My family is from Dakar,Senegal ,Senegal is on the west coast of Africa.Our native language is Wolof,but half of the population also speaks french because we were colonized by France.Depending on the tribe you are from you sometimes speak a different language ,but will most likely still speak wolof .THe Jollof people speak wolof ,if you are Fulani you speak pular.Some of the tribes like Dialo(Jola),Mandinka(mandingo)and Sere have their own language but still speak wolof .What tribe you are depends on you last name.My dad’s last name is Diouf(joof) so we are Sere but we do not speak Sere we speak Wolof .My mother last name is fall so she is just a Jollof .
Now we go into religion 92% of Senegal’s population is muslim,They have such a strong faith in senegal.When its time to pray the mosque says the Athan and everyone gets up to pray.Sometimes everyone goes to the mosque to pray.On muslim holidays everyone gets together and Celebrate.That’s why it’s not the same being here and being back home.
As a Muslim female I don’t not wear a hijab to cover my hair,Because wearing a hijab is not something that you have to do.Something that we are asked to do is cover our bodies from men Other than your husband ,father and children.As a 14 year old I am in high school.All of my friends that are Muslim wear their hijab.This is something that their parents tell them to do or something they chose to do themselves .The problem is you can guide someone to do right,But you can’t force anyone into Islam.In surat an-Nur it saysقُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَ يَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوْجَهُنَّ…
“Say to the believing women that: they should cast down their glances and guard their private parts (by being chaste)…”
Some muslim woman wear an all black abaya that shows nothing but their eyes .When they go out everyone seems to stare and be afraid of them.
One day I was in school I told one of my classmates that I was Muslim….her response to this was “no your not Muslim ,you don’t look like that” why don’t you speak Quran?”.The main problem here is that people in this society are so uneducated.What is a Muslim suppose to look like…….
That response is like me telling someone you’re not catholic…..why don’t you speak bible?Now that’s exactly what that sound like.
Some people say things like this just to be ignorant.This is the problem people act ignorant and uneducated.
without hijab what’s the difference at the end of the day I’m still me لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله
lā ʾilāha ʾillā-llāh, muḥammadur-rasūlu-llāh