(An old post that I never published.)
How truly Magnificent is He who rewards us for those actions which are already beneficial to our hearts, our very state of being, and our success in both this world and the next? A sister read this from another sister’s letter at a hijab party I once attended, and subhan’Allah how true were these words (may Allah reward her). I feel this very line applies to everything in Islam. Allah, subhana wa ta’ala, has made certain things obligatory on us and each of these things is only there as a method of increasing our iman, truly realizing what is the purpose of our life, and not becoming tangled up in the silly, trivial matters of this world. All of these protect us from the evils of this dunya, protecting us from shaytan and the weaknesses of our own nafs.
That is just the case with the hijab. It was five years ago exactly (now over 11 years ago–time flies subhanAllah) that Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah…all praises belong to Allah, the One, the Most Generous, the only One worthy of praise…I started to wear hijab. Subhan’Allah, it is the best decision I have yet to make in my life. I really do not think I can fully express how grateful I am to Him, subhana wa ta’ala.
I am also grateful to have been there for that hijab party. It was such a great reminder. Everytime before I go out, I throw this piece of cloth on my head and the worst thing I could do is forget why it is that I choose to do so. Fi sabilillah. That’s it. There is no other reason to it. Allah subhana wa ta’ala made it obligatory on us and it is an act of obedience to my Lord, Creator of the worlds. What a meager act in return for all the wonders He fills me with, in return for all the good He has given me, my family, my loved ones.
I don’t think I did this topic justice…but a few thoughts I had wanted to share.
May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala grant life to our actions by filling them with sincerity. Ameen.