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Submitted by azizeh binti ibrahim (Malaysia), Dec 16, 2005 at 05:19

For some women who decided to wear jilbab, its not a small thing. It's a courage to cover up! Jilbab is not merely clothing or just a piece of clothe. Its more then that. It needs the inner strength to give up a lot of things, this strength could only be gathered when one is fear of ALLAH swt.

The International community should be able to see it in the positive way instead of labelling jilbab as a symbol of extremism. Jilbab should be seen as progress in curbing moral and social problems. And muslim too have to play that role. Being able to portray piety not just in clothing but also in action.

The understanding of jilbab should be made aware to the international community. Its not about ARAB but its a pioius devotions towards what has be ordained in the Holly Book Al Quran.
I am blessed for being able to make that choice.

Some foolish muslims scholar who imposed wrong intepretation of jilbab has made this issue a big one. Jilbab is not burkha!!! Jilbab is an attire worn by women to cover their breast shape, their hair and also a ready to wear prayers attire. So women do not have to change when they want to perform prayers. Jilbab is not some punishment to women! Jilbab should be propagated as the way we dress according to Islam.

I blamed some muslim scholar who has wrongly emphasised the concept of Jilbbab. My brothers and sisters, wearing a jilbab doesnt curb you from doing zina, if your inner intension is not cleansed.

One must be taught to undestand why jilbab? what is the morale behind it. Jilbab is not some kind of limitations to women's rights. Do not mixed wrong understanding with what ALLAH has said in the Quran.

Jilbab is an houred, a symbol of devotion to ALLAH, a symbol of Women's right! When one wears jilbab, the expression given is her total rights for her opinion and her life is being erased totallly. It's the men that makes women like that. Why can muslim men treat muslim women with respect.

If muslim husbands or brothers can protect the honor of women , and protray good example to the international community that by wearing jilbab, SHE IS HONOURABLE to the men and her community.

Most jilbab women have been perceived as abused and weak! Change that! Jilbab doesnt limit women's freedom to acquire knowledge, doesnt limit her social life, doesnt limit her rights to her opinion in her household and family.

Unfortunate most muslim men, take advantage of women who are devoted to ALLAH, by imposing that if these women are disobedient they will not smell JANNAH. While the husband continue to be oppresive and brutal.

ISLAM NEED NO CHANGE, WE NEED TO CHANGE. LET US SHOW SOME GOOD LIVING OF BEING MUSLIM. MAKE JILBAB SOMETHING TO BE HOUNORED BY MUSLIMS AND AS WELL AS NON MUSLIM. NOT SOMETHING THAT GIVES WRONG IMPRESSION.
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The West's denial of the superioirity of Islamic core values [64 words]Ahmad LawalJun 11, 2008 13:55131787
Islam only asks for freedom... [124 words]Muslimah--Jan 15, 2007 13:2672966
1Reply to Muslimah - "Islam only asks for freedom" [135 words]Rochelle MichaelsFeb 21, 2008 13:4672966
Reply to Islam only asks for freedom [223 words]IfrahimJan 1, 2009 15:0072966
THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO WEAR JIBABS IF THEY FEEL THE NEED 2 [104 words]SULYOct 9, 2006 15:4059403
1Clothes protecting women? Oh come on.... [280 words]DarkgoldAug 13, 2007 19:4459403
Jilbab rocks my world! [342 words]Stacey ZegersApr 6, 2006 18:1942578
1Luton?- more like Karachi [147 words]Mike RandallApr 3, 2006 16:2942250
I agree [24 words]Roy WalshJun 12, 2009 07:5142250
1Islamo 'fashionism' - Jilbab as Jihad [53 words]Ben van de PolderMar 9, 2006 00:5539473
1jilbab [96 words]MaryMar 28, 2006 10:5339473
twisted double standards. [35 words]saqApr 1, 2006 16:2339473
Pressure?! [155 words]SumeyyaApr 2, 2006 05:1739473
Extend your mercy [487 words]azizeh binti ibrahimDec 16, 2005 05:1930058
مهم جدا [57 words]علي ابن عبد اللDec 8, 2005 17:1329671

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