I am in a new country and battling severe anxiety. I feel spiritual when I am by myself but I feel horrible when I am working outside. My employment states that I take off hijab and feel very torn by it. The laws of this country are that nobody is allowed to wear any religious symbols in public institutions. I don’t feel spiritual in my work environment. I want to be completely devoted to the path of tasawwuf and feel so much love in my heart for Allah, Rasulullah & the path of sufism. Please give me advice on how to handle my situation better and please pray for me. Due to my dysfunctional mindset, I am unable to be happy when I am in a social environment. Please give me the proper spiritual guidance so that I may be able to handle this dunya better. Jazakallah khairon.
wa `alaykum salam,
Insha-Allah Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani is praying for you.
Since you are obliged to work, you must try to adapt and carry the burden of removing your hijab. This is the time when someone holding fast to his religion is like someone holding onto a burning coal. The only way to survive is for Allah swt’s Mercy to reach you and relieve that stress.
Recite: Ya naari koonee bardan wa salaama 100x and blow on yourself, and ask Mawlana’s support, insha-Allah you will find things easier.