Posts Tagged ‘sister’

Hold My Hand

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Hold My Hand

She could see her sister become more and more beautiful every passing day, although the innocent fourteen year old didn’t think so. On seeing the image of her sister uncovered and unaware of her beauty, which should be covered, a gush of tears poured through her…

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One Step Closer

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One Step Closer

There are questions that ultimately go through the mind of every Muslim girl and woman at one point or another in her life… “Should I wear the hijab or should I not? When should I wear it?” For me, it was a matter of knowing that by wearing the hijab, I would be a step closer to jannah. When I was battling with whether or not to wear the hijab, and at what point should I start, my older sister became an unexpected source of inspiration for me. I feel like I got lucky. I was about to start tenth grade in a completely new high school, and it was like Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala had given me an opportunity for a fresh start.

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I Smile for My Sister

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I Smile for My Sister

The swirls and patterns of my pale pink prayer mat are blurred through my tired tears. I blink and my clouded eyes water as tears tickle my flushed cheek. I bend down into sujood – I cry my heart out. Alhamdulillah. The wind is howling outside, but I feel the warmth of faith in my heart. I raise my hands for d’ua while I look to the bed on which my elder, nineteen-year-old sister is fast asleep. I look at her and I feel a purge of submission to my Lord. More tears stream out as I pray and plead for her to see the beauty of hijab, and for her to be guided along the right path. My salty tears are damp on my cheeks when I finally fall asleep; my lips moist with dhikr.

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