Tuesday, October 11, 2016

What Do You Say?

Asalamu Alaikum!

It has been so long since I wrote anything here.  A comment made on one of my posts brought me back to look at what I'd written and I thought I'd try to get back into posting regularly.

The purpose of this blog was for me to share my thoughts and feelings as a revert Muslimah.  At first it was as much about me learning as me sharing.  It has been 10 years now since I took shahada, and I still have a lot to learn.   I need to review things I've lost and start to make a commitment to learning new things as well.

The title of this post is 'What do you say?".  This question has been popping up in my mind over the last few months because I've seen a lot of sisters stop wearing hijab.  Mostly this is through social media, so I don't really KNOW them, but I have followed their lives through their posts and photos.  So my question is... What DO you say?  Do you say nothing?  Do you ask why?  Is it our place to ask?  I would never want to shame anyone or embarrass them, but at the same time, I want what is best for them, even if we are not truly close.

Also, what do you say when you see a sister who is not quite wearing hijab correctly?  I'm not talking about a new revert, I'm talking about someone who has been Muslim for years.  I don't want to come off sounding like a know it all, but I also wonder if they really just don't know?

Anyway, this was short and sweet.  Please feel free to comment with your ideas and suggestions about this sensitive question!