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Undergrad who wears the niqab. Ask me anything Watch

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    (Original post by somethingunique)
    Sorry if its been asked before already

    Did wearing a niqaab affect how you interacted with people at uni. (i.e. was it harder to make friends?)

    Did you make any male friends?

    Whats the situation in the halls, do you wear it in the kitchen? (assuming you are self catered and there are males in your halls)
    1. At the start I did think it would affect my interaction with people but that wasn't the case I actually met and talked to a lot of students on my first week of uni.

    2. No I didn't have any male friends, there were a few guys that I talked to but I wouldn't consider them as friends.

    3. I live with my parents, I never moved to the halls because the uni was 18 mins away by train.


    (Original post by universal_set)
    Are you allowed to wear it in exams? (Without showing your face to university's authorities so that they can verify it's really you)
    I was allowed to wear during the exams but beforehand a female invigilator would be there to check my face against my ID card.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    But you can walk into a bank wearing one of them black veil things some Muslims wear.

    Do the same with a balaclava and see what happens.
    Your point?
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    You do realise that the problem with the niqab is not with niqabi women stealing, it's that ANYONE can wear one and appear to be a niqabi and commit crimes, right?
    Yes, i understand your point, and i'm not denying that it couldn't happen. All i'm trying to say, is that anyone could wear any other type of full coverage and get a way with it.

    Edit: Already answered this. nvm.
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    Wow, we're still on this?
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    Uh huh, and how many people do you see walking around town wearing halloween masks the other 364 days of the year that aren't halloween?

    You can't wear a mask without looking suspicious and drawing attention.

    It's accepted to wear niqabs therefore anyone could wear one without drawing attention to themselves.
    A lot of people still don't accept those who wear niqabs- they practically stare at them.
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    (Original post by I Procrastinate)
    Your point?
    I can't remember.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    I can't remember.
    ....alright....
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    (Original post by ronmack)
    Why do you need to see someone to talk to them? Ah the western society we live in.
    I know this has been brought up in other threads similar to this, and I apologise if it's already been mentioned here, but how do you expect a deaf person to lip-read when your lips are hidden?
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    (Original post by ronmack)

    I'm not Shia
    I didn't say you are
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    (Original post by SinaPars)
    I didn't say you are
    So, I don't think they follow Sharia in my opinion.
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    (Original post by ronmack)
    So, I don't think they follow Sharia in my opinion.
    I see, alright.
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    Do you not think the medieval islamic perception of women as immoral seductresses (and indeed of men as lustful rapists incapable of restraint) that the niqab perpetuates has no place in modern liberal society?
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    (Original post by securetrust)
    Ask away
    If you don't mind me asking, what university is this?

    I think one of the reasons I am put off from applying to Queen Mary is that it happens to have a large muslim community. I know not all muslims are like this, but from what I saw at the open day.... the muslims there WHO WEAR RELIGIOUS CLOTHES are very judgemental and they prefer to keep within their religious group rather mix in with the rest of the student population.

    This would not be the same view for everyone, but that was my first impression of the university.
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    (Original post by Infinity_4652)
    If you don't mind me asking, what university is this?

    I think one of the reasons I am put off from applying to Queen Mary is that it happens to have a large muslim community. I know not all muslims are like this, but from what I saw at the open day.... the muslims there WHO WEAR RELIGIOUS CLOTHES are very judgemental and they prefer to keep within their religious group rather mix in with the rest of the student population.

    This would not be the same view for everyone, but that was my first impression of the university.
    This post has confused me. What has any of the stuff you've mentioned got to do with OP? :confused:
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    (Original post by themorninglight)
    This post has confused me. What has any of the stuff you've mentioned got to do with OP? :confused:
    well from college and everywhere else I see muslims who dress religiously, they tend to refuse to fit in with the rest of society
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    (Original post by Infinity_4652)
    well from college and everywhere else I see muslims who dress religiously, they tend to refuse to fit in with the rest of society
    Yes, well. I don't know what that's got to do with OP. Unless you're asking her if she's like that?

    Either way, people often like to stick to their own regardless of religion, I don't see why that's weird.
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    (Original post by themorninglight)
    Yes, well. I don't know what that's got to do with OP. Unless you're asking her if she's like that?

    Either way, people often like to stick to their own regardless of religion, I don't see why that's weird.
    the fact that they refuse to adapt their lives to the society in which they live and then they consider their lifestyles to be superior to those who live in the western society

    this does not apply to all muslims, just the the majority who have muslim friends only and openly show they are muslims by wearing Islamic clothing (the burqa/niqab) wherever

    coming from a muslim family and having been to many education institutions where islam is the dominant religion, I think I would prefer to go to a university which has the least amount of muslims who choose to not integrate in the society in which they live
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    (Original post by Infinity_4652)
    coming from a muslim family and having been to many education institutions where islam is the dominant religion, I think I would prefer to go to a university which has the least amount of muslims who choose to not integrate in the society in which they live
    well good for you, what do you want a medal?
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    (Original post by mightyfrog2_10)
    well good for you, what do you want a medal?
    I was trying to illustrate my point, not hoping to get a medal
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    (Original post by Infinity_4652)
    I was trying to illustrate my point, not hoping to get a medal
    ok, it seems you think everyone here cares about you going to a university with least Muslims - that's good for you but why would even write it? is it even related to this thread? because quite frankly no one cares.
 
 
 
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