Hijab between Shariah & Culture A Response to India’s Anti-Hijab Laws
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad in Wilder Ali, he was like a big mine on my bed. So this is a continuation of part two of our lecture that I gave I began last week about the reality of the hijab. And last week, I had mentioned to the fact that the hijab has become a symbol between a very brutal battle of two different camps, it is no longer about the woman's head covering, it is about identity. It is about, frankly, one civilization, the Western civilization, trying to super impose its understanding upon our Shetty and our understanding. And this is happening around the globe, whether it's in France, whether it's in
whether it is in India, and of course, I forgot to mention I got a lot of mixed messages Quebec and right up north, right from from us up north in Canada. So it's happening all over the world. So I wanted to talk a little bit about that from a sociological perspective. That was last week. This week, we're going to move on and talk about the issue of the covering more from a textual ie from the Quran and from the Sunnah perspective. And before I begin, again, I have to take a step back, because the topic has become so charged and so sensitive that it is important that we give these disclaimers. The the the sensitivity arises from the fact that some people say that men are always
obsessed with what women wear and don't wear, and they're telling women what they should do and what they should not do. And there's a level of irritation that comes from this. It's an understandable nuisance. So in this lecture, I want to ask you to ignore the speaker, and ignore the speaker's gender, and ignore everything about the speaker, and listen to the speech. Because this is not from me, I will be quoting you the speech of Allah subhanaw taala I'll be quoting you the Quran, and I'll be explaining the Quran. And I asked you, if you disagree with my explanation, then you have every right to go challenge it, but do it from within Academic parameters. If you disagree with what the
Quran is saying, then you say My interpretation is incorrect, that's fine, then show me where and ignore my gender. So when I'm speaking today, please ignore who I am. And listen to the content of the speech. Because what is really interesting when it comes to the issue of men's and women's hour, because both men and women have a certain hour and a certain protocol, that when it comes to this hour, the Quran is actually very explicit. And the fact of the matter is that you know, unlike most accounts of the Shetty, I won't you have to go to a hadith for details. Generally speaking, when it comes to the issue of hijab, we don't even really need to go to the Hadith, the Quran itself is
sufficient. And it gives us the broad parameters, the Hadith just fills in some missing details and whatnot. But before we begin with the hijab, and once again, I have to do this because I understand this topic is very sensitive. Before I jump to the hijab, I'm going to go to a society where there is no hijab. And I'm going to start from the alternative paradigm. So here we are, saying that our Shetty AI says men and women should cover up and our Shetty, I says men and women have this protocol. And our Shetty AI says that men or women have to act this way. Okay, I'm gonna get there in a while. Before I get there. What is the reality of a society that abandons these laws? What
happens when there is no outlaw? What happens when there is promiscuity? What happens when there's no regulation whatsoever when it is a free for all? Well, we live in one such society, where by and large, the rise of social media and the rise of the Internet. And by the way, today's talk will be somewhat explicit. So any, nothing that existed was still I'm going to be mentioning issues like pornography and whatnot. So if you feel uncomfortable as a parent that is between you but I'm not going to mention anything that explicit but this is a reality that even nine year old understands sometimes better than their parents do, unfortunately, but I will mention some effects of what
happens when you remove these restrictions. Because the Arabs have a saying by the opposites. Do you appreciate what you're talking about? By the opposites do appreciate what you're talking about. When you study the opposite. You appreciate
Get the subject at hand. So here we are talking about the hijab and covering of women and covering of protocol. Okay, before we get there, what happens when you remove the hijab, and what happens when it's a free for all, and what happens when we have the rise of social media and explicit images everywhere, and promiscuity, and pornography in almost every single household on Earth, because we are now seeing for the first time in human history, the effects of promiscuity at a global level, the effects of explicit images, they're still being studied, because this is the first generation. This is the first generation in human history where your average teenager in the broader society has
been exposed to more nudity than all of his ancestors combined. Think about that. This is the first time this is happening. So we're studying the impact and the effects. And there is a general consensus in the psychiatric community amongst academic researchers, that the adverse effects of sexually explicit images that the harmful nature of pornography, we cannot fully still grasp it. But overall, there is almost a consensus that the harms far outweigh any perceived goods that might be there. And in fact, the harms are direct and tangible. You can measure those harms, you can actually measure those harms quite a few studies have been done, about the effects of pornography, on the
family, and on the breakdown of the family, and even on the structure of the family. And again, I have to be just a little bit explicit here. But pornography destroys a man's manhood, a father cannot become a father, there has been a direct linkage between pornography and paint between the fact that young men cannot actually become fathers. They're not capable of being fathers and producing children. There is a direct correlation between pornography and between Edie, a study by the Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine survey 28,000 men, and they found that the addiction to porn lead to a lower sexual drive in their actual lives, they cannot function as biological human
beings, because they're in an imaginary world, think about that. They're in an imaginary world online. So their real lives under real families become impacted. And we now see, for the first time in human history, young men are not able to be intimate with their spouses, because they're addicted to images, and not actual women, they want images, and they're not finding what they want in the actual real world. And this is linked to the decline in both marriage and infertility. Marriage is at its lowest in all of Western history, marriage, the institution of marriage is at its lowest in its in Western history. And that is because when you have these explicit images, and the easy hookup
culture becomes prevalent, well then the incentive for a young man to become a man, too, because realize, again, this is a very deep topic. But you know, 100 years ago for all of human history, a young man had strong motivation to get a career, get a job, get his act together, earn an income, live a decent and dignified life, because he had to be a suitable partner, he had to find and propose to a lady who was going to marry him, if he doesn't have a career or a job, he needs to start a family he needs to satisfy his human desires. Well, what's going to happen when those desires can be satisfied without a biological woman? What's going to happen when there's all of
these fake images when promiscuity is everywhere, all of a sudden, that desire to be a man, that desire to have a career. And that's why and again, I mean, this is a blunt topic, but there is a reason why so many young men even into their 20s and 30s, they're sitting at home on their couches, playing ps4 and not having careers. Frankly, there's a reason for this, right? And it's not just pornography, but it is definitely one of the causes. Also we have seen and this is one of the worst manifestations of this of this disease of pornography is that pornography is now viewed as an actual addiction. There is actually statistics and surveys to demonstrate that what happens to drug
addicts, what happens to drug users, what happens to alcoholics, the same thing happens in the brain of those people that are addicted to all of this fire show, and the amount of time that is wasted. The amount of money that is wasted. The dopamine effects of watching this type of filth because there is a chemical release to happy chemicals called dopamine. Dopamine is the same chemical that cocaine releases, it is released with these factors or images, right? The same chemical is released. So that dopamine effect that is now being released in men when they become addicted to this. It is literally like a drug. They crave it. They're addicted to it.
