Posts Tagged ‘fear’

The Whole Plunge

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The Whole Plunge

Alhamdulillah, a few days ago, we had our webinar with Habibi Halaqas (don’t worry if you missed it – the recording is now posted alhamdulillah). As the questions started pouring in towards the end, I felt there was a similar theme among those asking. Some of our sisters are ready to take the first step, but not necessarily the whole plunge – and I wanted to address that issue.

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Before Hijab, I Was Scared

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Before Hijab, I Was Scared

Before hijab, I was scared. I was scared of what people would think, I was scared of what people would say at work, I was scared of scaring away potential husbands, I was scared of losing friends, I was scared of not being beautiful anymore and standing out of the crowd. All of these things stopped me from wearing hijab sooner, and now I wish, so much, that I had done it sooner. Because I could have saved myself from a lot of fitnah and lot of confusion had I done it sooner. Over the years, all those fears got smaller and smaller, as one fear – and one love – got bigger.

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Change is Inevitable

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Change is Inevitable

I was sitting on the balcony one day reading a book, when I saw a flock of crows, and they reminded me of something that happened ages ago, a time when I was only 5. I was at my grandfather’s place with a piece of naan (bread) in my plate. I went to the garden to sit on the swing and enjoy that beautiful spring day. I put the plate with the naan on the table outside, and sat on the swing. I was looking up at the sky, preoccupied with thoughts of how big and beautiful it was, when I was suddenly distracted by something that landed on the table: a crow. The crow took the naan in its beak and flew far, far away.

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