I have been sent a message from someone who asks why I don't wear the scarf yet.
MY first thought was, WHAT business is it of yours.
Then I thought maybe this was a gentle reminder Allah was using another to give me.
I truly desire to wear the scarf, and until I moved away my reason was my grandchildren.
I feared my family's backlash and my son maybe not allowing me to see my grandchildren.
Now that I don't live near them anymore, I desire more to wear the scarf, but am hesitant.
There are sisters on campus I see wearing a scarf. And there is a local Christian group whose
women wear a scarf in public.
In my heart I feel, it is time and I'm still not comfortable.
A couple brothers and a couple sisters I know tell me, Islam is not something that is suppose to hurt you
(as in family not allowing you to see grandchildren)
And that Allah being all merciful and all knowing will understand.
The sister I know who I admire so much wears hijab and has been in the US over 18 years now.
I respect and admire her so much.
Ok I'm rattling. Looking forward to seeing the response to this.
I've already bought several pieces of fabric to make my own scarf's, but haven't made them yet.
Maybe I need to move uo toward Sr. Kathy's and Sr. Jannah's neck of the woods.