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Quote Alwardah Replybullet Posted: 16 April 2005 at 12:18pm

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Firstly I totally agree with SimplyMuslim that no woman can be forced to wear the Hijab. This hold true not only about the Hijab but all religious duties, Salah (prayer), Zakat (Charity) etc. These practices if forced on any individual goes against the teaching and in particular this Ayat : "There in no compulsion in religion."

A woman who wears Hijab is showing her obedience to her Creator, just as she shows her obedience when she prays and fasts or pay her Zakat.

The non-Muslims have made this an issue because it does not serve their purpose. Fashion in the west is big business so they cannot just ignore this great potential market.

When we look from the ancient times through to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and the Industrial revolution, we find that the women dressed just like the Muslim women dress today-conservative, modest and simple.

For me Hijab means modesty, bashfulness and self respect.


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Quote kim! Replybullet Posted: 17 April 2005 at 4:57pm

Probably feminist groups have not stood against the hijab ban because they don't understand the issue. they probably think that girls and women are forced to wear the hijab, so they think that banning it is a good thing. I can understand that, assuming they really don't know that most women wear it voluntarily.

I have a French friend who says that Muslim boys in some schools make trouble by complaining about the clothes that the non-Muslim girls wear, So I suppose the feminists might also think that banning religious items in schools is a way of "getting back" at the groups who complain by demonstrating who has the "real power" in the community. ie: the majority non-Muslims.

Just a theory.


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