Courage – A Journey Of Thousands Of Miles Commences With The First Step!


I reverted to Islam few years ago. In the past year I have become a better Muslim and started practicing Islam. However, I struggle to wear Hijab. I wear it when I go to the Masjid or to my Muslim friend’s house. But I just don’t have the courage to wear it full time wherever I go. I don’t know what to do, please advise me.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is pleasing to note that in the recent past after reverting to Islam you are a more conscious Muslimah. May Allah take you greater heights and grant you the sweetness of Iman.

There is a distinct difference between organic (pure, natural) foods and non organic (chemicalized) foods. Organic foods are wholesome and natural, while non organic food poses a health hazard. When one knows this and wish to remain physically strong and healthy, the person will sacrifice his/her money and purchase organic foods even though it may be more expensive than non organic foods.

If one wants to enjoy real sweetness of honey with all its health benefits, one will obtain pure and un adultered honey and will sacrifice extra money for that.

Sister, if you wish your Iman to be healthy and wholesome, or if you wish to taste the real sweetness of Iman, you will have to make some sacrifice. It is only then you will enjoy and feel the sweetness of Iman. You would then want more of that sweetness. Remember a journey of thousands of miles commences with the first step. You bring the courage to wear the Hijab, you will reach the ultimate destination of the Hijab-respect,dignity,chastity, honour, sweetness of Iman etc.

You do have experience of wearing the Hijab. It should not be difficult for you to build the courage and wear Hijab at all times. The Hijab should be your pride and honor. Make this little sacrifice for the pleasure of Allah, Allah will grant you the strength and sweetness of Iman.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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