Friday, April 3, 2009

Fitna and Hijab is Oppresion?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Fitna is unwanted, undesired and definitely disliked concerning the Believer. We try to take pre-cautions, choose the right friends, stay away from haram places ect., ect., ect. But what happens when Fitna is in our own home? We turn the TV on and almost every channel is promoting sexuality, violence or use-less talk. I'm talking about the majority of it fall into either of these three catergories. I was watching a commercial about M&M's and the green M&M was wearing stilettos and I thought to myself SubhanAllah. How do you turn a commercial about candy into something sexually explicit? The saddest part is for the people that aren't religious these things become the "norm". They become desensitized to all this when in reality it should bring outrage to the hearts of every man and women.

Solution: People just turn off your T.V's.. Trust me =]

MashAllah the beauty of the Hijab and a great blessing from Allah. It's just sad how people think we are oppressed in reality we are more liberated then they are. They condemn what they don't understand, they slander what they don't know. We proudly wear the Veil on our heads, while they shamefully wear the Veil on their hearts. Now let's us ask each other, who is more oppressed??

Our society changed their values but why do we have too?- Sheikh Khalid Yasin.

SubhanAllah. You hear these misconceptions that women wear the Hijab because they were forced or for a “guy”.Let me just clear this up a believing Muslimah covers her self because Allah Subahana wa Tala said too. In Surah an-Nur Ayah 31, Allah commands the believing women to cover their bosoms and not to display their ornaments. And our society wonders why we have problems with premarital sex, babies born before wedlock, self esteem issues, cosmetic surgery, sexual harassment and the list goes on. Maybe all that "liberation" is getting to peoples heads...


  1. Assalam Alaikum. That's so true - there's fitna in our own homes, especially on TV. Even on the cartoon channels! I'm talking about the ads that come in the cartoon channels, where you're not even expecting fitna.
    Nice article, may you Allah bless you and may you always write great articles to remind us.

  2. I wrote a post on exactly the opposite point of view on covering yourself = oppression, by reflecting on this book called "Reading Lolita In Tehran." based on what was going on back in the times of the Islamic revolution in Iran, forcing women to cover up was forced in a manner of oppression. but now a days, doing hijab/niqab should be done to show one's modesty and reflect on what we Muslimahs are all about.

  3. alsalmou alaikom,
    wow! mashallah great post. i loved it. too bad everyone doesn't look at it the same way most muslims do. I mean seriously, what's wrong with modesty for god's sake?!!May Allah bless you sister for spreading the teachings of islam.

  4. Wa Alaykum as-Salaam wa-Rahmatullahi wa-Barakatuh Wa Baraktah Everyone!
    Quick it Girl: Lol please don't get me started on cartoons. I don't consider them for kids anymore!

    Bengali Muslimah: Being forced to cover up is oppression sister. Ther for it wouldn't count we must remember our intentions behind wearing it. On the authority of Ibnul Qayyim (r):

    "Deeds without sincerity are like a traveler who carries in his water-jug dirt. The carrying of it burdens him and it brings no benefit."

    InshAllah i'm going to check out that blog =)!

  5. Jazak Allah Khair Sister Malekat_el7oriya! I'm glad you liked it Alhamidullah. I ask myself that all the time haha. In all seriousness theres nothing wrong with modesty itself. Lets not forget the Christian nuns were commanded to cover up and the same went for the Jewish women. Why do they have a problem with Hijab and not the Nuns? Hmm your guess is as good as mine..

    I appreciate everyones feed back. & May Allah Subhana Wa Tala reward you all for reading!

  6. "We proudly wear the Veil on our heads, while they shamefully wear the Veil on their hearts."

    I love this phrase masyaAllah!

    Good post ukhti!

    JazakAllah Khair

  7. Salaam again..

    Actually I wanted to add as well that in fact, we are oppressed! And the reason behind it is that people are oppressing us, not because the males in our family are forcing us. They supposedly fight for our freedom when in fact wearing hijaab is the choice for many women (both muslim and non muslim alike).., a bit contradicting isn't it? And no matter how many times we say that it is our choice, there will always be people who say that we are oppressed in many ways.

    Just my two cents worth though :)

  8. It's funny how you mentioned nonmuslims that wear the hijab. SubhnaAllah, but you don't hear as much negative impute as you do for a actual practicing Muslim. I agree with you its very contradicting lol. For some reason people get this idea they can speak for us. The media will take the word of some crazy liberal (which is a tactic I might add), they get people that are so far right or far left. No moderation at all to represent Islam. Its not surprising people get this misconstrued views about Hijab.
    Its our duty to help change America 1 in every 5 people are Muslim =0. Alhamdulilah.

    Ooh and your always more than welcome to add your two cents on here :)


Jazak Allah Khair =)