A Dialogue Between a Flower and a Pearl Flower Pearl
One day, a brilliantly beautiful and fragrant flower with attractive colours met a pearl that lives far in the bottom of the sea and has none of these characteristics. Both got acquainted with each other.
The flower said: "Our family is big; roses and daisies are members of the family. And there are many other species that are various and countless; each has a distinctive scent, appearance etc."
Suddenly, a tinge of distress appeared on the flower. "Nothing accounts for sorrow in your talk; so why are you depressed?" The pearl asked.
"Human beings deal with us carelessly; they slight us. They don't grow us for our sake but to get pleasure from our fragrance and beautiful appearance. They throw us on the street or in the garbage can after we are dispossessed of the most valuable properties; brilliance and fragrance."
The flower sighed. And then the flower said to the pearl: “Tell me about your life! How do you live? How do you feel it? You are buried in the bottom of the sea."
The pearl answered: "Although I have none of your distinctive colors and sweet scents, humans think I am precious. They do the impossible to procure me. They go on long journeys, dive deep in the seas searching for me. You might be astounded to know that the further I lay, the more beautiful and brilliant I become.
That's what upraises my value in their thought. I live in a thick shell isolated in the dark seas. However, I'm happy and proud to be in a safe zone far from wanton and mischievous hands and still the humans consider me highly valuable."
Did you know what the flower and the pearl symbolize?Think, think, think.
EVER WONDER WHY?" Why a nun can be covered from head to toe and she is respected for devoting herself to God?
But But when a Muslim girl does the same, she is oppressed and she is reactionary!
EVER WONDER WHY? Any girl can go to university wearing as she wants and has her rights and freedom?
But But when a Muslim girl wears Hijab, they prevent her from entering university l!
Freedom What is freedom? Freedom is doing the right thing without fearing other people. Freedom is when one stops being a slave to one's desires and to society and becomes a slave and worshipper of Allah(God)
Freedom If you are free to go to the public areas all or almost naked, the Muslim woman is free to be all or almost covered.
Which freedom do you think is true: To be naked or To be covered ?
nakedness Freedom leads to sexual harassment and rape Beauty disappearance malignant cancer which affects the naked and displayed part of the women bodies particularly those women who dress short clothes.
nakedness Freedom In Canada, a woman is sexually assaulted every 6 minutes 1 in 3 women in Canada will be sexually assaulted at some time in their lives, 1 in 4 women are at the risk of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime, 1 in 8 women will be sexually assaulted while attending college or university
A sample of those accused of sexual harassment Navy officers, Managers, University professors, Senators, Supreme Court Justices, the President of the United States!!!
the President of the United States!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOFdTQAaSBs
Covering Freedom * Women feel secure and become more protected. A man does not stare at other women than his wife, When a woman covers her beauty, the man does not look at her as a woman, but as a fellow human being. Instead, he concentrates upon her intellect.
Hijab in the scriptures In Quran ( Islam ) In the Bible ( Christianity) In Torah ( Judaism )
Hijab in the Bible The bible clearly says: "If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head" 1 Corinthians 11:6.
Hijab in the Bible Open the Bible to the First Epistle to the Corinthians, chapter 11. Read verses 3-10: “But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered, disgraces his head. But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered disgraces her head, for it is the same as if she were shaven. For if a woman is not covered, let her be shaven. But if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her cover her head. A man indeed ought not to cover his head, because he is the image and glory of God. But woman is the glory of man. For man was not created for woman, but woman for man. This is why the woman ought to have a sign of authority over her head, because of the angels.”
Hijab in Torah The Torah also says, “It is not like the daughters of Israel to walk out with heads uncovered" then he says " cursed be the man who lets the hair of his wife to be seen"
Hijab in Quran And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment save to their own husbands or fathers or husbands' fathers, or their sons or their husbands' sons, or their brothers or their brothers' sons or sisters' sons, or their women, or their slaves, or male attendants who lack vigour, or children who know naught of women's nakedness. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And turn unto Allah together, O believers, in order that ye may succeed. (31) http://www.quranexplorer.com/quran/ Chapter 24 – verse 31
Why don’t many Christians and Jewish follow their Holy Books? Is their Holy Book only for the old generations? Do they think that God’s words are not true? Some want to adapt the words of God. If so, Do they know better than God? Why should Christians be angry when a Muslim has a head covering, when the bible tells them they should do it as well If you don’t wear Hijab , or don’t go to the church at all or you make some of your churches casinos and bars, this is your problem. Let Muslims follow the words of God, let them practice their true freedom.
