ubaahnayne
    wabilaah towfiiq

  • axmed turdho   K S A -- 2009-01-20

    A/C/W
    dhamaantiin brathers and sisters
    waad salaamantihiin salaanta ehlu jannada
    asalaamu calaykum warraxmatulaahi wabarakaatu
    naftayda iyo naftiinaba marka horeh waxaan ugu dardaarmayaa cabsida allah oo waxwalba ka horaysa
    waxaan idin xasuusinayaa in uu xijaabku yahay waajib kamid ah waajibaadka diinteena macaan
    ninkii beeniyana wuxuu beeniyay suuratu al axzaab oo allah uu kaga hadlay xijaabka markaa walaashayda muslimada ah waxaan ugu tahniyadaynayaa sida wacan ee ay udeecday allah oo aan leehay samir
    aduunyadu waa ull geed sudhane oo ogsoonow in aad adigu xaqa ku taagantahay oo insha allah janada allah raali ahaansho rabi ku galayso jazaka allah khayr walaalkina allah axmed
    turdho3@hotmail.com

  • cusmaan   Australia -- 2009-01-22

    ASC:Allah subxanawatacala ha ilaaliyo gabdhaha somali iyo hooyinkeena ee xafidey, asturay naftooda koryeelayna diintooda iyo xijaabka. waxaa tihiin lafdhabarka diinteena, dhaqankeena iyo sharafteena. waxaad raadiseen in aad allah raali galiseen, maalinta qiyaama allah ha idin raali galiyo
    gabdhaha asturan waxaa tihiin kuwa ku weyn bulshada somali.
    aamin-aamin-aamin
    wabilaahi tawfiiq

  • abdurahman   K.S.A -- 2009-01-28

    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
    marka ugu horaysa waxaan tahniyad hambalyo ah udirayaa dumarka soomaaliyeed ee ku adkaystay in ay allah adeecaan oo maqlaan odhaahda
    قال الله تعالي ياايها النبي قل لازواجك وبناتك ونساء المومنين يدنين عليهن من جلابيبهن صدق الله العظيم
    oo macnaheedu yahay nabi muxamadow s/c/w ku dheh xaasaskaaga iyo gabdhahaaga iyo dumarka muuminiinta ah jilbaabka xidha waxaan idin leeyahay sabra oo amarka qaata bilaa shaki mar aan fogayn baad ogaan doontaan guushiina midhaheeda ku sabra xijaabka iyadoo aad ogtihiin in cadawga allah uu jilbaabka wax kasheegogaar ahaan kuwa ku nool wadamada gaalada ee diinta lagu cidhiidhyo oo xasuusta hooyooyinkii wanaagsanaa siiradooda iyo sidii loogu dhibay diinta islaamka sabra ballanteenu insha allah waa janadee
    ogaada waxaad allah dartiis ufashaan in aanay dhumayn
    wabilaahi too fiiq
    اخوكم في الله عبد الرحمن

  • ahmed abdi   Berbera -- 2009-04-12

    Ma ila qirsan tihiin iyadoo aan jilbaabka noocan oo kale ah dalka laga aqoon, ayey dumarkeennu xidhan jireen dharka dhaqanka. Iyadoo ay inanta timaha tidcani ay timaheedu muuqdaan, gacmaheeduna ilaa garbaha bannan yihiin, ayaan haddana loo arki jirin qaawanaan. Xilligaas ayey dumarku dhowrsoonaan badnaayeen marka la barbar dhigo hadda. Hadda se waxa loo bixiyey "ha iga baqin".Waxa is weydiin leh Xijaabku ma maradaa mise waa qalbiga qofka? Waxaynu ogsoonnahay in ay jiraan dumar si rumeyn diineed ku jirto u xidha xijaabka, waxaase badan inta dano kale u xidhata. Bal dheeho xogtan laga ururiyey suuqyada Somaalida oo weliba ku saabsan dumarka niqaabka xidha (indhahooda daboola):
    1. Waxay xidhaan marka dumarka qaar wax hadayaan
    2. Marka ay gelayaan fal-dembiyeed (nooc kasto ha noqdee !!)
    3. Dumarka ay kimikadu wajigooda dishay ayey wajigooda ku qariyaan
    4. Dumarka iinta ku leh wejiga
    5. iyo qaar kale oo badan
    Uma jeedo inaan dhaleeceeyo xijaabka, laakiin waxa uu noqday ujeeddo badan.

