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examining the various conditions about the hijab one can

clearly recognize that many of the young muslim women are

not fulfilling these conditions. they consider what they put on

now. wrongly as "hijab"

 

the enemies of the islamic revival wanted to destroy it in its

infancy by oppression and cruelty. allah (the almighty) defeated their

plots and held the believing men and women steadfast in their

obedience of him (the almighty). the enemies of islam realized that

they should deal with the islamic revival in a wicked way in

order to sway this revival away from its course towards allah.

they started to spread innovated forms of "hijab" as a "mid-

way" solution by which the muslim woman can "please"

allah (they claim so!) and at the same time "accommodate"

her society and preserve her "beauty" and "glamour".

 

the modern "boutique" stores were declining in their trade

due to the widespread use of the true islamic hijab. suddenly,

the markets were flooded with altered forms of tabar'roj

under the name 'modern/contemporary hijab'. in the

beginning this was protested and women were cautious. a

group of "displaying women" who were embarrassed with the

islamic hijab rushed towards the "contemporary hijab" to

"relief' themselves from the pressing social realities caused

by the spread of hijab. with time the phenomenon of

"concealed display" became widespread and known as

"contemporary hijab". women friendly to this course think

they are the best of girls and best of wives while in fact they

    are as one poet said:

 

if they relate to the hijab-

it is the relation of an intruder

 

so! o women of this kind be mindful to allah (the almighty) and his

 messenger (pbuh) and do not be deceived by those who

 may "bless" this action of yours and conceal their true

intentions. do not be deceived and let your response be: " i

 am better than those who are in a complete state of

 display!" there is no excuse to follow the evil. know that the

 fire of hell has different lower levels while paradise has

different higher levels. so it is proper to follow your sisters

 who truly adhere to the islamic hijab and its conditions. aim

 high towards the highest levels of aj-jannah. it has been

 narrated that the prophet (pbuh) said:

 

"انظُرُوا إلى من هُو أسفلَ مِنْكُم في الدُّنيا، وفَوْقَكُم في الدَّين، فذلكَ أجدر أن لا

تَزدَروا- أي تَحتَقِروا- نعمةَ اللهِ عَلَيكُم"

 

"look at those who stand at lower levels than you (regarding

worldly wealth) and those who stand at higher levels than you

in religion (adherence to faith). for this would not make the

favors (conferred upon you by allah) insignificant (in your

eyes)."(1) az-zohri reported(2) that ummar ibin al-khatab

(may allah be pleased with him) recited the saying of allah (the almighty):

 

وتَلا عمر بن الخطاب- رضي الله عنه- قوله عزَّ وجَلَّ:

 

} ‏ ‏إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمُ

الْمَلَائِكَةُ أَلَّا تَخَافُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا بِالْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي

كُنْتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ ‏‏{ [فُصَّلَت،30]

 

"verily those who say: "our lord is

 allah (alone), and then they stood

 straight (i.e. they believed in the

oneness of allah and worshipped none

 but him (alone) and obeyed him for

 all that he ordered them) on them the

 angels will descend (at the time of their

 death) (saying ); "fear you not, nor

grieve! but receive the glad tidings of

 aj-jannah which you have been

promised!) (qur'an 41:30).

 

 he then said:                                                                                                   فقال:

"استقاموا واللهِ للهِ بطاعَتِهِ، ولَم يُرَوغوا رَوَغانَ الثَّعالِب"

 

" they, by allah. followed the straight path of allah by

obeying him and did not dodge like wolves."

 

al-hassan al basri, may allah's mercy be upon him, said: " if

shaytan (devil) looks and finds you continuously adhering to

the obedience of allah he will seek you (i.e. check you) one

time after the other. if he finds that you are still holding, he

becomes weary of you and rejects you. but if you adhere one

time and you do not another, then he becomes covetous:

he wants to have you for himself."(3)

 

so come on to a straight path that has no crookedness and a

guidance that has no misleading ways in it, and to an honest

repentance that has no disobedience in it:

 

} ‏ وَتُوبُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا أَيُّهَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لَعَلَّكُمْ

تُفْلِحُونَ‏‏ ‏‏{ الآية [النور،31]

"and turn you all together to allah

(and beg him) to forgive you all, o

believers, that you may be successful."

 (qur'an 24:31)

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(1) the origin of this hadeeth was reported in saheeh al-bukhari in the

book of riqaq and muslim in the book of az-zuhd v.4, hadeeth #

7070, p 1530, and at-tirmidhi in the book of qiyamah.

(2) reported by imam ahmed and ibin al-mubarak. imam ahmed

reported it in the book of az-zuhd  p. 115 and 110, respectively.

 (3) reported by ibin al-mubarak in his book "az-zuhd" p. 7 # 20

 

 




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