By Salma Aftoz
I’m from Bangladesh. I have been living in Vienna, Austria, for almost 12 years now. I started wearing hijab about more than 2 years ago. Living in a Christian country, I realized that wearing the hijab is a true struggle- against environment , society, & most things that constitute the modern western lifestyle. But for me, it is the right path. I have never felt happier or at peace. I have, however, run into a few problems. It has not been an easy transition because of the negative attitude of a lot of people around me. I was even threatened about losing my job. I refuse to let these things rule my life. Alhamdulillah, I feel a lot happier, comfortable, & safe with my hijab.