Burkini or sitting like me and just watching the sea? What is your choice?

I still can't get used to burkini and just feel not so comfortable in it.

But I love the sea and water. As alternative, I like having a dinner or maybe just a little desert or a cuppa tea at a seashore restaurant.

Having a sunset walk along the beach (I usually choose deserted or less occupied places for this) is another favorite sea-thing of mine.

And when I miss swimming, I prefer then women only swimming pools or halal beaches where one can wear a more comfortable wear.

What about you? Are you a burkini-yes or burkini-no person? 


August 07, 2017 — Hanna Alhariri


HG said:

I’ve worn it to swim with my daughter at our apartment swimming pool. We have an indoor and outdoor pool and the indoor is almost always empty or there are only little children. I don’t feel comfortable wearing it when there are men around. I wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing it on a beach or crowded swimming area either. This is just my personal preference and my comfort zone and I would never judge sisters who choose otherwise. Thank you for making this platform available.

Asma'u Belgore said:

Yes to Burkini.
I wear it when I want to swim. I feel comfortable in it. At least we can feel a bit more free now when we’re in other people’s company. Not everyone likes being half naked even among same sex.
But I would still prefer Women only pools to be more widely available in all parts of the world.

Aysha Sunaina said:

A Burkina-no person, but only because I am self conscious. I also like to sit by the ocean and enjoy a meal with family. But it’s a good innovation in the hijab-fashion industry. And your pictures are gorgeous Ma She Allah :)

Za said:

I don’t like to wear it, but i love SEA and swimming. And of course the apartment where I am staying has the pool facility that requires donning proper suit. No choice, as no dedicated girls-only pool here. So, yes to burkini, but hate it LOL

Abeer Hussain said:

Assalamo alaikum .same here.no burkini person.there is something special in sitting near water and feel the essence and listen to music of water.

syma Fareed said:

I totally love my burkhini, as does my sister. I wouldn’t be without mine. We wear them all the time in every country, be it at the pool, spa or beach. So comfortable!

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Sara said:

I will said yes. Swimming makes me more calm. Relax. I live in Indonesia so there is so many swimming suit for hijabers. If you interest please check one of them. I love polite wardrobe hijab swimming suit. Its really cover your body and very good to use when swim in swimming pool.

Bushra Haider said:

I have tried a couple but never found any that I have actually felt comfortable in. If someone could come up with a modest design , comfortable, stylish and practical… would be great.

Kathy-Ann F Mohammed said:

Yes to Burkini. I believe it is about intention and then trying to be modest. I too want to enjoy the water so why not. I recently bought one online and it is quite nice.

T said:

I am a university student that was having a hard time will dealing with my stress and was experiencing depression. It was recommended to me that a form of exercise would be helpful and I always loved swimming. So I got a burkini and although sometimes I feel a little uncomfortable when I walk into the pool people kind of stare but the rewards have been great for me. It sometimes can get a little heavy in the pool and slow me down but that’s ok I’m not trying to be a professional swimmer. When wet is does cling to your body but no one can actually see that cause you are in the water and soon as I get out I wrap a towel. May Allah make it easy for all of us

Fatima said:

I am not comfortable with burqini as it shows the body shape when it gets wet. In Islam hijab or clothing of a Muslimah should not reveal her body shape. Therefore I don’t support burqini as it reveals body shape.

IMAN said:

I’m not comfortable wearing a burkini because I simply don’t think that it does the real job of a real hijab. Burkinis still show shape and size of every part of our bodies especiallt when it’s wet. I can tell the size of the upper and lower body. I would not wear it in public. Because of my body’s worth, I don’t think it’s worth it. I would wear it in a swimming pool in a house backyard where no one sees, because I simply know that google camera can catch us in our backyard swimming pools one day. So, it’s my choice not to wear it. I love swimming and I still have the swimming skills by the way. But I would not lose my devotion to ALLAH SWT. Would Maryam ( RAA) wear it? Would Khadijah, Aisha of Fatima ( RAA) wear it? No way. It would not make sense going from a full hijab to a burkini. To me it’s like going from a t-shirt and jeans to a two piece swim suit. I’m not convinced! Yet I love having my breakfast by the beach or a swimming pool. I enjoy seeing water as it is calming and soothing alhamdolillah. So I’m not missing out! But I urge women out there to find a way to learn how to swim in a closed female only swimming pools! Who knows! Lots of people drawn because they don’t know how to swim. Instead of focusing so much on looks, let’s shift our focus to the skill of swimming inshaAllah!

Annemarieke Ayse said:

But i swim only at woman only places or at a place far away from the other bathguests.
So i am coverd up in case someone shows up who is not allowed to see me in tight clothes. ( wet clothes even a burkini does show)
I am always looking for suitable burkini or sportswear so Annah, suprise me!

Zahra said:

I got the burquini about 9 years ago when I first heard of it. It’s changed my life. I was very resentful of not being able to swim because I love the water so much. And when I was able to go to public swim pools and beach vacations it was a Godsend. No one has ever reacted negatively to me and I have received nothing but compliments from people who are not Muslim. I can go to my gym and swim laps. My daughter got one right when she started wearing hijab and has never had to be denied swimming. Alhamdulillah for it.

Khadijah said:

I recently just purchased my first burkini. I wore it last week for a vacation outing where my daughter and I swam with the dolphins. I am still a newer convert and I was feeling slightly awkward with wearing something like this in public..so much coverage, I was concerned it would draw people’s attention more towards me, due to the suit looking so “Muslim”. But, alhamdulillah to my pleasant surprise I discovered that nobody seemed to be observing me or looking at me strange. What I learn from my burqini experience is that there’s nothing to worry about. Once you commit to wearing it for pleasure of Allah, then He takes care of keeping us safe from unwanted attention. That’s also in the purpose of covering. It’s a literal and representative example of Allahs love for us and inshaAllah now I feel comfortable to wear it whenever the situation arises.

Nora said:

I do wear Burkini, and I don’t believe that I have to wait for women only pool or halal beaches, you might find these in Islamic country, but living in the West you can’t find them. sometimes it takes more tome to get the courage to swim but and the end i always enjoy the water. I have grand kids that I take them to the pool and and they always beg me to swim and play with them with I always do. the only thing when I go to the pool i pick a time that less people is there.

Amani said:

I love to swim but I almost never do. If I swim it is in Morocco on beaches where people swim with their clothes on like myself. I swim with my abaya on. It is not comforteble but its either that or not at all.

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