Quora Answer: Do Muslims Think a Girl in the Hijab or Niqab Looks Prettier?

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ 

The following is my answer to a Quora question: “Do Muslims think that a girl in hijab or niqab looks prettier? 

When a woman wears the niqab, you cannot see her face.  How can she possibly look prettier?  She could have no teeth, no nose, or even cauliflower ears, and you would be none the wiser.  Some women look nice with the scarf.  Some look better without.  The fact that so many people make the hijab and the niqab a sexual fetish demolishes the lie that this fashion preference is about modesty.  It is a cultural phenomenon, not a religious injunction.


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