World Hijab Day…


World Hijab Day
“Women who wear hijab often describe themselves as being “set free” from society’s unrealistic fashion culture.

Hijab frees women from being thought of as sexual objects of desire or from being valued for their looks, or body shape rather then their minds and intellect. No longer slaves to consumerism, hijab liberates women from the need to conform to unrealistic stereotypes and images dictated by the media. Women wearing hijab have expressed that dressing modestly and covering their hair, minimises sexual harassment in the workplace. The aura of privacy created by hijab is indicative of the great value Islam places upon women.”



Just as veiling…


Just as veiling for Muslim women has become a politicized forum for Muslim women to express their defiant devotion in non religious contexts. Just as Muslim women, through hijab are seeking to ‘control the gaze’ of a sexualized modern Western society. Muslim MEN need to politicize THEIR MODESTY – they need to stand defiantly against the Modern Secular Liberal Western ‘James Bond’ masculinity of arrogance and indecency. Much of the academic discourse from Muslim and Non Muslim feminists pertain to Muslim women, hijab and explanations of gender, modernity, sexuality and empowerment. But the premise they start with is incomplete – neglecting to mention HIJAB IS FOR MEN FIRST IN THE QURAN – and Hijab is not simply about the headscarf on the woman. Hijab is NOT about women being secluded from men as a means of sexual control- but rather Hijab is about Muslim men holding an attitude and action of modesty that disables the sexualization of women prevalent in secular liberal society. Effectively, if MEN ARE NOT LOOKING AND DIGESTING THE INDECENCY THEN THERE IS NO DEMAND – AND SUPPLY DRIES UP!!!! Western liberal society propounds a gender equality based on sexual liberalism – the impact of which is seen on billboards and backs of buses. Islam contends a respect between men and women based on the the equality of modesty as a means of empowering both men and women. Islam needs revolutionary Muslim men who will militate for their modesty. To say NO! to the creation and consumption of sexualized depictions of women in entertainments and media. – Zahra Summayah

“The hijab can …


“The hijab can seem controversial, especially in the modern era. This is the fault of the men of Islam, not the women. They have not treated their women as they deserve to be treated, and Muslim men have taken to tighter dress they should have shunned. When a clean-shaven, t-shirt wearing, tight-blue-jeaned Muslim man carts around his loose-fitting hijabi wife, the disbeliever gawks at his oppression, and the believer should feel sorry for his state”- Zahra Summayah

So when will men…


So when will men get it in their heads that the depicting of women in pornographic ways, sexualizing them, undressing them in ALL FORMS OF ENTERTAINMENT…it disrespects women, it dishonours women and is insulting – and it is the epitomy of shamelessness. So tell me how can a Muslim man actually justify their involvement, endorsement or creation these shameless secular entertainments to their mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and nieces?

How r they going to justify it to Allah (swt)?

How will it be if they died immersed in this filth?

Astaghfirullah! – Zahra Summayah

Muslim men and modesty


Let me just clarify: just because a woman decides to not dress modestly doesn’t mean Allah allows a man to stare at her because the way she’s dressed. You are still responsible of not looking at her as a practicing Muslim man. Perhaps the sin is on her because the way she’s dressing, but its STILL a sin on you for looking at her. Allah won’t be like “its okay I created you men to find women attractive and for them to be your weakness so its okay you looked at her” — NO. He will say “yes I created women to be your weakness, but I sent her as a test for you which you have failed”.

“Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: “We believe,” and will not be tested. And assuredly We have tempted those who were before them. So Allah will surely know those who are true and He will surely know the liars. Or bethink those who work ill deeds that they shall outstrip Us? lll do they judge!” (Holy Quran Al-Ankaboot: 2-4)

I think the quote “Men should lower their gaze but women are responsible for what they give men to gaze at” is ridiculous. Don’t blame the woman; ain’t nobody pointing a gun to your head to stare at her. You have the choice to not look. The only difference between a covered woman and a uncovered woman is that if you stare at a uncovered woman, you both are getting the sin. But if you’re staring at a covered girl then the sin only goes on you. Don’t think you’re excused cause its your weakness. We ALL were created with weaknesses on purpose so we are tested to show our devotion to Allah. Don’t blame your weakness to justify your actions. If I’m an alcoholic and there is alcohol in front of me and I justify drinking it by saying “oh well the bottle was in front of me, it should have stayed away from my sight but it didn’t so I drank it. So blame it on this non-living alcohol bottle for convincing me to drink it”. That makes no complete sense. You cannot control someone else’s actions, you can only only control yours. So you lower your gaze no matter how a sister dresses. Then you can finally proudly say the sin is only on her. -Mo