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The Divine Is Within You

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  • Trevor Melksham

    Great article. Really understood it, and the lessons about who we are as we seek to determine our lives are there for us all.

  • SQ

    jazzahkum Allahkhyr for posting this article & explaining to us your internal struggle that you went through with wearing the hijab.
    I have a few questions which I hope to get some answers to:
    1) By not wearing the hijab, do you think you are disobeying Allah? Please Explain
    2) Do you believe that Allah has prescribed women to wear the hijab or He has given women the choice to wear it? Please Explain
    3) Do you believe The Quran to be the word of God or the word of man? Please provide reasoning.
    Thank you once again, these questions are not designed to weaken your argument but rather to understand you on a deeper level. Everything you mentioned was subjective & a lot of girls can be impacted on a positive or negative way this matter deserve clarification.
    Thank you once again.

    • ma

      this is so annoying. Ffs let the lady live, not everything has to do with religion, once again it’s up to her. This is between her and god and it’s non of your business what she believes in. Why are you trying so hard, you literally sound like you’re trying to show that you’re right and she’s wrong like stop. It’s HER life. And as a Muslim woman, hijab is just a piece of scarf, don’t tell me you feel closer to god or other dumb bs. If you wanna feel closer to god, go pray, be nice to others, do other good things, you don’t need a piece of scarf to feel closer to god. And if you’re a guy you literally have no opinion on this. we are the ones who struggled so don’t put your nose where it doesn’t belong and tell us how to feel or what to do. Typical muslim men, you all want women to be slaves and listen to you well guess what, not gonna happen. I’ve had enough of your women controlling bs. just worry about yourself. Thank you.

  • NS

    Your decision is your decision to make, but once you make the decision that God is One and that Muhammed is His Messenger, you follow what God commanded, not what you or your father desires.

  • Ce

    Well my inner self guide me to take hijab so which one is right then?

  • Blue

    The hijab is command from Allah swt.you are actively going against what he commanded from you. Read Surah Al-Noor 24:31.

    Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 4481. The following version was narrated by Abu Dawood (4102):

    May Allaah have mercy on the Muhaajir women. When Allaah revealed the words “and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms)”, they tore the thickest of their aprons (a kind of garment) and covered their faces with them.

    There are many other verses and Hadith supporting this. The hijab is not a garment showing your liberation or to help you feel empowered, it is first a command from the Creator. It was something that the wives of the Prophet SAW wore. Let this be a warning to you because you will be asked on the Day why you have ignored Allah’s command.

    • Ma

      this is so annoying. Ffs let the lady live, not everything has to do with religion, once again it’s up to her. This is between her and god and it’s non of your business what she believes in. Why are you trying so hard, you literally sound like you’re trying to show that you’re right and she’s wrong like stop. It’s HER life. And as a Muslim woman, hijab is just a piece of scarf, don’t tell me you feel closer to god or other dumb bs. If you wanna feel closer to god, go pray, be nice to others, do other good things, you don’t need a piece of scarf to feel closer to god. And if you’re a guy you literally have no opinion on this. we are the ones who struggled so don’t put your nose where it doesn’t belong and tell us how to feel or what to do. Typical muslim men, you all want women to be slaves and listen to you well guess what, not gonna happen. I’ve had enough of your women controlling bs. just worry about yourself. Thank you. So don’t continue with your hadits and Quran verses instead let her live her life it’s her life. She’s old enough to know what she wants.

      • Blue

        I am not a man, I am a woman. And I am right and she is wrong. I am informing her because she is obviously ignorant about Islam and I fear that on the Day she will have no answer to Allah swt as to why she has ignored his command. She is free to do as she likes, but as a Muslim it is my duty to enjoin good and forbid evil. It is also important component of Islam to give sincere advice when I see a brother or sister sin, which I am doing. If I sinned or was ignorant on a matter, I would appreciate someone informing me on my ignorance and advising me. You clearly don’t care about this sister if your advice is basically to let her sin since it is between her and God. I care about her and I don’t want her to be ignorant or flaunt her sins as if it something to be proud of. May Allah guide the both of us and her and make us better Muslims. It is ill of you to hate my sincere advice, sister.

  • siraaj

    Salaam alaykum sister,

    Whether it’s from your own nafs or Shaytan, when doubts creep in your mind about how authentic your practice of faith is in any matter, whether it’s hijab or praying five times daily, you don’t stop doing it. You renew your intention to do it seeking Allah’s Pleasure and continue forward with the action.

    If you were truly steady and at peace with your decision, you wouldn’t have spent $15k on therapists and life coaches to affirm you and these life decisions. You wouldn’t deal with so much rebellion and pain. Life brings challenges and tests, that’s what it’s all about, but maybe you need to re-frame and take a look at what you’ve lost and what it’s cost by making that decision, the spiritual, emotional, and social.

    All I see in your post is a broken person who depends on others to put her back together. I would recommend if you truly wish to understand what Allah wants from you, pray istikhara salaah and ask for guidance.

  • Syed Rehman

    Asslamu Alaykum
    Allah is the most merciful and my trust is in him to protect me from my sins.
    A few thoughts on your article:
    You state in your article “Of course as I grew older, I started learning the religious doctrine. My well-practiced defense against the anti-Muslim world: I wore my hijab as an act of empowerment and liberation. It sounded confident and sexy and people loved it.”…So you are implying that you wore the hijab for the wrong reasons. First and foremost hijab is a commandment from Allah, and that is the reason it is adorned by muslim woman. It is not some sort of political protest against the dominant culture.

    As muslims we do not get to pick and choose what to follow. Allah says in the quran:
    “It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allâh and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allâh and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in to a plain error.”

    The answer to falling into sin isnt to double down and persist. Allah reminds us time and again that it is Allah that is the most merciful and true happiness is in repenting, we may still struggle on this earth, but this life was never meant to be a paradise.

    “…And it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.” -Quran 2:216