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I’m a Non-Muslim and I Wear a Hijab (Full Documentary)

Our sister Angela Dekker did a good job representing evangelical Christianity in the documentary “I’m a Non-Muslim and I Wear a Hijab” which was made by Ahlulbayt TV. It highlights non-Muslim women who also cover their heads and their rationale for it. We posted the trailer last week but today we have the full documentary for you to watch.  We watched it and enjoyed it. It was really well done.  We hope you’ll check out the whole thing but if you were just wanting to hear Angela watch the first 13 minutes and then check these timestamps: 18:57, 20:57, 22:46, 24:16, 26:09, 29:08, 31:34.

In case you missed it, you can read Angela’s headcovering testimony which we conducted with her here.

Jeremy Gardiner

Jeremy is the founder of the Head Covering Movement and the author of Head Covering: A Forgotten Christian Practice for Modern Times. He is a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and a student at Moody Bible Institute. He lives in Alberta, Canada with his wife and five young children. Jeremy is also the founder and operator of Gospel eBooks, a popular website that provides alerts for free and discounted Christian e-books.

Comments

Mmolesy
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Great Job! Thankyou for posting this. 🙂

Jess
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Really enjoyed it! Thank you Angela you did lovely.

Elfyeth
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Thank you, I also enjoyed it very much. You can see the peace of God shining through of all these ladies.

Jeremy Gardiner
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Hi @elisabethfury:disqus, this is something we strongly disagree with. The Scriptures are clear that only those who put their faith in Jesus have eternal life and the “peace of God” (Acts 4:12, 1 John 5:12). By posting this documentary we are not insinuating that all these women have a right relationship with God. Only those who put their trust in Jesus alone for the forgiveness of sin, have peace with God.

Elfyeth
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You are right Jeremy, and I am sorry for the misunderstanding. English is not my first language. What I meant was that all these ladies are in peace with the wearing of the head covering and it shows (I hope you understand what I mean).

Jeremy Gardiner
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Thanks for the clarification sis 🙂 All good.

Simone
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see, I loved the documentary, it rendered a beautiful portrait of the custom of veiling. The only thing that puts me off on this documentary is the fact that most of the talking seemed to be about what other people think/ the way other people react to veiling. Also it would have been nice to include Islam in the picture. People seem all to hurried to claim they ‘know’about the motivations for Muslim women to cover their heads, but how many of us have actually inquired????

Simone
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Post script: that is, I know the documentary was titled I am a non-muslim women and i cover my head, but still. I think it would have been niceinteresting to include islam in it as well and to see if the motivations to cover would actually differ :).

Pani Pirhadi
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As a Muslim woman I find it fascinating that Christian women also practice headcovering. I had never met a Christian until last year and it has been a learning experience. So far I have found similar motivations when you get down to the basics.

Chantelle Monroe
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Simone, I too enjoyed the documentary. The ‘what people think’ part probably needs to be covered because we are all social creatures and peer pressure is everywhere, which is why those who veil are braver and stronger than average. You are right that it’s good to know why people are headcovering. I want to ask, but it seems too rude to just ask a stranger. What I most want to know is: what did it feel like the first time you put it on and wore it in public. To me this is the most vital moment.

shirvnshir
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To Be honest I do not veil, because I still have certain reservations around the practice. Not because I feel restricted by my (social) surroundings- after all If we believe in God we will have to be prepared to make all kinds of sacrifices which could go far(!) beyond veiling, just like the women in the documentary!- but because there are certain passages in the bible which undermine the statement of a veil being a sign of respect to God during all periods of time (e.g. 38:14 the story of Judah and Tamar ) I am still in doubt. The passage made, and still makes, me wonder whether veiling is not more of a cultural habit to express modesty and respect rather than a divine order from God. If that would be the case to what extend, does it still apply to the circumstances of today? Are we following divine orders here or just the wish to defend a human practice with which we might feel comfortable or closer to God (which is not bad but neither does it make veiling obligatory)

PS: my account as Simone has been hacked..I think…. so Shirvnshir is the name I go by on this new account 🙂

Ruthie
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Are you considering covering and if so, would you mind if I prayed for God’s will for you in this matter?

shirvnshir

not at all. I am looking for insight. I would wish to base my ultimate choice upon the bible and Gods guidance. I will keep on looking for the answer to this question 🙂

Ruthie

Thankyou! I will pray then 🙂

Pani Pirhadi
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Chantelle
Do you wear hijab? What did it feel like to you the first time you practiced in public?

Chantelle Monroe
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Gosh, it feels weird to answer that question, never been asked before, lol. Yes, I do wear hijab, but only on Sundays, and only since February. The first time I practiced in public is hard to describe. I was for sure nervous and somewhat unsure of myself, but at the same time I was excited, and surprised. I won’t soon forget looking in the mirror for the first time.

Pani Pirhadi

I’m proud of you for taking that step, and glad that it was a positive experience for you. It’s one thing to try hijab, and another to actually apply it to your life regularly.

Pani Pirhadi
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The motivation for Muslim women to cover their heads is more similar to the motivation for Christian women than you might think. It’s a practice to strengthen the relation with our creator first and foremost. It is and should be a choice.

shirvnshir
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I think you are right. Even though I didn’t conduct any kind of study to prove anything about ‘ Muslim motivations’ many of my friends are muslim. I love them for their great character and I always feel like we can learn so much about one another (especially in a religious context ;)) This is actually the main reason why I argued to include them in the documentary for them to have the chance to make a statement as well.
Thank you Pani Prihadi for clarifying 🙂

Pani Pirhadi
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You are welcome. I actually have a friend who is Christian and practices headcovering, which I find wonderful.

Chantelle Monroe
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Angela is very charismatic and expressed herself well. Great video!

Tiffinie
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Great documentary. I love to hear about Christian women who cover.

Pani Pirhadi
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I do as well. It’s a good trend.

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