Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Al Azhar confirms HIJAB is not a part of the religion


The following statement is in reference to the "Burqa ban movement" in United Kingdom, it sounds more like a political movement to appease someone. Burqa Ban is brutish and driven by men's primal instinct to control women. No one should have the right to impose what a woman wears or not wears. However, we should seek acknowledgements and endorsements from Muslims that Burqa in it is form is cultural and not Islamic. Over a generation or two, either the practice will continue or fade for a sizable population, but it should never be forced.
Our position on Hijab
Islam is about freedom and not compulsion, Q 2:256, "Let there be no compulsion in religion". We recognize that culture is deeply ingrained into each one of us, and a full Hijab wearing woman will not go cold turkey and quit wearing the Hijab the very next day.  She will not be comfortable with it and none of us have the right to tell her to wear or quit wearing it. The change should come out of her own volition as it is a part of her cultural life.  It is like forcing a vegetarian to eat meat or ordering a meat eating person to quit eating meat.

As Muslims we should be pro-choice based on Quran and Prophet's teaching, the prophet had said, if the husband compels her to believe (in matters of faith) other than what she believed, she does not have to obey him.  Meaning a woman should have the freedom to wear full Hijab, partial Hijab or just the head covering or not wear the covering at all,  but never forced.
That is the genuine freedom, a critical value of Islam.
Mike Ghouse,
World Muslim Congress.
A think tank committed to nurture the pluralistic values of Islam. 

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This statement is in reference to the "Burqa ban movement" in United Kingdom, it sounds more like a political movement to appease the secular government. 
Burqa Ban is an useless and losing battle. However, we should seek acknowledgements and endorsements from Muslims that Burqa in it is form is cultural and not Islamic. Over a generation or two, either the practice will continue or fade for a sizable population, but it should never be forced.

Go for the winning battles, small ones and gradually big ones. You will create enemies out of average Muslims and then it becomes a fight....
is it necessary? What is the need to employ so much energy on this issue?

Several articles are referenced below, and two versions of the stories, both from Egypt, one affirms that Hijab is not a part of the religion, and another Zealot Shaykh Tantawi compels a woman to take the Niqab off. He is wrong, however big he is to compel and take advantage of his position of a scholar. Islam is about freedom and not compulsion.

A good guideline for discussion would be resisting the temptation to reject a presentation by others as propaganda.

As far as your statement,  “A statement of a Ph D thesis cannot change the ruling of the scholars of all times”, kindly note, that only God’s word remains unchangeable, and Prophet’s words remain unchangeable, provided, they are his words. Everyone else’s word should be questionable. Muslims are to read (Iqra), question and believe.

A few Muslims have been threatened, frightened and reduced to meekness with no guts to question the veracity of the scholars. With the unprecedented availability of knowledge, two generations down the road, you will see that new breed of Muslims will have stronger faith in God to question everything. They will be Allah fearing and not Mullah fearing, and they will question the authenticity of Imam Bukhari, Hanbali, Shafii, Jaffari and others without batting an eye. That is when Islam will be re-realized to its fullest extent. Right now our fear to question has put layers of dust over Islam…

I hope Gehan can provide further research on this, however the responsibility falls on all of us, we are responsible to find the truth on our own.
Some 15 years ago, we had a Muslim woman scholar giving a talk about the same subject; the Muslims “In charge” of the event were scrambling to shut the woman down, because they did not have the stomach to hear that Hijab is cultural and not Islamic.

There is nothing wrong in wearing the Hijab, if one is used to, and no one should compel the woman not to wear or to wear. It should be her choice. However, to force on as religious duty is wrong, because it is not religious. Who am I to say this? An ordinary Muslim, whom Prophet told to read and understand the book , as I am responsible for my acts on the day of judgment .  
Mike Ghouse, World Muslim Congress.

RE: MuslimsTogether :: al Azhar confirms HIJAB is not a part of the religion
This is sheer propaganda. Please give us the whole Ph D thesis for checking. A statement of a Ph D thesis can not change the ruling of the scholars of all times.
Who are these people of WMC? What is their interest?

