By Siti Nur Aini (Singapore)
Once, a boss asked me if I would remove my Hijab while working. In a calm tone (not wanting to sound arrogant), I told him that I believe that there are many job vacancies out there. But there is only one true religion. In shaaAllah (God willing), I’m able to find new job but I can’t find another religion that is pure and genuine. If I leave my Hijab for you, means, I am leaving my religion because of you. It also means that I fear you more than my Lord. Alhamdulillah (praise be to Allah), with that as my answer, Allah has guided me to many beautiful and wonderful things. Alhamdulillah my current job is WAY better.
I’m writing this because I know many sisters are facing the same challengers. Some are scared to leave their job. But ironically shouldn’t we fear Allah alone? Don’t we know that this world belongs to HIM and that rizq (provisions) comes from HIM? I hope this story gives some motivation to others especially sisters in my country, Singapore.
Fear Allah, don’t fear that you are jobless. Being religious doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy this world. In fact, Allah ordered us to enjoy His blessings but without disobeying HIM.