Tuesday, November 13, 2007

First Attempt


Well this is my first attempt at a blog... May Allah guide me on this journey. I have started this blog so I can post my thoughts on Islam and how it has changed my life.

Over the last few months I have come to make several changes in my life so that I can be a better Muslim. I left a job I had for 7 years because they were not very cooperative with my new religion. When I asked for a place to pray the HR department told me that they could not help me. I ended up finding conference rooms and locking the door, but I resented that they would not even try. Due to that I didn't dare wear hijab at work. I wore it everywhere else, but not there. I started to look for a new job and interviewed in hijab. I could tell when some places were shocked, but there was one place that didn't care at all... and after a $10,000 pay cut (waaa) I was free! Its been 2 months and I'm loving the fact that no man sees my hair but my husband!

I look forward to learning more and moving forward with Islam.


Modern Muslimah said...

As salaamu 'alaikum sister,

I just wanted to tell you that you have the right to work in hijab as long as it does not interfere with your job duties. What I mean is that an employer cannot fire you or discriminate against you on the basis of your hijab since it is a religious duty for us. As far as prayer accommodations are concerned, corporate and office jobs are usually pretty accommodating. At my campus job, I usually take a prayer into the conference room and pray there undisturbed. My umm normally prays in her office. Sometimes, it is hard on some jobs to find a space but as I'm sure you know, as long as we find a clean space with no images or other distractions, it's still ok to make the salat.

Ma'a salaama,

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Hannah said...

Asalamu alaikum sis

I am so glad you are able to wear the hijab to work, I admire your strength....