Sunday, 10 January 2016

HIJAB(VEIL) SHOULD BE A COMPULSION OR A CHOICE

HIJAB(VEIL) SHOULD BE A COMPULSION OR A CHOICE

Today I want to learn something from everyone of you. Muslims, Non-Muslims, Men, Women, Everyone. You see now a days everywhere you would find many ladies Muslim and also non-Muslim wearing hijab as a religious responsibility or fashion. In this article I will quote the related verses of Hijab from Quran and Ahadith from Sunnah, then show you a video describing the difference of opinion of scholars on this topic and in the end I will show you videos on women going against hijab or on problems of hijab. After reading related material and watching videos now its your turn to give me your(Muslims, Non-Muslms, Everyone) opinion on these points.....

1)  whether it should be a compulsion or a choice?
2)  whether it should be worn or not with reasons/reservations?
3)  what non-msulism think about Hijab.
Your little effort might change the views of many fighting with this issue.

Lets Begin.......

Quranic References
Quran Chapter 24 Verse 31
And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss.

Quran Chapter 33 verse 59
O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Hadith Reference
I am quoting only one Narration from the beloved wife of Prophet Muhammad, Aisha to keep it short

Narrated `Aisha:
The wives of the Prophet  used to go to Al-Manasi, a vast open place (near Baqi` at Medina) to answer the call of nature at night. `Umar used to say to the Prophet "Let your wives be veiled," but Allah's Apostle did not do so. One night Sauda bint Zam`a the wife of the Prophet went out at `Isha' time and she was a tall lady. `Umar addressed her and said, "I have recognized you, O Sauda." He said so, as he desired eagerly that the verses of Al-Hijab (the observing of veils by the Muslim women) may be revealed. So Allah revealed the verses of "Al-Hijab" (A complete body cover excluding the eyes).
(Sahih Bukhari-146, Book Reference: Book 4, Hadith 12. English Reference: Vol.1, Book 4, Hadith 4)

Still difference of Opinion in Clerics
(Which Makes Hijab not a compulsion)
Though there are various teachings in Quran and Hadith about Hijab but still there is a difference of opinion on its compulsion or non-compulsion among various Islamic Scholars Which makes it a choice not a compulsion because its not accepted view by all scholars. For reference watch video...

Muslim Women Speaking against Compulsion
Now i am gonna present you a few videos in which Muslim women who are tired of this compulsion are trying to express their views.

A)Egyption TV Host Rehaam
Egyption TV host removes hijab during an interview with a cleric and confronts him about it.


B) Woman from Saudi Arabia 
A Saudi Woman Replies to cleric about the restrictive behavior of Islamic clerics about women.



C)Woman of Iran Being Punished for not Wearing Proper Dress
Here is a short documentary by BBC showing how police arrests the women for not wearing Proper dress and related issues about Hijab in Iran.



D)Women of Iran protesting to make Hijab a Choice.
In Iran, Hijab is a compulsion and removing hijab is crime. Government of Iran uses this law to control public at large. A small documentary to show how Government of Iran is misusing this law and how women are protesting against Hijab.

Is This Funny or Descent
Now two videos showing how women are trying to manage in doing what they intend to do along-with Hijab and tell me are they looking descent or funny.

A) Hijabi Police
Women in Commando Training wearing Hijab as compulsion.

B) Girl Playing Football
A girl playing football by saving her honor in men


C) Women Fighting In Hijab
Women with Hijab Fighting with Hijab on.


D) Above All twerking with hijab
If wearing Hijab is compulsion then twerking is not. Twerking with Hijab, for sure looks descent.


Your Point Of View
Now its time for you to give your opinion about the three questions which I mentioned herein-above but for your convenience I reproduce them here again...Hijab


1)  whether it should be a compulsion or a choice?
2)  whether it should be worn or not with reasons/reservations?

3)  what non-msulism think about Hijab? (Important)

Everyone of you can give his/her opinion on any one of the queries or on all of them. Your effort might be able to change some minds or some laws. For the sake of betterment of Humanity and improvement of Multicultural or religious societies, Play your part, put your effort. Long Live Humanity, Long Live Our Beautiful World.

Asad Mahmud
















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