بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Niqab: The best choice of a lifetime
Bintu Abdus Shakoor Aidah, Asatizah at En-Naeem Mosque
Aurat is something must be covered even from the sight of mahram. Personally for me, wearing niqab is part of religious obligation. Some of the mazhab agreed that niqab is compulsory like the Shafi’e. While for some others, niqab is just an optional.
I choose niqab as my style, my way of life and because it is the easiest way to avoid nasty looks and evil desires, also to prevent myself from fitnah apart from fulfilling my duty the best I could as Muslimah. Niqab, veil or purdah is also my source of confidence, asking me to remove it is like asking
me to strip in public.
As the world coming to its end, many evils seem like the best thing to follow and the righteous is the most wrongful thing to do. More fitnah approaching and more ill-desires spreading, so it’s better for the Muslim sisters to cover their face and aurat thoroughly, only expose our face and beauty to the rightful ones.
Have been wearing niqab for the past 15 years and still wearing it now, I am grateful to Allah for letting me be in this kind of life. The comfort, the joy and the exciting experience I gain from wearing niqab, only Alhamdulillah I can say to describe the feeling.
Here are some tips and advices for ladies who want to choose niqab as their way of life:
Firstly: If you’re the type who can’t live without make-up, reduce your make-up by only applying some foundation powder and a drop of soft perfume. Make-up and niqab is a total mismatched.
Secondly: If you’re the type who used to tight and attractive clothing, then slowly make yourself used to lose clothing and avoid eye-catching color outfit. Remember, the tighter your dress is, the wider your sins will be.
Thirdly: If you’re used to short and transparent hijab, then slowly make it longer by a few inches, enough to cover your bosom, waist and upper shoulder. If wearing proper hijab makes you hot and uncomfortable, then think of the heat of the burning hellfire.
Fourthly: When you start to cover your aurat fully, and your akhlak plays an important role in shaping your identity and personality not only as Muslimah, but Mukminah solehah. Hence, you have to be careful with the way you walk, the way you talk and the people you hang out with.
Lastly: Always keep in mind, when you put on niqab, it’s all about modesty and achieving mardhatillaah, and not showing off your hidden beauty. Every act of goodness is being counted in detail by Allah the Almighty. If you have the intention to change for the better then it has to start from within yourself.
Surely, Allah will provide you with helps and guidance. As a conclusion, when you know you make the right choice, then, you will be contented with every
step you take.
Allah says in the Quran
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوۡمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُواْ مَا بِأَنفُسِہِمۡۗ وَإِذَآ أَرَادَ ٱللَّهُ بِقَوۡمٍ۬ سُوٓءً۬ا فَلَا مَرَدَّ لَهُ ۥۚ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن دُونِهِۦ مِن وَالٍ (١١)
Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (with their own souls). But when (once) Allah willeth a people’s punishment, there can be no turning it back, nor will they find, besides him,
any to protect. (Ar-Ra’ad:11)