I am a Muslimah. You know, born and bred as such but for practice, Well! it was more recent. The death of a close friend Allah bless his soul
brought me closer to Allah. I started to cover up with the long skirts and the long sleeves and all that. Then I moved to dresses and basic tops and finally the black abaya.
It was not easy really. Different fear different day. From what people will think to what my family would say and all and now it’s been about 5 years and Alhamdulilah the new battle is how to be accepted with the niqab. Well, I fell in love with the beautiful face veil during umrah last Ramadhan and well that was it. I put it on and it was love at first sight. I felt free MashaAllah which is weird because people link it to women being oppressed. The problem would be getting people to accept me as same old same old only better.
I am still sorta testing the waters you know. Wear it as I like and when I feel comfortable and I have learnt to breathe with it now too:).
So, my dear sisters, you wanna wear the hijab or start to cover a bit more wallah go for it. Just make your intentions right and do it for Allah and wallah he would make it easy. You just need to decide to start and everything will fall into place because my dear sister you are worth it
La tahzan inna laha ma’ana…..Don’t despair Allah is with us…