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Hijab: Oppression or beauty?
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Purpose: Neither oppression nor beauty!

It symbolizes modesty, decency, honour, purity and chastity!

Well the way I have understood my religion Islam, with examples from authentic sources such as the Qur'an and the Hadith (Prophetic traditions), is that hijab is an obligation upon every believing (Muslim) woman. However we all certainly are given the choice to obey or disobey the Divine laws. Religion is not to be forced upon as it has everything to do with FAITH and SINCERITY. Nothing can be achieved by force ^.~

Happy Hijabi




FINALYY! A wise believing girl with true points.

Wearing a hijab is not to look beautiful but it's also not an oppression..
It's to be unpretentious as possible.

And also a choice that each and every muslim girls can make. In the middle-east, they use the ISLAM the WRONG way.
And also, don't be mislead by the MEDIA..

BTW !!!
In the holy bible it also states that a Christian woman should cover her head!!

"If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head"
the bible 1 Corrinthians 11:3-6

Well .. why not talking about that .. he?


Wow, I never knew that such a thing was revealed in the Bible. Well, it's certainly not surprising. However, most of the Christians I have encountered always denied to understand the concept of hijab anything other than oppression. Thanks for sharing. Now this got me all curious to check out the Bible and its teachings ^.~
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Posted 3/6/09
You really have to ask the women that wear it. Do they wear it because they must, because they force them to?
Or do they wear it because of their religious belief?
Posted 3/6/09
They should be able to wear w.e they want
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its oppression women are subjugated and humiliated if they don't wear one and made to feel dirty . the majority are forced and pressured into wearing one by the men of the house. i.e father ,brother.


there was this girl in my college originally from oman and she loved western society she wanted to come partying but her family wouldn't let her (she was 19 btw) her parents telling her what to do at 19 her father threatened to abandon her if she disobeyed him.

what she used to do is come into college with her burkha , hijab on go into the toilets and change into fishnet stocking and lose her burkha she was very attractive she almost become a different person after she done this. her brother went to the uni down the street and come into college one day he never came in to college and her saw her like this anyway he acted all polite to her then he got on her mobile phone. he then asked her could she come and help him with something to do with family . anyway a car pulled up outside college 5 mins later and the she (our friend) was bundled into the car. some people tried to stop it because they thought kidnap etc , and the police were called . we never heard anything more we tried to get in touch with her and she said she was leaving to go back home to Oman , we rang the police because we were worried anyway they checked and said she was fine. her brother told her friend to stop ringing and she has gone home. what more could be done , i just hope she is ok.
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AH HA! this is where i can post my English homework *eyes shines* Now at least THAT'S one thing that's good about me doing that stupid assignment. *coughs*


Why do people judge others? In the essay, “My body is my own business” by Sultana Yusufali, she expresses that it is unjustified for us to assume the point of the Hijab is for males to oppress females, and the Hijab was a liberal thing for girls to wear. With the limited choices the girls are present to the Hijab, the lives of females that have been lots in struggle for freedom from it, and the many religious customs and culture rules regarding it. It really isn’t the society’s fault to have the impression that the Hijab isn’t a way for the girls to be liberaled.

No matter how many times people point out and argue that for a fact, girls are given the choice of having to wear the Hijab. Yet, time and time again, the choice was proven non-existent. Just last winter, December 11th 2007, Aqsa Parvez, 16, was strangled to death during a fight with her father over the Hijab at their home in Mississauga (Mitchell). “She just wanted to show her beauty. She just wanted freedom, freedom from her parents,” said classmate Holmes-Thompson of Parvez. But this piece of clothing not only stopped her, it also caused her tragic death at the hands of her own father. The Hijab wasn’t the only cause of her death. The Islamic culture of belief that males are above females in the family, and the fact that the father have absolute power in the family as also another cause, because in by disobeying her parent’s commands to wear the Hijab, she have provoked the authority of the house hold.

Even though the Muslims in society try to tell us that the Hijab is a liberal piece of clothing for the girls to wear, sometimes, that isn’t the case at all. Similar cases like Aqsa Parvez, where girls are harmed, killed, or discriminated against aren’t a rare scenario. It happens every day in the world. Muslim girls in Iran, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Sandi Arabia are often lash or sometimes stone to death for expressing their right to have basic human desires (Mahmoud). Being caught between the choices of to wear the Hijab or to face the horrors of death, isn’t really a choice for the Islamic girls at all.

As a person grows up as a member of a society, we’ll learn what is right, and what is wrong, and what the social norm for that society is. For some Muslim girls, they have to learn the exact same things. They are born in to an environment where girls and boys are treated distinctively different. Naturally the girls and people raised under such conditions would believe that everything in that society is normal and acceptable. Under all of the influences and lack of knowledge given to girls in the Islamic countries, they cannot argue that it is still liberal to follow their Islamic beliefs in wearing the Hijab.

The Hijab is sometimes one of the many ways that shows how women are confined in the Islamic world. Girls are often not given the choice or the freedom to wear the Hijab. There’s nothing liberal about that.

Works Cited

Mitchell Bob, Jim Wilkes. “Dad charged in teen’s death” The Star December 11, 2007.

http://www.equalityiniraq.com/. Monday, 05 May 2008. The Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI). 9/25/2008.
<http://www.equalityiniraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65:its-not-a-matter-of-choice-an-article
by-houzan-mahmoud-on-veil-issue-in-uk&catid=35:articles&Itemid=55>

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dezhurtroze wrote:


FNKYMNKY wrote:


dezhurtroze wrote:

Purpose: Neither oppression nor beauty!

