بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
Nowadays when nudity and semi-nudity is so common, covering yourself with modesty is something different, people will hate you, mocking you and gives you negative attention. not only non-muslim even another muslim/muslimah gives you negative attention about your niqab. oh so sad.
I have had a lot of experience with my niqab, sometime they mocking me, sometime they hit me, sometime they say “DO NOT OVER DO”. even they were muslim/muslimah. I thought it doesn’t matter if non-muslim hate you and your niqab but it’s something weird if muslim/muslimah hate you and your niqab. don’t we have to love each other as a muslim, do we? don’t you know, Loving other Muslims is a sign of strong faith. Allah will bring them close to Him on the Day of Judgement. so what if other muslim/muslimah hate you just because your niqab?
Allah, the Exalted, says:
“O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group; it may be that the latter are better than the former. Nor let (some) women scoff at other women; it may be that the latter are better than the former. Nor defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. How bad is it to insult one’s brother after having Faith [i.e., to call your Muslim brother (a faithful believer) as: `O sinner’, or `O wicked’]. And whosoever does not repent, then such are indeed Zalimun (wrongdoers).” (Al-Hujurat : 11)
Hadith 1574. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “It is enough evil for a Muslim to look down upon his (Muslim) brother.” [Muslim]. ((Riyadus Saleheen, CHAPTER 273 PROHIBITION OF DESPISING MUSLIMS ))
Dear Muslimah, Tolerance (samah) is an important trait of a Muslim’s good character. Muslims should be kind and gentle, patient with people, forgiving of bad character, and lenient whenever possible. so Muslims must temper their anger with patience, tolerance, and the ability to hold back harmful words. In fact, such tolerance and patience is a characteristic of true faith in Allah, good manners, and upright character. so why do they hate other Muslimah just because of their niqab?
Im going to explain you all “WHY DO WE USE NIQAB?”
A’Ishah (رضي الله عنه) used to say: when these verses were revealed – “and to draw their veils all over juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) they took their izaars (a kind of garment) and tore them from the edges and covers their faces with them. [Bukhaari, 4481]
Anytime Niqab : No
**It talks about loose hijab that covering our bodies.
But see in surah an-noor : 30 ( Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision)
**that is function of niqab to help them to lower their gaze.
Also in surah an-noor : 31 ( And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment..)
**yes Not an obligation but an effort to help each other.
Because by wearing niqab we help ourself from evil eyes. You know sometimes men like to flirt women even with hijab.