I had to share something really beautiful that just happened I left the Quran classes at pgcc (Pillars ofGuidance Community Centre) and I came to Chloé to do some shopping, who helped while I was shopping. This lady actually asked me to get out because she said that how could you ever be allowed in this place with the thing (Niqab) on your face?
And it was amazing because she had so much hate in her Eyes, and she wanted to kill me if she could and I said, excuse me! What makes you think that you’re the one who can decide who comes in here and who doesn’t and she said no, you should not be allowed anywhere in public places in Australia with the thing (niqab) on your face. I don’t know what got into me.
I said sister Can I please give you a hug? and I just gave her a hug and I hugged her and subhanallah. It was amazing how she just burst out crying on my shoulder.
Then I just lifted up my niqab and I told her sister. I’m not doing this out of Oppression. I’m doing this out of my own choice and she started crying even more and I said, why do you …why are you so upset and she said because I just saw a documentary this morning about how Muslim women are forced and oppressed to wear the hijab and the thing (niqab) on your face and they’re raped and things like that.
I said, that’s exactly why you have so much hate because you are watching these things on the media and you believe what you see on the media.
Subhanallah … she had a completely different picture of us… Of Muslim women and she apologized to me. She hugged me she was so happy, SubhanAllah,
My reason of telling you guys this is it’s amazing.
What Akhlaq (the practice of virtue, morality and manners as highlighted in the Islamic teaching) can do…. It’s absolutely amazing what just a hug and just a smile can do.
I said; sister Can I please give you a hug? And I just gave her a hug. Subhanallah, It was amazing how she just burst out crying on my shoulder. Have a good Akhlaq (the practice of virtue, morality and manners as highlighted in the Islamic teaching) you’ll conquer the world with that.