As you guys know I have a couple of pages dealing with niqab, hijab and sisterhood. I LOVE interacting with the fans but lately the majority are just pissing me off. It's like sisterhood in Islam is only extended to people who look, dress and act just like them. It's disappointing. I try to remind myself that this is the online world and I can't really verify if they really are Muslims and not some trolls. I hope its just trolls but one never knows for sure. I posted some pictures of AWESOME niqabs from around the world and out of every 5 comments only one was positive. The usual response is
"that's not niqab"
"those colors are haraam"
"that niqab is NOT according to the Qur'an and sunnah"
And a lot of others stuff but they never actually show "proper niqab" or even their proofs for claiming what conforms to the Qur'an and sunnah. They are NEVER happy. I posted this pic and people were upset.
The majority were like "its haraam to imitate the kuffar and its not Islamic clothing." This argument really sends me over the edge and I wrote a rant about it on my hijab blog you can read it here. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ISLAMIC CLOTHING!! There are only clothes that conform to the Islamic dress code but that's it. Unless you can prove to me that the Prophet (saw) came up with a new wardrobe that the people had never seen before there is no such thing as "Islamic clothing". Rather they took from what was compatible in their time and covered their bodies. And since when does a group of people have patent rights over colors or styles that have been worn for centuries?
What else is apparently NOT niqab? The following
Bedouin women of wahayba desert.
Yemeni shepherd girl
No mentioned of excuses or anything, they attacked the yellow because of the color and then moved on to the intentions of this woman wearing the niqab. HOW THE HECK ARE YOU GONNA KNOW THAT? Wouldn't it had been easier to say, not my style but to each their own? or maybe it was her wedding day?
It's like its ONLY hijab or niqab if it looks just like theirs forgetting that Islam encompasses MANY races and cultures and they have their OWN styles. Don't thinks its hijab, niqab or sunnah? then don't wear it but you better have darn good reason if you are going to bash someone else for wearing it. I still can't get over the questioning of the women's intentions for wearing it. WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF and YOUR intentions!
I have NOT experienced this offline which makes me think these internet warriors are just saying what they are saying because they can hide "anonymously" behind their computer monitors forgetting that Allah swt SEES and KNOWS all that we do.
5:8 O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah , witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ لِلَّهِ شُهَدَاءَ بِالْقِسْطِ ۖ وَلَا يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَآنُ قَوْمٍ عَلَىٰ أَلَّا تَعْدِلُوا ۚ اعْدِلُوا هُوَ أَقْرَبُ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ ۖ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