Shah Abdul Hannan

From: [] On Behalf Of ISLAM
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 9:44 PM
Subject: MuslimsTogether :: al Azhar confirms HIJAB is not a part of the religion

here is my humble interpretation:

Finally al Azhar clarifies its position and announces that hijab has nothing to do with religion

al Azhar's endorsed Sheikh Mustafa Mohamed Rashid's PhD thesis on Sharia and Law for which he obtained a grade of excellent, where he stated that hijab is not an Islamic requirement (fard), and that the interpretation (tafseer) of the verses (ayat) and the circumstances during which they appeared has led to the widespread misunderstanding about the so-called 'Islamic Hijab' denoting covering the head, of which there is absolutely no mention in the Quran.

Yet some have misconstrued the intent and correct interpretation of the Sharia, refusing the logic and sequence of its appearance, abandoning the proper methods of citing and interpreting of the verses (ayat), their historical background and reason for them.  They have done so either intentionally, or with good intention but with lack of the essential analytical savvy.

This hijab issue imposed itself on the Islamic and non-Islamic psyche, and thus becoming the defining factor, meaning, and nature of the Islamic faith to non-Muslims, which led some non-Islamic nations to consider it a divisive political statement.  In consequence to the resulting friction, some female students have been expelled from universities and jobs, only due to their adherence to this false belief, thereby attaching to Islam a non existent requirement.

So inconsistent and misguided have the proofs of the supporters of the hijab theory been, that it would sometimes take the form of khimar or jalabeeb, which distanced them from what they meant by head cover, which is indicative of their restrictive set of mind.

'Hijab' was mentioned in verse (ayah) 53 of al AHzab, where it signifies 'wall' or 'what prevents view' and it was in regards to pure "ummuhat al mo'mineen" where a "hajib" is to be placed between them and any men.

As for verse (ayah) 31 of Al Khimar - Sourrat al Noor, that is also a redundant claim, as the intent here is the cover of the breast and neck - the background here is the covering of the breast whose exposure is un-Islamic, and not what is now understood by hijab for the head.

And in regards to the historical background of verse (ayah) 59 of Sourrat al AHzab was to distinguish between the pure and the promiscuous whores and slaves.

Finally, in the mis-use of the Hadith about Asma'a, daughter of Abu Bakr, when she walked in on the prophet (pbuh)s gathering, and he ordered her to not expose her face or palms - this Hadith is not a binding Hadith, as it is one of al AHaad and not one of the consistent, or the connected confirmed.

from the Arabic text at

1. BBC - Egypt's highest Muslim authority has said he will issue a religious edict against the growing trend for full women's veils, known as the niqab.

2. Shaykh Tantawi eventually tells even a teacher to remove her niqab!!
When the Grand Shaykh was invited to address a group of young female high-school students, he noticed one of them wearing a face-veil (niqab). This seemed to irritate his Excellency rather mightily, and, his conscience so roused, he proceeded to ask the supercilious girl to remove her veil (he is preceded by the likes of Jack Straw and Tony Blair, amongst other honorable mentions) – he charged on, blasting, “I have already told you that the niqab has absolutely nothing to do with the religion, and it is something that is from custom!”

 Atif al-Awami, vice-chancellor of Ain Shams University, added that he "personally believes that the niqab was nothing but a social habit that spread in response to motives unrelated to religion."

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  1. Hijab is not compulsary.. But covering the body is compulsary.. Even have to use leaf, boxes, wood or metal.. Please understand that hijab is not a requirement by Islam.. But covering is compulsary..

    1. Agree. At the moment this is my stand.


    2. first statement "veil is an islamic requirement" , come from invisible hand "jewish writer", their aim to restrictive muslimah freedom and to "devide et impera" islam.

  2. Is it an anti-Islamic site?

    1. ia sama ssekali bukan anti islam tapi ada termaktub di dalam alquran

  3. nice posting.. thanks for sharing..

  4. Quran says the women should cover the hair, and not even a single hair should be visible, covering with hijab the hair and the chest..thats the reason the hell will be full of schoolars and womens. how ever is ur choise wear it or not its all about ur iman, and how much fear on Allah u have. same is ur choise if u want to go jannah o yahanan.
    May Allah guide all muslims.

