Recently, I’ve been told how chained our women are by our religion. Muslim men are allowed to have more than one wife and wear so much clothes. And don’t I feel to take some of my clothes off and be free; and don’t I want to know what it feels like to have the wind blowing through my hair.
So I’ve been analyzing…………………
Why should I wish to feel the wind blowing through my hair when the creator of the wind is pleased with me.
How do I know that he is pleased with me…………………..
I know that he is pleased with me because in the midst of my job and dealing with so many non-Muslims on a daily basis, he has not caused me to lose my iman and my hijab has not come off my head.
So I did that picture to allow the students, most of whom are non-Muslims, to see that their version of reality is different from mine.
In my version of reality, it’s my choice and I am happy that my Allah Ta’ala has given me that sukoon e dil to feel as if my hijab is part of my ‘self.’ Not only this, but to find comfort and peace wearing my hijab.
Freedom means that I only allow persons to see what I choose to let them see of me. And I don’t have to worry about beauty and what is currently in fashion. I have the freedom to develop my own style.
And since the beginning of 2015, I have been enjoying myself by sewing 95% of my wardrobe.
It been a delight to indulge the artistic side of myself.