  • Ali   somalia -- 2009-05-05

    i dont think this type hijab somthing to do with islam hijab, i mean thi is too much and the person will get more heat and more warm, i think this somali lady is wearing traditional hijaab which is new fashion in somalia before al itihaad group 1995 there werent hijaab like this in somalia, i dont understand where this idea come from and these fashion desingners, kkkk

  • siyaad   Grand Rapids Michigan USA -- 2009-05-07

    all may people let me tell you one think about hijaab dat women are in the picture is somali is muslim no one tell her to take the hijab or dress like that you now what i'm saying so all yow shut up u garre nothing to talk about i now all yopw are losers

  • WATCHING THE FALL   USA -- 2009-05-10

    Yep, love that Hijab. Brings along that Islamic culture that alot of these readers seem to be from or like. Great. Allah tells you to have your kids from Minneapolis head over to Somalia and join Al Shabab right? Nothing wrong with that DIVERSITY now is there? Have fun Minnesota.

  • Axmed Samatar   \ -- 2009-05-21

    Asalaama Caleykum Waraxmatulaahi Wabarakaatu waxaan halkan ka salaamayaa walaalaha Muslimiinta ah Wiilal iyo Gaddhaba waxaan leeyahay waad salaaman tihiin dhamaantiin salaanta Islaamka waxaan halkan fahmay in lagaga hadlaayo Xijaabka markaa Xijaabku waa shay Diinteenu ina farayso inay qaataan Gabdhaha Muslimaadka ahi mana aha wax dhaqan iyo Caado ah ee waxaa inafaraysa Diinteen markaa waxaan leenahay walaal waa in gabdhaha muslimaadka ahi qaataan Xijaabka oo aanay dayicin ilaahay na madacayaayo qofkii raaca Sunihii Rasuulaka(SCW) iyo Diinteena Islaamka dhamaan tiin waad Salaaman tihiin Aslaama Caleykum Waraxmatulaahi Wabarakaatu

  • ahmed   seattle -- 2009-06-03

    asalaamu calaykumawaraxma tullaahi wabarakaatuhu
    wa mahadsanyihiin hablaha somaliyeed hadey ku dhaqmaan waxa ilahay faray inay ku dhaqmaan ayna sameyaan sidii illaah dhehay sameeya

  • mahamed Hashi   Herar -- 2009-06-09


    iam very happy to see such kind of women who wears hijab with her respect,b/c hijab has two main important things firstly if the women wear hijab she will get benefit allah second if the women hiden their body any berson assumes that the lady who wear hijab has good personal charactersits like,honest,transparent,polite,ete
    thefefore,i reccoment all muslim lady to wear hijab
    thank you

  • Abdi yare   Uk -- 2009-07-02

    Wallee iyo Billee soomaali waa jabtay. soomaali inay silicday waxaa daliil u ah hablihii quruxda badnaa ee boqorka iyo dhaclaha iyo diraca sidan jiray waxaa badalay balaayo humbaalaynaysa oo aad mooddo in dallad korka lagaga rakibay oo carab xun oo xaruurta dabada ka fuula uu ilaahay wakiil uga noqday. qaran jabay dheh! ilaahow na badbaadi.

  • nur   UK. -- 2009-07-02

    This has Nothing to do with somali culture this kind of hijab is UnSomali and UnIslamic. this is wahabi culture and its main agenda is to ppollute the beautifull somali look. It demeans woman and should be discouraged.

  • Kamaal Hassan   England -- 2009-07-08

    I remember when Somali woman started wearing this horrible garment called Hijab, it was 1990 it was the prostitutes who used to live in hamar jajab eria called (Buurkoroole) we ware just kids and we used to stone them. Then the wahabi people started caming from Saudi Arabia and they brought this Ugly huge Umbrella with them and called hijab . come on people this has nothing to do with Somali culture. As far as the Islam is concerned, Somalis have been muslims more than thousand years and no one ever wore such a dress why on earth would Somalis in Minnesota would identify themselves with this wahabi garment. Our maslak have always been shafi’i and so will be forever. The hijab came in 1991 with the wahabi Movement and it will fade away with alshabab and other terrorist what will remain is our culture and our shaafici madhab.( Ninkii dhoof ku yimi bay geeridu dhibaysaa waqtigii dhamaayoo wuu dhaqaaqi doonaa wahaabiga dhacaayaa geeridu dhibaysaa).

