Sunday, January 16, 2005

Hijab

Of all the arguments for or against wearing the حجاب, this one has to be the most... um... original
"I used to wear a hijab until I began to wash my hair more frequently. Then it became a waste of an 80-quid John Frieda haircut."

Courtesy of Anglo-Pakistani stand-up comedian, Shazia Mirza

20 comments:

  1. I want to know if there is one direct verse in Quran about hijab as covering the hair as is known today, and don't refer me to Sunna, coz that does not count in my vocabulary, and I have my reasons, and don't want to elaborate here so I won't diversify from the main subject, I need a DIRECT VERSE no one yet has given me a satisfying answer. This question is to your readers Z.

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  2. Zaydoun :)
    I really appreciate the way you glean bits and pieces of news and create a very interesting post. It is informative, entertaining, and with just the right amount of links.

    Rabab
    I am afraid I will refrain from answering your query and will leave that to the more knowledgeable bloggers in that area of specialty ;)

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  3. Hi Zaydoun ... I need your Email
    kuwaitimalawwal@yahoo.de

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  4. Thank you Jewaira.. I aim to please, entertain, inform, question, and offend in equal measure ;-P

    Mujtahed... welcome to the blog. Before I give you my email, can you please tell me what you need it for?

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  5. Zaydoun that is quite original, and "odd" but it makes sense in way since she's a standup comedian.

    Rabab to answer your question, if you're looking for a reference, run the "I'm Feeling Lucky" search on google with these search tearms; references qur'an verses hijab. You might find the answer :)

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  6. Zaydoun, hatha ikhare3 isma, la ta36eeh e-mailik!

    Rabab, i havent researched on the Hijab yet, i too will only accept only what is found in the Quran, and will go to my English/Arabic Quran with translation & tafseer (its the King Fahad print & i really like how they've made the indeces subject wise and alphabetically).

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  7. Personally, i think hijab was invented incase of a bad hair day!

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  8. In reply to Rabab and to relieve Sheba of her research I have a verse for you two that clearly answers your doubts.
    AL-NOOR chapter 24 Verse(s) 24.31 And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment save to their own husbands or fathers or husbands' fathers, or their sons or their husbands' sons, or their brothers or their brothers' sons or sisters' sons, or their women, or their slaves, or male attendants who lack vigour, or children who know naught of women's nakedness. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And turn unto Allah together, O believers, in order that ye may succeed.

    Bosom = The chest of a human, A womans breast or breasts
    adornment = Something that beautifies or adorns; an ornament

    If you tell me that hair doesnt beautify the women then you are clearly absurd.

    Check this link: http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/7736/24-030.gif

    Khimar = Hijab

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  9. ashwa ma 3indi big bossoms

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  10. أحب أنكم تطلعون على الموقع أدناه فيه تفسير واضح لسورة النور
    http://www.shahrour.org/bookListPages.php?cid=452&pid=630&page=604&bid=1&imagetopurl=drasat1.jpg

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  11. Rabab,
    Alla ysam7ich for turning this blog into a Mitwally Sharawi circle :)

    Your question still stands though.

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  12. Fatality
    Please re-read my question, I will rephrase it for you, I need a direct verse of Qoran about 7ijab as is known today. And yes hair does beautify women but not as much as her eyes do.

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  14. Rabab, God is not into fashion, he doesnt tell you how to wear your hijab. Heh you can wear a sock and make four holes in them for all that matters. Btw. the way the hijab is being worn today is yet another aya in the quran stating that what is being at present time was done before the quran or ayam il jahiliya. Umm and yeah the quran CLEARLY stated that you should wear a jilbab.. which means something close to a 3abaya.. Are you wearing a 3abaya ? :)

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  15. My God... not one of you found the quote about the 80 pound haircut even remotely funny!

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  16. Fallacy....that's coming from an agnostic, lol maybe Kuwait should take away my jensiya. Too bad i never got the chance to be brain washed to wear one.

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  17. I think it is far more important to cover your butt in Kuwait.

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  18. go back to the holy quran allah yahdeekom o ba3dain mn 9ijik int tesma3 a stupid joke mn wa7da pakistaniya ma tadre wain allah ga6ha kho hal ashkal ya khirri mirri ya JIHAD! JIHAD! il muhim..7ijab is a farth wether u like it or not it says so in the quran..make love, not war.shower everyday..i cant believe why people find that so hard to do

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  19. So now the joke isn't funny because a Pakistani woman said it?! You know, if more Muslims had a sense of humor about life..the world would be a better place!

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