Its always a courtesy to pray for my readers:D so, all I want you to is to answer the salam. Not so hard is it?
Sooo, whats next? the title? oh right. So, what is the first thing that comes to mind when this title is read? Judgment day? noooo. money?? *x yah nak perli sgat lah.. haha:D
Well, for this one here, lets have a little british accent to it eh? makes it more exciting. and posh.
Righty O', where should I begin the story of ages. how about:
First impressions. Blimey! whats that gotta do with the title? well, it has everything to do with the title.
Now lets observe this picture
this is her first impression. a vast amount of people who see her, usually would say
"Ish-ish, tak tutup aurat. mesti die nie jenis yang liar and tak ada agama"
Do you guys know her? do you observers even have the slightest knowledge of who she is and what kind of person she is like? Maybe she is nice, who are you to say those very harsh words?
Okay, now, lets observe this other picture:
(your beautiful by the way:D)
This is her first impression. Most people will see her as someone who is nice and normally would say
"Nie pakai tudung, mesti baik punya, nampak ayu, sopan santun"
"Harap jer pakai tudung, dalam hati mana tau. Hipokrit je tuh, pakai sebab nak menunjuk"
Like before, who are you to say those words?
Never ever ever ever ever ever judge a person on first sight and first impressions. Get to know them first before even thinking about stating those lies. and the worst part is spreading those bad and awful rumors to everyone else. In the end, they end up killing themselves and doubting themselves because of their clothing.
This is not fair, and it is very inhumane to do those kind if childish acts. Eventually, their very existence is hated in all corners of society.
There is one different obvious thing that you can see in these two pictures above.
One is wearing a hijab,
and the other one is not wearing a hijab.
The one wearing a hijab did a great job in following Allah's orders to close their aurah. She did a wonderful job in doing so, and she gets a credit for that. That is why, she is seen as someone who is nice. But still, blindly falling for her is ignorant and foolish. Even if she wears a hijab, we dont know what kind of person she is. MAYBE she is a monster who eats people's brains, MAYBE she is a person who pla games with people's heart and let them suffer with broken hearts. Those are assumptions that must be kept in mind. remember, KEPT IN MIND. There is a difference!
For the the girl without the hijab, she did a very bad thing in not following Allah's precise orders to cover the aurah. But still, who are we, -the ones who dont even know her-, to judge her blindly based on her clothing?
Maybe she is a person who always pray and du'a to Allah better than anyone else? If you really are a good person who really loves islam, instead of cursing her, approach her nicely and advice her. In an islamic way:D Assuming her to be someone who is wild and has no religion is outright wrong. It's true that she did wrong, but cursing her makes us no different than her.
In the end, getting to know the person holistically will be the best way to judge them. Advise the wrong, and compliment the good:D Then unity will definitely be there when the time is right.
"First impressions are important, but never judge a person holistically and blindly based on those impressions"