Re :hijab in schools and exams
- Salam to all and to sister Shazia,
Maybe there is someone who can help you study for the exam. My mum
teacher and she told me there are many different ways of learning.
people learning by hearing, some by writing it down, some by
you can speak with a teacher and ask for help learning the material -
the teacher can assign a tutor to you to help you study. If you have
library at your school maybe the librarian can help you find a book
study skills. It could be that your study skills need to be
Where do you live and where do you go to school? You say your friends
passed the exam - maybe one or more of your friends would be willing
help you study? Do you think you could talk to your teacher and ask
When I was in elementary school, I had a hard time learning to
didn't have the right study skills. One of my friends told me how she
studied for spelling tests. I studied the words on our spelling list
week the way my friend told me to and I was able to pass all my
exams from then on.
You can email me off the list if you want.
sr. Candi Hurliman
Sandy OR USA
Dear sister shazia,
Make duaa before every exam and before you start studying, pay
attentin in class and try to do your best.
Akhtiq Fe Aldeen
As salaamu 'alaykum Shazia
I feel your pain regarding school and your grades not being up
to par. Do not compare yourself with other students. Only
yourself. I used to have test anxiety before exams and it does affect
By the grace and mercy of Allah (swt) my grades went up and stayed
He is Most Powerful. Just trust in Him. "And on Allah let the
rely"...go for your next exam with confidence and a prayer.
I hope this helps you along the way, just keep doing this, insha
your grades will improve.
Assalamo Alaikom sister Azza,
Your school must permit you in this manner. Please do ask your
nearer muslim advisers who are around you to help you over it.
please do try to wear and if whatever happen that you are to be kick
out or offended then go to higher authority of education near you.
What i mean is that you have that right for that is our right to our
If you go farther research on that , you will win that trials given
please do tell what school do you go to? What country and please ,
bear in mind that it is our duty to fulfill in our deen, Islam. May
you will be guided accordingly.Im like you at once, but i survived
that part ,Alhamdulilah im wearing it. I am the only muslim woman
wearing hijab in our school. Im a teacher in elememtary. Please do a
first step and if not given a chance . Don't hesitate to write.
Allah bless us all women fighting for hijab. Allahu Akbar!
As Salamu Alaikum Brother Abu Ubaida,
I read the comments that you made in reference to sending responses
questions that were already answered. I would like to say to you
that, sometimes we
receive emails late and are mislead to believe that we are answering
timely matter. So please forgive some of us, and remember to always
put the best
construction on a situation. Don't think that we do it to seem
Insha Allah TA. : ).
Sister Azza the school probably is not allowed to have that
conditions as it is in A Muslim country. If it came to the crunch
and you were to stir up trouble for them say by complaining to a
judge then then they would back down.
You said that there is a good brother that you want to marry in 5
years time when you are 20 years old. Well you need not wait that
long. You should get married as soon as you you can depending if
the brother is able to look after you or his fmaily will be willing
to look after you both. Obviously you will need permision of your
Then apply to Umm al qurra university in Makkah and try to become a
sheika and inshaAllah teach sisters.
Also dont worry what your mother says. You are the youth and you
need to become a scholar of Islam so that you can teach the new
generation of Muslims Islam.
Sister Shazia there are many things that you can do to improve your
results. First by doing dua and then by experimenting with diffrent
techniques. You have to find out what works for you. If you have say
good understanding but not so good memory then you can do diagrams
to help to memorise and as soon as you go inside the exam room and
are told to start exam. Draw those diagrams at the back of the exam
paper and then when your answering the question on that topic you
can refer to your diagram. This worked worked well for me as my
understanding was much better than my memory.
Similary if your understanding is not good but your memry is then
you can memorise standard questions. Most questions asked ar every
similar and will be on similar topics. You cna start by memorsing
those topics that are most likely to come up then after youy have
done that try to memorise what next is lkely to come up etc.
Also you have to realise we are are made different. Some people no
matter how clever find certain subjects too difficult and other
subjects relatively easy. Ive knwo some peopel who worked extremely
hard at moaths and kept flunking it year after year but with
subjects like law and english they were very good. And similarly i
have know people who were top of class in maths , chemistry and
physics but he kept flunking english.
So you have to see which subject you are good at. Sometime parents
force their children to do subjects that they are hopless at.
Also every one is blessed with individual academic ability. Just
like a people are blessed with diffrent bodies. Some who is blessed
to be one 5 foot 4 inches can not be blamed for not being 6 foot
tall. So you ahve to explain to your parrenst that you did your best
and its no ones fault that you flunked your exams and they should
not look down on you becase you may not be as good acedemically as
others. What matters is how much taqwa a persons has not his
academic or physical features.
Unfortunatelly in the east this is a problem that parrents think
that every child should get high grades and if they do not they look
down on the child. Thats why parrents need to be taught certain
facts of life when it comes to education through the meida and by
teachers on parrents evenings.
Sisters Seyeeda the emails should recah members within a say a few
minutes of me posted them. I am sending this email on wendesday 3rd
of August at 10:25 pm british time so it should get to teh brotehrs
and sisters well before 11pm british time
If any brother or sister recieves it say a 2 days late then please
let me know.