    1. The Quran does not have any ayat saying hair should be covered.

    2. salam....nazreen,saya nak tanya ada kah ayat di dalam alquran yg menyatakan rambut tu aurat.? apa ayat nya dan surah nya....kalau di dalam bible ada lah mengatakan rambut tu aurat buat kaum wanita mereka....baca jgn tak baca dan jangan mendengar cakapan org fasik

  5. Look. Azhar is not a body to nullify Quran and Hadith. If they really gives fatwa. AZhar body must clarify this. Hijab [not Nikab] is a mandatory. Parts of Islam. So please don't pay heed to this propaganda. Those who are working with this propaganda- they justifies sodomy and premarital sex for Islam. I know some of them. They are Like Christians who can change 'religion' by a congress and by voting. They are FITNA. They includes MPV of all kinds.

  6. "Al Azhar confirms HIJAB is not a part of the religion"
    2- Can you please show us Fatwa with signed full name, address, phone numbers so we can confirm?

    I suspected you when you write in your blog that Muslims will question Bukhari and other authentic books of Hadeeth. For you kind information Muslim scholars have questioned all the books of Hadith including Sahi Bokhari and formed rules and regulations for Hadith knowledge.

    Quran also ask all human and especially Muslims to question on each and every thing and find out answers.

    Last but not least. Hijab is part of religion (Islam) and it is proven fact from Quran and Hadith and from Sahaba (companions of Prophet) and Wives of Prophet(PBUH).

    1. jangan angan2 kosong,darimana kamu dapat fakta tentang hijap..kamu baca tak alquran,banyak org mengatakan mereka baca tapi sebenar nya sentuh quran pun tidak,yg senang mereka baca hadith yg tida di iktirah oleh nabi dan tidak ada tulis di dalam alquran

    2. Why don't you answer in English?

    3. I"ll translate it for you : Don't just have an empty dream.. Where did you get the facts about Hijab? Do you read the Quran? Many people claim they do, but actually they don't even touch it! They take the easy way by reading Hadiths - some of which are not recognised (as authentic)

    4. Thank you, I agree, the is TOO MUCH Hadith and Surah following and this Iman Said this and that. Muslims do NOT pick up the Quran and READ it, there are plenty of Good English Translations, and having read these 3 time, I cannot see Anywhere int he QURAN where it forces women to cover head/hair, but does state Cover your private parts and bosom. Many of these Hadiths are over 200 years old, after the death of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).... This is why Islam is so messed up especially in the last 30 years... Too Much Hadith Intepretation and not Enough Quaran Islam!

  7. If this thesis really exists..

    there is a rumour going around that the thesis and the student do not exist. Reputable sites such as Al monitor have taken down there articles concerning this topic, as "the veracity of the underlying article is in question..". As yet, the source of this thesis is still to be verified.

    As far as i can see from my own search is that the topic came from an egyptian paper? And before that no one knows? Where is the original thesis? Also Al azhar is quiet on the topic. If this really was a change of their stance on hijab, considering that it is undoing centuries of belief, don't you think they would have made public fatwas? Educating the vast Ummah informing them of such an important change in opinion would have involved major campaign, right?

    This whole episode doesn't make sense. Smells like a planted seed.

    Anyway, if this thesis exists and al azhar gave top marks to the student, does that mean they endorse it and have issued a fatwa, ie changed their view on hijab?

    Not necessarily.

    I remember when i was in university, they don't mark you for your opinion. THey mark you for how you argue your point, presentation. Not all marks go towards your opinion. This guy could have different opinion than his teachers but they still marked him on other points too. So getting top marks does not mean Al azhar university agrees with him.

    I respect the opinion of those who believe hijab to be non-compulsory. I was in this camp too once. But in my own studies of Quran the evidence was that covering hair is required as part of islamic modesty.

    I hope this does not split the ummah into smaller chunks as has so many issues done already.

    Stay united!

    1. Please cite the Quran here, as a prove.

      Actually, none of the verses in Quran says that "cover your hair". You must be misunderstood the whole verse of the surah. If God wants women to cover the hair and head, He would mention it as "cover your hair (and head)".

