HIJAB - Freedom or Oppression
In France, they have banned the burqa, but in a democracy, where everyone has equality, is it right for France to take away the freedom of a Muslim woman. If all women have the right to wear what they want to then why shouldn’t Muslim women?
Centuries ago, most women would be expected to have modesty, worldwide. Although as time goes shamelessness is increasing. Islam is a religion where there is an attempt to maintain the modesty. Today, many Muslim women refuse to wear the hijab as they don’t want to come across as oppressed or unfashionable.
There are many reasons why it is obligatory for a Muslim woman to wear a hijab:
• Modesty –Hijab comes from the Arabic word ‘hajaba’, which means to hide or to conceal
• The hijab is a women’s identity, it is a symbol of her faith
• So people focus on personality and not appearance
• Sunnah - It is said that even the rays of the sun did not see a glimpse of Hazrat Fatima (RA) without a burqa, her modesty is incomparable and all Muslim women should follow her example.
• Wearing the hijab is the command of Allah (SWT)
Many Muslim girls choose to wear the Hijab and they see as their pride, although some Muslim refuse to wear it even though they know these reasons. Why do some Muslim women still choose not to wear the hijab and why do people see women as oppressed due to this symbol of faith?