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Jilbab rocks my world!

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Submitted by Stacey Zegers (United States), Apr 6, 2006 at 18:19

It is hard to wear jilbab because you have to give up some vanity and Lord knows all girls want to be adored. It forces people to see them for everything but their body though which is an excellent respect - conscious or unconscious. I don't see what the big deal is about wearing it - It's not affecting non-wearers more than they themselves are making it affect them. If I have to see girls in g-strings and be cool with it then I think you can stomach me in jilbab. :)

I dont know anyone personally whose family made them wear jilbab or hijab or even shalwar kameez against their own will and Ive moved around a ton and been abroad to a number of Muslim countries (Including Saudi Arabia). It actually makes getting ready easier and the idea of it being cumbersome is silly. I can roll out of met throw whatever I want on underneath short or long casual or dressy whatever and pull my hair into a bun throw the jilbab over it and I look well pulled together even if Im totally casual underneath.Or I could look well pulled together and have something short and tight underneath which I can show off among my friends when I get to their homes etc. Muslim women still like clothes and fashion and all that and they do make room for it in their life just within their religious reason. They see their friends and have parties to get all dolled up. They dont need random people on the street to check them out to confirm to them that they are worth something and that yes they look good etc. Whatever they give up in being adored they can gain back in feeling good that they're pleasing God. No one ever bothered the virgin Mary for dressing the same way. If you want me to go Bible thumper I could pound out a few (biblical) verses on lustful looks and plucking out your eye if its doing you wrong etc.
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