Posts Tagged ‘repent’

The Feeling of Guilt

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The Feeling of Guilt

I woke up early this morning and got dressed to go out shopping. As I began to put on my hijab, I felt something in the pit of my stomach. I ignored it and walked out into the living room to ask my sister how I looked. I was dressed in a pink hijab over a grey shirt to complement my favourite jeans skirt. She gave me a quick glance and said I looked fine. But I knew something was wrong, I just couldn’t point it out. Although I’ve worn this outfit a thousand times, today I felt that it just wasn’t me.

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Ya Ummi: Is it Too Late?

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Ya Ummi: Is it Too Late?

As I was looking across the list of terms for that particular day, it was this string of words that caught my eye: “Too late to put the hijab back on?” Like I said, there’s no way for us to know who made that search, and the anonymity provided by the internet can be a blessing. But somewhere out there, it seemed, is a person – a sister, perhaps – wondering if it’s too late for her to put her hijab back on. Maybe she’s young, and maybe she’s old. Maybe she wore the hijab for years before taking it off, and maybe just one day. Whatever her circumstances, she’s wondering now if there’s any way back.

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