Friday, April 25, 2014

Philadelphia Daily News Street Gazing column... Hijab style.


Unknown said...

Im sorry sir but you have been misinformed as to what hijab is and none of these woman represent Islam or Hijab.

Umm Makkah said...

In The Name of Allaah

Peace be upon those who seek right guidance! Firstly picture taking is haram and if you did not have permission to take these women's pictures they are innocent of your exploitation of them. If they gave you permission they have committed a serious sin of allowing a strange man to take their picture. The fact that you are seeing my Muslim women as attractive should give these women cause to address their dressing to attract the attention of men. I could not see all of the dress of those your photographed but those with tight pants and scarves are not covered properly and that is between them and Allaah. Some of these pictures show more material on their head than their backsides. May Allaah guide them and us all Aameen.
Abu Hurayirah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (May Allah send His blessings and peace upon him) said “There are two types of people who will enter the Hell-fire, whom I have not (as yet) seen: People having whips similar to ox-tails with which they will beat people, and (secondly) women who will be dressed yet appear to be naked. They will seduce men and be inclined towards them. Their heads will be like the swaying humps of bacterial camels. They will neither enter paradise, nor smell its fragrance, even though its fragrance can be smelt from such and such distance.” (Sahih Muslim, no. 2128)
So I want you Mr. Harley to understand if you see the beauty of Muslim women then you have not seen a real Muslim woman. Her beauty id for her LORD, her husband and her family and not for the world and it is not for you to gaze. If you see my sisters a objects for gazing then sisters this is our fault. When this man points his camera at you remember Allaah and tell him ABSOLUTELY NOT DO NOT TAKE MY PICTURE!!!

I love my sisters for the pleasure of Allaah and for myself may Allaah help us all Aameen

umm j. jugo said...

I agree with the aforementioned statments. The Muslim woman does not seek to be stylish for the public eye. We as Muslim women want to maintain our pride, dignity and respect as Muslim women upholding the commands of our Lord Allah the Most High. What you have deemed in your blog as style, we see as regression. Regression due to the fact that when a Muslim woman covers her body, she does it to please her Lord, and to belie what others believe is stylish, chic and what is currently trending. Style by dictionary definition is: a manner of doing something. We uphold our proper coverings in this manner. Style as a verb means to design or make something in a particular form. Allah has designed our religion in the way that we obey Him and remain free women.