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Why wear Hijab?

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Why is it necessary to wear Hijab in Islam? My brother keeps pressurizing me to wear a Hijab which makes me feel uncomfortable and self conscious. Why do I have to wear a Hijab if I am not wearing provocative clothing and there is totally nothing wrong with the way I interact with males? I have non-Muslim friends who make fun of me because I wear a Hijab and I have problem blending in with the rest of the crowd at my college. Is there any way I can convince my brother to stop pressurizing me about Hijab?


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   Comments: 27     Raters: 0     January 19, 2011 at 3:14am         

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G0T50NIT (January 28, 2011 at 7:57pm)
ignorant? by all means read the link i posted down below. i mean since i 'know nothing' then go read wht a shaik ,a real sheik, has to say about wahabism!
hpyldy (January 28, 2011 at 8:49am)
Thanks Got5, for the advice! When I'm interested in becoming an ignorant who rants off at the sound of anything different and ignoring all the tenets of my faith in the name of it, I'll certainly come to you ;) I always seek an expert! Salaam - hpy ldy
G0T50NIT (January 28, 2011 at 3:22am)

A resounding voice in traditional Islam: Sheik Muhammad Hisham Kabbani is a vocal opponent of Saudi extremist Wahhabi Islam, which he says has infected many Muslim institutions in the United States
G0T50NIT (January 28, 2011 at 3:13am)
he just said sufis are very tolerant people. everything he described were saudi wahabis and talibanis. and happy lady, try looking into other sects than your brand of fundamentalism.

because its wahabis who label other muslims as 'kaffirs', and go on to kill them, look at what the taliban does in af-pak.

sipa (January 27, 2011 at 10:17pm)
When I talk about Mullah morons I basically refer to any religious leaders whose basic theology is intolerance of other views AND who insist on imposing their views on others. The morons who believe that the killing people who infringe the blasphemy laws is God's will. The morons who sooner burn down womens' schools than allow women to be educated. The morons who would enforce laws and traditions that deny women their rightful and equal role in society. I have no problem with people having differing views. Its when they force there views on others that it becomes a major problem. Wahabis, sufis, salafis, I don't care what there origin is (although the sufis I know tend to be very tolerant people)
hpyldy (January 27, 2011 at 3:42pm)
I'm wondering if Got5 has any clue how ignorant he sounds spouting off his hatred at everything desi, wahabi or simply different than he is...It's one thing to have an opinion, it's another to go around degrading everything else as if you represent some true Islam...The Prophet (PBUH) never derogated others, regardless of their actions or mindset...-hpy ldy
G0T50NIT (January 26, 2011 at 9:51pm)
thats exactly what im saying sipa. except you keep saying 'mullahs', who you really mean are the wahhabis and their brand of fundamentalism, lets be honest here.

sipa (January 26, 2011 at 8:33pm)
OK, so I think that Got50's obsession with Wahabis makes everything he doesn't agree with Wahabism.

Only point I was trying to make was, it should be HER decision to wear hijab NOT her brother's. If she feels that her faith is enhanced, strengthened, etc by wearing hijab, then fine. If she doesn't, she shouldn't. Her brother has nothing to do with it and pressuring her into wearing hijab when she doesn't feel that she needs to is exactly what the mullah morons do. Perhaps I went a little to far 'pervy'.
G0T50NIT (January 26, 2011 at 6:55am)
uh ya, dont know what you are talking about, so no im not going to call some stupid number. your not even in IL to begin with.
hpyldy (January 25, 2011 at 11:02am)
Wow, wearing hijab is such a personal and spritiual experience...or at least it should be. I don't think it's a shame on your brother for wanting you to cover as that's his perspective of what is proper. I also think that perhaps you haven't found your beauty in it because you haven't had an opportunity to choose it...no one likes what's forced on them.

Forgetting the sectarian jargon...and totally agree with you Flavor Flav! - The reality is that Islam does call for women to cover themselves...the question at the heart of those who choose to consider it is to what extent covering means.

I became a hijabi on my own accord the last week of Ramadan this past year. But I spent at least a year discovering that it was something I really wanted for me. There is so much positive and beauty in being a hijabi...but I'd much rather (personally speaking) that a woman make that commitment by herself and for herself to Allah (SWT) than prance around with a non-hijabi mindset in a scarf...

This is a long response, apologies...but it's something dear to me...As for Western perspectives...the reality is, no one else's opinion will matter to you once the decision is yours...Whatever alienation you feel at this point is only a manifestation of your personal feelings...If you are being forced now, continue to wear it until you've fully defined for yourself what you believe, and then confront your bro.

-hpy ldy
G0T50NIT (January 22, 2011 at 3:06pm)
there is nothing 'original' about wahabism, its made up version of islam. sufism is the most original islam you can get. and claiming someone 'worships graves' going on the wahabi logic, then you must worship the kaaba right?

as far the hijab thing goes, if she doesnt want to wear it, why should she be forced to? why cant her wishes simply be respected versus your fundamentalist wahabi views?

G0T50NIT (January 21, 2011 at 11:40am)
you have been living in the gulf too long. look at how they have brainwashed you. you follow their beliefs, yet cry those wahabis are racist.
G0T50NIT (January 21, 2011 at 11:39am)
ooh like your saudi made up wahabism really would?
G0T50NIT (January 20, 2011 at 4:11pm)
ya sufism is what real islam is, moderate, unlike your wahabi fanaticism who is racist towards anything brown as you have often said.
G0T50NIT (January 20, 2011 at 1:50am)
why should she be forced to wear a hijab if she doesnt want to? there is no compulsion in religion, what part of that verse do you fanatical wahabis have trouble understanding?

loveydovey786 (January 20, 2011 at 1:41am)
Basically what your brother wants you to do is get you to cover your head, and this could be done in a trendy way, there are different ways of covering the head, I checked several website in the U.K. and in the US, where one could cover there head in a trendy manner.
G0T50NIT (January 19, 2011 at 10:29pm)
noregrets, your attracted to anything who can give you a green card hahaha

anyways, faith makes the hijab, hijab doesnt make the faith, something fanatical wahabis cant seem to understand, not anything to do with 'pervy mullah moron'. forcing a female relative or wife to wear hijab has more to do with male honor and not wanting anyone to look at them if anything else.

sipa (January 19, 2011 at 9:36pm)
Wear hijab if you believe its the right thing to do and don't wear it if you don't want. Slap your brother silly if he keeps bothering you and tell him to stop being a pervy mullah moron.
Matchpoint (January 19, 2011 at 9:13pm)
"muslim guy throw two sweets one with wraper other without wraper on the floor he said to him which u want to pich ???non-muslim guy said the one with wrapper....
he smiles and said dats y we keep our women in hijab so they can be protected :) "

Someone would have to be extremely stupid to not see the difference between a human being and an object (such as candy). This is yet another way to objectify women. Something to be safeguarded, hidden inside, protected like you would do with a possession. Pathetic and sick way of thinking about your fellow human beings.

~Match Point.
MysterAsif (January 19, 2011 at 2:32pm)
All those verses are context specific, if you can marry them, you can befriend them.

It's unfortunate that Quran has such verses when taken out of context promotes hate and bigotry.