Sorry for delay in posting this weeks question. If you have a question send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and it might be your question we answer on Sunday.
Our first Ask M2M question is from Kamilah, she asks:
Q: I'm 16 and was planning on waiting till marriage to wear a hijab, is that wrong?
A: Alhamdulilah we are happy to hear that you plan on wearing hijab. With that said you want to start observing hijab right away. You should start wearing hijab when you reach puberty. Abu Dawood narrates that `Aishah (raa) said: "Asmaa' the daughter of Abu Bakr (raa) came to see the Messenger of Allah (saw) wearing a thin dress; so Allah's Messenger (saw) turned away from her and said: O Asmaa', once a woman reaches the age of menstruation, no part of her body should be seen but this and that" and he pointed to his face and hands.
We have to be mindful that everything we do in this life should be fisibilillah(for the sake of Allah). Insha' Allah start wearing hijab now because it's what we are commanded to do by Allah(swt) as Muslimahs. You don't want to wait and do it because your married/for your husband.
Hijab is a source of protection for Muslimahs and it's something that once you start wearing it you will never want to go back. A good rule of thumb is to dress how you do for salah(prayer) all the time. If you cover for salah/to go to the masjid then this is how we should dress at all times.
May Allah make wearing hijab easy for you and all muslimahs - ameen
As usual any comments and words of advice/encouragement are welcome!!!
Nadira & Najwa