Islam, Veiling and Society

Isn’t it funny how the society says, “Do not judge a book by its cover.” But then it turns and go about judging the girls/women in cover.

What’s wrong with this, if a lady covers herself with a decent dressing or a dupatta or a scarf or hijabs and gowns or niqab? Huh?

Our religion, Islam, has a dress code for females.

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 khimār 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 (friends), 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.

(Surah An-Nur [24:31])

Even with this knowledge, our people are so naive, so judgemental. Some are like, “Why she covers herself? Does she have something to hide?” While some go by, “When you have no flaw, why cover? Why not show your beauty to the world?”

I have a question for all those people,“Have you seen that food which is placed uncovered? All the flies, dirt, germs and numerous other filthy things find an opening to it.  Will you take a bite/sip knowing it has been exposed to the filthiness? Not without a doubt. Eventually, you throw it away. What a waste! But think, if you would have covered it, not because it has some flaw but to protect it from all that filthiness, would that have been better?

Similarly, a female covers herself, not because she has a flaw to hide but because it is her IDENTITY! She is protecting herself from every random/filthy eye to sit on her. She is displaying her faith instead of her body. Just tell me what is wrong with that?”

If a woman is free to show her body then why is she judged when she chooses to cover it?

I agree there are some who uses the ‘covering’ for ‘hiding’ purposes but who are you to judge? Are you perfect? I know you are not. Because we are humans and we are not suppose to be perfect. But one should always keep trying to be close to it. That’s why if someone decides to edge towards being better, don’t create hurdles in their path instead be appreciative. May Allah have mercy upon you and all of us. (Ameen)

Classy is when a woman has everything to flaunt but chooses not to show it.

May Allah help all of us to make ourselves a better person than we were yesterday. (Ameen)

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