Sunday, February 3, 2013


Money can buy many, many material things for us, but it can never buy dignity, respect or honour. My Niqab is my modesty, and in it lies my dignity because in wearing my Niqab, I’m dignifying myself and my body. No man will ever be seduced by a woman who refuses to expose her beauty and no man will ever try and exploit a woman who is covered up.

In my Niqab lies my respect because the best kind of respect comes when you respect your own self and it is only when you respect yourself, that people will start respecting you.

In my Niqab lies my honour as a Muslimah, and it shows that I don’t bow down to the demands of this world nor to fashion: I only bow down to my Lord and only strive to attain His Pleasure, not the pleasure of this short-lived world.

My Niqab is my dignity, my respect and my honour and I will never ever trade it for this temporary world. I would never dream of removing my Niqab for all the attention of this world, for money, beauty or transient love. Money can never buy me pride, nor can any worldly attention make me feel dignified and most importantly, exposing my beauty can never gain for me any honour.

I know that my Niqab will get for me Allah’s attention, innumerable rewards from Him, and the supreme Love of Allah, the Ever-Loving. All Niqabis are beautiful, because when they choose to cover up for Allah, they naturally become beautiful. And although this beauty is not seen by the world, it is most definitely felt by each and every person, whether they accept it or not.


  1. Salam alaikum
    Beautifully written masha'Allah

    1. Wa'alaykum salaam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu sis! Jazakallah khair! :D

  2. Assalamualaikum sister.
    I'm a 21 year old girl going on 22 this year and I would very much like your advice on how to start wearing the niqab. I come from a Muslim minority country where wearing the niqab is almost considered as a form of extremism. Alhamdulillah though, I have the support of my mum and 3 of my closest friends :D but still, as much as i want to start wearing it i feel reluctant and scared.

    my concerns mainly revolve around:
    1)the true rulings on the niqab based on the four mazahibs and the opinions of other scholars about the niqab
    2)my friends & relatives' judgments when i start to wear it

    care to give me your advice? :)
    jazakillahi kheir sis.

    1. Wa'alaykum salaam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu sis!

      MashaAllah, it's great to know that you want to wear the Niqab- may Allah reward you for your intention & may He keep you firm in it :) I come from a Muslim minority country too sis, and although a few people (Muslims included) believe that it's too "extreme", it all comes down to how we can cope with it. For one thing, when we wear the Niqab for His Sake, Allah will help us. And also sis, people are going to pick on us whether or not we wear the Niqab, and enduring it all for the sake of Allah would surely increase our reward & it's a form of Jihad in itself.

      Although there's some difference of opinion of whether the Niqab is necessary or not, most scholars have agreed that it's extremely important. You can read here for more information:

      Don't worry about what people might say sis, because:
      "Whoever sought the pleasure of Allah though it was displeasing to the people then Allah becomes pleased with him, and will make the people please with him, and whoever sought the pleasure of the people though it was displeasing to Allah then Allah becomes displeased with him and will make the people displeased with him" (Ibn Hibban/ Tirmidhi)

      Weigh the 2 option sis: the judgement of your friends and relative or the Judgement of Allah?
      May Allah make is easy for you sis and may He inspire you. I hope I haven't said anything wrong sis :)
      Wassalamu Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatauhu!

  3. Assalaamu Alaykum. I've been a revert to Islam for six years. Though I willingly bought my niqab and one abaya willingly with my own money and have tried wearing abaya when I was a student in 2011 for two quarters I have yet to try wearing my niqab in public. Here it would not be advised to wear as the people don't accept differences and I live very far from any Muslims. I'm also the only Muslim in my family and well I'll just say they don't agree with my choice of religion. Now I have read in some Bukhari hadith that Mother Aisha (RA) spoke of the women of Ansar (?) who when Allah (SWT) sent down some verse they tore off cloth from their abaya and wrapped it over their faces. I have read the translation of 33:59 and to me that says that niqab is obligatory on our Mothers, their daughters, and all the believing (Muslim) women. But then when I try searching I read some hadith from Abu Dawood that says the Prophet (SAW) supposedly said something about not covering face and hands. I've read some Muslims online consider that hadith weak. It's very confusing to me as Arabic is not my native language. Insha Allah I hope to start wearing my niqab in two months. I know I don't have the self confidence and self esteem to wear niqab in public now and I'd probably get shot for trying it here. I also wanted to say I like your blog and would appreciate if you'd stop by and maybe comment on my blog ( Take care.

    1. Wa'alaykum salaam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu!
      MashaAllah sis, may Allah reward you for your efforts and I pray that He makes it easy for you to wear the Niqab and may He also bless your entire family with Islam :)
      This Hadith by Aisha (ral) certainly shows that the Niqab is really necessary in Islam.
      ‘Aisha used to say: “When (the Verse): “They should draw their veils over their necks and bosoms,” was revealed, (the ladies) cut their waist sheets at the edges and covered their faces with the cut pieces.” Volume 6, Book 60, Number 282: (Sahih Bukhari)

      As for the Hadith where Prophet Muhammad sallahau alaihi wasallam said about not covering the face and hands, there is an explanation about it here sis.

      It is evident from this that the above Hadith where it's said that not having to cover the face and hands would probably have been before the verse about the Hijab was revealed. I do hope you read that link sis. Hopefully, it explains everything In sha Allah :)

  4. This is mindboggling because the so-called "oppressed Muslim woman" speaks for herself.. She is liberated because she has a comprehensive clear purpose to her life.. May Allah take your message across the corners of the world.. And may Allah keep you strong in your deen.. Amin

  5. Assalam-u-alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu! really a nice blog and nice writing. In such a period of immorality and vulgarity, its a great blog. In even my country, Pakistan, veil is seeing as a strange thing. I am 16 years old and do veil in my educational instituition. So, I say with great confidence that my veil is my security, my ornament, my dignity and my honour...
    May Almighty ALLAH increase you in knowledge. Ameen!

    1. Wa'alykum salaam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu! Jazakallah khair for your kind words sis :) Aameen to your Duas too- itg really means a lot!

  6. MASHA ALLAH gud to read. May ALLAH s.w.t. guide all the blieving woman similarly. Àmeen.