Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Hijab doesn't stop you from anything
ASSALAMUALAIKUM WARAHMATULLAHI TA’ALA WABARAKATUH.
RESPECTED BROTHERS & SISTERS IN ISLAM.
TO ALL DEAR RESPECTED MUSLIMAHS, I HAVE THIS TO SAY BEFORE I GO…….
O MUSLIM WOMEN….Hijab doesn't stop you from anything. They do. They, the Islamophobes, Hate-campaigners, Muslim-haters, Anti-Muslim websites/links and ignorant people who judge or hate you based on how much fabric you are wearing on YOUR OWN body---or how little.
The more you wear (or the less---they don’t know because you don't flash it all at them under your robes) gives rise to the guise "extremist". As if they could tailor you into the slim suit of their narrow understanding. Violence for the sake of making one's self heard is extreme. You can be heard without violence. You can speak without words.
When You wear hijab, you will quickly be chastised by them for wearing a brand that reads "Muslim". Yes…the one who practices Islam. That's why they stop you in airports. That’s Why they ban you from schools. They who created or were born of the consumer generation, seed of this capitalistic market, the "Muslim" is a brand name that threatens their own innovations. They lack the creativity to compete with Islam. Their designs do not have the same quality---they just don't hold up. Atheism, Christianity, Judaism, Budhism, capitalism, communism, liberalism... Whatever brand they aspire to...
Islam is tailored. Individual, universal truth, beautiful and inspired, between the Creator and the Created, Haute Couture. They're just speaking off-the-rack……and you are not buying.
And they can't sell it either---if they don't own it. Sure, they can buy one or two of "us" off... at the price of this world. But they know that they don't have enough assets in all their corporations and banks that exist and have existed and will exist, to buy Islam out. Because every "Muslim" owns a share in Islam. Those who have lived and now do not. Those born, those being born, and those yet to be born. Don't hire us. Ban us from school. And then go on and talk of "freedom" all you like.
If "Muslim" is your brand to them, they must know that you wear it prouder, prouder than the flag of any nation, and God-willing will carry it longer...than your Chanel bag.
No interlocked CCs, no fancy Gs, no LVs, no Nike check, or a crown or a halo or a martyr's wreath are a better logo that give you a better status and recognition as a Muslim, than your hijab. It expresses the fact that you believe in One God, "la illaha il Allah", and you are trying to be a better person, humble, always examining yourself. It says: "I want to be recognized for that, and not the vogue of my physical appeal or the devices of my worldly station".
If they strip you naked, and prevent you from all clothes or the means to them, you will still be wearing hijab in your heart, but if you have the clothes, and you do not wear them for the fear of being recognized as a Muslim or the wish to please and obey them and others over what is pleasing and commanded by your Creator, ALLAH Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, you do not have the hijab in your heart…you get that?
Hijab is the thread of truth that is woven by our heart's understanding, to the cloth that covers our minds, our ears, our tongues, and our hands, from committing evil actions, out of sincere love for what is good and beautiful beyond us. The cloth that we cover our bodies with is called hijab but it is only the expression of that. The expression you make is the garment that covers the evil actions of others'.
That isn't to say that you don't believe the clothing that expresses your beliefs and intentions prevents the evils of others, nor do you believe men are uncontrollable beasts who will jump on any woman they happen to see uncovered. You mean after all, rapists usually take off some form of clothing in order to be able to rape, so an uncovered woman isn't any superior to a covered woman in my own mind. The expression I make is the garment that covers the evil actions of others isn't meant for prevention, it is deeply personal but at the same time, an example. I deeply believe in street fashion so to speak. I believe simply by living my own life as a good example and striving individually for success in this life and in the next, others will want to do the same: cover themselves from evil. One's sense of style in Islam to continue on this long-winded metaphor, is individual and thought-provoking. I am lowering my gaze from things that might hurt me. Hopefully I am reminding you that you should too, not that I think that you are a rapist, or a cuckoo mama if you aren't Muslim or don't cover.
They can wear a maxi dress over their breasts, hips and legs. They can wear a cardigan on their shoulders and over their arms. They can wear a scarf around their neck. And they will call it “beautiful”..
”charming”..”photogenic”..“ gorgeous”!. But when you cover your arms and shoulders, your bosoms, back and legs, and lift that scarf up so it is on your head and covers your hair (or your face) and suddenly you are "forcing your religion on them"? or you are being an "extremist"?. They express their feminity in a different way than you do. Does that mean your way is wrong? NO!!! Or maybe we just cut from a different cloth?
They say they prefer you in colour when you choose to wear black (because you like it not because its Islamic) but I bet,…they would never have the nerve to go up to Catherine Zeta-Jones or Angelina Jolie in their black evening Oscar dresses and say the same). Who are THEY to tell you what colours to wear? The muttawa?
They can wear yards and yards of fabric in an evening dress but you wear less fabric than that in your abaya and they think that suddenly, you can't walk? You are suddenly "a safety hazard" and "suppressed"?.... and they even dare to call you an "extremist"?
Your hijab doesn't stop you from anything. You have seen firefighter and doctor niqabis, karate champ, gold medalist, and politician hijabis. You ski, rock climb, swim, work in the public, horse back ride, skate, and got married all in hijab, jilbab and khimar. The only thing that stops you is "Muslims" who mislabel and the kafirun that don't want to know who really is suppressed.
NOW PLEASE WEAR YOUR HIJAB, WEAR IT RIGHT AND WEAR IT PROUDLY FOR THE SOUL SAKE OF ALLAH THE ALMIGHTY>
SUBHANALLAH! ALHAMDULILLAH! WALA ILAHA ILLALLAHU ALLAHUAKBAR!!!
from my friend.
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