It symbolizes modesty, decency, honour, purity and chastity!

Well the way I have understood my religion Islam, with examples from authentic sources such as the Qur'an and the Hadith (Prophetic traditions), is that hijab is an obligation upon every believing (Muslim) woman. However we all certainly are given the choice to obey or disobey the Divine laws. Religion is not to be forced upon as it has everything to do with FAITH and SINCERITY. Nothing can be achieved by force ^.~

Happy Hijabi




FINALYY! A wise believing girl with true points.

Wearing a hijab is not to look beautiful but it's also not an oppression..
It's to be unpretentious as possible.

And also a choice that each and every muslim girls can make. In the middle-east, they use the ISLAM the WRONG way.
And also, don't be mislead by the MEDIA..

BTW !!!
In the holy bible it also states that a Christian woman should cover her head!!

"If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head"
the bible 1 Corrinthians 11:3-6

Well .. why not talking about that .. he?


Wow, I never knew that such a thing was revealed in the Bible. Well, it's certainly not surprising. However, most of the Christians I have encountered always denied to understand the concept of hijab anything other than oppression. Thanks for sharing. Now this got me all curious to check out the Bible and its teachings ^.~


Your welcome!
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it is a must to the muslims to wear the hijjab...indeed its not a force, but i think women in hijjab are more beautiful than the women that didn't wear it.... i wear hijjab, and it makes me feel comfortable and i loves hijjab...and i'm truly agree with FNKYMNKY for what he said that hijjab symbolizes modesty, decency, honour, purity and chastity!...
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neither.
they look like sushis.
me=hate japan
japan=makorz of sushie
me=hate sushi.
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its clothing style to me. so it doesnt matter
Posted 3/11/09

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It's totally about choice. There are many Muslim women who don't wear the hijab and that's fine. It's not fine when the women do wear the hijab and they're constantly asked if they wear it by choice or if they're forced to wear it. Why do western cultures always assume that if a woman wears the hijab it's because she's forced to?
Anyways, it's always obvious when a woman is being forced to wear the hijab because she'll be wearing skimpy clothing along with it, making the whole point of wearing the hijab redundant.



OMG UR TOTALLY! RIGHT! am muslim and thats exactly what i think too!
Posted 3/11/09
If Muslim women who choose to wear a hijab, thats alright.

If Muslim women is force to wear a hijab or cover up her whole body including her face or else get their head cut off, like the women from the Taliban thugs. Thats oppression.
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Nothing in Islam is by force, but because we believe that God is the total wisdom, then we always obey him. To us, Islam is not just a religion, it's a culture, lifestyle, law, and way of talking, behaving, and treating.

Islam states in the holy book that Hijab is compulsory for a woman to protect herself from being molested. Seeing most of Muslims wearing Hijab is not because they have been forced with, but because from our childhood we teach our kids the right Islamic teachings. It comes to a period that many teenage girls question and doubt their faith, but in the end, they always understand that this is for their own good.

I personally respect those girls who wear Hijab a lot. Imagine if the whole world was like that, we would have a much safer world. Again, God's wisdom.

Talking about wisdom, knowledge is 29 parts, and God has given human only 2 parts. See how weak we are in our power? That is what the new discoveries has pointed at that human is only using 10% of the potential of the brain. We don't know much, we are weak by nature. We find it hard to learn from the past, we live present as we do, and we know nothing about the future. It doesn't matter you're a king or a cleaner, but a simple virus can knock you down for several days.

Many difference in cultures. For them, virginity is not normal. For us, losing the virginity is not normal. Again Islam is wise, and God's wisdom.

Latest science has really begin to discover things that Islam has pointed for more than a 1000s years. Maybe not now, but after 30 years where the world become really corrupted, the psychologists will really understand that the only solution is for woman to not show her beauty to every guy in the street.

Going back to the teachings of the Holy Bible of Isa, we find similar teachings regarding Hijab to women.

You can always email me for more enlightment
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You can't let them respect you if you're not respecting yourself. God who has created you knows what's best for you.


Posted 5/21/09

Mohamed_Husain wrote:
Islam states in the holy book that Hijab is compulsory for a woman to protect herself from being molested.


That's great and all, but when someone wants to molest you he'll molest you regardless of how much clothing you're wearing. Other than that, if it were true that the hijab saves one from getting molested then why are there still rape cases in those countries where the hijab is a must-have? Not even mentioning how many cases are being kept in silence because of the harsh consequences that might meet you.

Not going to forget to mention that if it were true that Muslim kids were taught the right way from small on then there would be no such thing as "molest" in those places therefore no need for hijabs. By your logic one must deduce that Muslims are by default good people and therefore why would the women there need to worry about getting molested if 99% of the surrounding men are Muslim?

Either way, I'm not criticising the existence of hijabs, I'm just referring to the flawed logic that's being used to justify the existence of hijabs; protect women from getting molested.
Posted 5/21/09
If she choose to wear it then its fine. These things should never be forced upon. Whether it for her protection or not bad things will happen.
Some women do look beautiful in hijab. The burqa's are a form oppression i admit.
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Oppression can really only be seen if one is left with no choice. So if wearing a hijab ever come across as an act of oppression, it is when the woman has no choice but to wear it. As users before has said, it is all about different scenarios, some families in the Islam society, think of it as passing down traditions of devotion for the religion to generation after the next, thus is left with no choice. But those that were born in more liberated families and are given a choice, they can do it because they are devoting themselves to their religion and would come off as beautiful.
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