There’s no uniform approach to terminology for Islamic apparel. hijab is an Arabic word, originally referring to a curtain or partition, which later came to refer to Islamic outfit into general, but is now commonly metonymically reduced to the headscarf.
During the recent years, Islamic outfit has been emerged as abiding sites for the contention during the relationship amid Muslim communities and also the State. Specifically, the wearing of Islamic headscarves by female in public places has raised questions about secularism, women’s rights and national identity. It has always been seen by the Western feminist as oppressive and as a symbol of a Muslim woman’s subservience to men. As a result, it often comes as a surprise to Western feminists that the veil has become increasingly common while in the Muslim world and is often worn proudly by college ladies as a symbol of an Islamic identity, freeing them symbolically from neo-colonial Western cultural imperialism and domination. For well over two decades, Muslim woman have been positioned in the Australian popular media in opposition to the values of liberal democracy and also the feminist agenda. Muslim women, as if the act of “unveiling” will somehow bestow the “equality” and “freedoms” that Western female enjoy. Whilst ‘hijab debates’ unfold in to various guises in France, the Netherlands, Germany, the UK and elsewhere, questions of gender, race and religion have a particular pertinence towards Australia, where a combination of recent events has generated unprecedented public and scholarly attention on sexual violence, ‘Masculinist protection’, and ideas for the nation. It was against this historical backdrop that the Australian trendy media developed an interest on the hijab-the standard veil worn by certain Muslim woman. The first Gulf War into 1991 marked the beginning of the veiled symbolism during the Australian fashionable media.
Recently FIFA said towards a letter to the Iranian Football Federation that the Iranian women’s team is not allowed to participate during the games towards Singapore while wearing hijab, or head scarves. FIFA says on its website that “the player’s equipment must not carry any political, religious, or personal statements, ” and that “all items of clothes or equipment other than the basic must be inspected by the referee and determined not to be dangerous. ”
Into 2007, an 11-year-old female was not allowed to play in soccer game towards Canada for the reason that she was wearing the hijab. The Quebec Soccer Association said the ban on the hijab is to protect children from being accidentally strangled. The secretary-general of Iran’s National Olympic Committee has called on Muslim countries to protest the world soccer body’s ban on head scarves for female on the Youth Olympic Games this summer.
On March 14, 2004, the French legislative council voted the ban on “religious symbols” into public schools. This uncommon law, which mainly targets Muslim young women, was widely supported towards France. After four years of the enactment of the law, one can hardly measure its consequences amid French Muslims. People still observe the case without real understanding. The French Muslims failed to build a unanimous strategy toward the crisis of hijab. They failed to make their voices heard through the media. The standard outcome was that their management for the crisis proved to be ineffective. Now, after four years of the enactment for the anti-hijab law, the situation appear to be the same.
The western media does not show the countless western female who have reverted to Islam, adopted the hijab, and are happy with it. Born, raised and educated in the west, they experienced freedom and spent life as they wanted. Then they studied Islam and reverted. What did Islam give them that they were missing? It filled the vacuum into their souls.
Have to we listen to the western media or the western woman who accept Islam after experiencing the so called freedom?
West think that the belt of freedom is held by them. NO. Islam is preliminary to gave freedom to girl. Islam gives female right to vote 1400 years ago, into America it is given towards early 1900. Islam gives the right of property inheritance 1400 years ago, however , in America laws for the inheritance are were rewritten in to 1950′s to give right of inheritance to women. How bad the status of women in to west? We have given the rights 1400 years ago that the female of west dreams until this generation. It’s amazing.
State has to make laws and we obey them, however , they don’t have the right to inform us what to wear and how to put on, this is our freedom. Veiling is not against west, veiling is against imperialism. There’s a difference amid west and imperialism. West is a culture and it is like a civilization only like any other culture or civilization. Imperialism is that when west tries to notify the world that we are the standard and everybody is ethnic. No, the west is as ethnic as Arab culture. hijab, scarf and covering body is also in to other religions. Christianity also shows strength to put on it. Merry during the church wears scarf. As well in to Hinduism ladies cover their shape. If the nuns july put on the scarf then why the Muslim lady is banned of wearing hijab? We must show uniformity in to our religion and culture. hijab is a mean source of perfection and achieving our goals. hijab is a choice for the female not a compulsion or oppression. It’s during the will for the lady not the by the enforcement of men. It is all by faith. It’s what we are for this reason there’s no shame or hindrance to wear it. Covering is a sign of purity and dignity. A woman is not a sex object that she is turned out to be on the west. She actually is not an object of lust for every stranger. Only gaze at how the west treats women. Porn industries are thriving, filthy DVDs are sold everywhere, magazines of semi-nude female decorate even grocery stores, filthy magazines are sold even towards corner stores, strip clubs are in abundance, and I may go on and on. The west has left no stone unturned in shattering the dignity of a girl, and afterward they are ready to give lectures to others on how to treat girl with dignity.
In to your opinion, will the ban on jilbab at French schools remain the same? How do you see the future of Muslims towards France? How might they withstand the challenges they face in the French society?
Finally, why is the west accordingly scared for the hijab? Is it a threat to their attractiveness and fashion industries or to their religion?
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