      Your misunderstood reference must be [Surat An-Nur 24:31], below:

      ﻭَﻗُﻞ ﻟِّﻠْﻤُﺆْﻣِﻨَﺎﺕِ ﻳَﻐْﻀُﻀْﻦَ ﻣِﻦْ ﺃَﺑْﺼَﺎﺭِﻫِﻦَّ ﻭَﻳَﺤْﻔَﻈْﻦَ ﻓُﺮُﻭﺟَﻬُﻦَّ ﻭَﻟَﺎ ﻳُﺒْﺪِﻳﻦَ ﺯِﻳﻨَﺘَﻬُﻦَّ ﺇِﻟَّﺎ ﻣَﺎ ﻇَﻬَﺮَ ﻣِﻨْﻬَﺎ ﻭَﻟْﻴَﻀْﺮِﺑْﻦَ ﺑِﺨُﻤُﺮِﻫِﻦَّ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺟُﻴُﻮﺑِﻬِﻦَّ ﻭَﻟَﺎ ﻳُﺒْﺪِﻳﻦَ ﺯِﻳﻨَﺘَﻬُﻦَّ ﺇِﻟَّﺎ ﻟِﺒُﻌُﻮﻟَﺘِﻬِﻦَّ ﺃَﻭْ ﺁﺑَﺎﺋِﻬِﻦَّ ﺃَﻭْ ﺁﺑَﺎﺀ ﺑُﻌُﻮﻟَﺘِﻬِﻦَّ ﺃَﻭْ ﺃَﺑْﻨَﺎﺋِﻬِﻦَّ ﺃَﻭْ ﺃَﺑْﻨَﺎﺀ ﺑُﻌُﻮﻟَﺘِﻬِﻦَّ ﺃَﻭْ ﺇِﺧْﻮَﺍﻧِﻬِﻦَّ ﺃَﻭْ ﺑَﻨِﻲ ﺇِﺧْﻮَﺍﻧِﻬِﻦَّ ﺃَﻭْ ﺑَﻨِﻲ ﺃَﺧَﻮَﺍﺗِﻬِﻦَّ ﺃَﻭْ ﻧِﺴَﺎﺋِﻬِﻦَّ ﺃَﻭْ ﻣَﺎ ﻣَﻠَﻜَﺖْ ﺃَﻳْﻤَﺎﻧُﻬُﻦَّ ﺃَﻭِ ﺍﻟﺘَّﺎﺑِﻌِﻴﻦَ ﻏَﻴْﺮِ ﺃُﻭْﻟِﻲ ﺍﻟْﺈِﺭْﺑَﺔِ ﻣِﻦَ ﺍﻟﺮِّﺟَﺎﻝِ ﺃَﻭِ ﺍﻟﻄِّﻔْﻞِ ﺍﻟَّﺬِﻳﻦَ ﻟَﻢْ ﻳَﻈْﻬَﺮُﻭﺍ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻋَﻮْﺭَﺍﺕِ ﺍﻟﻨِّﺴَﺎﺀ ﻭَﻟَﺎ ﻳَﻀْﺮِﺑْﻦَ ﺑِﺄَﺭْﺟُﻠِﻬِﻦَّ ﻟِﻴُﻌْﻠَﻢَ ﻣَﺎ ﻳُﺨْﻔِﻴﻦَ ﻣِﻦ ﺯِﻳﻨَﺘِﻬِﻦَّ ﻭَﺗُﻮﺑُﻮﺍ ﺇِﻟَﻰ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪِ ﺟَﻤِﻴﻌًﺎ ﺃَﻳُّﻬَﺎ ﺍﻟْﻤُﺆْﻣِﻨُﻮﻥَ ﻟَﻌَﻠَّﻜُﻢْ ﺗُﻔْﻠِﺤُﻮﻥَ

      [Surat An-Nur 24:31] And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (necessarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband’s fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss.

      For your information, draw their veils over their bosoms means to use the already worn veils (of Arab women before Islam) as a cover to cover the bosoms.

      History states that Arab women used to display part of their bosoms to the male, before the coming of Islam. They usually displayed them especially to their husbands before going for war. It means that they usually used the veils but not covering part of the bosoms, it was a culture there before Islam. So that the God ask women to use what already worn to cover the bosoms totally, since they had the veils already worn.

    2. Actually, it was firstly published in a magazine article in 2009, which is written by the same person, Sheikh Mustafa Mohamed Rashid.

      The magazine name is Rosa-Al-Youssef. The title of the magazine article in 2009 was "Veil is not an Islamic requirement" (Al Hijaab laysa fareedat Islameeyah).

      Then, secondly published in Al-Massa, which is an Egyptian newspaper and it was published on May 25th, 2012. It's an article about Al Azhar’s endorsement to Sheikh Mustafa Mohamed Rashid’s PhD thesis on Sharia and Law, which stated that veil is not an Islamic requirement (fard). Nevertheless, not much reaction to this controversial news was reported, at that time.

