Im sure that many have have tuning in to the wonderfully coward-covered religious rights banning in France, I mean if the issue is about security issues then France should have grown some courage and addressed it as so instead of hiding behind "protecting the French culture" or "the bull-jive-niqab-equates-slavery" deal.
Nevertheless, that's another whole blog.
I saw this coming from miles away and it did not burn my biscuits until Mrs. Mona Eltahawy discussed her veiws on the niqab and hijab.
How come the news always have to go to the extremes, in one corner we have a niqabi and in this corner we have a woman who wears nothing what-so-ever to let people know that she is a Muslim.
Yeah, that should send up a little red flag on her view about her deen: she is hiding it.
And the niqabi can discuss her view much better.
Im not disrespecting Mrs. Eltahawy because her is my sister in Islam yet I do not agree with her "feelings" on hijab, niqab or Islam. To be quite truthfully, she sounds more biased than uneducated on the topic she is debating.
And to be even more truthful, Allah SWT Says:
Meaning that the Muslims have no say in the Decrees of Allah SWT & His Messenger (pbuh). The deal is done and the ink is dried plus as Muslims, our "feelings" have no place in religious matters. I sounds rough however I can understand this ayat. Because when people start going by what they "feel" in religion, things start getting twisted or completely left out.
Now I have another important point, as "undercover" as Mona Eltahawy is being, if insha'allah she was to say something Islamically correct like do not eat pork or make sure you cover properly for Salat, THEN I have no choice but to heed what she says because she is warning me or the Muslims. Her not observing hijab does not put her outside Islam yet it does make her disobedient in the Eyes of Allah SWT. However since the speech that is coming out her mouth is based on her own nafs (desires or feelings), I could care less about what she has to say about hijab.
To end this issue, I would like to say what my Baptist mother has said:
"You can never please people. And if people can't accept who you are then to heck with them."
May Allah SWT Make her a Muslim. Ameen.
That is alot of wisdom that non-Muslims follow on a day-to-day basis yet some Muslims cannot even stomach the thought of not being able to "fit-in with the non-Muslims" without compromising their religions. And they can't understand why they sometimes catch more Hell than they expected.
And Allah SWT Knows Best.
May Allah SWT Guide the Muslims. Ameen.