Today, when I pulled up at walmart, an overwhelming sense of fear came over me. Surely from shaytan, all at once I heard whispers of why I shouldn’t wear my niqab in, that someone might hurt me, and it would be easier if I just didn’t wear it this once. At first I started to think maybe I should just take it off, but reminding myself that I wear niqab to please Allah, I got out my fortress of the muslim book and read the du’as for when you’re frightened, when you leave the house, and enter the market and I sought refuge in Allah from fearing the people. I took a deep breath and got out the car.
Once inside, I could feel the eyes on me. It eased my nerves a bit when I saw some muslims in the diaper aisle. When I got in the food aisle, I heard the usual, ‘NINJA’ come barreling out of this little boy’s mouth. Silly me, I expected his mother to admonish him. He said it about 2 more times before I left the aisle, but he wasn’t content with saying it that many times, as he followed out of the aisle screaming, ‘NINJA’, drawing many peoples’ attention to me. On to the next aisle, where he was at again screaming the same, and the same in the next aisle. My daughter asked, “Mommy, who keeps saying ninja?” I replied, “An ignorant little boy, but that’s not nice right? So we don’t do that.” “Ok mommy.” Hmm that was easy. If only his mom could’ve had the decency to do the same with her ignorant son.
When will people learn how to raise kids with manners? Or is just because I’m wearing the niqab? I wonder if her son was making fun of someone in a wheelchair or a dwarf, would she have admonished him? Sadly, I think not.
Bye Bye from Niqabi Land