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Neptin

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The Folly in World Hijab Day
« on: July 29, 2018, 12:45:06 AM »
Foreword & Definitions

For the sake of this piece, we define hijab the typical hair, head and neck covering commonly donned by Muslim women worldwide.

We've written extensively previously that hijab has nothing to do with Islam, the religion contained exclusively in the Qur'an. Without adulteration with hadith, tafsir and fiqh.

We regard the hijab as just another random head wear like hoodie, head-tie, hat or cap, we respect the choice of the wearer, except for events with dress-code generally forbidding head wears.

Aims of World Hijab Day

The world hijab day was conceived as an act to encourage women to wear the hijab, to honor those wearing it and to defend the choice of the wearer against discrimination or harassment.

This is what we've been told. But noble as these sounds, we uncover hidden bias and in fact folly behind it.

Bias & Folly

For one, the world hijab day present hijab as an Islamic obligation, which is not necessarily true, there are Muslims from all denominations who beg to differ. The annual event reinforces the stereotype that all devout Muslim women wear hijab.

And so, even to the common non-Muslims, a Muslim woman without hijab is not an authentic Muslim. Such Muslim women face scorn and discrimination in traditional mosques and Muslim gatherings. Who sympathizes with these women?

For two, the world hijab day disregards the plight of Muslim women under duress of family, society and state to wear the hijab. We ask the celebrants of world hijab day, especially the Muslims among them;

"Will they approve an annual event enjoining even Muslim women to take off their hijab in honor of those forced to wear it in the middle east?"

It is only upon realizing their abhorrence to such an event that we begin to question the motive behind the world hijab day. Is it really what it is purported to be?

Motive for this writing

In the end, you can lead a horse to the stream but you cannot force it to drink. We do not bother persuading anyone to abolish the world hijab day, but we hope they keep all these in mind as they celebrate with their hijab come the next Feb/01
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Re: The Folly in World Hijab Day
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 05:03:49 AM »
The world hijab day such as is presented and promoted in Spain and in Spanish, does not say anything about any obligation, rather it stresses the freedom of every woman to dress as she wants. But the fact is that many women are indeed harassed for wearing hijb or discriminated, and that is the point. In that sense their freedom to dress as they please is trespassed.

I have never worn hijab, I never intend to do it, I personally dislike it, but in all fairness i have to say that that Day at least as far as I have seen in Spain is not promoted as a promotion of hijab but rather of support to those women who choose to wear and are punished for it, officially or not.

I wouldn't support of course any campaign to paint hijab as a eligious duty or any duty at all.

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Re: The Folly in World Hijab Day
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 06:14:41 AM »
The world hijab day such as is presented and promoted in Spain and in Spanish, does not say anything about any obligation, rather it stresses the freedom of every woman to dress as she wants. But the fact is that many women are indeed harassed for wearing hijb or discriminated, and that is the point. In that sense their freedom to dress as they please is trespassed.

I have never worn hijab, I never intend to do it, I personally dislike it, but in all fairness i have to say that that Day at least as far as I have seen in Spain is not promoted as a promotion of hijab but rather of support to those women who choose to wear and are punished for it, officially or not.

I wouldn't support of course any campaign to paint hijab as a eligious duty or any duty at all.

Salaam

Peace huruf. Reading the official website of World Hijab Day reveal that respecting the choice of women is not the only intention. A secondary significance is to raise awareness about hijab and to encourage Muslim women to who don't wear hijab to start wearing it.
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Re: The Folly in World Hijab Day
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 05:24:26 AM »
Found this about the founder:
“Growing up in the Bronx, in NYC, I experienced a great deal of discrimination due to my hijab, ‘she reflects. ‘In middle school, I was ‘Batman’ or ‘ninja’. When I entered University after 9/11, I was called Osama bin laden or terrorist. It was awful. I figured the only way to end discrimination is if we ask our fellow sisters to experience hijab themselves.”https://worldhijabday.com/about-us/

At first I thought the whole discrimination  in school thing was real. But later I found out that some hijabis were indeed "fans" of bin laden. My parents, thus, made me cut off all connections with sectarian muslims back then.
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Re: The Folly in World Hijab Day
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 08:05:47 AM »
At first I thought the whole discrimination  in school thing was real. But later I found out that some hijabis were indeed "fans" of bin laden. My parents, thus, made me cut off all connections with sectarian muslims back then.

You must have been raised by well informed parents. In the days of Bin Laden(2000s), my parents and most observant Muslim adults I knew saw Bin Laden as a victim, an hero.

Unlike me today, my parents were never exposed to reformist thoughts on Islam. Revivalists like Khomeini, in beards, robes or turban were the Muslim figures they admired; unaware of the heinous crimes and teachings of these mullahs.

I really have the internet to thank. If it were not for it, I may have become one of the very Islamist that I have opposed for the last 5 years.
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Re: The Folly in World Hijab Day
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 09:02:02 AM »
Bin Laden didn't blow up the projects tho

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Re: The Folly in World Hijab Day
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 09:12:58 AM »
Bin Laden didn't blow up the projects tho
You mean the 911 inside job investigation?

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Re: The Folly in World Hijab Day
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2018, 09:26:13 AM »
Bin Laden didn't blow up the projects tho

I know. But he was no hero as recognized by some Muslims.
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Re: The Folly in World Hijab Day
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2018, 09:35:38 AM »
I know. But he was no hero as recognized by some Muslims.
He is definitely not a hero. He is responsible for many deaths caused by Al-Qaeda who was actually funded by government of U.S.A like they are doing in Yemen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewQ3RjgvFpU

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Re: The Folly in World Hijab Day
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2018, 10:19:23 AM »
He is definitely not a hero. He is responsible for many deaths caused by Al-Qaeda who was actually funded by government of U.S.A like they are doing in Yemen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewQ3RjgvFpU

No objection on my part, pal. I'm well read on this matter.
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