Muslim women cover their heads and chests, but not their brains.
There are also some Muslim women who don’t wear Hijab and modest clothes. These women are Muslims but not Islam. It’s the responsibility of their relatives to advise them and show them the way Allah wants them to be. Showing your body and hair is a sin and sins lead to Hell. It’s a pity that your beautiful body will go to Hell.
Italian interior minister – Yes to Hijab Announced by the Italian interior minister, "Giuliano Amato" he could not oppose the wearing of Muslim women in the country of the veil, so as to cause a clear and simple that the Virgin Mary the mother of Prophet Jesus peace be upon him had put the veil on her head, too, the holiest woman in history, the only woman mentioned by name in the Qur'an.
Italian interior minister – Yes to Hijab The Italian Interior Minister has defended the dress code of Muslim women, known as 'Hijab', saying the Islamic law 'protects them.' Speaking at a ceremony titled "Women and Society", Giuliano Amato added that the practice of Hijab encourages respect toward women. He pointed to the positive effects that "accrue to women from adherence to the Islamic dress code" and said "It's a shame that Italy is turning into a country where a woman is either a nice image to look at or worth nothing." The minister said his country has reached a point where it needs laws to remind the society that women should be respected as human beings and not considered mere objects of pleasure
Why did a secondary school in the UK ban skirts? The head teacher of St Aidan's Church of England High School in Harrogate, North Yorkshire imposed a complete ban on skirts. Girls have to wear long black trousers instead. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/secondaryeducation/7827610/Secondary-school-bans-girls-from-wearing-skirts.html
Why have some schools in the UK and the USA started to separate boys from girls? ( Just like Muslim schools) Where is the equality between men and women?! When Muslims have similar schools, it’s a big problem and they don’t have freedom!!!
Equality Westerns say that women should have the same things men have. They should be equal in every thing!! women in the west get this equality but there is still something they forgot: Ladies Gents
the notion of the oppressed Muslim housewife is a myth In Islam, the husband has a duty to maintain his family. It is therefore a matter of course that he must work. But, of course, the woman may also work. It is not so that she cannot go out and get education or a job. But she is allowed to sit at home, it is not her duty to maintain the family.
Ahmed Deedat answering a question about Hijab http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHW6gCzpd1k
Yusuf Estes talking about Hijab http://www.thedeenshow.com/show.php?action=detail&id=714
Effects of Islam on women1-8 video http://www.mashahd.net/playlist.php?plid=2256
Californian Girl Converts to Islam http://www.islamnewsroom.com/life-and-people-mainmenu-49/861-californiagirlconvertstoislam
Hijab Song - Sami Yusuf- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYQutw5L5sw&feature=related
SAMI YUSUF- FREE lyrics What goes through your mind?As you sit there looking at meWell I can tell from your looksThat you think I’m so oppressedBut I don’t need for you to liberate me My head is not bareAnd you can’t see my covered hairSo you sit there and you stareAnd you judge me with your glareYou’re sure I’m in despairBut are you not awareUnder this scarf that I wearI have feelings, and I do care CHORUS:So don’t you see?That I’m truly freeThis piece of scarf on meI wear so proudlyTo preserve my dignity...
My modestyMy integritySo don’t judge meOpen your eyes and see...“Why can’t you just accept me?” she says“Why can’t I just be me?” she saysTime and time againYou speak of democracyYet you rob me of my libertyAll I want is equalityWhy can’t you just let me be free?For you I sing this songMy sister, may you always be strongFrom you I’ve learnt so muchHow you suffer so muchYet you forgive those who laugh at youYou walk with no fearThrough the insults you hearYour wish so sincereThat they’d understand youBut before you walk awayThis time you turn and say:
But don’t you see?That I’m truly freeThis piece of scarf on meI wear so proudlyTo preserve my dignityMy modestyMy integritySo let me beShe says with a smileI’m the one who’s free
The Martyr of Hijab The Muslim Marwa al-Sherbini was killed in a German courtroom with 18 stabs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lSmIcEbCHQ&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bSx_nwUlj0&feature=related
Videos of Shaykh Yusuf Estes http://www.thedeenshow.com/show.php?action=guest&id=4
Read more about Hijab http://www.scribd.com/doc/24876582/Hijab-Head-Cover-and-the-Clothes-of-the-Muslim-Woman