Monday, 14 December 2009

Wearing the Muslim veil in America: What it's like

Wearing the Muslim veil in America may cause awkward moments, but this hijabi finds more positive than negative in her choice.

By Husna Haq Correspondent / December 12, 2009

Boston

I knew I was in trouble the moment I sat down. I’d just taken a seat next to an elderly Asian woman on the D-line train, on my way to a college class last year. She immediately stiffened. I began reading a book. She started twitching and looking around the train. We passed the first stop. She took out her pocket Bible, reading rapidly aloud as she rocked back and forth, clearly agitated. I felt awful, but I didn’t know how to calm her. Before we reached the next stop, she gathered her bags, hurried down the aisle, and quickly took a seat next to someone else.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Masha'allah a wonderful article! May allah bless the sister and her family insha'allah! Inspirational to read :D

C said...

Great article..love the conclusion.

Hinna said...

Being Canadian and a hijabi, I too have gone through many of the same situations Husna has experienced. Never has there been an instance where I considered removing my hijab. It is who I am and I'm not willing to give that up.

May Allah swt continue to make us strong in our faith. Ameen

Sharshura said...

This is a beautiful article, mash'Allah. It has helped to keep me strong. Thank you.

myownpersonalrehab said...

wow! KUDOS to her, i live in america and it is still pretty hard for me to start wearing hijab in high school.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful ending, there is always a bright side in everything.. Love the article.. Salute for the author :)

Anonymous said...

this article brought tears to my eyes.

HadiyahAbdurrasheed said...

Mash'Allah! What a wonderful essay. I'm very glad to have read it.

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful story...teaches us to always look on the bright side and that Allah is in control inshAllah x

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