ummtaalib Posted April 19, 2013 Report Share Posted April 19, 2013 Question:AsalamualaikumI really want to do an alimah course but i don’t know where tostart from. I have no friends who are practicing muslims. Another thing is i useto wear a niqaab from 2005. I took it off in 2009 and that was the biggestmistake I ever made. I have never took my abaya and hijab off but recently i amcraving to wear my niqab again as i know it will protect me from a lot ofthings. Even with my loose abaya and hijab i have men staring…and i don’t wantanyone looking at me. I am married. I fear Allah .. My family will laugh andsay for how long now? Can you please advise me. Jazakallahu khairan. SalamAnswered by Umm Yusuf Abdul SattarVerified by Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf In the name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful As Muslims, we are obligated to adhere to all of the tenets of ourfaith, regardless of how our families, our friends, and society may react. As apracticing Muslim, you have held fast to the laws of modesty; your unwaveringcommitment to wearing an abaya and hijab are a testament to that. In the sameway, we encourage you to re-adopt the niqab, which is considered necessary(wajib) according to the jurists of the Hanafi school of thought. In the wordsof our Beloved Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), “There is noobedience to any creation in which the disobedience of the Creator isinvolved.” (Baghawi) Your concern should not rest on what your family orfriends may say about your wearing niqab; rather, your concern should restsolely on pleasing Allah Most High. We also commend you on your yearning to complete the Aalimah program.Alhamdulillah, there are so many institutes offering full-time learningprograms, in-person, as well as online. If your family obligations prevent youfrom enrolling in a full-time program, start with one class, master it, andthen move on course by course. The words of our Beloved Prophet (Allah blesshim and give him peace) are a source of guidance for us in every aspect of ourlives. “The most beloved actions to Allah are those performed consistently,even if they are few.” (Sahih al-Bukhari) Lastly, we strongly encourage you to visit your local Islamic center,masjid or classes. It is essential for your spiritual growth that you developpositive, Islamically-grounded relationships with other women from your localcommunity. Often times, it is the support from like-minded community membersthat helps us overcome obstacles raised by our own families. Remain steadfastin your prayer and your remembrance of Allah Most High. Ustadha Umm Yusuf http://www.zamzamacademy.com/2012/12/revert-to-niqab/[/removebr] 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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