The HIJAB as Da'wah

QaiserMirza

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
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B i s m i l l a a h i r R a h m a a n i r R a h e e m


THE HIJAB AS DA'WAH

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Most Muslims are familiar with the various reasons that Allah has required women to wear hijab: The hijab reflects modesty, purity and respect; it lessens temptation so that more serious sins will be avoided; it protects women from the harm and molestation of evil men; a woman who wears hijab will be evaluated for her intelligence and skills rather than her appearance.



One important aspect that is often overlooked, however, is thatthe hijab is a symbol of Muslim identity. A woman who covers her head is making a statement that she is a member of the Muslim community and that she follows a particular code of moral conduct.

white_hijab.jpg


Allah says:"O Prophet, tell your wives and daughters and the believing women to draw their outer garments around them. That is more suitable that they will be known (as Muslims and chaste believing women) and not be abused."
[Qur'an, 33:59]
"...that they will be known..."



In America, where Islam is the fastest growing religion (Alhumdulillah) , many people are coming to know what this head covering really signifies and to understand the religion that mandates it. The hijab, in effect, is an amazingly powerful tool for dawah; one that Muslims themselves are probably not even aware of. As with any tool, the key for effectiveness is appropriate and knowledgeaing people to the true religion.


How can a woman perform dawah for Islam when she is not even practicing it herself? To do this would be a form of hypocrisy and it will not be successful.



Once a woman begins to wear hijab she completes a large portion of her responsibility for dawah with very little effort.Each time that she goes to the grocery store, the library, to work, to school, or to any other public place, she is spreading the magnificent message of Islam.This is not only because of the outer hijab that she wears, but more importantly, the modesty of her behavior that accompanies it.


When a woman refrains from flirting with men, limits physical contact, and is reserved and respectful, people may become curious and want to learn more about this intriguing faith. It may just sow the seeds of something wonderful.

At the University where I teach (which happens to be a private, Catholic school), women are often interested in my manner of dress and demeanor. Each semester I have at h today there is a law that requires women to cover their heads in church?"

"Have you read in I Corinthians (Bible, 11:3-10) the verses that Paul wrote:
'Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head.
And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head - it is just as though her head were shaved. If a woman doesn't cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or shaved off, she should cover her head."


"Did you know that there are some Christian denominations, namely the Amish and the Mennonites, who still require women to wear the head covering?"



"Were you aware that is was the custom of Jewish women to go out in public with a head covering and that some denominations still practice this today?
This can also be a cogent segue to more crucial topics such as the fact that Moses, alayhes salam, Jesus, alayhes salam and Muhammad, sallalahu allahe wa salam, were all prophets of the same God and that they each carried the same basic message.



Islam corrected the errors that had been introduced into previous revelations by humans and completed the process that was planned by Allah.



We should be proud to be Muslim.

We should also be grateful for the gift that Allah has given to each one of us: The perfect truth of Islam that is our key to paradise. All others are being deluded by Satan and following paths to destruction.

With our gift comes the responsibility to share the truth with those who are less fortunate.

We are all responsible to carry the light of Islam.

The hijab is an outward manifestation of this light that burns within, and it can be an effective tool for fulfillment of our obligation.

We choose whether to develop this light into a bright, radiant star or let it be extinguished by foolish and selfish desires.

By Dr. Aisha Hamdan, AlJumuah Magazine,
Volume 10, Issue 5, Jumaada-A- Ulaa, 1419h

 

hassam

MPA (400+ posts)
Bismillah63.jpg


B i s m i l l a a h i r R a h m a a n i r R a h e e m

THE HIJAB AS DA'WAH


women%20in%20hijab.jpg





Most Muslims are familiar with the various reasons that Allah has required women to wear hijab: The hijab reflects modesty, purity and respect; it lessens temptation so that more serious sins will be avoided; it protects women from the harm and molestation of evil men; a woman who wears hijab will be evaluated for her intelligence and skills rather than her appearance.



One important aspect that is often overlooked, however, is thatthe hijab is a symbol of Muslim identity. A woman who covers her head is making a statement that she is a member of the Muslim community and that she follows a particular code of moral conduct.

white_hijab.jpg


Allah says:"O Prophet, tell your wives and daughters and the believing women to draw their outer garments around them. That is more suitable that they will be known (as Muslims and chaste believing women) and not be abused."
[Qur'an, 33:59]
"...that they will be known..."



In America, where Islam is the fastest growing religion (Alhumdulillah) , many people are coming to know what this head covering really signifies and to understand the religion that mandates it. The hijab, in effect, is an amazingly powerful tool for dawah; one that Muslims themselves are probably not even aware of. As with any tool, the key for effectiveness is appropriate and knowledgeaing people to the true religion.


How can a woman perform dawah for Islam when she is not even practicing it herself? To do this would be a form of hypocrisy and it will not be successful.



Once a woman begins to wear hijab she completes a large portion of her responsibility for dawah with very little effort.Each time that she goes to the grocery store, the library, to work, to school, or to any other public place, she is spreading the magnificent message of Islam.This is not only because of the outer hijab that she wears, but more importantly, the modesty of her behavior that accompanies it.