And just like a drug, after a while you become immune, what do you have to do? increase, increase. So just like a drug, same thing goes for this filth, this genre of evil, that you might start off with one genre, then it gets worse and worse and he gets violent and it gets even more filthy, because that's what happens when you are addicted. And one study by Pew estimated that over $40 billion in America is lost of potential revenue, because people waste their time while they should be in office. While they should be working. Instead of working, they're surfing the net for these filthy genres right? $40 billion of income to just this one country, this is a guesstimate is lost
because people are not spending time doing their work, and instead surfing the net for this type of filth. Now, obviously, there has also been a direct correlation between violence against women and pornography, and between objectifying women, and between date rape, and pornography again, all of this is statistics that have nothing to do with their religion. Before I get to the religion, we need to tell the society why they need religion before I get to Allah and his messenger says, We need to explain what Allah says there's a wisdom to it. And if you open your eyes and you see the reality, you understand the wisdom of what ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala says, these types of filth and
this genre it directly corrupts the minds of young men, they have an unrealistic expectation of what it means to be a woman, and how does one interact with a woman? And how does one woo a woman and even how is one intimate with a lady, even within marriage, these types of men, they cannot act normally. And brothers and sisters, I have to tell you, Wallahi it is sad and distressing. I constantly get messages constantly from our own sisters, begging me to give public talks about this. Do you really think that this filth is not prevalent amongst us? Do you really think that we are living in some bubble and we are not affected by this? Our own sisters have emailed me constantly,
every few days, I get some similar type of email, she discovers her husband is addicted. Now she understands why her husband doesn't love her the way he's supposed to love her. And she feels literally one sister said I feel stabbed in my heart. I can't compete with this. I feel my self worth is gone. I don't feel like a woman to him. I feel disgusted to be around him. Now I understand why he cannot, you know, be with me the way that a husband should be. This is the constant genre of emails I'm getting, because and by the way, of course majority are our brothers. But no, no doubt Jenny. It's a two way street. And sometimes the women are also you know, addicted to this. But as we
know, generally speaking, the addiction happens amongst the male side. And our sisters and women not just our Muslim women, women overall, they suffer from severe self esteem issues. How can you compete with every supermodel out there? How can you possibly compete? Imagine if our sisters didn't have to compete. Imagine a society where all men and women dressed decently imagine that society where everybody dressed decently in such a society. Every single average young man, an average young woman, when they got to the age of marriage, they would appear super handsome and super beautiful to one another. In that society. When a woman and man are not competing with the latest supermodels,
then marriage would be healthy. Generally speaking, sexuality within marriage would be healthy. Every husband would be attracted to his wife, every wife would love her husband because there's no competition no drama, but what's going to happen when you remove Allah Zackham of the *tier what's going to happen when the most beautiful top point zero 1% of women are displayed everywhere with nothing left to the imagination. How can the 99.9% of others compete not just that those 0.01% They're not even real? They're fake images. They're photoshopped or they're, you know, generated with plastic and surgery. How do you expect the average lady whom Allah has blessed to be feminine?
How can she compete with the point 0001 imaginary percent? That's why Allah azza wa jal shut this door shut this door completely. Because this genre corrupts the mind this genre destroys the reality of manhood and femininity, and SubhanAllah. Again, this needs to be said here that what what worse methodology of corrupting our young men and women then by opening the door of capitalism and combining with immorality, when you have no higher either Adam Testa Hey, first name shooter as the President said, when you have no hire, do as you please what is going to happen when a struggling vulnerable 1920 year old 18 year old struggling to work a decent job 10 Out 10 to $10 an hour and
she is told hey, I can give you you know $1,000 In a day by just doing something for her show. I can sit on your in your home and log on to your account.
