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

Submitted by Rashid (United Arab Emirates), Apr 22, 2010 at 02:25

Assalam alekum (Peace & blessing be unto you all)
Islam uplifted the status of women and granted them their just rights 1400 years ago. Islam expects women to maintain their status.
People usually only discuss 'hijaab' in the context of women. However, in the Glorious Qur'an, Allah (swt) first mentions 'hijaab' for men before 'hijaab' for the women. The Qur'an mentions in Surah Noor:
"Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do."
[Al-Qur'an 24:30]
The moment a man looks at a woman and if any brazen or unashamed thought comes to his mind, he should lower his gaze.
Western talk of women's liberalization is nothing but a disguised form of exploitation of her body, degradation of her soul, and deprivation of her honour. Western society claims to have 'uplifted' women. On the contrary it has actually degraded them to the status of concubines, mistresses and society butterflies who are mere tools in the hands of pleasure seekers and sex marketeers, hidden behind the colourful screen of 'art' and 'culture'.
All religious scripture say that women should cover her head and should not reveal the body. And it is for the safty for themselves.
when NUNS cover their head people call them pious, but when muslim women covers her, people call them subjugated.
It is just a gimmick of media to maline islam.
Have you ever seen any picture of Mary the mother of JESUS (peace be upon him) without head covering and clock. She was just like a MUSLIM woman.

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