  • rashid m yosuf   abu dhabi -- 2009-07-27

    marka hore salaamu c w wabarakatuhu
    gabadh iyo wiilba wad salaamantihiin meelkastaoo aad joogtanba shacabka somaliyed xijaabku wa wax fiican sida wan wada og nahaykol hadanahay dad islaam ah wayo islaanimada ina faraysa hadaba anigu waxan gabdhaha somaliyed ku borinaya in ay xijaabka qaatan wa salamu calaykm

  • mahamud   doha -- 2009-08-26

    aslamu c w w dhamaan walahayga musliminta ahow wan idinsalamay s/islamka s/kadib ugu horayn waxaan naftayda iyo tiinaba udardaarmayaa cabsida eebaha wayn meel waliba oon joogno aana kafaaiidaysano bishaan barakaysan aan isu bandhigno raxmada iyo danbidhafka iyo naarta laiskaxoraynayo aloow hana qadin khaykaas waxaan kaloo aad ugu faraxsanahay gabdhaha kusabraya diint eebe ee laasimay xijaabka waxaan idin leeyahay waa haysaane hasiidaynina alaha idin bakakeeyee

  • mahamud   doha -- 2009-08-26

    aslamu c w w dhamaan walahayga musliminta ahow wan idinsalamay s/islamka s/kadib ugu horayn waxaan naftayda iyo tiinaba udardaarmayaa cabsida eebaha wayn meel waliba oon joogno aana kafaaiidaysano bishaan barakaysan aan isu bandhigno raxmada iyo danbidhafka iyo naarta laiskaxoraynayo aloow hana qadin khaykaas waxaan kaloo aad ugu faraxsanahay gabdhaha kusabraya diint eebe ee laasimay xijaabka waxaan idin leeyahay waa haysaane hasiidaynina alaha idin bakakeeyee

  • Mohamed Diriye Hussein   Bosaso Somalia -- 2009-09-27

    This lady shows the world that our islamic culture is pure and is for all human.this islamic religion main principle is to have a peacefull and clean inviroment under the sharia law.ultimatelly i am respecting and sending my complimentry for this lovely girl Assalamu Alaykum.

  • Mohammed Abdi   Ireland -- 2009-09-28

    This is not Somali culture, it is not Islamic too, it is horrible culture from Saudi Arabia called wahabi.
    It came from Saudi Arabia where women are not considered a full human, women are considered to be a property for men. It’s shame to find Somali people identifying such a horrible culture with Islam. Waar maradaan weyn ee foosha xun ee aad xijaabka ku tilmaamaysaan ma aha dhaqan islaam iyo mid Soomaali toona. Waa dhaqan wahaabi. Gabadhan soomaaliyeedna waa miskiin la marain habaabiyay oo loogu sheekeeyay diintiibaa sidan ah. Waa inan la addoonsaday ee allow xoree. Haday sharaf iyo sumacad doonayso waa ianay u damqataa hablaha muslimiinta ah ee wahaabiyadu xuquuqdoodii ku tumatay ee ay adoonsatay uguna sheekaysay diintu waxay idiinku talagashay inaad ragga hoosjoogtaan abidkiin oo aydaan la sinnaanin. Waar waxaasi islaam maaha ee dadka wahaabiyo islaam ha uga dhigina.

  • mohamed abdisalam   TENNESSEE -- 2009-09-30

    maasha allah muslimada hijaaban aad baan ugu farxay markaan arkay anigoo markii horaba raadinayay website ka ladhaho tennessee somali muslim girls ayaan arka gabadhaan waana kufarxay maasha allah allaha kidhawro sidaad udhawrtay waajibaadkii aallah jufaray

  • Tani   Germany -- 2009-10-01

    The picture has nothing to do with Somalia and Somali clture as such.Useless picture

  • AJ   minneapolis -- 2009-12-25

    I am very proud of you as muslim brother.. may allah blessed you

  • mowlid mohamud   HAGADERA CAMP -- 2010-05-11

    First let me pass my regards to this lady. i m very proud and happy to see the best and recommended way to be dressed by a muslim girl.i encourage other muslim girls to dress the same way instead of walking half nacked.May Allah please you in this world and inhere after. wish for you the best of all

  • Ahmed   -- 2010-05-20

    It would've been nicer if the image were a frontal shot so we could get a look at the woman's face as well. But good effort all the same. To all you whiners who claim the hijab isn't part of Somali culture, well it sure is now. And using that logic, neither are jeans and T-shirts, so you might want to think about giving those up too. And computers as well while you're at it. Please. ;-)

  • farida   -- 2011-02-25

    viva ahmed tnx bro for telling the followers of the kufaars the truth jalbab is the best clothin for any muslim woman mashaAllah as a muslim girl i am proud to wear it and i'll do so till i die please note that i am modern but not westernised so keep that in mind whenever u see a muslim woman wearing a hijab.PEACE.

