The war on Hijab Why and how we respond
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dear beloved Blood Brothers and Sisters in Islam.
I will speak about a subject
usually I don't approach.
And it is left for
the scholars, which I'm not one of them to discuss the details of felucca
and do add an activist like myself,
usually do not go into
things like this.
and what is going on around us, not only in this country, but around the world
makes it very important for us
to pay attention
and to sprang into immediate action.
Court of Justice just two days ago
passed a ruling
basically, to ban
The target of this ban
is to ban basically the hijab, the Muslim women's head cover their modesty cover
and to allow European companies to legally ban Muslims from practicing their faith in public.
And that is the equivalent
of the Supreme Court that we have in the United States.
And the issue of the hijab
enemies of Islam that wants to get
body of this Muslim Ummah and want to have a big crack
into the shell and the wall that surrounds our OMA
issue of hijab now can get presented as a controversial issue.
But if we just go back
one century back, there is no controversy
in the books of Flippa. And the books of jurisprudence of Islam, about hijab, you don't see any traditional books that are having debates about whether hijab is obligatory upon women, Muslim women are not. All of these ideas started with the European,
with the Middle Eastern, and in the Muslim world being opened to the European cultures,
and scored the liberation of women.
And now we have Muslims.
People that follow
the religion of Islam, that have been promoting the idea
that a job is optional.
It's not an obligation.
And that we have now legal ruling
women, Muslim women
an essential part of their religion if they want to follow it in public places.
So this is something that we need to talk about. And we need to understand, and our men and women, our brothers and sisters and our young brothers and sisters, need to understand what this is all about.
What is hijab?
What does it mean?
If we actually look in the Quran
and if you want to do a word search in the Quran, about the word hijab, it never not one time in the Quran came to mean the scarf the head cover
that we call today, hijab.
It doesn't mean that piece of clothing that we recognize now as the headcover.
Whichever name in the culture that we have, it never came in the Quran has hijab. Though the word hijab in the Quran has been used several times, to mean a barrier or a veil.
Allah says that it is not for human beings to for to speak to Allah except Illamasqua if hijab except behind a veil
and then a hijab upon the wives of the Prophet sallahu wa salam was the same thing. They had to speak to people behind a curtain, not just not speaking about a veil that they put upon their heads. It's not a scarf.
The proper word
used by the Arabs, just like any other piece of clothing, they had this specific word for every special word piece of clothing, Cummins said Juan Rida Mizar
the headscarf is called Emaar.
And that's the word that is used in the Quran.
So if you are to do a word search, you're not going to look for a job. You're going to look for EMR
and ALLAH SubhanA wa to Allah, when he made
wearing that obligatory upon the Muslim women
he taught us how to do it,
because the Arabs of the time, the Sahaba and the Sahaba yet they knew what he Mar was, and it was a common piece of clothing
worn by the free women and usually not worn, worn by slave girls. So it was to distinguish
the free from the slaves
so it was a sign of nobility of honor of being rich.
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When Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says, tell the women believers,
to lower their gazes to guard their chastity
and not to show their Zina their ornament their beauty except what adroitly
is being shown out of it.
And then let them take their EMR, their head cover, and let it bring it down to the opening of off, do you a jape is the opening of the Commons. So they will bring it down. And they will cover the opening of the commons, because they used to wear the femur and they will bring it back. So that exposes the ears and the neck, and then the beat the the opening of the chest, and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for them to take it down. So the only thing that you can see there is all of that will be brought down.
And nothing should be shown in the front. And the only debate that the scholars had, whether that meant to actually take the PMR and cover the entire face with niqab or just cover that area and for the face to be allowed to show. That's the only debate that you would see in the books of soccer. And there is no debate
whether the theme of the score, the hijab, as we call it today, is an obligation upon women as Allah Subhana Allah clearly says, say,
the believing women to do this
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and the guidance of Allah subhanahu wa taala
takes prevention and honor and the dignity of women
above everything else.
To prevent the fitna to prevent
problems in the society.
The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the agreed upon Hadith said mattock to body fit Nathan or baru Allah region Mina Nisa, I did not leave behind me, a fitna
a bar harsher, more problematic Call it whatever you want.
More upon when a man men, then
the fitna the attraction of women.
Brothers and sisters, men know this.
That is a weakness in men.
