Friday, June 27, 2008

Story Time

Once upon a time, in a land called Mulan Pea there was a revert Muslimah who loved Islam very much. When she accepted Islam it changed her life, and made her a better person, alhamdulilah! About a year after reverting to Islam the Happy Muslimah started wearing the veil and became a Niqabi. She had done a lot of reading on the subject and found it to be an obligation (in her opinion).

Along with being very happy with her new faith, she was very happy to help others learn about it. She joined online groups and forums dedicated to spreading the word of Islam. The Happy Muslimah had a lot to learn about Dawah, but she tried her best.

One day an opportunity came along to volunteer for a dawah seminar. The seminar was part of a yearly convention for a rather large Islamic Organization in Mulan Pea. The sister enthusiastically participated in getting the word out about this event and any thing else she could help with. At times things seemed a bit unorganized, but she pressed on.

Finally, as the event drew closer she was asked to be one of the people that greeted the guests as they arrived and give them a tour of the rest of the convention. She was very excited about this opportunity. Unfortunately, when one of the organizers found out she was a niqabi, they didn't want her to do it anymore. She might scare the non-muslim guests. The Happy Muslimah was crushed.

As a niqabi, the sister had experienced some hard times because of the veil, but she felt that it was the right thing to do, so she didn't let it stop her. Never did she expect to be discriminated against by other Muslims. More than once, people had come right up to her and asked her about her veil and were genuinely interested. She was able to show the people of Mulan Pea that she was just a regular woman under there.

Sadly, the whole thing upset her very much, and her husband decided that they would not be attending the convention at all.

Alhamdulilah, Allah guides us to the right path.

4 comments:

Hannah said...

asalamu alaikum

may you be rewarded for all your hardships, and may Allah continue to guide you on the right path

ameen

Amy said...

as-salaamu alaikum sis

I echo Hannah's du'a, may Allah reward you for your hardships and keep your heart firm on His deen.

Anonymous said...

Salaam,

Isn't that slap in the face harder and more painful when it comes from other Muslims? I think it's because we think that Muslims in general treat each other better than people from the dunya.... but maybe we're living in a dream world if we believe that.

All I know is, it hurts so much more being dissed by another Muslim, especially if it is an individual/group that you hold in high esteem.

Be strong and know that unfortunately, Allah is the only One guaranteed not to diss us... even when we diss Him.

WaSalaam,
M

faaz said...

Salaam Sis Jamilah

I am so sorry that you have to go through that, I am disgusted to say the least that a muslim organisation would do that, shame on them, may Allah(swt) reward you for your intentions to help them.

Faaz