  • maryam   kenya -- 2011-04-21

    asalamu aleikum my fellow muslims i just wanted to say that hijab is a compulsory for muslim women to wear it because allah made hijab compulsory so that only the right person gets to see our inner body as a sign of prestige and respect.it also protect us women from being taken advantage by evil minders such as murder rape among others so thank god tha WE ARE PROTECTED.AMIN.

  • ina nolleye   kenya -- 2011-09-25

    إخواني وأخواتي مجرد إلقاء نظرة على هذه الفتاة الصومالية جميلة ترتدي حجابها ، وإصرارها على دينها والله كشاب الصومالي وبنت يجعلني فخورا وأكثر وعيا من إله

  • I.M.E   Australia -- 2012-03-27

    LoL! THIS IS 2 MUSLISM HATERS: Am proud 2 be Muslim Somali, now there is no confusion about that - unless u want to confuse urself.

  • I.M.E   Australia -- 2012-03-27

    LoL! THIS IS 2 MUSLISM HATERS WHO COMMENTED ON THIS PAGE: It don’t matter whether am African, Asian, European, white, black or wat ever kinda ppl u get in this world - but there is one thing that I want to matter 2 u_ Am/ WE proud 2 be Muslims, now there is no confusion about that - unless u want to confuse urself. This world was created 4 "US" whether u like it or not, we'll walk all over the world as we wish YES! That’s rite, and no I’ll not be christen or any other religion lol no not wen I know which is the TRUE RELIGION. Not that dam, all of u non-Muslim roam around this world trying to find the truth, n we Muslims got it u and u hate us 4 that, u know it but ur afraid of change chicken shits oooffff!
    Am not going to lie 2 u, think wat ever u want about this comment- I’ve got my standards in life an am not move’n away from it - but I have one piece of an advice u hater: Islam is the true religion, so stop denying it and the one that gave u the chance to be in true heaven above, that one that gave u the soul u are un grateful 4, and one last thing this world will end and you ppl will be helpless, useless, unheard and ur going to hell if u don’t start thank and remembering ur lord.
    THE TRUTH IS WE STRONG MUSLIMS WILL STAY STRONG AND NO WE WILL NOT ADOPT UR LIFELESS WESTERN CULTURE SAY & DO WAT EVER U WISH LOL!!! PLUS ONE U NON-MUSLIM WHO COMMENTED SAIS AM NOT CHRISTEN COS I DON’T BELIEVE IN IT- SO THEN Y MAKE US BELIEVE IN SOMETHING U DON’T- WHO DO THING U ARE FOOLING. I KNOW U BURN WEN U READ COMMENTS LIKE THIS HAHHAHAAA! If u read this comment n don’t understand it cos ur probable nocked-out-drunk or have some mental issues which 90% of u non-Muslims do hahahaha cos of ur meaningless life that u force ur soul to live.
    LOL!!!!!! see ya ;P

  • Abdi   -- 2013-01-12

    Runta haddaan ka hadalno waxan ay sidato quruxna ma leh, dhaqan soomaliyeedna ma aha. Soomaali haddaan nahay kun sano ayaanu muslim ahayn, waxan haweenka loo xirayna waa wax yimi intuu dalku burburay oo Wahaabiyiintu dalka qabsadeen, diinkii soomaali lahaydna beddeleen. Gabdhaha Soomaaliyeedow ku soo noqda sidii quruxda iyo sharafta badnayd ee aad ahaan jirteen. Sidaasaa diintiina iyo sharaftiina u roon. Wax barta oo yur iska dhaha ragga khuraafaadka idinku akhrinaya. Walle haddaan Soomaaliya wahaabiyiinta iyo shabaab laga cirib tirin inuusan dalku weligii soo noqonayn.

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