The war on Hijab Why and how we respond

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AI: Summary © The history and actions of Islam, including the ban on religious clothing and the implementation of the "has been seen" label, are discussed. The importance of men learning the topic to avoid confusion and misunderstandings, and the use of shirts and dresses to protect their appearance is emphasized. The segment also touches on the history and actions of sexual harassment and the potential negative impact on women, particularly in society. The segment ends with a suggestion to ask oneself what is their most worthy of being liked and what their responsibilities and duties are.
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dear beloved Blood Brothers and Sisters in Islam.

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I will speak about a subject

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usually I don't approach.

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And it is left for

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the scholars, which I'm not one of them to discuss the details of felucca

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and do add an activist like myself,

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usually do not go into

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things like this.

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and what is going on around us, not only in this country, but around the world

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makes it very important for us

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to pay attention

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and to sprang into immediate action.

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The European

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Court of Justice just two days ago

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passed a ruling

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basically, to ban

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religious clothing

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in workplaces.

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The target of this ban

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is to ban basically the hijab, the Muslim women's head cover their modesty cover

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and to allow European companies to legally ban Muslims from practicing their faith in public.

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And that is the equivalent

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of the Supreme Court that we have in the United States.

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And the issue of the hijab

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has been

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a target

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enemies of Islam that wants to get

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to the

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body of this Muslim Ummah and want to have a big crack

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into the shell and the wall that surrounds our OMA

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and this

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issue of hijab now can get presented as a controversial issue.

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But if we just go back

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one century back, there is no controversy

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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,

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with the Middle Eastern, and in the Muslim world being opened to the European cultures,

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and scored the liberation of women.

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And now we have Muslims.

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People that follow

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the religion of Islam, that have been promoting the idea

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that a job is optional.

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It's not an obligation.

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And that we have now legal ruling

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to ban

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women, Muslim women

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from practicing

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an essential part of their religion if they want to follow it in public places.

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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.

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What is hijab?

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What does it mean?

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If we actually look in the Quran

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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

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that we call today, hijab.

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It doesn't mean that piece of clothing that we recognize now as the headcover.

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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.

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Allah says that it is not for human beings to for to speak to Allah except Illamasqua if hijab except behind a veil

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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.

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The proper word

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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

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the headscarf is called Emaar.

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And that's the word that is used in the Quran.

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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

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and ALLAH SubhanA wa to Allah, when he made

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wearing that obligatory upon the Muslim women

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he taught us how to do it,

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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

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worn by the free women and usually not worn, worn by slave girls. So it was to distinguish

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the free from the slaves

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so it was a sign of nobility of honor of being rich.

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So they knew what the motto was. And Allah Subhana Allah says what Khalil minuty your Buddha mean upside him. While your fourth muffle Jehan, Wallah you Dina Xena, Tahoe

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Illa Maha minha while you're very BNA be humare Hiner I led you begin. What are you doing as in axon? ILLEGIBLE Oleta hinda

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hinda Ebola tahina, Illa, this is Surah, Chinua

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verse 31.

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When Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says, tell the women believers,

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to lower their gazes to guard their chastity

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and not to show their Zina their ornament their beauty except what adroitly

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is being shown out of it.

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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.

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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

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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,

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the believing women to do this

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yeah, you hadn't a beat

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or messenger. Only as logic, tell your wives

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why Ben attic and your daughter's one he says in Momineen. And the women of the believers

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you mean are they hidden them in jalebi be hidden

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to bring down their garments upon themselves to cover up themselves, their Lika Edna and your often so they would be recognized they would be shown to be muslims fella you then they would not be harmed.

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Can Allahu La for on Rahima

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because Islam

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and the guidance of Allah subhanahu wa taala

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takes prevention and honor and the dignity of women

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above everything else.

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To prevent the fitna to prevent

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problems in the society.

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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

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that is

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a bar harsher, more problematic Call it whatever you want.

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More upon when a man men, then

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the fitna the attraction of women.

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Brothers and sisters, men know this.

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That is a weakness in men.

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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.

