The ranks of the Munaqabaat
August 10, 2009 § 18 Comments
I’ve done it. I’ve officially joined the ranks of the veiled – the Munaqabaat.
Alhamdulilah, after much thinking and much supplication to Allah that he gives me the strength to go through with this, I’ve finally taken the major step.
Unofficially I was a Niqaabi for the past two years. However, I was a non-relative Niqaabi, although I covered my face everywhere, I wouldn’t cover in front of my brother-in-laws or my [male] cousins.
I know it’s going to be difficult, considering one of my brother-in-law is staying over at our place for a while and especially when I visit Pakistan, but I’d reached a point where I felt guilty and the need to take another step up the ladder. Non-Mehram men are non-mehram after all. I’m hoping I can use Ramadan to strenghten myself in this step.
InshaAllah khayr, keep me in your du’as!
Verily, along with every hardship is relief. [5:94]