“Love in a headscarf” - Closing the book, I’m surprised at myself that why haven’t I read this earlier. When I heard such good things about it, why hadn’t I rushed to it. Well, Qadr explains it.. Allah knows what is the best to be presented at the best time.
Reading through the book, I discovered myself being revealed, not the same Shelina, but rather another unique and complicated soul behind a casual headscarf..
Love is redefined, over the natural butterflies in the tummy to something deeper and stable.
Hope, it has brought in me.. that wait is no big deal if the searchlight is always bright..
Divine, it tells me, that life is nothing but in pursuit of Divine love, do we find the completion of life.
Patience, it has taught me, that it’s not the job of someone to perfect me, but in my path of driving towards the Divine, will I merge with a parallel road.
Happiness, I realized is not the destination, but rather the state of mind in quest of Love.
It inspired me to remove the ugly covering of culture from the beautiful setting of religion.
It inspired me to be Elegant, Strong, Compassionate, Happy, Helpful, Trustworthy, Humble, Daring, Careful, Pure and Confident.
It inspired me to be myself, a unique creation, a desirable human in a modest package.
It inspired me to live, in order to please none, but One.
It inspired me to take examples of those great Women, like Kadhijah, Asiyah, Hagar, Mary and live to please God alone.
Finally, I realize I should redirect my path towards attaining the peak of faith and always expect love. Never to lose hope always be ready and the rest will fall in the right places, at the right moments.. :-)