      Exactly two months after the article was published, and with Mohamed Morsy the Islamic candidate elected president, the article was once again revived. Not only has it started a heated argument, but when an official from Al Azhar was confronted he denied that the institution had ever accepted such thesis, not to mention that it had awarded its researcher a PhD.

    3. You state that from your own research you found that the head cover to be compulsory it would be good if you could use the evidence you found and share it with us. Until now i found no Quranic evidence or ahadith that states that the hair is a sin and should be covered or if exposing it was worthy of any punishment. Its a sign of piety, and a sign to be known as Muslim women. But im not interested in telling the world who i am so long as Allah swt knows who i am and what my intentions are that is all that matters.

  8. It doesn't matter if Al Azhar said it or not. Muslims will believe anything their 'scholar' tells them instead of reading things with an open mind. That is how blinded we are. You could show them any proof but they will continue to think women need to be oppressed and made to wear the hijab because they think that is what God wants. As if He has nothing better to do.

  9. I do agree with SalmanZQ. I am a Muslim myself and as much as I would like to believe that fellow Muslims can take things rationally and think rationally, there will be very strong voices condemning such a suggestion (I refer to the hijab PhD dissertation). I have lost count of the number of Muslim discussion threads where as soon as someone voices an opinion quite different from the mainstream, he/she gets accused of:

    (a)a Islamophobic who has come to the forum just to cause trouble.
    (b) a Muslim who has 'lost his way'.
    (c) a Muslim is not well-read in matters of Islam, hence, the person coming up with 'stupid questions'.

    Or being threatened with (and mind you, some of them can be very violent and scary-sounding):

    (d) hell-fire
    (e) wrath of God

    I think as an ummah, we have a very, very long way to go in terms of pondering, thinking, reasoning, rationalising. Education is the key and less pride would help too. I know of many Muslims, who are so emboldened by the fact that Islam is the truth and therefore, 'everybody else who doesn't follow Islam is so, so wrong and heading for hell', that they become so very cocky and arrogant. I know of many who are judgmental, harsh, critical and opiniated of other Muslims dont do things like they do.There is absolutely no humility in faith for such Muslims. The irony of this is just so, so shocking.
    My question is, where did we, the collective Muslims, go wrong? Our civilisation was once hailed as one of the most enlightened and knowledgeable. Something happened along the way and then, we have the arrival and the rise of strict and uncompromising interpreters and teachers of Islam spreading their 'knowledge' of Islam such that we become this sort of ummah that we are - dogmatic, unreasonable, 'my way or the high way' sort of people. I find this a very sad, sad state of affairs.
    And returning to this PhD on hijab, like I said, there will be those who are so hostile to even the suggestion of the hijab being possibly non-compulsory because mainly, people simply don't like to be told that what they have been doing all these years, what they have been taught to believe all these years, are actually not quite entirely true. My belief is, and it's a pessimistic view, is that will be generations before Muslims can agree to disagree on many matters.

  10. Denying that which is neccessarily known can lead to disbelief. May Allah show the Muslims the lamp of guidance and turn the hearts against these shaytaan egg mcmuffin mufti's and misguided individuals, who have no basis in Islamic scholarship. The internet is rife with similar kinds of claims such as these which all turn out to be baseless.

    Don't fall for these tricksters and con artist trying to spread their lies.

    1. So what's your point? And please support with sources of Sharia. You appears to be accusing others without even showing any evidence and your support argument.

  11. I'm a muslim and I agree with this blog. Yesss, thanks for your research. For such a long time I wanted to discuss about this, as I know there is no a single ayat that oblige women to cover our hair and thank Allah for there is a muslim who still have intelegence to interpret qur'an.

  12. AsSalamu Alaikum.
    I am a Muslim girl from Malaysia. Here, many Muslims believe that women who dont cover their hair in front of non mahram men will straightly go to hell in the judgement day. I believe that Allah is the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful so how can Allah punish women just for not covering their hair?

    I argued with my mom last noon. I told my mom that in Sura AnNur ayat 24:30-31 do not contain any 'hair' or 'head' word. And the word 'khumur' (plural for the word khimar) in the verse historically does not mean head covering. It means something that covers something.

