Assalam Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barkatuhu
Alhamdulillah the day before yesterday was my first day wearing a Niqab. I went to the mall with my family wearing it. My family was very supportive of me wearing it especially my little brothers. I actually felt like a Princess. Niqab made me feel so beautiful Alhamdulillah. It was just a special feeling doing it for Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. My little brother is graduating from eight grade so I was trying to find a gift for him. I went to one of my favorite Anime stores and the store owner recognized me right away. She said she remembers me and asked me about Niqab. It was very nice to see Niqabi sisters in the stores as well. A few years ago, there were not many sisters wearing Niqab in my town but now there are many MashaAllah.
I have to say it was a bit challenging at first but Alhamdulillah with Allah’s help, it became easy. I really feel that if one is strong about what they really want to do then no one can stop them. I decided to wear Niqab on my own and I feel good about it. I do not have to worry about men staring at me or anything. No one can really see you or judge you. You are fully covered and you won’t be bothered by anyone. I had a lot of fun actually. I was very thirsty and my brother gave me a drink. In my khimar it was very easy to drink with the straw and no one can see what you are actually doing. If you are wearing make up or anything, you don’t have to worry about being a fitnah for others. You are always covered.
Just like hijab, I believe with Niqab comes a huge responsibility. You have to make sure you are humble and in the best of manners when you are outside as well as at home. Your character and goodness is what that matters the most. If you make yourself strong from the inside then no matter how much anyone tries to break you, you can’t be broken. If your inner character is weak, then even you you wear a niqab, it would not mean much. I believe that if you obey Allah, honor His words and follow it. Then Allah will make every path easy for you. Therefore, protect your heart from inside first which is your emaan and then worry about your outer self.
I remember what Shaykh Zahir Mahmood said in one of his amazing lectures, “Nobody aspires to be a Salahuddin. Nobody tries to be an Umar Ibn Al Khattab, or Abu Dharr or Abu Bakr (Radi Allahu Anhum), or a Khadijah or a Fatimah. Nobody aspires to be like them. We live off our legacy. You know we remember these people but none of us aspire to be like them. We can’t be cowardice because we believe in the Hereafter.” SubhanAllah!! When I wore a Niqab, I told myself. I am trying my best to follow my role models who are none but the mother of the believers. This makes me a very happy person Alhamdulillah regardless of what people say to me.
Hijab and Niqab is your honor and it’s an honor given to you by Almighty Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. He is your protector and your Guardian. He is the King and as His slave do what pleases Him and not what pleases others.
“And whoever fears Allah – He will make a way out for him. And will provide for him from where he does not expect.” [At-Talaq: 2-3]
Wearing Niqab yesterday truly did remind me that this world is like a prison. My true home is in Jannah, where I really want to be. I ask Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala to guide us all, make our hearts beautiful, and increase us in our imaan. Ameen thumma Ameen
Experience submitted by Anonymous