Wearing hijab is very difficult for most Muslim women, however, remembering The One, who ordered you to take this step, could make it easier.
Fears that hold you back…
Many Muslim women have a difficult time deciding whether to wear the hijab or not. Even though we know the importance of it in Islam. It can be many things that hold us back from obeying the commandments of Allah swt. It could be thoughts like “how will people react, what if they judge me, what if they think I’m doing it for social benefits, what if I cannot live up to the expectations of a hijabi girl, or am I being hypocritical if I wear hijab and don’t obey other compulsory acts” and so on.
But are these fears really worth having. When you firmly believe that there is no God but Allah, then you shouldn’t fear anything else than Him! If Allah wills, you’ll face obstacles whether you wear the hijab or not. Therefore, by being willing to overcome your fears and obeying Allah’s commandments [in this case the hijab] you actually show Allah that at the end of the day you only fear what He might think of you, and you trust Him. If Allah is pleased, He will always support you, as He is Al-Wakeel, the ultimate and best trustee.
“No one besides Allah can rescue a soul from hardship.”
My own experience
How do I know this for sure? Well, partly because Allah himself tells us so in the Noble Quran, but also because I’ve experienced it. I had talked to everyone from my family about my decision and they were partly supportive [they were more scared of what the future might hold than I was]. It could affect my education, my work, and my relationship with the non-Muslims and etc. Nevertheless, I was determined to wear it. I thought to myself, that if Allah plans everything, then no matter what I do as long as it isn’t against Islam, Allah would provide me with safety, protection and support.
“Whoever fears Allah, Allah will find a way out for him (from every difficulty) and He will provide for him from sources that he could never have imagined.”
And that was exactly what He did! It was as if my fears and problems were handpicked away from my path – it made me reflect more and ponder upon my life as Muslim and it drew me closer to Allah swt. My hijab is my own reminder, that I keep having with me all the time, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in this world.
So dearest sisters, go on and take this step. Don’t let these thoughts hold you back from pleasing your Lord, your Maker. Once you’ve taken this decision with a sincere heart and with total submission to Allah, you will see miracles. You will realize how beautiful it really is to cover your beauty for the sake of Allah. Your life will take a positive turn, and you will, by the will of Allah, be one step closer to Jannah!
May Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) help all of us become firm believers, who obey Him at all times, and may He, the Almighty, grant us Jannahtul-Firdaus.