Unveiling Hijab Essay

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UNVEILING HIJAB UNVEILING HIJAB An Explanation of the Head Veil of the Muslim Woman AFROZ ALI Published by Invoke Media, 1st edition, 2008 Editor: Maisarah Skaka and Sumeja Skaka Cover Design: Ahmed Skaka © Copyright 2008 by Afroz Ali All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or distributed in any manner without the express written consent of Afroz Ali, except in the case of quotations permissible under law with full and accurate citations. For permission or additional information, contact: AL‐GHAZZALI CENTRE for Islamic Sciences & Human Development P.O. Box L‐14 Mt. Lewis NSW 2200 Australia www.alghazzali.org info@alghazzali.org ‘AYN ACADEMY P.O. Box 10495 Adelaide BC 5000 Australia www.aynacademy.com info@aynacademy.com ISBN: 978‐0‐646‐49623‐8 Printed in the Commonwealth of Australia CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Outline of the Book 3 5 2. CLOTHING & THE PRIMARY SOURCES 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 The Primary Sources Clothing‐ The Divine Intent Women’s Clothing & the Qur’an Head Veil‐ An Obligation? Women’s Clothing & the Sunnah The Hijaab, Khimaar & the Veil 8 9 10 15 34 39 44 3. THE ANTI­HIJAB CULTURE 3.1 3.2 3.3 Governmental Influence Media Conditioning Academic Misrepresentation 47 47 51 52 4. THE DIVINE WISDOM 4.1 Concluding Remarks 57 62 5. ENDNOTES 65 2 1. INTRODUCTION He has created cattle from which there is warmth and many benefits for you; and from them you have food... 1 Devotional include observations are the time, fundamental festivals and tradition of any religion. Such observations can matters concerning celebrations as well as attire, to mention just a few. Indeed, many of these kinds of practices are not

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