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Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab Too

Submitted by Mike Ramirez (United States), Aug 3, 2007 at 21:53

Contrary to what Fundamental Islamic clerics teach, the obligatory Hijab and Burkha coverings were NOT really commanded by the Islamic god, "Allah." It appears that this ruling was initially suggested by a "companion" of Muhammad - THEN it was deemed acceptable and written as if received through a "divine revelation." Read this for yourself:

"And as regards the (verse of) the veiling of the women, I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! I wish you ordered your wives to cover themselves from the men because good and bad ones talk to them.' So the verse of the veiling of the women was revealed."

(Sahih Bukhari: Vol. 1, Book 8, No. 395)

Note: The Ahadith comprise a collection of accounts of Muhammad's sayings as well as narratives and observations by Muhammad's companions.It certainly appears that the ruling for "the covering of women"was an idea that a companion personally suggested to Muhammad before it was revealed into the Qur'an. So, is the Qur'an really 100% Allah's word????

Mike Ramirez



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