Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hijab is Freedom

George : Bro, I respect Islam but just couldn’t understand why women must cover themselves. If you said God command women to cover themselves then why still majority doesn’t cover themselves? Does Islam really cruel that there is no option for women?

Khalid : Hey George. Thanks for the kind words brother. There is always an option in Islam. Example in M’sia highway, the speed limit is 110km/ph but you still see some people exceed the speed limit right? The law is there but is up to individual to obey or disobey because end of the day each individual will be accountable for their own action. So there is an option is Islam – obey or disobey.

George : If there is an option is Islam then why women MUST cover themselves?

Khalid : Bro, are you born to this world with clothes on?

George : Of course no. Everyone is born naked.

Khalid : Then why are you wearing clothes now when you are born naked?

George : Modesty brother.

Khalid : There you go my brother. You have just answered your own question - Modesty.

George : Ok. But isn’t modesty will be enough just by covering their body part and let them flaunt their beautiful hair?

Khalid : Bro, what will you do if you have RM10,000 cash with you now? Where will you keep?

George : Of course I will kept in my pocket or in bank.

Khalid : But why don’t you flaunt your asset (cash)?

George : Only crazy people will do it bro. No one would do that because by doing that you are inviting trouble especially those thieves are everywhere.

Khalid : Truly agreed with you brother. Islam protects women because they are valuables. The Creator wants them to become private property instead of public property. By covering oneself it reduces the risk of unwanted advances by opposite’s sex.

George : But we still read and heard people who are covering themselves being raped or molested.

Khalid : So in this case do you mean that bank should not install security system in their premises and engaged security personnel to guard the bank because with all these, bank still being robbed so why bother to do all these right & get the bank to just expose their bank vault.

George : You have a point there brother.

Khalid : May The Creator guide all of us, God Willing. 

A nice poem to share, from here:

You look at me and call me oppressed,
Simply because of the way I'm dressed,

You know me not for what is inside,
You judge the clothing I wear with pride,

My body is not for your eyes to hold,
You must speak to my mind, not my feminine mould,

I'm an individual. I'm no man's slave,
It's Allah's pleasure that I only crave,

I have a voice so I will be heard,
For in my heart I carry His word,

"O ye women, wrap close your cloak,
So you won't be bothered by ignorant folk".

Man doesn't tell me to dress this way,
It's law from God that I obey,

Oppressed is something I'm truly not,
For liberation is what I've got,

It was given to me many years ago,
With the right to prosper, the right to grow,

I can climb mountains or cross the seas,
Expand my mind in all degrees,

For God Himself gave us liberty,
When He sent Islam, to you and me !


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