So it seems people are rather confused as to how I wear my niqaab. So the following is an attempt to help people understand.
I believe wearing the niqaab is a sunnah, just like some people pray more, fast more, I cover more.
I understand in certain situations the niqaab looses its function or purpose. For example, if I was teaching I feel people maybe distracted by my choice to cover my face, I therefore do not wear it so my objective for people to learn from me can still be achieved.
Another example I also feel, is that in a room full of people that don’t cover their faces, me wearing a face veil would only make me stand out, this would therefore totally transform the dynamics involved in achieving the purpose of the niqaab which is to practice the highest level of modesty.
In addition to this, it is also important to consider that those around me in certain areas may choose to express their discomfort to the veil by becoming aggressive, which means wearing the veil could become more of a harm for me than a good. Bearing this in mind, when I attend certain areas or travel I choose to unveil.
And finally I’d like to share with you what wearing the veil means to me. Like a monk that goes into the mountains, I believe the niqaab enables me to achieve spiritual preservation.
We are living in a world where boxes matter, and if they didn’t then why would we have equal opportunities? This way of thinking is definitely one that becomes very sticky to explain without hurting other peoples feelings.