9” x 18”
Oil on canvas
The Niqabi Scream
I wonder how many layers of cover can muffle the scream. Will that be the next step in Niqabi fashion?
Couldn’t agree more!
Opression is not to allow women to wear as they want. If one want’s to show her buts and belly it’s her buisness but if other want’s to cover her body and head it’s her buisness too.
It hought the lady in picture is screaming as some westerns doesn’t want her wear hijab and niqab.
You are right that this tendency to assert one’s identity by the use of a full-veil is increasing around the world. This was never an issue in India, where women wear the Burqa or wear just what other women wear traditionally. In some parts, they don’t wear a veil at all and in some parts tthey just take a chadar which is richly embroidered. However, now we have at least one man appealing in court to say Muslim women shouldn’t remove their face-veil to get themselves photographed for voting! This is strange that such an appeal should be made at all because not all Muslim women in India wear the veil – in fact, many don’t. The fact that a man has appealed also shows how much a tool the veil is in the hands of men. Moreover, this was never a debatable issue in India, since people were accustomed to seeing women with and without veil. Now, with this solitary case coming to court, the media has decided to highlight it. Hence, it may become an issue now, sidelining other more serious issues like those related to development, unemployment and overpopulation. Thankfully, the courts and many Muslims alike have rejected this appeal made by this one man.
Do you know that women who never see the light of day get ostheoporosis? But that is their own choice. Do you know they also get children with rickets? These children have not asked to be born misshapen and in pain.
Does anybody need more proof that veiling is against God’s plan for humanity?
I love your painting and your article.
I think your description of why women cover up is way off. First of all, i am an American convert and also a niqabi, i chose to wear this a couple months ago. I have actual nightmares of having to take it off. Alot of women who follow islam would love to wear it for the sake of God. It has nothing to do with being oppressed, and anyways all non muslims think muslim women are oppressed regardless of niqab or not. It’s such propaganda and so expected, can’t we just move on from something that just isn’t true already?
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