didn't create you know some of these filthy websites and do it from your home and you can generate 510 $1,000 a month, what's going to happen to this young lady who wants to have a job she's not old enough to understand the repercussions. She's just thinking okay 510 $1,000 is better than going and toiling in a factory or going to some, you know, a, you know, some type of industry or whatnot. Let me just do this. And she doesn't understand the scars, the mental trauma that is going to happen. Billions of dollars are wasted in this filth and fascia, and one of these Yanni websites. I don't want to mention its name. It has over 200 million subscribers, and it has opened the door for every
single person, every young lady to be in her room and the entire world of filthy creepy men are paying to see her what to evil combination of capitalism and immorality. And of course, as we're all aware, 1/3 of the intranet downloads are related to fascia and pornography, can you imagine 1/3 of the internet, and it's downloads are related to this fascia and ridiculousness. And of course, the stories go on and on. And again, the these are things that Wallahi I hesitate to say, but people need to hear and if it stops, even any one of you from going here, I've done my job. I apologize for being so explicit in this talk. But you know what brothers, especially brothers Wallahi, don't think
that we are immune, don't think that your own sons and people are don't know what's going on here. We are all affected by the fascia around us. So if you feel uncomfortable, somebody has to lay the facts out for you. This whole industry is meant to corrupt the minds, it is meant to prey on vulnerable young women who don't know any better, who think that it's just a matter of a few weeks or months, you know, and I have to mention one particular famous story that was in the New York Times and all people are mentioning it, an out of Lady and out a young lady suffering from depression, from family issues, decided to enter this industry. She was 19 years old, she didn't
have a job, she didn't have money. And she became the number one in this fashion industry. The number one this is a few years ago. And she became one of the most viewed and what not she generated not millions, hundreds of millions of dollars, understand this hundreds of millions of dollars for that evil industry. And then later she exposed the very industry she was a part of. And now she has many articles. She's launched a website, and she said for all of that I've done I suffered from trauma. I take you know antidepressants now I'm thinking of suicide, my whole life is gone. Everywhere I go, I feel disgusted and dirty. And all that I got she said was $12,000 that's all they
paid her. They got hundreds of millions, they got hundreds of millions off of her. And for her work, she just caught some pennies. And now her whole life is gone. And now she says to young ladies out there, do not make my mistake, don't go down this path. Understand there are repercussions when you do this to yourself. See, this is what happens when you remove hire, and you remove modesty and you remove hijab and you have a complete free for all and brothers especially and also sisters, there's lots of good material out there that's clean. You can watch it and understand it. Many TED talks about the dangers of pornography, go onto YouTube and say TED Talk pornography T ed ted, you know,
TED Talk, Ted Talk for now you find multiple where people have discussed the academic side of the dangers of fire show. And there's many good documentaries as well on this issue. And by the way, before I get to now the Islamic side of things, please, anybody who's still thinking that men and women are the same biologically will lie Wake up and smell the coffee. This industry shatters this ridiculous myth, this industry of pornography and of escorts and arrangements and of sugaring and of online and all of this only fans this industry completely demolishes this ridiculous myth that is being propagated by the politically woke leftist crowd of our times where they said that go to
Cologne, the man is not like the woman, this industry it is predominantly catered by and to and from men and it is exploiting vulnerable women completely this is well known here. Allah created the two of us differently, we all have our weaknesses and when it comes to explicit images, clearly the weakness is more in the one gender and so the other gender is taken advantage of the point is brothers and sisters before we get to what Allah azza wa jal has told us, let us understand. When Allah tells us to do something, it is for our own good and we see what happens when we don't obey Allah and His messenger. This is the reality of the world that we live in. Well, we as Muslims have
to understand from reality and turn to Allah subhanahu wata either the damages of this of this entire industry are long term, not short term, and shaytaan himself wanted
This to be his main tactic and the story of Adam that I'm doing in my Wednesday Halaqaat I have a whole lecture about the story of Adam and nudity. Because Allah says in the Quran yeah Bani Adam are Children of Adam, lie if Tina Nicoma Shavon make sure shaytaan does not cause you to slip and fall like he caused your parents to be expelled from Jannah by exposing their nakedness. Notice literally in the Quran. Ian's you're on Hammadi Basa Houma leiomyoma Swati Hema, he caused them to become naked, and he caused their outer to become exposed and to be expelled from Jana. Allah says oh Children of Adam do not fall for the traps of shaitan. This is explicit in the Quran, Allah is
saying the primary mechanism to be expelled from Jannah and one of the main goals of shaytaan because this opens the door to destroy a man's psyche, to destroy family to destroy the building block of society when fire becomes prevalent. When nudity becomes prevalent. It destroys the backbone of society and that is why Allah says lie often under comerciais upon don't let shaytaan cause you to go astray by taking your clothes off. And Allah says in the Quran in the same Surah yeah bunny Adam, but the answer 90 commonly bison we have sent clothes down to you. Allah blessed us with clothes like he blessed us with rain like he blessed us with the Quran and Zana. Allah says We
sent down the rain, Allah says We sent down the Quran and Allah says We sent down close, even close is a divine gift from Allah to us. Now, all of this was a huge introduction, so that we understand that there is a psychological and a and a societal reason why Allah has ordained men and women both to have their hours covered up with that, let us now get to the meat of the matter if you look at the crux of today's talk, and that is, what is the requirement of a covering and of course, because the talk is about women's hijab, we're going to you know, talk about the Women's Gender, obviously realize men also have an hour and men also have to cover and that's a more detailed talk but
generally speaking between the navel and the knee, and the Outre for the man is different, but between the navel and the neither requirements are the same, must have loose cannot be tight, cannot be see through. So the navel and the knee. And also when the man is praying, than the chest must be covered as well. Just like a woman has an extra hour when she is praying. So to the man when he is praying that his upper body must also be covered. He cannot pray with his upper body uncovered. So a man must have the navel to the knee covered at any time in public. And when he is praying, he must put a shirt on. Okay, women have a different outfit. That's what we're going to talk about today.
