Anonymous asked: But the thing is that hijabis should know to actually dress modestly, or there is no point of wearing a cloth on your head and if you feel upset over someone telling you that, that probably means you know what you're doing is wrong
But the thing about hijabis is IT’S OUR DECISION TO MAKE. WHY IS THIS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND, GUYS? Why am I still arguing this?
Here is an example of the Prophet Muhammad SAWS correcting someone’s hijab:
Abu Dawud narrated that ‘A’ishah said:
Asma came to see the Messenger of Allah (saws). She was wearing a thin dress; the Prophet (saws) turned away from her and said to her: “O Asma, once a woman reaches the age of puberty no part of her body should be uncovered except her face and hands.”
Okay so first of all, our beloved Prophet lowered his gaze. Everyone take note. He then uses the word “should.” He does not tell her she must cover or banish her if she doesn’t. He doesn’t use force, he doesn’t use insults, he doesn’t even tell her what to do… He merely informs her. Do you see a difference in what you’re doing and what our beloved Prophet SAWS did?
I, personally, think that proper Islamic dress is something that covers everything except the hands and face and is loose fitting and does not reveal the curves of the body. Do I care if a girl wears skinny jeans? No, that’s between her and God. As long as she is made aware of the information (hadith and Qur’an) regarding hijab, my work is done. As a Muslim believer I am required to correct another Muslim when I see them doing wrong but I am not required to force them to follow it.
You know what I am forced to do, though? Prevent the oppressor from oppressing. And if you guys are going to continue hating on girls who are wearing skinny jeans because that is what they are comfortable with - then yeah. Me and my big abaya are going to be right where it belongs - between the two of you.
I know too many girls who removed the hijab because of people like you who told them how they can wear it and how they cannot and what they can wear with it and whether their wrists are allowed to be uncovered and whether they could style it this way or that and told them they were bad Muslims because they don’t wear it in the exact way you want them to.
Who do you think is really in the wrong here? Someone saying that someone’s hijab is their choice to make and should be in their hands? Or someone trying to oppress them?
I get really angry when people force their opinions on others. I get angry when someone tells me that, as a woman, I shouldn’t hold a position of power or go into Pharmacy because it isn’t feminine. Does that mean I know I’m wrong and defensive? Nope!
I think people get angry when they’re tired of other people telling them how they can use their bodies and shaming them if they are using them “incorrectly.”