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مشاهدة النسخة كاملة : "Islam has no contradictions"--19 (Women in Islam 2--> VEIL OR HIJAB .. A SUPPRESSION

14-02-2010, 05:33 AM
Peace be upon you all..sorry for some delay but I had been very busy these past days..
Hoping everything is fine :)

-->I'd like to welcome all the new members..hoping that we all get the most benefit from these messages and topics and It is always my pleasure to receive any sort of suggestions,modifications or constructive criticism

Few days ago we started a new topic to enlighten some areas of Islam that have been darkened by many means of media,false sites,ignorant critics and many other means
our main goal is to say "ISLAM HAS NO CONTRADICTION"

we started last time by giving introduction to how Islam honored women and cared for defending their rights..

today we shall discuss the issue of the veil !
Hijab or veil is the Islamic dress code for women..

it has been claimed that veil is just opposing woman's fee choice of enjoying her beauty and that it is some sort of supression !
we shall see
Modesty and chastity , very important ideologies with Islam, are achieved by prescribing standards on behavior and the dress of a Muslim. A woman who adheres to the tenements of Islam is required to follow the dress code called Hijab, other synonymes are Veil, Purdah, or just Covering. It is an act of faith and establishes a Muslim's life with honor, respect and dignity. The Hijab is viewed as a liberation for women, in that the covering brings about "an aura of respect" (Takim, 22) and women are recognized as individuals who are admired for their mind and personality, "not for their beauty or lack of it" ( Mustafa ) and not as sex objects.

Contrary to popular belief, the covering of the Muslim woman is not oppression but a liberation from the shackles of male scrutiny and the standards of attractiveness. In Islam, a woman is free to be who she is inside, and immuned from being portrayed as sex symbol and lusted after. Islam exalts the status of a woman by commanding that she "enjoys equal rights to those of man in everything, she stands on an equal footing with man " (Nadvi, 11) and both share mutual rights and obligations in all aspects of life.

In the article, "My Body Is My Own Business", Ms. Naheed Mustafa , a young Canadian born and raised, university-educated Muslim woman writes,:

"The Quran [ which is the Holy Book for Muslims] teaches us that men and

women are equal, that individuals should not be judged according to gender,

beauty, wealth or privilege. The only thing that makes one person better

than another is his or her character." She goes on to say, "In the Western

world, the hijab has come to symbolize either forced silence or radical,

unconscionable militancy. Actually, its neither. It is simply a woman's

assertion that judgement of her physical person is to play no role

whatsoever in social interaction."

Muslims believe that God gave beauty to all women, but that her beauty is not be seen by the world, as if the women are meat on the shelf to be picked and looked over. When she covers herself she puts herself on a higher level and men will look at her with respect and she is noticed for her intellect , faith ,and personality, not for her beauty. In many societies, especially in the West, women are taught from early childhood that their worth is proportional to their attractiveness and are compelled to follow the male standards of beauty and abstract notions of what is attractive, half realizing that such pursuit is futile and often humiliating (Mustafa). Chastity , modesty, and piety are promoted by the institution of veiling. The hijab in no way prevents a woman from playing her role as an important individual in a society nor does it make her inferior." (Takim,22)

to be continued..
Thanks all =)
Allah has made sure that the people all over the earth know there is something called "Islam." But He has also given us another chance to share the truth about what Islam actually is and what it is not. This may well be our last chance too. Maybe the Last Day is just around the corner and this is a way for us to wake up and do our job before it is too late for us.

ahmad abd almunim
14-02-2010, 08:20 AM
Jazak Allah Khairan. We are waiting for the continuation.

ياسر ابوزيد
17-02-2010, 01:11 PM
Thank,s for this good effort

23-02-2010, 03:28 PM
peace be upon you all
Hiiiiiiiii again all back to our messages..hoping that everything is going well

for the new members we are having a speech about "THERE IS NO CONTRADICTIONS IN ISLAM" and we have some break and now since
misinformation and misconception about Muslim women proliferate in the world today among non-Muslims and Muslims. I hope that instead of falling into the typical stereotypes and cultural innovation, the information here will pique your interest and help you to understand the true stance Islam takes on gender issues and the role of women.

we talked about the viel issue and showed how it is not a suppression at all..in fact it was the best reward for a woman and I received many questions regarding that and thanks to Allah more and more people are being convinced by what Islam says !

BUT In this present period of decline from Islam, many Muslim women are alienated , isolated from social life, and are oppressed by Muslim men and rulers who use the name of religion for their injustices. (Bahnassawi, 65) In this instance, the Hijab is used as a means of keeping many Muslim women away from society, with the misconception that it signifies isolation and weakness. But as many Muslim women come back into the fold of the untainted and true Islam, they are able to recognize the injustice of men who have for so long stripped them of their rights to be an integral part of society and "deserving the same dignity, honor, progress and prosperity as the men" (Nadvi,26). Women regaining their true identity and role in society, are now wearing Hijab and embracing its concept of liberation for women, and are taking their rightful places that Islam had endowed upon them fourteen hundred years ago.

i DO NOT WANT TO TALK a lot I will finalize today's message as you see it is just a summary for was the last two times..

how did the Quran talk about women?? (a question i was asked)

The Qur'an, in addressing the believers, often uses the expression,'believing men and women' to emphasize the equality of men and women in regard to their respective duties, rights, virtues and merits. It says:
For Muslim men and women, for believing men and women, for devout men and women, for true men and women, for men and women who are patient and constant, for men and women who humble themselves, for men and women who give in charity, for men and women who fast (and deny themselves), for men and women who guard their chastity, and for men and women who engage much in God's praise -- for them has God prepared forgiveness and great reward. [ Quran 33:35 ]

One Day you shall see the believing men and the believing women, how their Light runs forward before them and by their right hands. (Their greeting will be): "Good News for you this Day! Gardens beneath which flow rivers! To dwell therein forever! This is indeed the highest Achievement!" [ Quran 57:12 ]

177 Ayahs about Women in the Quran !!
check that link :
177 Ayahs that refer to Women (http://www.jannah.org/sisters/177.html)
Enter into Paradise, you and your wives, with delight. (43:70) Who so does that which is right, and believes, whether male or female, him or her will We quicken to happy life. (16:97)

O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should you treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the dowry you have given them - except when they have become guilty of open lewdness. On the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If you take a dislike to them, it may be that you dislike something and God will bring about through it a great deal of good. (4:19)

--Prophet Muhammad - “God enjoins you to treat women well, for they are your mothers, daughters, aunts.”

to be continued in shaa' Allah later :)
sorry for talking too much

Allah has made sure that the people all over the earth know there is something called "Islam." But He has also given us another chance to share the truth about what Islam actually is and what it is not. This may well be our last chance too. Maybe the Last Day is just around the corner and this is a way for us to wake up and do our job before it is too late for us.