Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
Hostility to the Niqab has once again burst, this time in the United Kingdom.
In this publication, this author’s refutation utilized in similar experiences in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria is presented.
1 NIQAB: Rebuttal Of Opposition
a) It could be used in a crime and no one would know who did it.
That was very good coming from a people known for not penalizing their own people for crimes.
In any offence committed by a team of persons of Hausa-Fulani and non-Hausa-Fulani ethnicities, the names of the former automatically disappears from the list of accused persons.
Only non-indigenes will be compelled to face the consequence of the offence.
b) It is necessary for identification.
Yet, Hausa-Fulanis identify me everywhere I go in Sokoto and even when they come across me in other states.
One wonders how they accomplish that feat without seeing my face.
Apparently, they can activate and deactivate their capacity to identify me.
They recognize me – and even mention my name – when they are not in a position of authority over me.
However, the Hausa-Fulani promptly dispense with that capacity as soon as they are in a position of authority.
c) It is important to observe facial expressions to know the person’s intention.
Splendid, considering pretension is a cultural garb of the Hausa-Fulani.
Nothing positive is real.
What happens in one’s presence is very different from events behind one’s back.
Even Islam is not respected in the deception games.
Everything Islam is a pawn.
They claim to hate Christians for not being Muslims.
In contradiction, they hate Muslims of other ethnicities for not conforming to Hausa-Fulani culture.
They greet As-Salam alaykum to make the addressed feel comfortable and follow the greeting of peace with insults.
d) It is extremism.
Promptly, remind them that should make female Companions of the Messenger of Allah – plus Allah, His Messenger, the Sahaba (Companions) – extremists.
Immediately, they are silenced.
Hausa-Fulani are trained to be so against Islam they naturally oppose Islam without realising they shoot self in the mouth each time.
e) This is Hausa land. You must conform to our culture.
However, on television, they say: This is a Muslim region. This is an Islamic environment.
Very similar to this hypocrisy is the west who champion human freedoms but hinder same when they so choose.
f) Dress same as our girls.
They mean I should wear a long Hijab that reaches my ankles one day and the next, wear tight jeans or bottom-hugging skirt with a scarf, the same type of scarf that is traditional to many African communities.
In addition, a woman must remove her Niqab in class, even in the Islamic department!
The lecturer is her mahram (family), they say!!!
g) You see our face. We should see yours.
Who asked them to show me their face? Why are they deluded I want to see their face?
The only persons whose face I wish to see are those of well-wishers and compatible persons, and that excludes them.
h) If you travel to America dressed like that you will be arrested.
Hausa-Fulanis are doing a great job harassing me. Why should I worry about Americans?
i) France has banned the Niqab.
France must have taken the cue from the Hausa-Fulani who banned the Niqab decades earlier.
Interestingly, France is a secular nation. Northern Nigeria insist on being called the Muslim North.
Moreover, a people who claim allegiance to Islam use non-Muslims, secularists and Islamophobes to authenticate own discriminatory practices.
j) Your Niqab is not attractive. You are a ghost.
People delude self they alone have perceptions of others.
In spite of the mouths of the Hausa-Fulani, I have reserved the following remarks for seven years for some reasons.
However, as the debate over the Niqab rages, I present them:
If you know what I think of your face you will hate yourself.
The Fulani resembles excreta, the dark-skinned Fulani as Benin or Ife sculpture, a creature carved in stone and the Hausa as rats.
Anyone who takes issue with what a Muslim woman looks like in a Niqab should ask self what one resembles.
One thread connects all Muslims who oppose the Niqab: resentment to individual freedom.
That is a general feature of the average Muslim, a feature which covers a significant theme of publications on Umm Sulaim’s Thoughts.
These Muslims must direct the life of others and feel that their own lifestyle should be the standard for other Muslims.
What they failed to accomplish, every other Muslim should be prevented from achieving.
Their personal decisions must be imposed on other Muslims.
The absurdity of the anti-Niqab movement among Muslims is this:
The woman in a Niqab is expected to remove the Niqab under conditions of compulsion. Muslims in the community create and sustain conditions of compulsion.