I want to wear Hijab
But Mom Says 'NO'
Question from a sister:
Salaam Alaikom, im a converted moslima and i would like to ask your opinion. i live with my mother and she is a non-believer and i would like to start wearing hijab inshallah.
But my mother reject the hijab but she doesn't reject the other aspects of Islam. She is afraid to what other people may say if I start wearing hijab.
Would advice would you give me?
Wassalaam alaikom, (a sister)
This idea came to me while thinking over your question - Your mom has a point. Several points, in fact.
1. Friends may talk about you and your family (but what kind of friends would they be?)
2. Some people might make fun of you or even say things to hurt your feelings.
3. It is not the culture of your people (but what exactly is their culture?)
"O Asma'. When a young girl reaches puberty, it is not proper for her to expose herself, except for this and this",
- and he pointed to his face and hands." [Abu Daw'ud]
All women from all walks of life, regardless of wealth or career or social status can worship together on the same level and enjoy each other's company as real sisters should.