And our talk today will be about her Outre in front of other men. As for the prayer out of that 50 class. Now I'm going to because time is limited. I'm going to restrict myself to two verses in the Quran. And I want you to go back home and read these verses.
These verses they are all that you need for the hijab of a woman that they're all that you need. It's amazing that the Quran includes the major tenants of the hijab within it, that hadith just add certain factors that are there, but you don't really need a hadith in this regard to understand the rulings of hijab, the hijab, the rulings of hijab they came down in the fifth year of the hijra, to be more precise, little karda of the 50 of the Hijra. And it is interesting to note that the rulings of hijab were revealed as one of the final rulings of Islam. They were not the first way before this was the Salah, decennium the Yeah, the fasting of Ramadan, you know, most of the hood ordinances
that came down before this, so one of the final things revealed was that of the hijab, and that's puts us into perspective that yes, indeed, hijab is important, but you cannot equate hijab with Salah wear hijab would slam hijab is a fault, but you could not to the same level of followed as any of the Archon of Islam. Nonetheless, it is a fault. And Allah revealed it in the fifth year of the Hijra in the month of the cada, and there are two primary verses that we need to study number one is SUTA no verse 31. And number two is total Azov 59 memorize these verses, nor 31 and Zab 59. And I want you to go and read these verses on your own, but I'm going to explain them with some level of
tafsir. So new 3132 33 onwards, number 31. Allah says, Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and to be modest, that is better for them. Indeed, Allah is aware of what you do. So the verses of hijab began with the men's gaze. So before we jump to what women should wear, men begin with ourselves, tell the believing men to lower their gaze, whenever you feel lust or what not lower your
gaze that's where it begins and to be modest and that is better and pure for them. Indeed Allah is aware of what they do now and tell the believing women to lower their gaze and to be modest, then Allah so exact same, then Allah says Wallah you Burdine Xena Tahuna il Malveaux Hara minha and let them not display their beauty. Let them not display their Xena, Xena is anything that beautifies anything that jewelry is beautification. Your body is a type of Xena, Allah is saying let them not display. So there is an obligation for them to not display their beauty, it Allama Vihara minha except that which is apparent that which they cannot control. So notice here Allah is saying they
have a requirement, women have an extra requirement than men because this, this phrase does not appear in the men's verse. And again, as I explained to you look at the reality, men and women have different fitness. The fitness of women is different than the fitna of men. And indeed Allah knows. So the fitna of men is the body of a woman, the fitna of men is the figure of a woman, as I said, forget all of this gender stuff, economics and advertisements and the TV and all that we have shows this reality. When you want to lure the man to buy something, what do you use the body of a woman and it's rarely vice versa, it's not the other way around. So the point being Allah says, And let
women not reveal their beauty except what is apparent. The meaning here, you badeen is a verb attributed to the women and let women not make a parent that which is beautiful, except what is beyond their control in them Alva Hora Mina, so what Allah is saying, what is beyond your control, even Abbas said the silhouette of a woman she can't control her silhouette. Some women are thin Some women are larger, someone in our tall, this is the HUD Amina, you can't control that. Allah is not going to call you to ask for that. But what you can control you must control then Allah explains what does this mean? And this is the key phrase here and in this phrase, most of the rulings of
hijab are given. Allah says, while your ribbon beholding hidden knowledge you will be hidden the four words these four words summarize one of the main principles of hijab while your Rubina Beholder hinda Allah up hinda What are your good Ivana is the command and they must the WoW and the Lamb The Lamb is the must and you must the shows it is obligatory and you must draw your home or over your job. So Dora here means to draw shut Bara by humans to bring together okay, because when you thought about you bring two things together. So barraba to bring things together. Well, you're gonna be hamari hinda Allah Do you OBEY Him and let them bring together their home or over there do you? So
we have to explain what is homework and what is due. And when we explain this really it becomes crystal clear what the Quran is telling you.
Let them draw their home or Homer is the plural of kaymar
and kaymar comes from hamara and hamara means to conceal or to cover. camara means to conceal or to cover. And that's why alcohol is called what is alcohol called an Arabic Hummer with a sukoon on the meme Hummer. Why? Because it conceals the Mind Your mind is lost when you become drunk. When you drink, drink, drink your mind is concealed. So it's called humble. And our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commanded the Hadith in Bukhari OMA selama says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commanded hum mero Ania TOCOM hum Meru your Ania your your covers before you go to sleep your your water bottles before you go to sleep. The president said cover your water bottles like don't
let some mice or some dirty things come in come middle and IATA calm there is an open bottle open canister of food by the way. This is certainly by the way. It is sunnah. We should memorize the Sunnah, if it's in the fridge is fine, but you just leave it outside. It's just sunnah to cover it up. Hum Miru an eotech. On this additon Bukhari, what does hamara here mean? What did I say camara means to cover hamara you cause it to be covered? So hum Maru Ania TOCOM. And in ancient Arabic kaymar Was any covering for a man or a woman
that covers the head. This is what him out was because it's covering the head. And we learned this that even men's
hovering was called Mr. We have in the famous Hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam can am sat who either huffy while himari. He would wipe both over the socks and the KMR.
