Muslim Doodles by Mehreen Kasana - P2
On the niqab and the choice to wear it. I realize many women are forced to don the hijab and niqab but many wear it as a choice with deliberate thought invested in it. It is important to discern between both. Unfortunately you won’t find pseudo-liberal thinkers doing so. Therefore the choice of a woman to cover is ridiculed and disrespected by many who think it is “orthodox” and “retrogressive.” If you respect the choice of a woman to go nude, you should also respect the choice of a woman to cover.
I’ve seen pictures online where people make fun of women in the niqab taking pictures of themselves in public or even in private and it makes me think: Why should a person’s individuality be robbed from them simply because they dress differently? Let people be. It’s not that hard.