Q: I am a 23 years old Muslimah. I want to build up an islamic personality so that people would be attracted to Islam and I will be the zariya of their hidaayat. I try to be good with people but people try to dominate me and I feel that they respect me less. It hurts my self respect but I try to be nice with them. I am in such a dilemma. Is it my shy and soft nature? Am I doing anything wrong? I’ve read that one of Luqman (Alayhis Salaam’s) advices was be not so harsh as well as be not so soft that people can eat you.
A: Do not be too concerned about the comments and remarks of people. Keep Allah Ta’ala before you at all times and follow the Mubaarak Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) in all facets of your life.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)