By Faryal Mohammed
Rediscovering the faith has been the greatest struggle of my life. I started to wear hijab 2 years ago and that was a huge struggle. My parents never wanted to me wear it in fear of being ostracized by my peers and that I would face discrimination.
Alhamdallah I’ve never faced any major harassment issues. To be honest, I feel like in the past 2 years I’ve grown closer to Allah and have rediscovered my faith. The hijab has helped me to continually strive to be a better Muslimah and to continue learning about Islam.
Often times people think I’m a perfect Muslimah because of my outer appearance wearing a hijab, however the truth is I am far from perfect. I have internal struggles and ups and downs, but each day I strive to get closer to Allah and to follow the footsteps of the Prophet (pbuh).
It was something I had been thinking about for a long time and one day I decided if this is truly what I believe in then I need to start. Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change themselves.