What does it mean he would wipe over the hoof and knock him out the hoof is what you put on your foot and the Remar with the process and work Mr. Yes, he would an ancient Arabic because they come out here means turban, the Hammar means turban. So the prophets are some kind of Yom sakru either houfy Well, himari he would wipe over the SOC and the EMR, you know, the process is turbine you know, drop it in turbine, so it is permissible for the one who has a fully wrapped turbine that he just wipes over it just like it is permissible to wipe over the hole. And the sahabi who's now almost I don't know who's narrating it called the turbine Amr, because in ancient Arabic, any
covering on the head was called kaymar. Now, we call this covering hijab. That's fine. It's our terminology. Understand when the Quran came down, the terminology that they use for this headscarf was Kumar it's simple as that. This is the key point. If you understand this, the whole Quran becomes clear while your group and the homeowner hinda let them draw the two sides of their Mr. Isla Jew you begin over their job over their pockets not to be pickpocketed they put them all down over here. Jay bez pocket we all know our jobs. This is we all know Jade means pocket. No, J doesn't originally means pocket j means a slit. And the pocket is called j because you slip the garment and
you have space there. So a jade is this slit. This slit. Obviously the bosom area this is the jape and the jaw Haley ladies, just like the ladies in Europe of 17th century, just like the ladies here in America in the 19th century, they would cover their hair, and they would throw their bonnets behind their backs. So the bosom area the chest area is exposed and protruding outward. And Allah is saying because when the Quran came down, understand this point, every lady has her hair covered. It's the culture of the time, but their hair coverings were thrown behind them. So the bosom becomes exposed or I mean you know, covering there but it's not covered, appropriate manner. So ALLAH says,
take your headscarf and instead of throwing it behind your back, put it in front of you while you're grubinger Be Hammadi Hannah Isla Jew you will be in this is the meaning here. So we learn from this, not just that the headscarf is mentioned in the Quran, but the headscarf should be loose and covering the upper section of a woman's body. Okay, so the technically correct methodology is mentioned in the Quran. That the headscarf shouldn't just stop at the ears. It shouldn't just be a tightly wrapped thing you know, there is a wisdom beyond the hair and every man and woman understands this. There is a big difference between the headscarf covering the bosom versus the
shirt or the blouse without the headscarf. There's a huge difference. And Allah is saying let the headscarf come down and let the headscarf act as a covering to the shirt that you are because the Jahai the ladies were wearing a skirt obviously, it's not as though they're going without anything on top. They're wearing the shirt, they're wearing the skirt, but obviously the skirt begins from the shoulder and the shoulder will allow the chest area to protrude. So Allah is saying have that extra covering and put that hate him on which is what we call the hijab. Put that Mr in front of you so that your front area is also given that extra covering. This is what the Quran is saying. While
you're a little bit of a homeowner when Allah God will be hidden. Then Allah repeats the first commandment, Wallah you, Medina Xena Tahuna and let them not show their Xena. Except for then Allah list the Muharram here, their husbands and their fathers and their sons and their uncles. So Allah lists all of them from here. Notice here Allah says two times what I've done is your deen is either Xena tahona Wallah you Denise in Xena tahona What this demonstrates is that a woman has two levels of hijab two levels of outer covering one level in front of a non biological male or a non Muharram and that is their headscarf has to cover their bosom and the other level in front of their fathers
that headscarf is no longer mentioned. So now Allah is saying in front of your father's in front of your brothers in front of your sons, you may now Dress cool
Don't quote normally and don't show your beauty and here our scholar said that her beauty Yanni, from her chest to her knee area, this is between her father and her brother and her uncle, you know from her entire body, but her hair is not now here. Now it's not there, her hand is not there, you know, the lower part of her feet, you know, the, the underneath that's not there. So here is a different type of ruling that Allah does not mention the headscarf. Allah does not mention in llama Bahara minha. Now it's not there. So in front of the Father and the Son and the brother, those rulings have been lifted, and she may dress what is considered to be appropriate, you know, a skirt,
you know, a dress, a loose pants and shirt. All of this is permissible in front of her in front of her biological male relatives. Meaning the Muharram you understand I'm saying at the bottom you Okay, so this is the first verse, and that is suited to Nora, verse 31 onwards. 3132 33 So look at those those verses over here at the very end of this verse, by the way.
Allah says, while you're proven to be out of Judah, Hiner, the Euro lemma ma yo foenum In Xena Tina, and this is a very key psychological understanding of the reality of a job and let them not stomp their feet so that their bracelets their jewelry can be heard.
Let them not stomp their feet while AI algorithms are Judy hinda let them not stomp their feet because when they stomp their feet, ankle bracelets were common back then. So when you stomp your feet, you're drawing attention to the jewelry. And what Allah is saying here, Allah didn't say stop walking in front of men. Notice Allah did not say do not wear jewelry underneath your covering. Do not even wear ankle bracelets. No. But everyone knows. When you want to draw extra attention. There are things you can do.
