Wednesday, December 19, 2012


I know that a LOT of people out there immediately associate a modest women in her Hijab or Niqab as limited, oppressed, subjugated and uneducated. Well, people who think that way ought to know that they are the ones who are limited, oppressed, subjugated and uneducated so much to the extent that they fail to realize that we Muslims women wear what we want and they have absolutely no right to question what we are doing out of love. 

For those who live under the wrong impression that the Niqab limits my freedom, take my word on what freedom really is. 

I don't have to enlighten anyone on the time and effort women make to beautify themselves. How many hours do women spend in front of the mirror, applying make-up, choosing the best dress, the best shoes, the best hair-do, the best hairpins, etc, etc, etc? But for whom do they do all this? Are they so insecure with the way they look, that they have to spend hours in front of the mirror beautifying themselves so they look appealing in the eyes of others? 

Well, I certainly don't. I'm perfectly secure with the way I am and when I go out with my Niqab, I don't have to spend hours before the mirror beautifying myself for people to see. 


I dress for myself. I'm free to dress the way I want. I am free to cover up. I am free to walk outside, knowing fully well that I don't have to impress people to make myself feel secure. 

In other words, I am free. So much more free than all those Niqab haters can ever perceive. To them my Niqab might appear to oppress me, but they'll never understand how liberating it is for me and all those countless Niqabis out there.

You know why? Because I don't dress for people or the world. I don't have to follow the latest fashion trends to be beautiful. I don't have to apply make-up to make myself beautiful. I don't have to spend hours before the mirror before going out just so I look presentable to the world. 

I wear what I want, for myself and for pleasing Allah. Because only in doing so do am I free. I feel free. I know deep inside of me that I am free.


  1. as salamu alaykum wr wb,

    mashallah allahumma barik. Perfect words und so true.

    Barakallahu fiki ukhti for these beautiful words.

    your sister from germany

    1. Wa'alykum salaam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhus sis! Aww, Jazakallah khair! :D Keep us in your Duas!

  2. As Salam Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Mashallah mashallah sis I love it. It jus make us niqabis feel real good that we everywhere standing firm and strong what we believe in and what we practice, the quran and sunnah according to the salif. Uthki keep being on the straight path and being yourself a (naqabi) Allahuakbar!! Love the message its so real uthki salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu your sister from Milwaukee,Wi

    1. Wa'alaykum salaam warahatullahi wabarakatuhu sis!
      Jazakallah khair for your sweet words :) It means so much to us! May Allah keep all Niqabis firm and may He inspire many more Muslimahs to don the Niqab In Sha Allah. <3

  3. Assalamualaikum warahmatullah sister. You are right! I am a born muslim who used to neglect the hijab, because I thought it limits my activities. The problem was my ignorant and I was a fool? hehe. Once I learnt the Sunnah, and practice the deen, I realised, I was the one who were oppressed back then! And now, I can do my sports in my abaya, khimar and niqab. *grins*

    Those crazy fanatics feminist muslimah didn't realise that they were being oppressed themselves, with liberal and feminist idea being shoved to them.

    1. Wa'alaykum salaam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Ukhty!
      We all probably have that time where we were just ignorant, but Alhamdulillah that Allah has guided us! I agree completely sis... Oppression and liberation has become so distorted now that hardly anyone realizes what it truly means. If only more Muslims realized what how liberating the Niqab really is!
      Keep us in your Duas sis :)

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  5. assalamualaikum oukhti :)
    Im janni :)
    Im gonna ask for your permission to copy this blog :)
    shukran :)
    jazakillah khairan oukhti :))