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My dear sisters, whatever the way you dress, never judge your sisters ONLY by the way they dress.
We see too many sisters boycotting other sisters simply because they dress differently, without taking the time to understand the reasons behind.
It is true a pious woman always covers herself, and yes, Allah has commanded us to wear the Hijab with conditions attached to it.
Some of us respect them and some of us don’t, but it shouldn’t prevent us to be sisters in islam, to love each other and to be patient with one another. Everyone has its own path and experiences, trials, different situations also require different things.
We might not be at the same level in terms of actions but it doesn’t mean we don’t have the intention and are not working on it. We don’t all have the same backgrounds, cultures, families and last but very important the same level of knowledge.
That’s why only dialogue, understanding and patience can solve problems.
So instead of looking at your sister the wrong way because of her dress, try to understand her situation, discuss with her and be patient with her. As always remember, no one is perfect and you will be treated by Allah as you treat others.
To continue, it works both ways, many sisters that feel like something is extreme due to lack of knowledge will treat people badly. It is not because you see something as strange or different that it means you have to boycott and be rude with that person. You shoud try to understand and be open minded to comprehend something that is lacking sense to you. Don’t be arrogant thinking you possess greater knowledge than someone different or that you are on the better path, your opinion of things could be biased by many factors.
We all have shortcomings and we love the fact that Allah is patient with us so we should try to be patient with others.
On the authority of Abu Hamzah Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) – the servant of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) – that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said :
“None of you will believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.”
Related by Bukhari & Muslim
Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The believer is friendly and befriended, for there is no goodness in one who is neither friendly, nor befriended. The best of people are those who are most beneficial to people.”
Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 5937 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani
It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said: The Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The believer who mixes with people and bears their annoyance with patience will have a greater reward than the one who does not mix with people and does not put up with their annoyance.”
Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (5207) and Ibn Maajah (4032).
May Allah make our sisterhood strong ♥️