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The marriage,

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the fasting for those who are not married, a Toccoa the piety but also, you do not put

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meat in front of a cat

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until the catchy candy so you try to prevent

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temptation and seduction

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and Allah subhanho wa Taala honored us from day one of our creation with being covered up with our close

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with the center

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and the first fitna, the first tribulation the first testing of Adam

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was about taking off our clothes

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was about letting go of the setup. You have to add the ebony Adam and Sal na Alaikum Lieberson you are so article Mauritia while he bears who turqoise alaka higher.

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Then he came in a Atilla

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the Allahu

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karoun And now Allah subhanaw taala says you have any other law you have any other molestie on camera, Raja Abba, welcome, Mina Jenna is one whom Ali bursa Houma.

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Oh, Children of Adam, don't let shaytaan

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give you fitna like he did your parents, Adam and Hawa he let their clothes fall down

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and take them away from Jana.

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What does hijab mean?

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What does the what is the meaning of hijab for a woman for a Muslim woman?

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First of all, it's an identity.

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It is the identity of a Muslim woman.

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Allah says Daddy can admit and you're often

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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

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in the Quran,

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and it is the honor and the dignity of the woman.

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Because Islam and Muslims,

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and the manners of Islam does not look to women as the object of sensual pleasure.

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It is women are not for use.

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Women are not expected to look attractive for the public.

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They're not valued for their looks.

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They are valued for their piety.

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They are valued for the character, they are valued for the person.

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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.

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And we know

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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.

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This is what Allah says in the Quran, the Alika Agnor and your offner Salah you then

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it is a protection

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and more importantly, it is an act of worship.

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It is an act of getting closer to Allah, it is an act of pleasing Allah subhana wa Taala

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and that is some of the more important things.

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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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Please come closer and Charlaine me Crona back.

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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germain

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that brag

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and give the world lectures about liberty and freedom

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are scared of a piece of cloth on a head of a Muslim woman. It frightens them.

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It threatens their civilization, as they said.

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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.

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Europeans speak about women's rights

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and freedoms. And they accuse Islam

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of being an oppressor

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to women's rights.

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So how about Muslim women's rights in choosing her own attire?

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How about

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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

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to protect the rights, the freedoms of religion?

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What about women's rights to be

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who they want to be in society?

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This expose the hypocrisy, the hypocrisy

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afford they claim to be a superior

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culture, a superior civilization to Islam. Allah Allah subhanaw taala put them in this situation just to expose that hypocrisy.

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and I want to talk to some sisters

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that are sent some messages in the last few months

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asking if it is allowed

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under pressure

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to remove the hijab.

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I want to say a few things to the sisters, sisters, and publicly answer that question.

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If you are intimidated

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by the onslaught,

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and the vicious campaign, ask yourselves just few questions. And I will leave the answers to you.

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Because only you can answer those questions.

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Who is more worthy of being feared?

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Who is more worthy

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of being obeyed?

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What does your hijab mean to you?

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Why you wearing the hijab in the first place?

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And why you're not wearing the hijab?

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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.

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And then we all have to ask ourselves that just as sisters, what are our duties and obligations and this time?

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Then the decision will become much more clear and much more decisive.

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And I would leave you with this thought brothers and sisters. Just remember one thing.

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It is never and it has never been about what they do.

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It's never been

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about what enemies of Islam do to us.

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Throughout our history from day one.

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It's always about what we do and how we respond.

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What happens at the end is always about us how we respond to these things. What we

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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

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and show our adherence

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to the message of Allah and the teaching of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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Allah subhanaw taala and LM Ron

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and I will conclude with this verse.

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He told us what will happen, he said, lead to blah guna the unreality command,

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you will be tested in your wealth and in your souls. While at the Smyrna Minella Xena AutoHotKey tell them in publikum Wamena Allah Xena Ashok, who is in kathira.

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And you shall hear,

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you will hear

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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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We're in Prospero, water Taku.

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But if you're patient and have Taqwa

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for in the valley come in as me

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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.

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It is what we do, and how we face this.

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And what we need to do to be proactive.

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In the face of this onslaught, this is not the time

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to put our heads down. This is not the time to give in brothers and sisters.

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