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Il velo: un ponte tra due mondi

The veil: a bridge between two worlds

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatu!

About my history and experience with the veil: I actually just started, in November it will be a year, Insha'Allah.

Alhamdulillah, I converted in 2018. After learning the meaning of hijab , I immediately fell in love with it. I still remember trying on (secretly at the time) the various styles and fabrics. For about 2 years I practiced my new religion in secret, so when I had the opportunity to go to the mosque I put on my veil in a bit of a hurry in a park.

When I was home alone, I walked around the house with my headscarf on.

In my journey, I have focused on learning and changing slowly. So then, almost naturally, I also took this step to start wearing the veil. Alhamdulillah, for this beautiful gift from Allah. Also a gift because I almost didn't expect that one day so soon I would be able to wear it freely, due to the situation of being a convert. Allah makes possible what we consider impossible.

The nice thing is that, after the initial shock, my dad is getting used to it. Alhamdulillah, and when you hear about the headscarf/burkini ban on TV, now you know the various points of view. Just a few days ago he told me:

“They simply try to force a way on you to dress or behave and try to control you.”

He who at the beginning was worried about the veil, about the reasons he didn't fully understand or know, and about the prejudices. Alhamdulillah, somehow even the veil united us.

Now when I go out in the summer, he doesn't comment, but simply recommends me to stay in the shade.

Another nice thing is that now with the headscarf people immediately recognize me as a Muslim. Just a few days ago, an Italian gentleman (I don't know if Muslim or not) greeted me with "Assalamu Alaykum". He took a step towards us to understand us and showed his desire to enhance our identity. Masha'Allah!

So the veil, in addition to bringing me closer to God and reflecting some aspects of my character, it allowed me to be a "bridge" with non-Muslims . Alhamdulillah!

Jazak Allahu Khayran for the beautiful work you do. You are special and a point of reference, especially for us converted girls. May Allah give you and your loved ones the best in this life and the hereafter, ameen!

You can get in touch with this girl by writing to her on instagram ---> revert_musmina

I am a calligrapher and in this work I had written the part of the verse that I quoted in the title, it is an ayah that I often repeat to myself as a reminder and it also reminds me of the moment in which I saw my dua come true with the possibility of wearing the veil and then the various opportunities that Allah gave me (for example, at the beginning my dad was worried that the veil could penalize me due to people's judgement, a concern that I actually had too). So the moment I took the step and looked at this work almost with tears haha, Alhamdulillah ❤️🤲

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