Our Hijab
A posting on: ABDG Discussion Group -by: Sister Mujahiddah Khan

The hair is the crowning glory of every women.
Our long hair professes our beauty and most powerful of our image.
Our eyes speaks louder than our voice.
Our voice speaks louder than our body.
Our body is the very case of our being.
Our softness is a blessing from Allah, the Creator.

But this beauty becomes a medium for sinful eyes.
Allah is indeed Merciful and our Protector.
Alhamdullilah for Hijab...Niqab...and Burqah...
Truly the identity of every Muslimah.

Hijab, a covering that implies inner and outer modesty.
It is quite impossible to see the inside when one observe the outside.
Hijab is not some kind of culture or racial identity.
Rather our hijab is the identity required by Allah.

"Oh Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. )screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women so as not to be annoyed.)" (Ahzaab 59)

A Muslimah are accused of having a " fish brain " because of our hijab.
We are accused of being a " terrorist " because of our hijab.
We are accused of being an "Arab" because of our hijab.
We are accused of being an "oppressed "creature because of our hijab.
We are accused of living our lives in the "past" because of our hijab.
We are accused of being over protective of our body because of our hijab.
We are accuse of many thing because of our hijab.

Is this the reason why some of our claiming Muslimah abandoned hijab?
Without the hijab , we are completely stripped naked.
Without hijab , we are completely oppressed and exploited.
Without hijab, we are disrespected by those sinful eyes.
Without hijab , we are treated just exactly as a non Muslim.
Without hijab, we lost our outer modesty, more so affects our inner modesty.
Without hijab, we are susceptible in inviting sin ourselves.

Hijab is every Muslimah's shield.
The very identity that tells a Muslimah that ," she is another Muslimah ", one who pleases Allah by following his commandments.
Hijab serves as a form of dawah for us.
It reminds another Muslimah that this is our true identity.
It reminds the whole world that a Muslimah is a unique individual incomparable to other women.
Hijab is what makes a Muslimah.
The very identity of the Muslimaat.
Hijab, was never made a choice by Allah, but some Muslimah decided to go against Allah by making hijab a preference.