Ya Ummi

Ya Ummi: She Won’t Understand

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Ya Ummi: She Won’t Understand

Ya Ummi,

I belong to a cultural Muslim family, and about a month ago I decided to wear the hijab. When I started, my father was pleased with my decision but my mother didn’t take it too well.

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Ya Ummi: Hijabi in Progress

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Ya Ummi: Hijabi in Progress

So I was wondering where should I draw the line?

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Ya Ummi: Shy Girl

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Ya Ummi: Shy Girl

I’m a really shy girl, but I want to make more Muslim friends! You know how there’s that group of people that are always active when it comes to religious things like events and seminars? Well I’d like to spend time with them, but I’m too shy to go up to them and say salam. Plus, they are a few years older than me. How do I overcome my fears and talk to them? I know they’re nice, but it’d be really random if I randomly went up and said salam, then sort of just stood there. The Prophet Mohammed salla Allahu alayhi wasallam said: “Man is influenced by the faith of his friends. Therefore, be careful of whom you associate with.” I’m trying to find Muslim friends. Please help!

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Ya Ummi: How do I approach my non-Muslim parents?

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Ya Ummi: How do I approach my non-Muslim parents?

I am writing to you today because I want to wear hijab and my iman is growing rapidly as the thought approaches my actions. However, I keep having dreams that I want take it off in front of my family. I want this to go away, I want to wear hijab I think about it everyday more and more. Can you make dua’a for me for my preparation? How can I approach my parents about my decision? They already know I converted, now I am starting to cover my arms and legs, and being modest around people. But I need help to begin my decision and I need to be sure that this is something I want to do. Can anyone help me?

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Ya Ummi: Help Me Recommit

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Ya Ummi: Help Me Recommit

Please help! We all have our flaws, but the hijab was one thing I never let weigh me down nor stop me from living. Sadly, at the request of my spouse I took it off. I don’t need to go into detail, but it happened. May Allah forgive me. It’s been about ten months. At first I felt bare, and ashamed without it. I was constantly hit by pangs of remorse and regret. Guilt would be the best word to describe what I was feeling. Slowly the guilt began to fade, but not to the point where it left my subconcious.

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