It’s been a while not to post anything 🙂 I still write, but never post them. The topic were sensitive, better to keep it unposted.
But there is one experience that I can’t just leave it on my draft.
Let me retrace back on September 15th, 1999. That morning, I went to my parents to ask permission to go study. And I was wearing hijab for the first time. And my parents were surprised, and asked me wether I was serious or not. Since then, my parents keep reminding me and support me through all the way. Wearing hijab is hard, it is not just a piece of cloth to put on my head. It was only a symbol that I am trying to be a serious muslima, from that day on. And my parents are with me all the way, alhamdulillah 🙂
So then, I was trying to convince 2 girls to wear hijab. Well, not the hijab actually, but all the basic rules of Islam like the 5 times prayer, sadaqah, etc. And usually when a woman decide to follow Islam seriously, they will think about hijab, right?
Alhamdulillah, after some weeks, both girls finally wear hijab. One of them already pray 5 times regularly, we will try to increase for sunnah prayer inshaAllah. The problem comes from the other girl. Not actually the girl, but her family. This is very very strange… 😯
So, after 2 weeks wearing hijab, this girl finally called by her parents and they logic her to un-hijab herself. The reason is, with hijab she then has to be modest whenever non-mahrams are in the house, no more coming home late, mini skirts and… they were afraid if she wears hijab, she probably will take it off again after some years, so better for her to hijabify her heart first. And then, when I met her on Thursday last week, she no longer wore hijab. Back to low top shirt and super skinny jeans.
This family is soooo strange.
But the other new hijabi is getting better, may Allah guide her and make her stronger, even when I am not around. Amin. 🙂