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A conversation about hijaab

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  • 1. A Conversation About Hijaab…
  • 2. "I'm so tired." "Tired of what?"
  • 3. "Of all these people judging me." "Who judged you?"
  • 4. "Like that woman, every time I sit with "Oh, her, she tells hijab me to wear and hijab." music! The mother of all topics!"
  • 5. "Yeah! I listen to "Maybe music she was without just hijab…haha giving you !" advice."
  • 6. "I don't need her advice. I know my religion. Can`t she mind her own business?" "Maybe you misunderstood. She was just being nice."
  • 7. "Keeping out of my business, "But it's that her duty would be to nice..." encourag e you do to good."
  • 8. "Trust me. "Well, That was wearing no hijab, encourage that ment. And would be what do a good you mean thing to `good` ?" do."
  • 9. "It's in the "Says Qur'an, who?" isn't it?"
  • 10. "Yes. She "She did quote said me Surah something Nur, and ." other places of the Qur'an."
  • 11. "Yes, but "True. it's not a big But sin anyway. big Helping things people and start praying is with more small important." things ."
  • 12. "That's a good "What you point, but wear is what you not wear is not important important. ?" What's important is to have a good healthy heart."
  • 13. "Then why do That's you what I spend said." an hour every morning fixing up?"
  • 14. "You spend money on cosmetics, "What do not to you mean?" mention all the time you spend on fixing your hair and low-carb dieting."
  • 15. "So, your "So?" appearance IS important."
  • 16. "No. I "If it's not said an wearing important hijab is thing in not an religion, importan why is it t thing in mentioned religion." in the Holy Qur'an?"
  • 17. "You "You mean know I God tells can't you follow all something that's in to do, you Qur'an." disobey and then it's OK?"
  • 18. Yes. God is "God is forgiving." forgiving to those who repent and do not repeat their mistakes."
  • 19. "Says the same "Says book that who?" tells you to cover."
  • 20. "But the lotions, lipsticks, mascara and other cosmetics "But I set you don't like free?! hijab, it What`s limits my your freedom." definition of freedom anyway? "
  • 21. "No. "Freedom Freedom is in doing is in doing whatever the right you like thing, not to do." in doing whatever we wish to do."
  • 22. "So what? "Look! I've seen There are so many people people who who don't wear are nice to hijab and are you but are nice people, and alcoholic. so many who Should we wear hijab and all be are bad people." alcoholics? You made a stupid point."
  • 23. "I don't want "Then you to be an are a extremist or secular a fanatic. I'm fanatic. An OK the way I extremist in am without disobeying hijab." God."
  • 24. "You don't get it, if I wear hijab, "So all who would these marry people me?!" with hijab never get married ?!"
  • 25. "Okay! What "What if if I get your married and husband my husband wants doesn't like you to it? And wants go out me to with remove it?" him on a bank robbery ?!"
  • 26. "That's "Disobeying irrelevant, your Creator bank is not a robbery is crime?" a crime."
  • 27. "A "But company then that who respects would people for hire who they me?" are."
  • 28. "Yes. After 9-11. Don't you know "Not about after 9- Hanan who 11" just got into med school? And the other one, what was her name, the girl who always wore a white hijab…umm m…"
  • 29. "Yasmeen "Yes. ?" Yasmeen. She just finished her MBA and is now interning for GE."
  • 30. "Why do you reduce religion to a piece of "Why do you cloth reduce anyway?" womanhood to high heals and lipstick colors?"
  • 31. "In fact, I did. Hijab is not just a piece of cloth. "You It is obeying God in didn't a difficult answer environment. It my is courage, faith questio in action, and n." true womanhood. But your short sleeves, tight pants…"
  • 32. "That's "Really? I called did not `fashion`, know men you live in could a cave or control something women by ? First of hijab." all, hijab was founded by men who wanted to control women."
  • 33. "What about the women who "Yes. fight their That's husbands to what wear hijab? it is." And women in France who are forced to remove their hijab by men? What do you say about that?"
  • 34. "What difference? The woman "Well, who asked that's you to wear different. hijab…she " was a woman, right?"
  • 35. "Right, "But fashions but…" that are designed and promoted by male- dominated corporations, set you free? Men have no control on exposing women and using them as a commodity?! Give me a break!"
  • 36. "Saying what? You think "Wait, let that men me finish, control I was women saying…" by hijab?"
  • 37. "Specifically how?" "Yes."
  • 38. "Doesn't TV, "By magazines telling and movies women tell you how and what to what to wear, and wear, how to be dummy!" `attractive' ?"
  • 39. "Isn't that "Of course, control? it's fashion." Pressuri ng you to wear what they want you to wear?"
  • 40. "Not just [Silence] controlling you, but also controlling the market."
  • 41. "I mean, you are told to look skinny and anorexic like that "What woman on do you the cover of mean? the " magazine, by men who design those magazines and sell those products."
  • 42. "I don't get it. What does hijab have to do with products." "It has everything to do with that. Don't you see? Hijab is a threat to consumerism, women who spend billions of dollars to look skinny and live by standards of fashion designed by men…and then here is Islam, saying trash all that nonsense and focus on your soul, not on your looks, and do not worry what men think of your looks."
  • 43. "Yes, it is. It is a product that sets "Like I you free don't from male- have to dominated buy hijab? consumeris Isn't hijab m." a product?"
  • 44. "Stop "Fine. Say lecturing me! I WILL that to NOT WEAR your Lord, HIJAB! when you It is face Him awkward, on outdated, Judgment and totally Day." not suitable for this society ... Moreover, I am only 20 and too young to wear hijab!"
  • 45. "Fine." "Fine."
  • 46. "Shut up and I don't want to [Silence] hear more about hijab niqab schmijab Punjab!"
  • 47. She stared at the mirror, tired of arguing with herself all this time. Successful enough, she managed to shut the voices in her head, with her own opinions triumphant in victory on the matter, and a final modern decision accepted by the society - but rejected by the Faith
  • 48. "Yes!" - to curls on the hair - "No!" - to hijab!
  • 49. "And he (/she) is indeed a failure who corrupts it [the soul]!" [Holy Quran 91:10
  • 50. Subhana' Allah!!!
  • 51. "Nay! You prefer the life of this world; While the hereafter is better and more lasting." [Holy Quran: 87:16-17]
  • 52. "You are the best community (Ummah) raised up for (the benefit of) humanity; enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong and believing in Allah." [Holy Quran: 3:110]
  • 53. Slideshare: Xenia http:xeniagreekmuslimah.wordpress.com Source of Text: http://www.islamtomorrow.com/articles/Hijab_she_wont_wear.asp

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