By Klo (Albania)
It’s been 14 years since I decided to make the biggest decision that would change my appearance quite profoundly. It was like a “new and crazy thing” but I was convinced that it would be the best possible way to find myself and to nourish my soul. Rumi says: “What you seek is seeking you.” That’s it. I think I was seeking the light of God, that’s why I ended up accepting this way of life. Whenever others ask me about the difficulties I face with my hijab on, I say to them that everything starts from within. The source of joy and sadness is inside of us, in our heart. If we are strong enough inside, if we have a strong belief, if we are convinced that Hijab is indeed an order from God, then there is nothing that can take away the peace from us. With my hijab on, I feel a sense of calm and serenity.