Nusrat Valdez (12 years old Girl), I'm not afraid to stand alone:
I'm not afraid to stand alone, or to say where I am from. I'm not afraid to say I am a Muslim, and I'm not afraid to say I accepted Islam as my religion to practice. I'm not afraid to tell someone that he/she is wrong, neither to tell he/she that I don't agree from what they are saying. I'm not afraid to tell someone who my father and mother are because they have taken care of me since I was born. And at last of all the things I am not afraid to wear hijab outside or inside, because I have accepted to wear it as a symbol that I have accepted Islam as my religion.
But I am afraid of Allah. The one who created the heavens and the earth. The one who created the universe in six days. Without saying he was tired. It is Allah whom I am afraid of, not anyone else.
I've known people who are afraid to wear hijab, and sometimes I ask myself why there afraid? But I know that not all people think the same so that's why I leave everything for Allah to take care of .I have learned lots of things from
Islam and I'm proud of it .I'm not afraid to tell someone the truth if they ask for it because they have asked for it. I'm not afraid to give money to the poor because I know that Allah will insha'alah will give me more than I have given.
In my life I have learned lessons that give me knowledge to recognize what's wrong and what's right .The ability to know what you are supposed to do and what you are not supposed to do .For example: this new artists and songs are taking over us. We no longer capture what's wrong and what are right .The board games like monopoly wastes your time, when you can be helping your mom cook or water the plants. Allah gave you a brain to distinguish what's wrong and what's right .So think about things before you act.
I am not afraid of anything in this world but Allah .And as I said I am not afraid of saying who I am and where I belong, I am proud of who I am and I will always will .I can go outside with hijab without being afraid, and without worrying who sees me or what they say, because they are no one to judge me to what I wear and why I wear it. If I say I am a Muslim and I have accepted Islam as my religion I am not afraid to say it. The only thing in this world that I will always fear is Allah, the creator and the only one who can make things without mistakes .I will always fear him and respect him.
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