Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mendedah Aurat

Ok. So one of my friend shared this link on facebook. I'm feeling a little offensive because I don't wear hijab/headscarf as a Muslim.

1) The first statement says, it is because of those who doesn't wear hijab is the reason behind the increasing rape cases happening in Malaysia (or around the world).
Ok. Well, are they going to ask all those non-Muslims in Malaysia to wear hijab too just like in Arab? And those that do wear hijab get rapes because of us that doesn't wear them? Isn't that a little prejudice?
You know, my roomate's Russian friend laughed when she told her about rape cases in Malaysia. Its like they never even heard of it. Is it because they're allowed to do sex freely? maybe. But it's definitely not because everyone covers their body here. Its the mentality.
If they want to blame something, I'd rather they blame all those American tv shows and music video. They're showing more body than anyone in Malaysia. And yet, no one blames Astro or even the Internet. Most guys I know download porns, so where's the purpose of every girl wearing headscarf anyway?

2) I have nothing to say about the 2nd statement except that I'm one of those people who says those things. lol. Well, I felt defensive. But I know I'm wrong for not wearing hijab.
Although, I know people who wears hijab but does not solat. I think it's better to build the foundation first. Wearing hijab is not in the list of the Five Pillars of Islam. Only your Iman is in the question. I personally think, they should catch those men who doesn't perform their Solat & Friday prayers first before they start pointing fingers at women who doesn't wear hijab. Don't you agree?

3) Oh, this is like saying, it's ok to be one of those Munafik people. As long as you look good, like you're following God's rule, it's ok. It's ok if you're not doing it whole-heartedly, as long as people see you're doing it, it's ok. As far as I know, Islam isn't the forcing kind, and whatever you do you must do it with all sincerity. Wallahualam.

4) I ask for Allah to open my heart to wear hijab everyday. I'd rather they say to those people who doesn't even pray to Allah, "kalau tak solat sekarang, bila lagi?" and NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I HEARD "bertudunglah sebelum anda ditudungkan". If that's the case, the men should wear hijab as well. heh..

This is just my thought as one of those who doesn't wear a hijab. I don't know why not wearing hijab is one big issue as I see, there are so many other issues that contributes to a damage of society than not wearing hijab. Rape cases still happens in Arab even when everyone is wearing Burqa itself. Correct me if I'm wrong. Wallahualam. In the end, I just give in to Allah s.w.t, as He knows what is best for me. Amin...

7 comments:

petite girl said...

omy anna! my friend gave me the same link to me too! HAHA.i guess, we're the bullet point for those type of people.yeah, it's good that they have good intentions but well, i support all your statements. that's why at times, when i know i am dealing with one who cannot accept discussions and arguments,i just smile and let her speaks first.

hey, just be us.we've brains.just like them.HAPPYYYYYY!

petite girl said...

omy anna! my friend gave me the same link to me too! HAHA.i guess, we're the bullet point for those type of people.yeah, it's good that they have good intentions but well, i support all your statements. that's why at times, when i know i am dealing with one who cannot accept discussions and arguments,i just smile and let her speaks first.

hey, just be us.we've brains.just like them.HAPPYYYYYY!

Anna Mohamed Amin said...

No big surprise as the author was a GUY. Just because they're men, they think they have all the rights to what women need to be.. pffft..

tuanzamani said...

Salam,tetibe lalu so nak komen skit la ek...hehe

1)covering your aurat(not just wearing hijab,there's a difference and you should check it out)is a must for both male and female..pada kadar memasing...

2)how to do it is described quite well in the quran...just as solah is..you just have to find it..not a very difficult task..as some people say..you are either muslim or not in your conducts..

3)i'm a guy..trust me..a girl covering her modesty is lot more attractive than who doesn't..

4)i'm a guy who studied in russia...the value a girl covering her modesty in russia is worth more than those who do it in Malaysia or Egypt..and worthy of respect
i)they do it not due to peer pressure
ii)they actually make themselves targets by non muslims..they are the bravest people i know..i've known girls who was beaten up by thugs because they stand out by covering their aurat...

note that i used covering our aurat instead of wearing hijab..because one is seen as a cultural thing and when one sees it like that..it can be dismissed like any other cultural thing..like makan sirih,or joget lambak...but what we need to understand is it is something more than that...it is bigger than me,you or anything that we stand for..

Mercy of Allah on us...and may we have the taufiq(strength) and hidayah(guidance) to be in the right path...

-Tvaya brat

Anna Mohamed Amin said...

Thanks for your wise words tuanzamani.

You are truly right. Everyday when I see my friends or whoever wears hijab here, I feel they are the ambassador of Islam. And though some days I feel like I want to be one of them, and when the russians asked me why I don't wear платок, I could never answer them why.

My heart just isn't in it yet. I feel even if I do cover my body now, its just untuk "menunjuk-nunjuk" and not for Allah.. I don't feel that is what I want. Please pray Allah will guide me. InsyaAllah. Amin...

tuanzamani said...

it's nice to have the intention...but know that when u think it's good to be avoiding "menunjuk-nunjuk"..it's actually shaytan playing with ur heart..smiling each time u fell for it..

is it acceptable for someone to not pray because he/she doesn't want to "menunjuk-nunjuk"?understand this..and insyaAllah u will not be deceived anymore..

be an ambassador..be a real muslim woman...

Anna Mohamed Amin said...

oh. that was how I thought about solat at first. I didn't know how to pray until I was in form 1, my parents isn't the pushing kind. I didn't want to be one of those that menunjuk2 that I'm praying, but time goes by, Alhamdulillah I opened my heart to solat when I was in form 3. Not like people care, but I like the fact that I'm doing it because of Allah and myself, not because others forced me. It feels more complete. I think when the time comes, I'll open by heart to hijab as well. Time will tell, and thank u again for your wise words.