"Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception." (Al Imran Chapter 3 verse 185)

Friday, June 30, 2006

The Veil!

When you tell us this is the western and we are free. That we don’t need to be oppressed, ashamed of our femininity
We just shake our head and speak, saying
"See the billboards and the magazines, the line and the checkout isle with their phoney painted faces and air brushed smiles. Well your sheer cloths and low cut gowns aren’t really for us.
You might call it freedom but we call it anarchy!
So............lift the veil from your heart and seek the heart of purity
This hijab this mark of piety is an act of faith a symbol for all the world to see a simple cloth to preserve our dignity"

And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like palms of hands or one eye or both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer dress like veil, gloves, head-cover, apron, etc.), and to draw their veils all over Juyubihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms, etc.) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands fathers, their sons, their husbands sons, their brothers or their brothers sons, or their sisters sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.
Surah An-Nur Ayah 31

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin: Asma, daughter of AbuBakr, entered upon the Apostle of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) wearing thin clothes. The Apostle of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) turned his attention from her. He said: O Asma', when a woman reaches the age of menstruation, it does not suit her that she displays her parts of body except this and this, and he pointed to her face and hands.
Sunan AbuDawud

Dedicated to all my sisters around the world who are struggling with the law to wear the hijab.
To my other sisters who ALLAH has blessed with the ability to wear the hijab, I think it's time we were thankful and keep our less fortunate sisters in our duas



Blogger NM said...

AWW mashallah. i remember the first time i heard DWA's the veil it almost made me cry because i was having issues with the hijab too.

Jazakallah khayr for the reminder sweetheart. It feels beautiful to be back in manchester and amongest my sisters!

although budapest was amazing and i had the best time ever! the heart is were my loved ones are.

Monday, July 03, 2006 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger NATIVE FEMALE said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself sweety. Also glad you are back with us....can't wait until you share your experiences with us.

Wa iyyaki......but I don't deserve all the other muslim sista was the one that reminded me and I thought we all deserve a reminder.

DWA's song the Veil can be somehow sentimental. It did bring tears to my eyes when....especially when it was coupled with the images(from the link)

Monday, July 03, 2006 8:24:00 PM  

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