Alot christian women and women of other faiths. See a woman walk down the street,
dressed in hijaab and abeyaah and instantly think to themselves look at that poor woman,
oppressed it to wearing those horrible clothes, her hair is covered .
Then thinking we are programmed in to wearing such clothing , and to cover our hair,
without even stopping to think maybe we like wearing this mode of dress,
That its just normal attire for us to wear.
Little do they realize they are the ones actually being programmed and brainwashed,
by the media and magazines and fashion houses they are actually being told what to wear and how they should look,.
During talking to my own family on this subject and my own experiences,
with also my family being christians and me being the only muslim in the household.
They have found it very strange that a person they loved and knew who ran after the latest fashion,
and modern haircuts to keep up with the fashionable trends and going out most of the time having a good time.
Had now changed and had turned a new corner in their life embrassed Islam was covered up no longer wearing the fashionable clothes gone were the modern haircuts aslo, and was dressed in hijaab and abeyah, i must tell you they had a very serious shock.
When i was asked by them why was i doing this to myself and torturing myself with this attire i now wore they said be free wear what you want be the same as you were before little miss fashion.
My reply to them was look don't you know your the ones being programmed told what to wear even how you hair should be cut even to how thin or fat you should be is that freedom,they gave no reply just a look.(probably thinking i had gone mad)
I also said to them actually i feel more free now i am covered because my life is not being dictated to by media in how to dress and ho, now i dress for Allah and according to islamic law .
My sister then asked me then how are you free ,i said look i am still me i have'nt changed .
Just i have faith in God and i am trying to obey his laws that he has commited me to do,
i am no longer running after fashion the most fashionable of hair cuts i know longer waste my time with going out and partying in clubs and bars and the more i learn about islam the more in love with it i fall i said to her before i was mis-guided now i am guided alhamduilah that i don't want that life any more that has no meaning having an empty heart and now its full with hope and love for God and because God loves me she thought i was crazy and still does.
My mother was not to happy and could not come to terms with this that her daughter could give up her life of modernization,
and was now sitting in her lounge dressed as she called it like a black bat,
because i was wearing black hijaab and abeyaah she asked me who had brainwashed me i laughed and said no one i just love Allah, she replied oh well this is just a passing phase your going through you will soon be back to your old self partying and the daughter i had before dressing as you did before.
Alhamdulilah i have neither changed i am still a muslimah my faith is alhamdulilah stronger than it ever has been Almighty Allah is keeping me on the straight path ameen.
So my saying is for those who think we are oppressed a little bit of poetry for you.
We are muslim women our hijaab(scarf) and our attire is what We require,
we are neither subjected to wear by force we are not oppressed,
may i stress we are muslim women we wear our attire because it's our desire,
and its what we require its the pride we wear for Allah .
We don't wear it for men.
we are not forced or subjected to wear its our choice and our attire,
so next time you see a woman of this dress just use your mind that we are not subjected and oppressed.
But take a long look at your own attire,
your skirts are short necklines too just take a long think how the media and magazines and fancy films glitter and balbels u try to keep up with and u say its us that are programmed and not you?.
are you sure about this???
For muslim women have not this desire just to cover and not be mans desire