Why do some muslim women wear the niqab?
Salam wr wb Sister no offense but you should not be opposed to the niqab or jilbab rather. At one point in time all Muslim women wore the jilbab/niqab because in surah ahzab Allah commanded it read surah ahzab sister. Later on surah nur was revealed and the clothing for women changed a bit and was more lax. Now women do not "have" to cover their faces it is optional BUT it IS RECOMENDED because: 1. Allah loves modesty 2. The prophet saws wives wore them and whatever they do is automatically. Recommended and best for the rest of the women. To dislike niqab is wrong in Islam because it was an order for the prophets wives and a source of Allah's good pleasure. Now it seems to me the reason you dislike it is because of ignorance and not enough Qur'an recitation and reading. Everything loved by Allah is to be lobed by ALL of us. Yes! Kuffar hate niqab! Why!? Because they can't lustfully look at our women like shaytan and their filthy souls want! And they hate for us to please Allah! Do NOT follow footsteps of shaytan and kuffar who dislike the niqab and call it oppression. When in fact it is liberation from being preyed on by men! All Muslims who have a problem with niqab need to pick up a quran and check their Oman because there is a problem in your heart that Allah can remove with his book. I mean no offense to you just clarifying and pointing out that there is a problem here when Muslims start siding with the kuffar who seek to ruin us and Islam! Email me at. Lonecoordinator@yahoo.com if you wish to speak more on this and discuss why niqab is good wholesome and beneficial! Salam wr wb sister :) __________ Hamza yusuf is a SUFI first of all. Secondly he is not crediblenif he dislikes or speaks against the niqab The true ulema love it. People should know niqab is no fardh upon them so it doesn't matter they are fine just wear hijab! We do not force niqab on the women! Only some people and families do!
As a Muslim woman, why do you wear a niqab?
Niqab is not negated in Islam, hijaab is!We find the laws of Allah in the Qur’an first and foremost, and then the Sunnah, sadly many Muslims today take the reverse approach.If it was absolutely adamant in the eyes of Allah for Muslim women to cover their faces at all costs, then Allah would have conveyed it clearly to stress the importance of that law, just like the importance of praying is stressed in more than 200 verses of the Quran definitively that there is no Muslim that can debate whether or not we must pray five times a day, Allah has made certain laws adamant and clear, to illustrate to us that they must be followed.Now, on niqab, the word niqab is not mentioned even once in the Quran!What is mentioned (and thus should be followed) is modesty.There are 114 chapters in the Quran and of this physical modesty is mentioned in two verses:One tells Muslim women and men to lower their gaze i.e not encourage lust within themselves by gawking admirably at the opposite sex. The same verse goes on to tell us that women should extend their head covers (khumur) over their bosoms. Please note that the khimar or khumur was worn even before the advent of Islam by the Arab women of that time, so hijab today is not something that was brought solely by Islam but an extension of Arab and Judeo-Christian practices, because even Jewish women then and even now wear the head scarf. So here, Allah tells women to cover their bosoms and not to display themselves so as to not inspire lust in men . Quran 24:31The second tells the Prophet to tell the believing women and his wives to wear a loose outer garment in public. The reason put forward in this verse is, ‘so that they may be safe and not harassed’ Quran 33:59So Islam is not about hindering women to the point that they are literally suffocating in the heat because they’ve covered their faces, some scholars take it to far to say that even gloves must also be worn and that a Muslim women should only show one eye! (Im not kidding) Completely ignoring that this could cause eyesight problems! Sometimes Muslims in their zeal to be “perfect Muslims” follow connotations that are not even there in the first place and eventually end up going overboard.Peace!
Why do Muslim women wear the burqa?
It's actually a misconception that women have to wear a burka.In Islam the only thing that is required is the hijab, the scarf wrapped around the head to cover the hair and chest. The burka also includes a viel that covers the face, which is not mentioned in the Qur'an.O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful. 33:59Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what they do.And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons, their sisters' sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed. 24:30-31So as you can see, the only reference made is to the headcovers, not the viel.
Why is the burka niqab hijab liberating for Muslim women?
There is nothing liberating about hijab. Women/girls are hurt and killed because of it. Some are forced to wear it, even non-Muslim women are in some countries such as Saudi Arabia. Why do you think hair is a sign of beauty but a woman's face is not? There are hadith that say only eyes should be shown and to the extreme, only one eye should remain uncovered. The verse about veils came because Muhammad's men were looking at his wives, especially when they were answering the call of nature. Also, they were alowed to have sex with the slave and captive girls, so the Muslim women needed to be covered so the Muslim men would know they were off limits. Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 4, Number 148: Narrated 'Aisha: The wives of the Prophet used to go to Al-Manasi, a vast open place (near Baqia at Medina) to answer the call of nature at night. 'Umar used to say to the Prophet "Let your wives be veiled," but Allah's Apostle did not do so. One night Sauda bint Zam'a the wife of the Prophet went out at 'Isha' time and she was a tall lady. 'Umar addressed her and said, "I have recognized you, O Sauda." He said so, as he desired eagerly that the verses of Al-Hijab (the observing of veils by the Muslim women) may be revealed. So Allah revealed the verses of "Al-Hijab" (A complete body cover excluding the eyes). Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 395: (I have shortened this hadith to show only the relevant part) Narrated 'Umar (bin Al-Khattab): My Lord agreed with me in three things: -------- 1. I said,"------ 2. And as regards the (verse of) the veiling of the women, I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! I wish you ordered your wives to cover themselves from the men because good and bad ones talk to them.' So the verse of the veiling of the women was revealed. 3. Once the wives...
Can a Muslim man choose to allow his wife not to wear a hijab?
Thanks for A2A.Firstly, a muslim man (or a woman) doesn’t have authority to allow or not allow something when it comes to Shariah (commandments of Quran).Secondly, muslim men don’t rule muslim women. I don’t wear a hijab because some man in my family wanted me to. This is a commandment of Quran, I choose to follow it and that’s why I wear it. If a man doesn’t want his wife to cover up, the smart thing here would be to look for a woman who doesn’t cover. It is not a Muslim husband’s job to make his wife wear or not wear a headscarf. If he wants her to then he should look for one that covers or at least bring it up before marriage to the one who is not covered so he can decide where to go next.On the flip side, if a woman wore hijab before she married a guy and now the husband wants her to take it off, the woman here has the choice of not obeying her husband under this condition. In general, Islam requires of women to be obedient to their husbands but there is catch and that is that they have to be obedient as long as whatever the husbands says remains within the bounds of Shariah. If she follows hijab for the sake of God, she can dismiss the husband’s opinion for the sake of God.
Muslimahs, what if your husband wanted you to wear niqab but didn't give you a reason why?
AsSalaam alaykum. I know some of you sisters wear niqab willingly. But what if you got married without ever wearing the niqab and all if a sudden your husband decided that he wanted you to wear it without giving you any reasons why? How would you feel? Would you wear it for your husband or would prefer to stick to hijab?