1. This entry has nothing to do with Devil Wears Prada. Except that I am an angel (It's a joke ok) =p
2. But we are talking about hijab here.
3. How come a guy like me wears hijab then?
4. No I do not.
5. But this entry is about hijab. Basically hijab is the scarf, or piece of cloth Muslim women put over and around their heads to cover their hair and neck (not face).
6. And it is an obligation in Islam, not an option, nor a choice.
7. The question of hijab is one of the most asked questions especially by non-Muslim women. One of them is an American whom I met during Ramadhan. (Please refer Dakwah and Me)
8. While many would question Islam as truth, it is still the fastest growing religion in the West.
9. And while people may argue about hijab, out of all those who reverted to Islam, most of them are women- which proves that hijab, in and of itself is never a problem.
10. So what really is the problem?
11. Our belief in God.
12. Hijab (like many other compulsory things in Islam) has everything to do with the belief in God.
13. We can argue on plethora of reasons and logical explanation for hijab, from being a tool for women protection, to worldly thing such as fashion demand.
14. But all those can be rebutted. In many ways.
15. But who are we to deny the greatness of our Creator the Most High?
16. We were created from tiny sperm and ovum, yet now we deny the Creator and His instruction, whose words can shatter the mountains?
17. That is far too much.
18. The climax of this article is this.
19. I am not addressing this article to those not wearing hijab. I am addressing this to one who does instead.
20. Ask this question to yourself: Why do I wear hijab?
21. Is it because that's the piece of cloth you used to live with since you were young?
22. The true piety of somebody is not judged by the length of her hijab, but by the strength of her eeman (faith).
23. I have met people, who refuses to wear hijab, because she herself couldn't find a good example from women with hijab. Some are even worse (in words and actions) than those without hijab.
24. I believe many sisters out there have been encountering the same excuses from their 'non-hijabi' friends.
25. But I am not here to blame the 'hijabis'. I am here to invite you re-investigate the concept of hijab.
26. In my opinion, the word hijab must be understood beyond the need to 'hide' the appearance of certain parts of the body.
27. Because it has much to do with modesty, decency and as mentioned earlier, a sign of piety towards Allah the Creator.
28. And these things (modesty, decency and piety) are themselves not something that we can see or touch, but they should appear to be obvious, 'worn' by every men and women.
29. And I mention men too, because men are not allowed to appear naked in the public. There is 'hijab' for men too of course.
30. In short, when we are talking about hijab, I prefer to put it this way.
31. The wearing of hijab is not only about hiding. It's about showing.
32. What is hidden (covered) is the body parts, but what is shown is modesty, decency and piety.
33. The implication is obvious. Wearing hijab without being modest is a strong indication that one has not fully grasped the real concept of hijab.
34. In short, if you wear hijab, make sure you are not doing so as though you are still naked.
35. Wallahuaklam. Wassalamualaikum wbt.