Post by wisemuslimah on Aug 14, 2012 16:31:34 GMT -5
salam, I am a new muslim sis and a teen. I am so very tired of the hijab issue. Why do alot of muslimahs cover their hair because they think Allah wants them to? I really dont think he wants us to. It even says that you shouldn't imitate the prophets wives. Aren't they imitating them if they are covering all their hair and faces sometimes? Am I wrong? Are hijabis wrong? I learn about Islam everyday and I know that I have more knowledge about Islam then alot of sunnis and shia out there so I think I should have an opinion. What if the Imam tells me to cover my hair? I have a hijab but I dont know if it would be right to wear it.
Hijabis are not wrong neither are your for not wearing Hijab. The Quran does not say to wear a Hijab but it does not say to not wear one either. This is your choice, and depends on what you believe to be modest according to our socieity's standards. Wear Hijab amongst Hijabis in a mosque and dont' wear it when you are out in general society. But ALWAYS dress modestly and do not wear short clothing. People will always bother you about something. Just do what you believe to be right, and correct yourself when you see that you are wrong.
Hijabis understand the religion a certain way. As a Quranist you will understand it another way one quite a few key issues. You will not be able to come to a common agreement with them. But if you want to hang around Hijabi circles and be accepted as being modest you will probably have to wear hijab around them. but that's not really a big deal. Just do the minimum if that community means that much to you. It's hard being a Quranist because they might accept you as Hijabi but they will not accept you as a Quranist once you speak on that. So it's up to you if you want to keep their company.
This is where asking someone who knows come in handy. But there are so many frauds out there. Khiimar means covering. The Quran speaks about using them to cover your bosoms. So women are to cover their bosoms. The Quran speaks about women not making their garments short. So short garments (this is societal) are not to be worn. The Quran speaks about no walking in ways that draw attention to women's body parts even when clothed. The Quran speaks about wearing clothes in order to be respected and not harrassed or harmed. I think this drives the point home. Despite the responsiblity of other human beings, women who believe in the Quran are not to wear garments or walk in ways that will draw attention to their body parts, especially those parts that can be considered sexual. This can be done in a number of ways, but in this case it would be very wise to seek the advice of one's husband, father or brother who usually and naturally feel protective over their familial relationships with females and want to see that these women are accorded the respect that they deserve while in pubic. This can change from region to region. In some places it might be a skirt to the knees, in others, all the way to the ankles. Some places showing all of the arms and even some shoulder might be okay. In other places not so much. That's why it's good to get the idea of what the males in one's family think, because they do not want to see you objectified the way they (purposefully and not so purposefully) objectify women who they come accross who dress certain ways.
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2012 19:49:41 GMT -5 by Ibrahimi
Yeah, like totally. I'm not even Muslim but when I am with Muslim friends in public, I put on Hijab. I even wore one of those Niqabs once. Wow, it was hard to drive at first. And here in America, some people really dis you. I don't think it would bother me in UAE or someplace like that.