I would like to ask the following question regarding the hijab - do you think it is okay to overlook a convert sister's lack of hijab, or should a convert sister be constantly reminded of the obligation? Or can we advise her not to worry about it at all - after all she HAS converted.
I ask this because I speak to many females who seem like they would convert to Islam if it wasn't for the prospect of having to wear hijab. For example when I try to persuade my mum to convert, she says "oh, but I could never wear hijab, it's just not me, I'd look terrible etc". I want to be able to tell her not to worry about wearing the hijab, that converting to Islam Is the main thing - but I'm not sure if it's the right thing to say.
For the record, I myself am a convert and don't wear hijab. Then when people say I will go to he'll for not wearing hijab, I wonder to myself, so am I in the same position as before I converted? But isn't it better to convert to Islam and never wear hijab than to not convert at all?