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This Is Freedom by Nayzak This Is Freedom by Nayzak
Assalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],

The following article describes Hijab from the point of view of a Muslim woman:


My Journey to Freedom

It will be three years since I stood before two Muslim sisters and declared openly my belief in God (Allah) and His Messenger, peace be upon him... Stepping out of the darkness of disbelief into the light of Islam, it’s funny that I found such freedom in the very thing that was keeping me from Islam in the first place - the hijab.
Even though I get the wide gamut of strange stares, points and comments, this covering makes me feel honoured, safe and cherished.

The word hijab comes from the Arabic word “hajaba” meaning to hide from view or to conceal. Women who don’t reveal their beauty in this society and give in to this oppressive system, are looked upon as invisible, without sexuality and backward. Because I’m often mistaken for a nun, or terrorist, I feel the reactions to the hijab for many women, is the truest test of being a Muslim.

But in reality, the hijab is easy!...
In instructing us to wear the hijab, Allah has not given Muslim women more than what they can bear of injunctions and obligations. For Allah says (translation): “And we do not lay on any soul a burden except to the extent of its ability, and with Us (God) is a Book which speaks the truth…”
Qur’an 23:62
Since the heyday of the feminist movement, there has been an increasing amount of scrutiny placed on the dress and status of Muslim women. According to these “liberated” women, the hijab not only covers the head, but also covers the mind, will and intellect. They say that our dress code is outdated and oppressive, and it stops us from being productive human beings. They speak out of ignorance when they say that our hijab does not belong in these modern times, when due to the constant decrease in moral values in the world today, circumstances make the hijab even more necessary.
From the dawn of civilization, flowing dresses and headscarves have always been associated with “Godliness” or “God consciousness”. Even the Christian pictorial representation of the earlier prophets and their womenfolk bear familiar likeness to the dress ordained for Muslim men and women (e.g. the Lady Mary -may the God almighty be pleased with her-).

The God -glory be to him- enjoined hijab on the Muslim woman to protect her from harm. He knows His creation, and knows that when women make a dazzling display of themselves, with immodest clothes, perfumed bodies and made-up faces, it serves to increase the sexual deviance of the overall society. Many of those who are misguided however, would have us think that the hijab is a portable prison that restricts our minds, lives and hearts. It is none of these things, and in order not to fall victim to their plots, we must begin to understand what the hijab truly is- a source of liberation, dignity and protection.

:bulletred: What the Hijab is...
- An act of Obedience to The Creator.
- An Act of Honour & Dignity.
- An act of Belief & Faith.
- An act of Modesty.
- An act of Purity.
- An act of Bashfulness.
- An act of Righteousness.
- A Shield (against unwanted attention).

:bulletred: What the Hijab is NOT...
- It is NOT something new. Muslim women follow the example of righteous women in the past such as Mary, the mother of Jesus -peace be upon them both-.
- It is NOT a symbol of oppression.
- It is NOT required in non-public places where there are only females and close male relatives (Mahram).
- It is NOT a means to restrict a woman’s freedom to express her views and opinion, or to have an education and a career.
- It is NOT an act of defiance, confrontation or protest to non-Muslims.
- It is NOT a portable prison.



By Sumayyah Joan with a little change
Original article is found here [link]


I hope this was beneficial.



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If I am right, it is from the God almighty. If I am wrong, it is from myself.
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GCarty Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I notice her outfit is in the Pan-Arab colours — is that intentional?
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fa60om Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist
I love waring hijab Neko Emoji-28 (Yay sho happy) [V2] 
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Sweet-Turnip Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
What the Hijab is...
- An Act of Honour & Dignity.
- An act of Modesty.
- An act of Purity.
- An act of Bashfulness.
- An act of Righteousness.
- A Shield (against unwanted attention).

All this things comes from the person itself and on how she behave! Not because of a piece of fabric on her head! For example I can wear hijab but I can steal or act like a bitch, instead I can not wear it and be honest and pure and viceversa! if I'm a bad person it's not hijab who makes me better! Bed persons still the same with every kind of garment they wear! 
And shield against unwanted attentions? O_O Well so mens are like animals that cannot control their sexual urges? O_O


What the Hijab is NOT...
- It is NOT something new. Muslim women follow the example of righteous women in the past such as Mary, the mother of Jesus -peace be upon them both-.
- It is NOT a symbol of oppression.
- It is NOT required in non-public places where there are only females and close male relatives
- It is NOT a means to restrict a woman’s freedom to express her views and opinion, or to have an education and a career.
- It is NOT a portable prison.

Well again I have to say something about. First Mary the mother of Jesus never wore a real hijab but just a simple veil who covered only her hair, not even her neck and cheeks, being much similar to dupatta of Indian womens. It is not a symbol of oppression? Why not? You say hijab is freedom? Well so then tell me why in Iran all womens are protesting against it taking pictures without it? There's a page on fb called "My Stealthy Freedom".  It is not required in public places? In my country a muslim woman who took off her hijab has been poked in her face by her husband (that's was on tv news!), and again in iran girls who trys to go in public places without it are taken by police and deported! I've seen a video about this! It is not a means to restrict woman's freedom but why in some countries womens are not allowed to drive, go out by themselves, study, etc? Not a portable prison? But how about Afghanistan? 

Anyway no offence in my reply, I'm just asking since I'm a bit confused about it! I'd like to find out the truth and see if news I heared and videos I watched tells the truth! O_O 
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
NO. the silly thing is to blame the culprit alone when the victim is partly responsible.
the criminal is to blame for their crime. there is no disagreement in this. but when the victim does things that gets them into trouble, they are also to blame. a woman who wears provocatively is responsible if she gets into trouble because of the way she wears. just like the man who attacks her is responsible for his actions.
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
comment flagged as spam. and you are blocked.

reason: you are a troll with empty profile. if you have guts comment from your real account, nude freak. :no:
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Old-Marcie1234 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Can I express and discover my sexuality now?
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
in your own page you have the right to express everything.
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Animelova4evs Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love the Hijab, it forces people to see us for our personality, not our body! 
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