New batch of students practice on wearing their veils correctly as being taught by their seniors, during orientation class. Diniyyah has its own distinctive way to wear hijab and clothing. The veil must be in layers and long to cover 2/3 of the whole body, and the clothes must be loose and not showing the silhouette of a woman's body.
Prejudice and stereotype had veiled the colorful side of muslim women for as long as media could remember. It is time for the world to discover a different face of muslima (muslim women), who can have a blast in the least terrorizing way.
A group of students from theatre class rehearse their act as Dutch troops, before their play started, in November 2018. Every year, the students would play their own version of Rahmah el Yunusiyyah reenactment during Diniyyah Puteri annual celebration.
An example can be seen in West Sumatra, Indonesia. A muslim boarding school named Perguruan Diniyyah Puteri, which literally means “School for Religious Girls”.
A student of Diniyyah Puteri placed a pin in her hijab as a symbol of "always guard the words coming out of your mouth" as she prepares to go to school.
Wearing veil for these young women is an act of confidence and dignity in practicing Islamic faith. They oppose a generalisation that muslim women are repressed, with stripped away freedoms when wearing religious clothing.
A group of Diniyyah Puteri students during their daily prayer in the mosque, with a fellow student becoming their prayer leader (imam).
Through this project, I like to introduce educated young muslima who are not afraid to express themselves. The face of muslima in Indonesia should also be accepted as a representation of Islam in the present day.
Hajizah, a Muslim woman in her full hijab swims to enjoy the cold water of Malibo Anai springs on a sunny day. She's a young mother den who often swims with the students with their full muslim attire on, that even though they are religious, it doesn't stop them to have a little fun in their own way.