|It is a symbol of the oppression of women, not of a religion
That is completely wrong, sorry.
|The problem that I have with it is that there can be severe sanctions for disobeying the family patriarch (and brothers) in matters of dress, social contacts, marriage, and so on. "Honor murders" are a common occurrence, for example - a girl or woman who escapes an "arranged marriage" (often forced) is killed by members of her own family, as her escape "besmirches" the family honor.
Just so you know, this is not permited in Islam. In Islam women have ALOT of rights. Before women here could vote or own property, In islam they were able to do this ages before. Women have a right to say yes or no to an arranged marriage, nothing is ever forced. If people dont act according to the Quran, then they will be judged, because they are being unfair to the woman.
Yes it is true, some women are forced to wear this, but it is becase their families are extrimists.(example the taliban)
The Quran does not say we HAVE to wear a hijab, just to be modest, where you are in the world makes "modesty" different. For example If I go to Afghanistan wearing Jeans, a long sleeve baggy shirt and a hijab, they will probably give me a hard time........Wearing a niqab here, is really hard. Islam is extremely flexible and understanding, all this oppresion stuff is mumbo jumbo. Of course, if YOUR family was extremist and MADE you cove up, you would (in most cases) hate it and want to take it off. But Islam clearly states it is a woman's choice. We cover to be chaste out of Respect for God, ourselves and our husbands. Its really not a big deal.
So what if the suddenly came wearing the niqab? (face viel) It could, or could NOT be a statement. I tried the Niqab for a few months, and it was all of a sudden, theres no way you can slowly start to cover your face. One day I dropped by my husbands job for lunch and my face was covered.....yes it was a big shocker, but it was MY choice. I loved it, its very private and comfortable...........but unfortunately its way too much pressure living in my area and wearing that, especially because Im hispanic....when I would try to speak spanish to someone Id get this horrified look. So I might wear it again one day if we leave the country.
Ultimately, God knows your intentions reguardless of what anyone says.....If a woman wears a niqab for the sake of God, God will know, if its to make a statement or make a hostile environment, then God will know, and she will be judged. It's not our job.
|hijab and a burka are totally different things. A hijab is meant to hide the hair and neck, an expression of modesty, which is very religiously important for some Islamic women. To many women, not being able to wear one is like being naked, even though in our Western traditin it seems extreme
Just so U know......
Just remeber it's One's choice, if a girl sneaks behind her parents back and take soff her hijab, thats her problem, given the parents wouldnt be too happy when they found out.
Even in islam, there is alot of contreversy between women, wether its is mandatory or not, wether Niqab is mandatory or this or that. But the bottom line is what IS IN the Quran. If a woman is forced to do something she doesnt want to, the person forcing her will be judged.
Hijab=Head scarfe, where you show ur face
Niqab= face viel, where you show ur eyes
Burka= entire covering , even the eyes.