Q: By birth I was not a Muslim, but I followed Islamic rules and performed namaaz in the last four years. I wear shawl when I go to my college or outing but my friends always insult me for wearing a shawl. They tell others that I am not a Muslim but act like a Muslim. I am so hurt.
A: We suggest that you continue as you are practising and declare the shahaadat. May Allah Ta`ala bless you.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)