When you want to draw extra attention, there are things you can do. Allah says don't go down that path. So if even the noise of jewelry, if it is done innocuously fine, but if you make a point draw attention, Allah says don't do it. Then what do you think of that which is more than just the noise of jewelry, you get my point here. You understand my point, because we all know as men, the noise of jewelry is nowhere near as a fitna or attractive than the actual physical beauty. But Allah demonstrates the smallest because in reality that's the smallest fitna the noise of jewelry, right? Oh man knows the smallest fitna, but Allah is saying to women, even this, do not go out of your way
to draw attention to yourselves. But he also didn't say don't wear jewelry. He also didn't say take off your ankle bracelets. No, it is halal for her to wear ankle bracelets. It is halal for her to dress the way that she does. But anything that culturally is meant to be extra for the men of her time. Allah says don't do that. Be decent and dignified and don't be flirtatious. This very clear in this idea. Now this is sort of the norm 31 onwards, the next aisle, we're going to do certain Zarb verse 59. So totaliser Verse 29. And by the way, both of these sutras were revealed within two three months of each other so they're coming down pretty much at the same time. And Sunita, Allah has up
it basically underscores the same concept, but it has a different word.
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Cooley as wa Chica webinar tikka, when he sat ill meaning tell your wives and your daughters and because you are a school Allah tell all of the women of the believers. This is shows and again we will say this regardless of the consequences we firmly believe. And this is our Shetty that each one of us is responsible for our families. And a Ricciardo Kawah Munna Allah Nisa, we firmly believe this and we have to answer to Allah for our families. And we have an extra responsibility for those whom Allah has put in charge that God puts us over in charge of it is a responsive we cannot only physically you know force an adult we cannot physically force but we are responsible, and we must
always advise and we must always understand, Allah will ask you 100 view only as logic what is the purpose of why didn't Allah say Yanni Sat Nav by the way, this surah is full of a wives of the Prophet or wives of the Prophet, wives of the Prophet. When it comes to this verse. Notice, Allah says, oh, Prophet, tell your wives. Why? Because Allah is indicating that when it comes to this commandment in particular, we do have a bit of responsibility. We will be held accountable to whatever we are
supposed to do according to our times and places, so every one of us only as logica webinar, Attica as well. We are responsible. Tell your wives and your daughters and for the Profit System, all believing women and also for the thieves and the people that giving lectures like me, I'm telling all Muslim women, almost slim women. What does Allah want us to tell them? You Dineen, I they hint that men Gela Bibi when they should let down over themselves. Donna means to draw over to come close, right? What? What gentle gender tiny done? So Danna is to come close. The two gardens became close Allah says to the right man. So Donna is to come close. You didn't Nina they draw close over
themselves. So let the believing women draw over themselves. They're jealous Habib their agenda beep, Daddy can agenda and your offner fella you then that is better for them that is more appropriate for them so that they shall be known and they shall not be harassed. They shall not be given irritation will hola hola for Rahim and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. So Allah is commanding here are women to wear something called a jilbab. Now what is the jilbab JELA beep is the portal of jilbab jilbab comes from the Arabic djellaba and Genova means to pull something from one place to another and in the Treaty of her labia.
So the term Genova means to pull something from another. So weapons are called any Judo band. They're also called Judo ban, because the weapons that are covered up when they're covered with that covering, they're called Julep in the covering. So when the treat of her they be one of the conditions that the Quraysh puts upon the Muslims, they said, You may only enter Makkah with your weapons juban julu been, so your weapons have to be covered up, this is what the Quran said upon them. So, the meaning of djellaba, the meaning of Genova is to pull from one place to another and job is that which is sheathed. So a jilbab is that which covers you? A jilbab is that which shields
you and therefore, a jilbab is definitely something that is mentioned in the Quran. So the Quran mentions two terms kaymar and jilbab. What is a humanoid in our terminology, we call it a hijab, what we call a hijab, the Quran calls crema. Okay, that's the face that sorry, the covering of the head. Now a jilbab is also mentioned. And Allah says they should draw their Jill Babs over themselves. What exactly is Agent Bob, when you will go and look at some of the classical lexicons dictionaries of the Arabs. The most famous dictionary, by the way, is the sound on a ribbon mambu He was a great scholar from Africa, and in Mangalore compiled all of the dictionaries that were written
before him, he compiled them in a massive collection called the sound of autumn. This is considered to be the primary Encyclopedia of Arabic linguistics, the lexicon of Arabs, it was written in 700, something digital 1000 I mean, six times seven years ago, in Dishonored Arab, if you look up jilbab.
Ibn medulla has a number of definitions. He says jilbab is a large shirt, or a garment larger than Mr. But smaller than a lower garment that a woman uses to cover her head and a chest or a sheet by which a woman covers her clothes from above, or a jilbab is a Mr.
So these are all definitions given in the sound out of if you want to look it up yourself. This is volume one, page 272 onwards. Now, what this verse indicates is that it is encouraged for a lady to have a covering over and above the clothes that she wears at home. And this is called what we call it a jilbab. We call it a jilbab. So it is definitely something that she should be encouraged to wear. Now. The issue comes as the technical issue here.
