Sunday, May 16, 2010

IM A Proud hijabi !

Using Hijab is one of the best ways by which Muslim women can cover their body. According to Islamic teachings, Muslim women should always cover their body in order to avoid men attraction towards them. There are many Hadiths that shows the importance of Proper Muslim Clothing. According to a Hadith, Allah (The most merciful) do not accept the prayers of Muslim women who don't cover their body properly. This Hadith proves the fact that Muslim women should follow the Islamic teachings by wearing proper cloths and covering their body as well. Muslim women all around the world use Hajibs to cover neck and hair.

Women with open hair are very attractive to men and this is against the Islamic purpose. Aisha was the favorite wife of Prophet (sallallahu` alaihi wa sallaam). She used to say that Muslim Women should always draw their veils to over their necks and breast. For a good Muslim, following the Islamic teachings is the most important thing to do. Islam has clearly defined the proper way of covering body for both men and women. Hijabs are very effective in covering women hair and neck. If you have decided, to start wearing a Hijab (Which is a great decision) then you dont even have to go out to the market in order to buy one because there are some great sites on the internet that offers wonderful services.

while you waer khimar there are things you need to do to keep modest such as

(not to shout) when talking -

And do not treat people with contempt - (31:18)

In a gathering one should sit in a way to make room for others and when (gathering is finished) one should move away.

When entering any one's house, one must take permission

If you want to take anything from others, you must ask for it from inside

those are just a few.

sometimes i ask myself why do i wear hijab ?

When I cover myself, I make it virtually impossible for people to judge me according to the way I look. I cannot be categorized because of my attractiveness or lack thereof. i feel safe from all the hate in american and i know allah is watching me.There is a barrier between me and those who would exploit me. I am first and foremost a human being, equal to any man, and not vulnerable because of my sexuality.

Compare this to life in today’s society: We are constantly sizing one another up on the basis of our clothing, jewelry, hair and makeup. What kind of depth can there be in a world like this? Yes, I have a bodyBut it is the vessel of an intelligent mind and a strong spirit.

One of the saddest truths of our time is the question of the beauty myth and female self-image. Reading popular teenage magazines, you can instantly find out what kind of body image is “in” or “out.” and if you have the “wrong” body type, well, then, you’re just going to have to change it, aren’t you? After all, there is no way that you can be overweight and still be beautiful.Look at any advertisement. Is a woman being used to sell the product? How old is she? How attractive is she? What is she wearing? More often than not, that woman will be no older than her early 20s, taller, slimmer and more attractive than average, dressed in skimpy clothing. Why do we allow ourselves to be manipulated like this?

My body is my own business. Nobody can tell me how I should look or whether or not I am beautiful. I know that there is more to me than that. I am also able to say “no” comfortably then people ask me if I feel as though my sexuality is being repressed. I have taken control of my sexuality. I am thankful I will never have to suffer the fate of trying to lose/gain weight or trying to find the exact lipstick shade that will go with my skin color. I have made choices about what my priorities are and these are not among them.

so sisters before you go to bed tonight ask yourself why do i wear hijab ? and come back and tell me i would love to hear why you wear hijab ?


Amira said...

Asalamu Alaikum,
Mashallah beautiful 4 the most part."Muslim women should always cover their body in order to avoid men attraction towards them." this part made me 'flinch a bit' First and foremost I wear hijab not for men but for Allah swt as he has commanded us so in the Quran. I feel protected in it and safe. Some of my reasons are covered in your post like being treated based on my personality not beauty or lack of it. I was wondering if you could provide daleel for this "Allah (The most merciful) do not accept the prayers of Muslim women who don't cover their body properly." I have never heard this before. Jazakaallah khair.

Effervescent said...

Asalaamulaikum. Nice post :)
Keep it up. x

@ sis Amira.
It's in the context of when doing salah. If a woman is praying, standing before Allah, and is not covered properly, then this could invalidate the salah.
Correct me if I'm wrong. But I believe that statement is used in this conext and not in the context that, if you dont cover (or wear hijab outside) then your prayer wont be accepted. If that was the meaning you interpreted from it, I hope this helped.

fi amanillah x

zainab1 said...

As salaamu alaikum Khadijah, Very nice article, masha Allaah. I really enjoyed reading this . I commend you at your age for studing reading and wanting to share your love for islaam..your love and respect for Allaah...and your love... understanding
appreciattion and respect for hijab, Alhamdulliaah!!!

For a young lady such as yourself to not be moved or ultered by the jahiliyah is amazing and really should be recognized..and not judged, not look down upon by ANYONE, especially muslims.
We must learn to look ...listen read and allow our hearts to be one of our guides, so that we can become less judgemental of others. We as muslimahs must learn to simply show support for each other especially our young sisters comming up in this deen ... be cause peer pressure is , serious.
If we have a question about something we read ...and we would like to know more we must practice our manners so that it doesn't come across as judgemantal. Or seem that we check blogs ... just to call sisters out...or just to see who knows more... Astughfirullaah
we should be ashamed of our selfs !

So, I say keep going khajidah...continue to share your love for the beautiful deen of Islaam. I support you all the way..,no judgement here...just love and support.
You rock !!! ( smiles)

khadijah said...

effersent - thanks sister . i also agree. i have read that in many places.

zainab1 - thanks mum, thanks for the advice. i will surely take it =)

Amira said...

Asalamu Alaikum,
@ Effervescent Jazakallah Khair sis yes I have read about that in context of Salat. I did not know that is how it was being referred to as.

"If we have a question about something we read ...and we would like to know more we must practice our manners so that it doesn't come across as judgemantal."

I agree. I'm sorry if I seemed judgmental or anything sis khadija that was definitely not my intention (allahu alam)its hard to show tone on the internet, I was merely curious. Ma'asalama

khadijah said...

@ sister amira- As salaamu alakium.... no problem ukhti