All praise is due to Allah the Lord of the worlds, I bear witness and testify that there is none worthy of worship besides Him, Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is in between. And may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad, the final prophet and messenger for mankind, his companions, and all those who follow his way till the day of judgement.
It is very interesting to note that today no women are attacked on the face of this Earth as much as the Muslim women. The women of Islam, the women of La ilaha illa Allah Muhammadur Rasool Allah.
In France, Muslim women are fined for choosing to obey their Creator by covering themselves modestly from head to toe, in Canada and the UK they plan to ban the niqaab, while in various parts of the world, namely these same western "civilized" nations, women are paid more to dress less and yet they choose to attack the women who choose to cover more. This is among the greatest ironies ever. What have society and morals come down to? Is it really Islaam that is backward or is it the so called advanced nations and their way of thinking?
They say Islaam and religion in general, is "A thing of the past." They attack this hijaab and say that it is backwards and represents inequality and is a form of oppression enforced upon the women. What they should know is that Islaam is the religion the Almighty, chosen for all of man until the end of time. If anything is backwards, it is the modern state of society and manmade laws. The religion of Allah is complete and perfect. It needs no additions nor subtractions. Islaam is what honors and elevates the status of Muslim women. Without Islaam, women as well as men are incomplete. Islaam is our true identity and is the very thread woven into the fabric of our lives. Allah (ta'ala) says:
This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed my favor upon you and have chosen for you Islaam as a religion (way of life). [Surah al Maidah: 3]
And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him and in the Hereafter, he will be among the losers. [Surah Aal Emraan: 85]
Therefore, once a person realizes that Islam is the only way to success and the only way which the Almighty recognizes, the individual in the right state of mind will do everything to please the One and Only worthy of worship. After all, the true meaning of Islaam is submitting to The Most High.
The Muslim woman of sound faith and creed wears the Islaamic hijaab as a sign of obedience and faith to her Creator. The hijaab in itself is an act of worship. So how can a woman who dawns this way of dress be considered backward and oppressed? Who would dare make such an accusation but a hypocrite or rejecter of the pure faith?
The truth as we know it, isbound to be hated by many. There will always be those who will hate and fight the truth. So, should the believers sacrifice their worship and obedience to Allah for the sake of pleasing the enemies of Islaam? The answer is simply a clear NO.
When the Muslim women are attacked for their hijaab and face veil (niqaab) this should only increase them in emaan(faith) and these garments should become a source of pride and honor for them. This only goes to show us the true nature of the enemies and their pure hatred for Islaam. This also helps us to realize that the long awaited victory is coming closer and closer.The victory the weak suffered for and the righteous died upon is finally just around the corner, by Allah's permission. Who should take part in this victory? Those who give in to the barking of the dogs or those who remain steadfast on the truth they believe in until the very end? You choose which camp you wish to be in my dear sister.
As a matter of fact, the majority of mankind will never be pleased with the truth and Islam in general just as Allah says in the noble revelation,
And most of mankind will not believe, even if you desire it eagerly. [Surah Yusuf:103]
And if you obey most of the people on Earth, they will lead you astray. [Surah Al An'aam: 116]
And truly, most of mankind are rebellious and disobedient (to Allah). [Surah al Maidah: 49]
So, what benefit is it my dear sister on your part, if you do give in to the enemies call to remove this noble hijaab? It only confirms their hatred for the truth. Did not our Creator say they will never be pleased with us?
Never will the Jews and Christians be pleased with you until you follow their religion (way). [Surah al Baqarah: 120]
And it is indeed the case today where we see the nations of disbelief united in their war against Islam and specifically this "backward" hijaab (as they call it). By Allah, it is them who have truly gone backward. Islam only adds to the advancement and high morals and proper expectations for any society.
"Freedom! Freedom!" They say. Do they not recall the honor and freedom the Muslim woman gains in maintaining her hijaab? Have they not come to their senses and realized that the high heels and mini skirts are what their women have been enslaved to? They make their women dress a certain way and then they call the muslim woman who chooses to wear dress for their creator, oppressed and deprived of freedom! There is a clear distinction between dressing to impress men and dressing to impress God. The garment of modesty and faith always outweighs the garments of falsehood and profanity.
Have they also forgotten the honor and dignity Muslim women experienced in hijaab and under Islam?Have they forgotten about the chaste woman in the time of the prophet (sala allahu alayhi wa sallam)?The woman who was in Al Madinah and one day went to the market of the Jews and was suddenly harassed by a Jew and stripped of her hijaab. The prophet (sala allahu alayhi wa sallam) declared a war on this tribe of the jew just for the sake of one Muslim woman and her hijaab!
What would the prophet (sala allahu alayhi wa sallam) say in our times when the muslim women are being mocked at, labelled and attacked by the social media, society and sadly, other fellow Muslims? Would the prophet have told the women to integrate into society and "go with the flow"? Or would the prophet (sala allahu alayhi wa sallam) defend the honor of the muslim woman, fight for her rights and tell her to remain firm on the righteous path? You can answer the question(s) for yourselves.
Hijaab is indeed our honor and pride. We do not need western fashion and media to tell us what to wear and how to dress. Our dress-code has been clarified for us by the Lord above seven heavens. We have chosen the garments of faith and tawheed over the garments of backwardness. We say to those who attack the hijaab and hate on the niqaab wherever they may be:
"This is our way and we want no other way, so die in your hatred and rage.Truly, Allah knows what is in the hearts."