Tuesday, 29 December 2009

How to wear niqab in a non-muslim country

Or in some cases even a muslim country (eeehhhhhm, my morocco experiment *rolling the eyes*) !!!

Here are some nice practical tips on how to get a good start with wearing the niqab insha Allah :)

"Veiling is the tradition of Muslim women. Since its prescription, the prophet’s wives, daughters and other believing Muslim women have strictly observed it. Today, the Muslim ladies keep it up. When you wear full hijab (covering of the head, neck, chest, face, hands and feet) in a non-Muslim country, there is no doubt that you are Muslim. A Niqab is a veil which covers the face of a woman.

Step 1

Study the Daleels, the verses of the Holy Quran, the Hadith and the traditions that back up your view about Niqab, then you can share them with others.

Step 2

Make yourself familiar with the benefits of Niqab and the disadvantages of unveiling.

Step 3

Understand the hardships that might arise from wearing Niqab.

Step 4

Discuss your decision with someone else, such as your parents or best friend.
Step 5

Practice wearing Niqab in your home or other private places. You may find it difficult to breathe or see in Niqab when you first start wearing it.

Step 6

Start wearing Niqab, make Dua and ask Allah to help you wearing it.


Get in touch with other Niqabis you meet.
When you are passing another woman, smile, make good eye contact, and greet them. Set a good example for all Muslims.
Be nice to people who serve you (i.e. cashiers, waitresses, etc.).
Get to know your neighbors. Greet them when you see them out.
If your parents are against the Niqab, discuss with them. Try to convince them that you have the freedom to choose the opinion that you believe to be correct.


Don’t judge other muslimahs that do not wear Niqab or Hijab.
Don't wear eye veils at first, as you get used to having on niqaab and are comfortable with it, then you can start making the slit more narrow.
Be prepared to answer questions about the Niqab or possibly recieve rude comments or stares. Show them you are a nice person, and make them regret acting rude."


  1. Jazak Allah khair for the tips sis! Do you wear niqaab full time now? I've done all the steps you gave, just need to convince my parents now and that's the most difficult. Whenever they see niqaabis on the street, the first impression is: taliban..(lol silly I know) So it's gonna be tough trying to change this perception. :S

  2. Salaam dear sister

    Yes I just started to do so aboout maybe 2 weeks ago, am currently in morocco. Even here niqab is something strange, only a few women wear it. Most of women who wear niqab are either street beggars or a few old grandmas... So the image of it here is not too sound either...
    Be patient with your parents insha Allah.
    Your comment has inspired me, as these last days ive felt a bit down while wearing my niqab (so many stares plus exhaustion). And wow i loved your blog, masha Allah!
    Keep in touch with how it goes, its nice of us sisters to support each other especially during these times insha Allah :)

  3. Wa alaikom salaam wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh sis :)

    That doesn't sound too good.. I would have thought since morroco is a predominantly muslim country, people wouldn't find it strange when it comes to niqaab. I'm currently in Singapore right now where there are many hijaabis around but people still stare at you like as though you can't see that they are staring lol. insha Allah you will get used to all that.. constantly make dua yes :) don't let them bring you down!