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Its like, as if the whole Muslim women wearing leggings with tunic and a perfect scarf as “hijab” isnt crazy enough…now the trend is to take ones headscarf and wrap it up as a turban, exposing the neck, chest…basically ones awrah, complete with said above outfit of skinny jeans/leggings and tunic…
I’m sorry but, perhaps I live in a cave but…when did being half naked constitute proper hijab…?? Why are these sisters neglecting the VERY OBVIOUS rulings about hijab being about modest, baggy clothing and a scarf which covers the hair, neck and chest…
??? What about NOT wearing clothing which is known for other religious groups…???
Imam Abu Abdullah Qurtubi: “Women in those days used to cover their heads with the khimar, throwing its ends upon their backs. This left the neck and the upper part of the chest bare, along with the ears, in the manner of the Christians. Then Allah commanded them to cover those parts with the khimar.”
Imam Abu’l-Fida ibn Kathir: “‘Draw their khumur to cover their bosoms’ means that they should wear the khimar in such a way that they cover their chests so that they will be different from the women of the jahiliyyah who did not do that but would pass in front of men with their chests uncovered and with their necks, forelocks, hair and earrings uncovered.”
(taken from What is Khimar?)
I really am hoping this misguided trend wears itself out soon…I really haven’t seen too many Muslim women sporting this trend in my city-sofar, alhamdullah. Although I have seen a few shows up for Jummah, dressed like the sister above and well…hmmm. Is it so import to them to blend in with society and dress like a non-Muslim…or that they think if they cover their scalp and luscious locks that, thats hijab…? And what kind of a message does that send to non-Muslims? We should be educating non-Muslims about our deen and one way of doing so is by sporting our hijab properly-loud and proud…they ask questions, we answer them…we show we are proud of our religion and frankly…thats the best dawah ever. Isnt it…?