i’ve seen some sisters fagging it, some sisters wearing the pretiest hijaabs with shiny jeggins. Some sisters who don’t cover their hair reading more Quran then I do. Some Sisters speak with foul language and hanging out with the lads. My point is we can no longer look at a woman who looks muslim and assess her level of eemaan. Islam is a personal spiritual journey. And the way some sisters dress reflect that, or the way sisters are dressed is meant to be strong indicator to those around her about who she is and to demonstrate to the world her level of devotion for her lord.
But that aint the reality. Some sisters wear hijaab because they are told to. But they have no firm understanding of why they wear it. Its a cultural thing to most, and due to this some have stolen the true essence of what hijaab truly is.
Someone asked me recently, ‘are you a revert, because you said in an article when I reverted 5 years back’. I explained to the sister that I said this because although I was born into a Muslim family, I had no idea what a muslim was. I went to madrasah and learnt how to read the Quran as a child, but didn’t know you had to pray five times a day. If you’d have asked me what i was i’d say a Muslim.
It was only years later that I embarked on Islam through dawah, and may Allah reward those who persisted in teaching me about this beautiful religion and did not judge me by my behaviour or clothing at the time. And a collection these very expereinces came down on me like an avalanche one day, and Allah put in my heart certainty that Islam was the truth.
So alhamdulilah I started learning about islam, and in the process i learnt what pleased my lord, and how my lord commanded me to dress. It wasn’t very long before i was covered from head to toe.
I never forget the first day I stepped out with my face covered, it was a sprirtually heightening experience to walk down the road and be identified to be part of something so beautiful that i read about regarding Islam.
Then reality set in when people started calling me ninja and batman. I had to make a choice. And Allah knows best how I dealt with that
My final point is, don’t look down on the sister who dont cover her hair, or the one who covers her hair and don’t behave appropriately. They are travelling souls on a journey, and maybe they just haven’t emabarked on the knowledge that tells them what to do.