TO ALL OF MY SISTERS WEARING THE HIJAB
I am a new Muslim Alhumdolilah. I put on my hijab, masha'Allah, a few days ago. The first day I wore it to work a manager told me that it was against company dress code policy, and that if I didn't take it off during work that she would recommend firing me to the store manager.
Now I spoke to my store managers and they assure me that is not the company's point of view, I contacted CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) and WHYISLAM. Al'humdolilah, they are both supporting me. I wanted to write a inspirational poem for sisters that wear the hijab and face day to day prejudice and for those contemplating... Don't think just do it insha'Allah...
As i get ready to go into the outside world
I look in the mirror
What do i see?
Then I slip on the hijab
I cover my outer beauty
So you take a look at my inner beauty
I step into the cruel and unjust society
of this "free" country
I look at avoiding eyes and stares
I hear whispering from every side
I think to myself "i am not here to please everyone"
I am here to please Allah
Then I hold my head with the hijab high
Allah has chosen this jihad for me to overcome
YES this is my jihad
Your new sister in Islam