I don’t feel that the veil is part of who I am, can I take it off?
I know what I am talking about might seem lame or naive but it is causing me serious discomfort and depression.
I am veiled from around 6 years ago, to be brief I know everything about being veiled as "a fact". Yet wanted to take it off since I had it on but kept motivating myself. Since 4 years exactly I really want to take it off because I am not keen about covering my hair, if it is shown I don’t feel bad. I also don’t wear it in front of everyone. I don’t feel like I need to wear the veil in front of some people. Lately I am actually wearing it for the society as I am afraid to take it off because people will think ill of me.
I know I shouldn’t be asking but I want to say what I believe in and correct me please, if I'm not wearing the veil for God or for feeling that it is a part of me then I shouldn’t be wearing it just for people, right?
I want to take it off and wear it when I am keen for it and respect it as it should be. Please help me
Dear honorable sister,
Do not give heed to any of such doubts. Verily, a believer only seeks the love of Allah and His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) by submitting him/herself to the rulings of Islamic law. Allah Almighty never commands Muslims with anything beyond their ability since He Almighty is ever Merciful; He is kinder and more merciful to a person than a mother is towards her child. Allah has only legislated hijab to maintain a woman's chastity and as a means of protection against any harm and against lustful glances and prohibited desires.
We advise you to make remembrance of Allah [dhikr] and invoke prayers and peace on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family).