‘People will always view you differently,’ advised a well-wisher. ‘They will never understand your potential and capabilities.’ This was a common suggestion for me from those who worried that my headscarf will come in the way of my success. All praises to Allah (swt), who instilled firmness in me and made me fearless of peoples’ opinions.
However, there was this one situation, when I decided to give it up. I was 12 and wondered how