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Reality Check - Time to Wear Hijab - Amna Farrukh

Posted on May 25, 2014
Guest Contributor


Today marks the day when I start embarking on a new journey: wearing the Hijab. I asked Allah (S) to only put in my heart good intentions. And He (S) did just that. He guides the people that He wills, subhanallah, and surely He guided me. Hair, as beautiful as it can be, is part of the creation, but I strive to please the Creator. Before, I always used to say that I would wear the scarf when I'm older... but I realized, what if I never get a chance? No one but God knows when our last breath is taken. So, I got a "reality check." In this day and age, social media is being shoved down our throats. Of course, I think having all of these outlets can be amazing, as we can connect with family and friends from all around the world. However, for me personally, I just didn't know what I was truly doing. Who was I trying to impress? I always told myself that I was trying to please Him, but was I truly showing that? I certainly think not. So, a few months ago, I took a step back and examined my intentions. I asked Allah (S) to never lead me astray and show me guidance, any guidance that would bring me closer to Him. Guidance that would help me rely on Him & only Him for anything & everything. I asked Him not to make me fall prey to the many illusions of this life.  I asked myself - how far does praise from others take you? Not very far.  If I was pleasing every person in the world, and Allah (S) was displeased with me, I was doing it all wrong. This really hit me, and just like that, I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to have a constant reminder of why I was here - to please God.  So, I started researching more about the hijab and knew 110% that God put in my heart a light. An intention that would bring me closer to Him and pull me away from the flashy images and constant desires of pleasing others. He has blessed me with so much more than I could ever imagine, and if He says that we should cover and be modest, who am I to question Him? I feel so proud to make this decision and can't wait for everything He has in store for me. Of course, it won't be an easy transition, but i know it's the right decision.  Alhamdulillah. All praises to Him. Can't wait to wear this "crown" on my head :)

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