    I also believe that we, as humans created by Allah have the rights to read, learn and understand the noble Quran by ourselves instead of just blindly listen to ulema, ustadz or imam at mosque or on media. They are humans too and they learned like us too before being like who they are now. My mom said to me "Who are you to challenge ulema? They have learnt about Islam for many many years. You only know a little." Well, because of this kind of thought and mindset, the strict fundamentalist ultraconservative who call themselves the 'true' Muslims will use their titles such has PhD or prof to influence us more and more. Even after explaining to my mom about the Sura verses and hadith about Asma and Aisha, my mom still said "Hijab is compulsory! There are many other ahadith that say like that! Don't you know that in hell, there will be mooooore women than men who will dwell in hell. And women's hair will be hung for not covering their hair!" I know. i have also learnt and heard about these two things.

    Furthermore, in Malay translation of Quran, in the verses 24:30-31, the word 'khumur' (which has always been translated into veil or cloak in English) is translated into 'tudung kepala' or 'kain tudung' (which both of them mean head coverings).

    Allah has given all of us mind. We have the rights to learn and analyse the true meaning of Quran instead of just follow blindly the translation of Arabic Quran into other languanges that we read.

    Most Islamic scholars that are famous internationally today are Salafis. Well, y'all should read about Salafism and Wahabism. Before 1980's there was no such thing as 'hijab is compulsory". When the fundamentalist Salafism were spread, a lot of fatwa about women's clothing were made. Actually I wasn't born yet at that time but I know about it because I have made my research about this.

    I know that I also have to learn more about Islam especially Quran. I am not a hijabi so I am worried if I will be rejected from taking Islamic courses for not wearing hijab.

    Islam is simple yet cannot be simplified. And Islam should not be made strict and oppressive too.

    Its saddening that Malaysia is following some of Salafi ultraconservative teachings of Islam. Salafi is originated from Saudi Arabia thats why Muslims are easily influenced by them. I pity tge Saudi women for being oppressed. Islam is for equality. Salafism is for male chauvinism.
    I am tired of seeing Malaysians posting blogs or posts that say that Muslimat must wear socks, very loose hijab, loose and long shirts and very loose pants. And say that very single hair shown to every single non mahram man is a sin. This is against the concept of 'Allah is Most Gracious and Most Merciful'.

    And if Malaysians see this especially the Muslims who believe that women who dont cover their hair in front of non mahram men will straightly go to hell in judgement day will condemn me badly. Malaysians like to judge women by either they wear hijab or not.

    1. Don't worry. Be happy.
      Hell is in Michigan. Heaven is Icecream. :)

  13. if you can read arabic, then this book will answer all your questions about hijab and wether it's fard or not:

    I was very impressed by the research done in this book.

  14. And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! Turn ye all together towards Allah that ye may attain Bliss. (24:31)

    Such elderly women as are past the prospect of marriage― there is no blame on them if they lay aside their (outer) garments, provided they make not a wanton display of their beauty: but it is best for them to be modest: and Allah is One Who sees and knows all things. (24:60)

    O prophet! tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested: and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (33:59)

  15. tak nak pakai itu masalah u all..dah terlambat laa...Allah taala sygkn hambanya..thts y ramai yg mula berhijab..

  16. compulsory hijab, the possibilities created by the scribes evil Jewish or Christian. a few centuries ago when the war with Islam always lose, then the other way to infiltrate al quran changing understanding. Islamic hijab compulsory destination is becoming weaker. because that man is weak in faith. easily seduced women. and that inhibited the activity of women, being stupid. when a smart woman would be advanced countries. it is easy to defeat Islam.

  17. hijab/jilbab wajib dibuat oleh para ahli kitab yahudi. beberapa abad yang lalu. tujuan supaya umat islam lemah kerena mereka selalu kalah. mereka tidak mampu perang dari depan kala itu jadilah menyusup dan berhasil. dengan hijab/jilbab wajib diharapkan wanita islam terbatas langkahnya untuk produktif. wanita tiang negara, wanita nya pintar negara akan maju.

  18. To be honest somehow I really don't understand with people who insist to wear hijab as an obligation while there is no certain ayats which bluntly state it. "....they should draw their veils over their bosoms..." doesn't that mean women should cover their chests or busts, not hair? and also when women wear normal clothes which fully cover their busts/chests without hijab will be enough? isn't it match to what has been stated on ayat?

    well but anyway, some moslems are too blindly fan to religion it's not worthy to argue.

