kanelli wrote:I'm not sure what you mean by "without any hypocrisy".
Yeah, it is a sunny day and as hot as hades, but I really look forward to going outside wearing a black sheet over my entire body. I'll just watch my husband and children swim in the pool and play soccer in the park in their bathing suits, shorts and t-shirts. Doesn't sound beautiful to me and I would never do it.
I still believe that a woman has a right to choose - so if there are women who are happy to dress this way, or allow themselves to be forced to dress this way by husbands or family etc., then that is their choice. I can respect that.
Without hypocrisy meaning not being forced and not doing it just to pretend to be a practising Muslim only to do un-Islamic things "on the side".
Just because you have no faith in the teachings of Islam doesn't make it any less beatiful. A veil is not supposed to be black per sae. Can be any color (culture makes it black in the Gulf).
So since you are not Muslim and clearly you have no faith in God and any of the other religions (not an insult), you would not understand what it means to submit to God. Therefore you cannot see the beauty in this and it is sad.
If you respect the veil that some women chose to wear then show it by not passing negative judgement on it by saying you do not think its beautiful. Just stop after saying "I respect their choice" then move on.