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“I am now 15 and wearing hijab and niqaab” September 2, 2007

Posted by shadows15 in Female reverts, Gems and Jewels, Sisters Section.
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*Bismillah ir Rahman ir Rahim*

As salaamu Alaikum

My Story, well brother it is a long one, But I will try to keep it to a reasonable length, inshaa’Allah :o). My Mother converted to Islam from Christianity 8 years ago during Shawwal when I was 7 years old and left me to decide for myself. Most of our family on both sides is Christian. My Mother was the first to convert(revert) in my family to Islam and this caused a huge uproar and opportunity for shaytan to play dirty. They would harass her and threaten to take me away from her and the whole nine yards.

Last year came and I decided to get in to my faith which was at the time Christianity. I did try, but whenever I’d read the bible (My mother even went and baught me a new bible that I could understand better)

I couldn’t concentrate and I felt that I was reading unecessary stuff. I tried to “bring Jesus into my heart”(AstughferAllah,and pbuh) but I knew that just wasn’t happening. I had been going to church off and on, and that truly turned me off. My Father is Holiness… (All the dancing around and fainting, and talking in tongues). Finally I got frustrated from just feeling like I was “floating” out there with no direction.I always believed in God but that trinity stuff never moved me (alhamdulillah). I went into prayer mode. I would sit on a prayer rug my Mama had bought me and just pray and cry for guidence. I had been fasting with my Mama during Ramadan and sometimes praying with her (Fajr). One day I decided to pick up one of the many books she has on Islam and start reading. I couldn’t believe it. I started to cry, Islam was what my heart had been searching for. Many of the things I read about I had already been doing or believed in.I knew I wanted to convert right away, and I shared this with my Mama and she took me to a masjid. I converted last year on April 11 at the age of 14. I cried with happiness and was greeted and hugged by Muslims on my way out of the office.

Of course shaytan tried desperately to turn me back around to darkness and everything exploded. Mashaa’Allah , if He hadn’t of given me Muslim Aunties and Uncles and Brothers and Sisters to support me, I feel I would have lost the battle. Allah(swt) is truly Akbar. My family has ever since then totally rejected us, harassed us, and talked trash about us and spread lies. It hurts badly because we had always been a very close family. But when I converted to Islam they became crazy. They harassed me and my mother in “the name of Jesus” (AstughferAllah, pbuh).I would doubt Islam and my decision to convert constantly, but would always in the end hold strong and continue to learn. Fellow Muslims would help me to understand concepts in Islam and encourage me.

Alhamdulillah for all experiences, this has made me a very strong person and made me see the reality of Christianity and Christians. To see the difference between them and Muslims. Mashaa’Allah I couldn’t believe how generous and kind Muslims were to me, I would cry because of the good hearts I would find in them, I am so happy I converted. I wouldn’t give up Islam for anything in the world. My faith has soared and I have gained so much hikmah (By the grace of Allah). My whole life has changed.

I am now 15 and wearing hijab and niqaab, subahaanallah. It is now the summer, but inshaa’Allah, He will bless me with the courage to wear niqaab (I have been wearing Hijab since last summer) to school.Only Allah should be feared not people.At the time I am in the process of memorizing Qur’an and du’aas Alhamdulillah.

Well this is my story, Shukran for taking the time to read it. I hope it was not too long and boring :o) Baraka Allah Fika wa jazak Allah Kheir.

*La illaha illa Allah*
*Muhammadin Rasoulu Allah*

Nur Habiba bint Geeston

Comments»

1. zaakir - April 10, 2008

alhamdulillah,jazakAllah khair for your story,i reverted to islam aswell just over two years ago, im a brother, but i like reading stories of sisters that have reverted,because it gives me courage and makes me realise how little i do for Allah,females have to cover their hair, and ideally their face, its must be a very spiritual and fantastic thing to do, and one that takes a lot of courage, especially with the family.

2. amir bin yaakob - April 27, 2008

MasyaAllah..may Allah always guide and protect u and your family..amin

3. Sara - July 8, 2008

alhamdulillah Does your mother wear niqab to ?

4. UMRAN MUFEED - July 22, 2008

SALAM

HI,I WAS GOOD TO READ THIS WONDERFUL & INSPIRING STORY,SISTER IF U REALLY WANT TO ACQUIRE PEACE THEN ,DO JOIN TABLEEGI-JAMAAT THEY R VERY CLOSE TO ALLAH & THEY FOLLOW EACH & EVRY SUNNAH OF MUHAMMAD.S.A.W

5. shadows15 - July 29, 2008

Wa alaikum assalam,

Jazakallahu khairan for your post. Indeed the Jam’ Tableegh are working for Islam and spreading much good, but some things must be taken note of. They have some minor deficiencies in their aqeedah and their methodology. Read here for more:

http://islamqa.com/en/ref/8674/tableegh

6. yasmin - August 6, 2008

aslamualiakum sister,

masha’allah u have truly been shown the straight path alhamdulila, may allah strenghen your iman and bless you with immense knowledge of the sunnah and the quran and your mother as well.

7. stranger - August 10, 2008

Salaam sister your story was great and inspiring if uyou do not mind sharing with us how your mom became muslim because these stories really refresh one’s eman barkaALlahu fee kum inshAlalh i hope Allah makes it easy for everyone and hope to see all my brothers and sisters in jannah

8. anon - August 12, 2008

congratulations for finding faith in which u truely believe in.

9. faida - August 15, 2008

alhamdulillah reka pagariko!

welcum!

may Allah will always blesss and protct u and ur mother from evil shaitan…

good 4 u..

ALLAH IS GREAT!

MASHA’ALLAH!

10. hannifah - December 2, 2008

i also am a muslim but i am not allowed to wear my hijab to work and that has me very fustrated i love islam and what it stands for total submission to allah but i believe that i should be able to wear my proper attire as a muslim woman. it is the only religion i have found peace in and i have no intentions of leaving but i need some advice on what i should do about my job

11. hannifah - December 2, 2008

i am also a muslim but i am not allowed to wear my hijab to work and that has me very fustrated i love islam and what it stands for total submission to allah and i am proud to be a muslim woman it is the only religion i have found peace in and i need some advice on what to do about my job

12. shadows15 - December 2, 2008

Assalamu alaikum Hannifah,

All praise and thanks be to Allah who has planted the love of Islam in your heart and has guided to you become Muslim. Truly Islam provides happiness both in this world and the hereafter.

As for the hardships that one faces while practising Islam, then they are not inclusive to you and nor are they something new. This began since the time of the dawah of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) and will continue till the Day of Resurrection.

Read here the answer to your question on the hijab in the workplace:

http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/93145/hijab%20work

May Allah help you in all future endeavors!


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