Niqabi Sisters

With niqab or not, we are sisters and I support you

I went blog walking this morning, and I found this article. My prayers and supports to all the niqabis out there to fight for the freedom of modesty that they believe in. If a person can un-cover themselves on public and wear sunglasses (un-cover everything but the eyes), another woman who chooses to cover everything but the eyes must also be given freedom. Do you agree with me?

I am not a niqabi, but I know that there are some muslima out there who wear niqab, maybe they think it is cumpolsory, maybe they wear because it is cultural, or maybe because that’s their way on expressing their love to Allah subhana wa taala. No matter what their reason is, we have to respect that. But the problem is, niqab is not something very common and not only non-muslims, even some muslims feel a little bit weird when they see a woman cover their face walking in public. I even know some muslims who hate woman with abaya long deep hijab. And to be honest, even though I live in one of the most Islamic province in a country that is told to be the most populated muslim country in the world, I only saw woman with niqabs 4 or 5 times in my life. That’s why it is strange for me too.

Now, I don’t think niqab is necessary. Telling a woman should cover their beautiful face because it attracts the opposite sex is like denying that some men are gorgeous, too. That Maher Zein guy needs to wear niqab as well because I know he makes many many women feel attracted. But we have to respect the differences of opinions in Islam, because we might change into the shape we used to not understand. Like me, I used to hate hijab, look at me now. The differences inside Islam is like the multi-coloured orchids in one garden, the many colours make the garden pretty. The differences make Islam beautiful, so we must not hate each other. Because our understanding grows by time. Don’t hate anything. Now I don’t do niqab, who knows what will happen to me in the future?

I know I can’t feel how they feel, the niqabis. But once I was told to take off my hijab to take a picture shot for my id card. The reason was, they have to see my ears. Wallahy people, nobody would recognize me without hijab so their reason was totally not make sense! I was angry. I think that is a little bit of the feeling that my niqabi sisters feel in France when they know their niqabs are going to be banned. It will make their lives miserable. And face it, there are not too many of them so they are not a threat to public safety. Also, I heard that they are allowed to uncover their faces when it’s necessary. Like when they need to take money from the bank, passport or other id confirmation. It is not a big deal! This is just islamophobic!

I’m writing this post to let you know that I am supporting my niqabi sisters in France and all around the world. Be strong darlings, and may Allah subhana wa taala reward you with everything good.

Don’t give up, sisters.. because if you do, they will soon banned hijab; after that, they soon banned abayas; after that, they will soon banned azan; after that, they will soon banned prayer. Am I paranoid? Maybe I am. But wether you are a niqabi or not, wether you like them or not, you have to admit that the niqabis are the frontliners of warriors in defending our freedom of religion as Muslims. So, please send your love and prayers to our sisters in France. Let them know that our hearts  and eyes cry to see them suffering.

Lastly, be honest to yourselves. Don’t you feel positively amazed by them for  choosing to wear niqab? Because I do. I admire them, and may Allah subhana wa taala bless me with iman as much as theirs. Wallahy niqabi sisters, for me, you are inspirations

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  1. #1 by rialive on April 12, 2011 - 8:04 am

    @ Aishi Lely
    Amin. Tanda2 akhir zaman kan memang begitu. Orang2 yg beragama akan seperti merasa menggenggam bara panas, krn sulitnya.. 🙂

    @ Tatiana
    I hope so too 🙂

    @ Fathya
    Jazakillah khair sister. Love you too for the sake of Allah..

    @ Christine

    Thank you for coming again. Suffer is only an idea. For them it is maybe a blessing to get a chance to prove their love to God. Come again, Christine 😀

    @ Jessica
    I will finish it as soon as possible with the permission of God.
    I hope they are strong, Jessica. Thank’s for visiting again!

    @ Michael
    Some food tastes horrible, doesn’t mean we have to hate all kinds of food. And I agree, face-covering is not the sign of iman. But their faith and how they defend their rights for Allah are the signs of their iman.

    @ Blue Pearl
    Indeed sister.. May Allah make them strong.

    @ Jabeer Pd
    Jazakallah khair for the insights, Jabeer. Come again 😀

  2. #2 by jabeer pd on April 12, 2011 - 1:53 am

    peoples have differnt opinions in this , as we know there are two valid view points on the niqaab. One view held by the Ullema is that the niqaab is wajib(compulsory) and other Ullema hold the view it is Mustahab (recommended and the best thing to do but not compulsory). We must know that , those people who say things like “The niqaab is not in islam or is not important” or is “bad for dawa” these people should understand that the Niqaab is from the Quraan and Hadith fear Allah. But we should not to say if a woman doesn’t wear niqaab she will go to Jahannum,because it is Mustahab (better to do but not compulsary). Masha Allah here sister mentioned very well , we should support them even it is not compulsary ….. Allah loves his or her any good deeds in the sake of Allah…jazaakallah khairan sis,

  3. #3 by bluepearl on April 11, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    how true!

  4. #4 by Michael Anggodo on April 11, 2011 - 1:03 pm

    Some of them are rude and i don’t think iman is based on face covering.

  5. #5 by JCK on April 11, 2011 - 12:23 pm

    This is also, the symbol of oppression from my opinion. Still waiting on the polygyny post 😀
    But I admire your sympathy, I’m sure the ladies will be grateful if they know that you support them like this.

    good night!

  6. #6 by Christine on April 11, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    Hi, we meet again 😀
    I will not say anything out of respect for you. I just don’t think religion should make us suffer

  7. #7 by Fathya on April 11, 2011 - 11:57 am

    Another beautiful post, Rialive.
    I love it. I agree, we have to support each other as long as it is not against the deen.

    I really love you for the sake of Allah.

  8. #8 by Tatiana on April 11, 2011 - 11:45 am

    I hope for no violence against all muslima around the world.

  9. #9 by aishi lely on April 11, 2011 - 11:06 am

    bercadar.. yah aku juga punya seorang teman yang bercadar, dan aku juga masih merasa aneh jk bertemu dgn yg memakai cadar krn memang minim sekali di indonesia, aku pernah bertemu di mall juga ^^
    sejak memakai kerudung aku jg tidak pernah melepas hanya untuk foto id card ataupun foto ijazah 🙂
    so jika semua untuk kecintaan kepada Alloh maka akan ada jalan keluar bagi saudari2 kita yg bercadar. amin ^^

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