Hijab (Real Beauty of Women)

"In The Name Of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful"

From the dawn of civilization, flowing dresses and headscarves have always been associated with “Godliness” or “God consciousness”. Even the Christian pictorial representation of the earlier prophets and their womenfolk bear familiar likeness to the dress ordained for Muslim men and women. This tradition of modesty is reflected in the Quran, wherein Allah says:

“O Children of Adam! We have bestowed clothing upon you to cover yourselves (screen your private parts, etc.) and as an adornment. But the clothing of righteousness, that is better.” [7:26]

The word HIJAB comes from the Arabic word “hajaba” meaning to hide from view or to conceal the body and beauty from the gaze of the opposite sex. The women who uncover their beauty and show off their bodies and made-up faces for all to enjoy, expose themselves to be harmed by wolves in human clothing. Allah enjoined hijab on the Muslim women to protect them from harm. God knows His creation and knows that when women make a dazzling display of themselves with immodest clothes, perfumed bodies and made-up faces, it serves to increase the sexual deviance of the overall society.

Many of those who are misguided, say that the hijab is a portable prison that restricts our minds, lives and hearts. It is none of these things, and in order not to fall victim to such misguiding plots, we must begin to understand what the hijab truly is and what its significance is. Since the heyday of the feminist movement, while greater freedom is enjoyed by the women world over today, the ramifications of such emancipation have not been without untold miseries and disasters.

The prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) said, “A man should not be alone with a strange woman unless there is a Mehram” [Refer to Bukhari and Muslim].

The term “Mehram” means the husband or the person who cannot marry the subject woman for example, her father, brother, uncle, sister son, brothers son or a brother from sucking. It is a well know fact that the unbridled in term intermingling between strange men and women instigates lower animal instincts in both sexes to such an extent that it can threat the existence and entity of the proper moral and good human society.

More than ever before, sex crimes are rampant and “liberated women” in the so-called civilized and modern societies face increasingly higher chances of being raped and sexually molested. According to a survey conducted by the Federal Government, it was found that in America, a rape is committed every six minutes. In sharp contrast, in Saudia, where Hijab is an unwritten dress code for the women, the crime of rape is practically non-existent. And the Western society calls itself a civilized society!

Some facts of America

Ø Almost four out of five rapes are committed by attackers who knew or recognized their victims (National Information for Victims of Crime, 1998).

Ø 77% of completed rapes are committed by non-strangers (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1997).

Ø Rape is the fastest growing violent crime in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1994).

Ø The rate of sexual assault in the U.S. is the highest of any industrialized nation in the world (Reiso & Roth, 1993).

Ø Approximately 683,000 adult American women are forcibly raped each year (National Center for Victims of Crime & Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, 1992).

Ø 6 out of 10 sexual assaults occurred in the survivor's home or at the home of a friend, relative, or neighbor (U.S. Department of Justice).

Ø In the U.S., a rape is reported every six minutes (Bureau of Justice, 1991).

Ø National crime studies indicate that 10-16% of adult sexual assaults are reported to law enforcement (Bureau of Justice, 1991).

A strong, modest yet outgoing woman who is not afraid to wear hijab. She can show her individuality & beliefs and is proud to do so. I see my Sisters, I see my community, I see hope for the future.

To me, when I see another Sister my heart fills with joy, I know that no matter where we come from, what language we speak, what our individual lives may hold – we are still connected !

Inshallah, May Allah Grant us all Peace and Prosperity in all Areas of Our life, Aameen !