I feel crowned; do you?
Sometimes we become so skeptical that we feel affronted by our own veil. It becomes a conjecture, that we wouldn’t look prettier than the ones who don’t cover their head. Does that depict that we have a stronger iman (belief)? Or is it the vice-versa ?
I took up hijab/veil recently (yes i did !) .i did this, when i was drowning in solitude. ‘When no one’s around you, then it’s just your hope or your faith in something which keeps you away from falling apart’. (not being religious though..) I had always been narcissist. I flaunted my looks ,showing my head, fancying my hairstyles and so on. I was lost in disgrace. I suppose I was panged in sorrows, regrets and deceived by imbecile. I reckon my faith and my belief rescued me out, brought me to face a bright hay day, from the lurid. The peevish pride i had once as a seemed absurd now.
I knew i was pleased to show people around me ‘how blessed I felt, every time I covered my head’. I wished to explain my euphoria when I am with veil. It was new to people , they were in admonition . They questioned “why veil so sudden”? In answer I would just smile, because I had not framed the gratitude in words, for my veil. I just replied saying ‘I feel crowned’. Nevertheless I was seen wryly. I benighted with the fact that ‘I was the odd one out’.
Most of us are dejected, because we cover ourselves. This is a ‘gritty piece of thought’ . ‘No! ‘ the muslim veil are not gradations of mental slavery’ . No, we don’t hide ourselves in drapery . the veil does not restrict a women’s beauty. it does not restrain them, confines them , or groom’s them for the docility and lastly it does not blinker your vision and your destiny’ it simply defines a women’s modesty’ . It gives women respect, place, position and status on the bases of knowledge, character, dignity and modesty. We aren’t oppressed. Nonetheless its not even about right but choice.” It’s a different perspective were I would say ‘when I am in public my sexuality is in my control’ and people must deal with who I really am and not judge me based on my hijab or veil. In Muslim countries women with hijab/veil are respected and treated politely whereas in Muslim suppressed countries (India, US, UK) women covered with niqab and hijab are ridiculed and misbehaved with.
Women with hijab/veil are considered to be naïve, helpless and not too liberal. Lets trace the scenes from the movie My name is khan.How Shah Rukh Khan’s sister inlaw felt de-modernised when she covered her head. That must not be any Muslims vibe. One thing about Islam is, no law is forced . Yes , absolutely its our vehement right but it can also be a choice. when you cant do something perfectly, we redicule it. it shouldnt be so.Let us respect the religious symbols and right of all believers and be tolerant to maintain a culture respecting Inter Faith dialogue and religious co-existence.