And Allah Subhana Allah Allah knows that the Creator knows that subhanho wa taala. So he who puts that instinct in men, he puts ways to channel that in the right way.
the fasting for those who are not married, a Toccoa the piety but also, you do not put
meat in front of a cat
until the catchy candy so you try to prevent
temptation and seduction
and Allah subhanho wa Taala honored us from day one of our creation with being covered up with our close
with the center
and the first fitna, the first tribulation the first testing of Adam
was about taking off our clothes
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Oh, Children of Adam, don't let shaytaan
give you fitna like he did your parents, Adam and Hawa he let their clothes fall down
and take them away from Jana.
What does hijab mean?
What does the what is the meaning of hijab for a woman for a Muslim woman?
First of all, it's an identity.
It is the identity of a Muslim woman.
Allah says Daddy can admit and you're often
Allah recognize the Muslim woman with that ID. Allah subhanaw taala honored the Muslim woman he said, I want you to be recognized by that mark
in the Quran,
and it is the honor and the dignity of the woman.
Because Islam and Muslims,
and the manners of Islam does not look to women as the object of sensual pleasure.
It is women are not for use.
Women are not expected to look attractive for the public.
They're not valued for their looks.
They are valued for their piety.
They are valued for the character, they are valued for the person.
And it is a protection for that woman. And man, you're above that fella you then they wouldn't be harmed. And we know in this society, all of us in the workplace, how common sexual harassment is.
And we know
that those who are modest, who dress modestly, and especially women who dress with hijab, they are much, much less likely to be the subject of sexual harassment. And there's actually clear statistics. That way Japanese women who Jabby women are much less likely to be victims of sexual assault and rape.
This is what Allah says in the Quran, the Alika Agnor and your offner Salah you then
it is a protection
and more importantly, it is an act of worship.
It is an act of getting closer to Allah, it is an act of pleasing Allah subhana wa Taala
and that is some of the more important things.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep us in the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the guidance of the non the Mothers of the Believers are called no matter smartphone or estafa Allah Allah Allah Emily welcome Fayer Folsom Safaree
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and give the world lectures about liberty and freedom
are scared of a piece of cloth on a head of a Muslim woman. It frightens them.
It threatens their civilization, as they said.
That is what's gonna ruin the society in Europe, not the pornography, not the, the complete disintegration of the structure of the family. That is not what they're afraid of. They're afraid of that piece of cloth of that scarf on the head of the Muslim woman.
Europeans speak about women's rights
and freedoms. And they accuse Islam
of being an oppressor
to women's rights.
So how about Muslim women's rights in choosing her own attire?
the Muslim woman's right and expressing their own beliefs in Europe, or even here in the United States? If we don't preemptively do something
to protect the rights, the freedoms of religion?
What about women's rights to be
who they want to be in society?
This expose the hypocrisy, the hypocrisy
afford they claim to be a superior
culture, a superior civilization to Islam. Allah Allah subhanaw taala put them in this situation just to expose that hypocrisy.
and I want to talk to some sisters
that are sent some messages in the last few months
asking if it is allowed
to remove the hijab.
I want to say a few things to the sisters, sisters, and publicly answer that question.
If you are intimidated
by the onslaught,
and the vicious campaign, ask yourselves just few questions. And I will leave the answers to you.
Because only you can answer those questions.
Who is more worthy of being feared?
Who is more worthy
of being obeyed?
What does your hijab mean to you?
Why you wearing the hijab in the first place?
And why you're not wearing the hijab?
And then ask yourself, what is my current relationship with Allah subhanho wa taala? And how does it compare to my relationship with other than Allah subhanho wa taala.
And then we all have to ask ourselves that just as sisters, what are our duties and obligations and this time?
Then the decision will become much more clear and much more decisive.
And I would leave you with this thought brothers and sisters. Just remember one thing.
It is never and it has never been about what they do.
It's never been
about what enemies of Islam do to us.
Throughout our history from day one.
It's always about what we do and how we respond.
What happens at the end is always about us how we respond to these things. What we
You need to do in face of these things are we going to give up? Are we going to give in? Are we going to do this? Or are we going to show Allah subhanho wa Taala who we are
and show our adherence
to the message of Allah and the teaching of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
Allah subhanaw taala and LM Ron
and I will conclude with this verse.
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And you shall hear,
you will hear
from those who were given the book before you and from the disbelievers a lot of harm, or injury, so expected, it's just part of life. It's part of being on the path of truth and Islam.
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But if you're patient and have Taqwa
for in the valley come in as me
that will give you the resolve the endurance and the perseverance, and that will give us the fella that will give us the success in sha Allah.
It is what we do, and how we face this.
And what we need to do to be proactive.
In the face of this onslaught, this is not the time
to put our heads down. This is not the time to give in brothers and sisters.
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