What is the minimal level of jilbab and Wallahi? It's sad, we have to ask minimum I understand, but at the same time, brothers and sisters realize not everybody is the same level. So I will say this unabashedly. I will say this as explicitly as I can, and ask Allah to protect me from all negative consequences and harms. There is no question that the Quran encourages kaymar and jilbab
and therefore, there is no question that the ideal is that a lady has her headscarf and a lady also has a loose covering a loose garment that will she will cover herself with. And in our times, if you look at Muslim culture around the globe, it's very common for sisters to have some type of, you know, overcoat or call it what you will write and some type of headscarf. Okay, there is no question that this is the default and the ideal. And you should be strive for I have no problem, you know, with that. But obviously, let us be also explicit that not everybody is the same level. And some people need to start lower just like the Bedouin comes into the measure that says, What's the bare
minimum? Right? And the Sahaba are shocked. What do you mean, the bare minimum? No, well, not everybody can break tahajjud. Not everybody can go the maximum. So we also need to know the bare minimum, even as we encourage the maximum. So please, and you understand this point that you cannot expect everybody and brothers, it's not as if we're perfect. So and you understand our sisters are at different levels, we're struggling with our issues. And yes, they have other issues to struggle with. And we understand this. So we do have to mention what is the minimum. So there will be obviously a great spectrum of opinion here. But the position that
I'm advocating, which is after after many years of research, rather than also asking many aroma that I look up to and respect and trust, but in the end of the day, you have to either accept it or leave it it's up to you guys,
like Ibn mumbles said and it is in his dictionary, the bare minimum of a jilbab is indeed a remodel. Hence, a large scarf
will constitute both a jilbab and Qmr. As long as the clothes underneath are filling, fulfilling the requirements of the Shediac what are the requirements are the Shediac cannot be tight, cannot be translucent, cannot be describing the contours of the body and cannot be overly attracted. When Allah says Don't stomp your feet you don't go above and beyond it's got to be decent and dignified. Okay. So, and again, I know some people will not like this, this is my opinion, realize that there's going to be multiple opinions out there. Allah knows best the minimal level of required our of a woman is that she covers her entire body
with something that is loose and non transparent, that is dignified and decent. And she covers her hair with a loose headscarf that covers the upper part of the body. If she does this, then she has done the Quranic minimum and she is not sinful. But the ideal which is higher than this is that she dress in something that is over her regular garment. And this is an extra jilbab layer and she has the hijab as well. Okay, so there's no question that the Quran has two pieces here, the kaymar and the jilbab. Now question, some people say, Allah never commands women to wear the hijab in the Quran.
And some people say, the hijab was specific to the wives of the Prophet salallahu it he was selling them
and we say to this, exactly what are the though the Allahu Anhu said, when he heard the coverage say in in, in the law, he said Calima to halkyn od the be Harbottle what they are saying is technically true, but what they want is false.
So listen to me carefully.
as the Quran says, it is only for the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam true,
but the hijab as we use the word is not how the Quran uses it.
Do you understand this point?
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way thus Ultimune amateur and first Aluna, Madurai hijab. When you ask the wives of the Prophet sallallahu, I knew he was sent him for anything, then speak to them from behind a job. The Hijab here is an actual physical curtain in the room.
For the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they had a layer above what the rest of the women had, and that layer was their entire silhouette must be covered. You cannot as a man, a gob see the silhouette of the body of the women of the prophesy syndrome. So how do you get by them? You have to go to the house of Aisha to learn him.
There will be a curtain we learned this from cyber hottie. It's well known every book of adventures it, the Aisha would teach. So they would teach, almost seldom I would teach the men would be in front, not in front physically, there would be an actual curtain, she would be behind the curtain, there would be from one side of the curtain, that curtain the Quran calls, what is it called hijab. That curtain is not obligatory on anyone other than the wives of the Prophet. So I said them. So when these people come along and say, Oh, the Quran says that hijab is only for the wives of the Prophet SAW Selim, we say Kalama to happen would either be her button, which you have said is
technically true. But what you intend is completely false. Because when they say, the hijab, they mean the Mr. The headcovering. And they're saying, Oh, the head covering was only for the wives of the child. No, no, no, no, no, no, not at all. I just quoted you the verses. So we say the Quran is very clear that duck head must be covered, the upper chest must be covered, and there must be loose requirements in this regard. Now, before we conclude, is there any difference of opinion about what I have said? So there is no difference of opinion in all of the schools of Islamic law? When I say all I mean, all, all of the Sunni schools and the schools beyond Sunni, the Shia, our schools, the
about these causes at schools, the mortality of schools, there is no difference of opinion in all of the schools of Islam, that a woman her entire body should be covered in loose clothing, that is not transparent, and that her hair should be covered. There is Iijima beyond Sunni Islam. In this point, the only difference comes over what is the bare minimum types of covering? That's we talked about that okay. And the face covering, which I'm not going to get into today? This Yes, I will be honest with you, you will find lots of heated debate. But there is no empty enough in the history of Islam, that a woman's body must be covered with a loose covering overall, and her hair must be covered just
her hands and her face, this is the area of dispute. And then the minor details of you know, the type of Yanni you know the details of the hijab, yes, like I explained, what is the minimum and whatnot, but the fact that her body must be covered according to be a Knower. We have been Abdullah Barak, who else have a whole list over here, they all mentioned there is Iijima of the OMA that a woman's body must be covered in totality, other than her face and her hands. So in reality, there is no enough whatsoever in this regard. Before I conclude, I wanted to just point out, I was bombarded with emails from India asked me to explain whether the hijab is obligatory or not because of the