When a woman refrains from flirting with men, limits physical contact, and is reserved and respectful, people may become curious and want to learn more about this intriguing faith. It may just sow the seeds of something wonderful.

At the University where I teach (which happens to be a private, Catholic school), women are often interested in my manner of dress and demeanor. Each semester I have at h today there is a law that requires women to cover their heads in church?"

"Have you read in I Corinthians (Bible, 11:3-10) the verses that Paul wrote:
'Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head.
And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head - it is just as though her head were shaved. If a woman doesn't cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or shaved off, she should cover her head."


"Did you know that there are some Christian denominations, namely the Amish and the Mennonites, who still require women to wear the head covering?"



"Were you aware that is was the custom of Jewish women to go out in public with a head covering and that some denominations still practice this today?
This can also be a cogent segue to more crucial topics such as the fact that Moses, alayhes salam, Jesus, alayhes salam and Muhammad, sallalahu allahe wa salam, were all prophets of the same God and that they each carried the same basic message.



Islam corrected the errors that had been introduced into previous revelations by humans and completed the process that was planned by Allah.



We should be proud to be Muslim.

We should also be grateful for the gift that Allah has given to each one of us: The perfect truth of Islam that is our key to paradise. All others are being deluded by Satan and following paths to destruction.

With our gift comes the responsibility to share the truth with those who are less fortunate.

We are all responsible to carry the light of Islam.

The hijab is an outward manifestation of this light that burns within, and it can be an effective tool for fulfillment of our obligation.

We choose whether to develop this light into a bright, radiant star or let it be extinguished by foolish and selfish desires.

By Dr. Aisha Hamdan, AlJumuah Magazine,
Volume 10, Issue 5, Jumaada-A- Ulaa, 1419h


It will make all of us feel better if we also start talking about modesty for men as prescribed by Islam. The behavior that is expected from a muslim men. In my entire life what I have felt is muslim men is more concerned about why hijab is more important for girls than to teach their sons about morality, about Haya, about lowering the gaze. The way websites are flooded with posts on hijab I would like see posts on the following topics.

1- Tell the guys Islam prohibits using bad language. This is considered a sign of maturity in our society.
2- Tell the guys why they should lower their gaze.
3- Tell the guys why they should respect the women of their society.
4- Tell the guys what is our responsibility as a muslim men towards muslim women rather than what rights we exercise over them.
5- Tell the guys if they use abusive language and stand on the doors of girls college what are they earning for their life after.
6- Teach the guys respect other women like you would your own sisters and mothers.
7- Teach the guys that women is not an animal that would act as a show piece for them.

I am sick and tired of the mentality of the men of our muslim society. For guys as soon as they are in high school, running after girls is a sign of maturity. There are some sick minded people who think that since their sisters take hijab and other are not they are out there in their market for their pelasure. I understand hijab is great but becuase of our backward sick mentality where we consider women a show piece and allow men to practice any sort of pleasure, the hijab can not even protect women of our society. There are many many guys who do not hav eyes but x-ray machines and I get more sick when there are educated guys who laugh at their puns and consider such Luchar cader of idiots smart. The parents ignore the debauchery of their sons considering them act of adolesence.

We should storm the websites and our homes and our neighbourhood with the contents and materials that tell our idiot generation that what is Haya and that we are going on a path of fun that bears severe punishment for all of us.
 
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usiddiqi

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It will make all of us feel better if we also start talking about modesty for men as prescribed by Islam. The behavior that is expected from a muslim men. In my entire life what I have felt is muslim men is more concerned about why hijab is more important for girls than to teach their sons about morality, about Haya, about lowering the gaze. The way websites are flooded with posts on hijab I would like see posts on the following topics.

1- Tell the guys Islam prohibits using bad language. This is considered a sign of maturity in our society.
2- Tell the guys why they should lower their gaze.
3- Tell the guys why they should respect the women of their society.
4- Tell the guys what is our responsibility as a muslim men towards muslim women rather than what rights we exercise over them.
5- Tell the guys if they use abusive language and stand on the doors of girls college what are they earning for their life after.
6- Teach the guys respect other women like you would your own sisters and mothers.
7- Teach the guys that women is not an animal that would act as a show piece for them.

I am sick and tired of the mentality of the men of our muslim society. For guys as soon as they are in high school, running after girls is a sign of maturity. There are some sick minded people who think that since their sisters take hijab and other are not they are out there in their market for their pelasure. I understand hijab is great but becuase of our backward sick mentality where we consider women a show piece and allow men to practice any sort of pleasure, the hijab can not even protect women of our society. There are many many guys who do not hav eyes but x-ray machines and I get more sick when there are educated guys who laugh at their puns and consider such Luchar cader of idiots smart. The parents ignore the debauchery of their sons considering them act of adolesence.

We should storm the websites and our homes and hour neighbourhood with the contents and materials that tell our idiot generation that what is Haya and that we are going on a path of fun that bears severe punishment for all of us.

very true.

Wsalam