    I just remember a quote of Albert Einstein "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind"

  19. statement first "veil is an islamic requirement" come from invisible hand "jewish writer" to devide et impera islam.

  20. There is a difference in wearing the niqab and the traditional hijab in which the face is shown. The Muslim scholars from the four madhaahib did not differ on the hijab and covering the face as a form of Modesty.
    Also, there is a rule, which states, that the custom becomes the ruling if it does not contradict the Shariah. Therefore, even if someone says that hijab is custom, it still becomes hukm sharia. Also, there are rules in ussol fiqh which govern interpretation. This person, who wrote the PhD, if they are real has went against scholarly consensus, and therefore, his or her opinion should not even be considered. As, they have interpreted the verse in the Quran according to their own desire.

  21. Dr. MUSTAFA RASHID is a bloody scumbag , it is written even in the Old Testament that the honest woman her head covered , and also in jews book the torah !!!!

  22. MUSTAFA RASHID is a bloody scumbag , it is written even in the Old Testament that the honest woman her head covered and also in jews book the torah !!!



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Planned Muslim Response to Qur'an Burning by Pastor Jones on September 11 in Mulberry, Florida

August 19, 2013| Dallas, Texas

Mike Ghouse
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Mirza A Beg
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We as Muslims plan to respond to pastor Terry Jones' planned burning of 3000 copies of Quran on September 11, 2013 in positive terms.

Our response - we will reclaim the standard of behavior practiced by the Prophet concerning “scurrilous and hostile criticism of the Qur’an” (Muhammad Asad Translation Note 31, verse 41:34). It was "To overcome evil with good is good, and to resist evil by evil is evil." It is also strongly enjoined in the Qur’an in the same verse 41:34, “Good and evil deeds are not equal. Repel evil with what is better; then you will see that one who was once your enemy has become your dearest friend.”

God willing Muslims will follow the divine guidance and pray for the restoration of Goodwill, and on that day many Muslim organizations will go on a “blood drive” to save lives and serve humanity with kindness.

We invite fellow Americans of all faiths, races, and ethnicities to join us to rededicate the pledge, “One nation under God”, and to build a cohesive America where no American has to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of fellow Americans. This event is a substitute for our 10th Annual Unity Day Celebration ( held in Dallas, but now it will be at Mulberry, Florida.

Unwittingly Pastor Jones has done us a favor by invigorating us by his decision to burn nearly 3000 copies Quran on September 11, 2013. Obviously he is not satisfied by the notoriety he garnered by burning one Qur'an last year.

As Muslims and citizens we honor the free speech guaranteed in our constitution. We have no intentions to criticize, condemn or oppose Pastor Terry Jones' freedom of expression. Instead, we will be donating blood and praying for goodness to permeate in our society.

We plan to follow Jesus Christ (pbuh), a revered prophet in Islam as well as Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) – that of mitigating the conflicts and nurturing good will for the common good of the society.

We hope, this event and the message will remind Muslims elsewhere in the world as well, that violence is not the way. Muslims, who react violently to senseless provocation, should realize that, violence causes more violence, and besmirches the name of the religion that we hold so dear. We believe that Prophet Muhammad was a mercy to the mankind, and we ought to practice what we believe and preach. We must not insult Islam by the negative reactions of a few.

We can only hope it will bring about a change in the attitude of the followers of Pastor Jones, and in the behavior of those Muslims who reacted violently the last time Pastor sought notoriety – We hope this small step towards a bridge to peaceful coexistence would propel us towards building a cohesive society.

Like most Americans a majority of Muslims quietly go about their own business, but it is time to speak up and take positive action instead of negative reaction. May this message of peace and goodwill reverberate and reach many shores.

Lastly, we appreciate the Citizens of Mulberry, Florida, Honorable Mayor George Hatch, City Commissioners, police and Fire Chiefs for handing this situation very well. This will add a ‘feather of peace’ in the City’s reputation. We hope Mulberry will be a catalyst in showing the way in handling conflict with dignity and peace.

We thank the Media for giving value to the work towards peace rather than conflict.


Thank you.


The people in Dallas are making an effort to understand and clean their own hearts first, when we are free from bias, it would be easy to share that with others. Islam teaches us in so many ways to "respect the otherness of others" and it is time we find simple practical ways of doing it.