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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Niqab Day March 8th 2010




After the ban of hijab in public schools, the road of Islamophobia goes through the ban on burqa. The next station can be any topic like a ban on Ramadan fasting in public schools for health security reasons, but once again health will not be the true reason.



"Why do Muslim women cover their heads?" This question is one which is asked by Muslim and non-Muslim alike. For many women it is the truest test of being a Muslim. The answer to the question is very simple - Muslim women observe hijab and niqab (covering the head and the body) because Allah has told them to do so.



"O Prophet, tell your wives and daughters and the believing women to draw their outer garments around them (when they go out or are among men). That is better in order that they may be known (to be Muslims) and not annoyed..."



Other secondary reasons include the requirement for modesty in both men and women. Both will then be evaluated for intelligence and skills instead of looks and sexuality. "We want to stop men from treating us like sex objects, as they have always done.We want them to ignore our appearance and to be attentive to our personalities and mind. We want them to take us seriously and treat us as equals and not just chase us around for our bodies and physical looks."



A Muslim woman who covers herself is making a statement about her identity. Anyone who sees her will know that she is a Muslim and has a good moral character. Muslim women who cover are filled with dignity and self esteem; they are pleased to be identified as a Muslim woman. As a chaste, modest, pure woman, she does not want her sexuality to enter into interactions with men in the smallest degree. A woman who covers herself is concealing her sexuality but allowing her femininity to be brought out.

***the above text is from the Niqab Day Website***






The idea behind this is to support Muslimahs everywhere who want to be able to practice our religion freely. With the controversy over banning niqab/hijab in countries like Canada and France this issue is very important. We even have other Muslims who are fighting for the ban of niqab!!! What will it be next? Hijab, so that we can assimilate even further into other societies? Or maybe over garments, because they are too extreme?



Were not saying that you have to wear niqab for one day to show your support. If you don't wear niqab alhamdulilah, if you do wear niqab alhamdulilah. The point is, we should be able to practice our religion how ever we see fit. We encourage you to get involved in this issue. Do your research and see what you can do to help your fellow Muslimahs.

Asalaamu alaikum
Nadira




3 comments:

  1. Assalam Alaikum sis, I think it is wonderful what you are doing here. I just wanted to comment on the Niqab(face cover) itself. I support our sisters that chose to wear it, but as far as religion goes, the only women that were commanded to wear the 'face-covering' were the wives of the Prophet(saw) for protection only, not modesty.

    No where in the Qur'an or Sunnah states that Niqab is better than Hijab, or makes you more modest. Even the color black is no where mentioned in the Religion. It's been said that the women of Arabia use to wear white not black.

    So if Muslimah's want to wear the 'face-covering' they are free to do so and I will support any sister that chooses to wear it, but it's not something that Allâh commanded the believing women to wear. It was Hijab that was commanded for the believing women to wear.

    Subhan'Allâh ♥

    I pray that Allâh grant you nothing but good days and a strong Iman, Insha'Allâh ♥

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  2. Nahla from KuwaitMarch 4, 2010 at 6:04 PM

    Helloo!

    I was just on your youtube channel, and watched your videos..

    I applaud you! what you are doing is amazing! you are sending a message to all women.. I love your enthusiasm for islam, and your video "muslim women oppressed???" I couldn't have agreed more with you!

    anyway, I just wanted to tell you what I thought, and I really hope you continue!

    Nahla From Kuwait.

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  3. Excellent job sisters, mashallah, I pray that Allah allow your voices to be heard world wide and soften the hearts of the kufars and haters of Islam. The women is the guardian of the deen and the teacher of children. They want to remove the teachers.

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