Supreme Court issue. And I want to say here, I don't agree with this notion of the Supreme Court deciding whether it is a part of our religion or not, the Supreme Court of India or of Karnataka is not in a position to decide what isn't isn't Islamic. It's not their domain. And it doesn't matter to me what they decide, it's like, you're asking me, What does the Indian Constitution say? It's not my area. So the Supreme Court of India or of that state has no business getting involved in what is and isn't a requirement of Islam, they need to ask the experts of the *tier, they need to ask the scholars of Islamic law, and they will not find a single differing opinion amongst the reputable
scholars of Islam, that a woman's body in its entirety should be covered. The only thing that we'll find, as I said, is the face and the minor details, but in terms of the headscarf, it is a part of our Islamic identity. So I wanted to mention that point here. And also before I conclude as well, obviously, dear sisters, obviously, and brothers as well understand that this obligation, while it is indeed an obligation, it is nowhere near as obligatory as the other kind of Islam. And I understand sometimes, and I'm gonna say this bluntly, that some of our sisters who are struggling with this, they feel
uncomfortable by the level of emphases that is given to this obligation, visa vie other obligations. And I understand this point, in the end of the day, we're all struggling with our sins. And it's very easy for us men who don't have to worry about the pressure that comes to keep on bringing up this issue and making a point of it. So what I say then is that those who are involved so those who are responsible for their family members, husbands fathers, yes, it is your obligation to raise the bar to teach and preach and to gentle
Li Yan eat bring about this within your household. Yes. But those that are not a part of your family. It's not your business to go and talk to other women strange women. I mean, what are you doing commenting on other women's clothing? It's not your business. And this got me into trouble, believe it or not, has gotten me into a lot of trouble, especially our younger brothers, they get irritated. Yeah. Why are you looking at other women anyway, and commenting on what they're wearing? Don't just don't leave it to the preachers and teachers. I did say this explicitly, I will continue to preach. Didn't I just preach now what the job is leave it to the preachers and scholars to speak
to the whole community, and then leave it to the fathers and the husbands and brothers to deal with their own families. But I will say this, that the individual brother, young man walking on campus, do not just comment on another lady's dress, and oh, I know you I know your father. Yeah, he you're gonna make things worse. And by unanimous consensus, if you preaching the truth is going to bring more harm, that don't preach the truth for that particular point over there. Okay. And we know the reality that our sisters are already struggling and whatnot, and some random man commenting on their body and what they wear is only going to make it worse. So I will not back down. I said this before,
I'll say it again. Let the preachers and the hot leaves preach to the whole community, and then let fathers and brothers and whatnot, be involved with their immediate relatives. I say this bluntly, do not get involved with women that you're not related to. Don't comment, it's not your business, you're only going to make things worse. Now to our sisters also want to say that, yes, I understand. It's a sensitive topic. And I know we're all struggling. And I know that there are many sins and no doubt the sin of Backbiting is very bad in this and so we have to mention all of these things. And I understand that prayer is much more important and inshallah if a lady is praying her prayers and
fasting in Ramadan and giving Sikka you know, we hope the best for her, we hope that Allah forgives all of her sins. But in the end of the day, after all is said and done with all the caveats, is it obligatory for a woman to cover her entire body? Yes, it is. I have to say this as well, I can't change this reality. Is it as important as that I know. But okay, but let's, let's talk about all of that as well. But you cannot expect us to ignore this reality is what I'm saying. I understand some of you feel that we men bringing up a lot of times I understand this. So let's not counter that reality with the opposite. And that is to ignore this topic. Let us bring it up as gently as
possible. Let us encourage our sisters as gently as possible. Let us tell them we understand as much as we can. As men, it is a struggle. We understand we have our problems and issues, and you have yours and we're here to support you. And obviously dear sisters, it goes without saying in lands and in situations where you feel your life is threatened, where you feel a mob will come and harass you. There is no question that in those circumstances, it is halal to take it off, there is no question. I mean, this is a no brainer. You don't need to be a scholar even to understand this. If you can eat a pig when you're about to die, then for sure you can take a headscarf off when men are gonna
physically intimidate in and punch and hit you. There's no question about that. And there are times and places and locations around the globe, where indeed your life is under threat when that is happening. So the general rule when the situation becomes difficult, the Shediac becomes easy memorize this, when the situation becomes difficult, the Sharia becomes easy. Having said that, there's no doubt as well that every community should come together and help it sisters. And when the situation is that bad in a particular locality, then rather than just tell the sisters to take the hijab off, we should tell the brothers to become men stand up and do what you need to do as well. So
again, I'm speaking generically that yes, when the situation becomes tough, may Allah make it easy and perhaps you have some contestants sisters, but we brothers also have to do something and I hope inshallah it never gets to that stage in the land that we live in. As for the Lions, that where this is happening, we make dua for them. We know the situation is getting very tense over there. We know that, you know, they're trying to do what they can and we make dua for them and Allah azza wa jal will be there Hasib and Allah azza wa jal will be there molar and with that inshallah to conclude for today we ask Allah to protect and guide all of our brothers and sisters to the best of luck and
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