As salaam alaikum,
Today was one of those days that I woke up and felt like screaming. The stress of moving compounded with my feeling lonely just got to me last night and I cried. My roommate tried to cheer me up, but it was to no avail, really. I just felt like a loser...I had 10 heavy boxes of books and binders from medical school and I as packing all alone.
As you may be able to tell, it's been a rough couple of months. Good things are happening in terms of school and my career, but my personal life right now is a little bit of a bust...a spiritual bust. I'm spiritually balanced in terms of my chosen career path, but in terms of my personal life...I don't know what to do.
But anyway, a couple of my friends posted this on facebook, and I really liked it. As someone who did hijab and then ceased, a lot of what these sisters are saying resonates with me.
NPR's Lifting the Veil
I agree with one of my facebook friends that they should have also included a feature on women who chose to wear it and why, talking about the challenges that they face and what motivates them to keep on wearing the scarf.
But at the same time, I say power to these sisters. May Allah (swt) guide us all along the moderate path, whatever that means to each of us individually.