Time, people, culture, society and the environment in which we are surrounded can produce the formation of many perspectives on a problem we see in today’s society. Islam and the Hijab are one of the most controversial issues. Many questions and generalizations are often formulated in the minds of many non-Muslims regarding the concepts behind Hijab through the influence of the media.
Throughout the years of conflict between “the West” and “Islam,” the media has strongly changed the minds of non-Muslims through the negative exploitation of Islam and Muslims, especially Muslim women. . Misconceptions like “Are you bald under?” “Are you going to sleep with that?” to the association of “terrorism” that contrasts with what Muslim women believe represents the hijab.
A common mistake is “the Islamic hijab is something cultural, not religious”. The use of the word “cultural” is misleading in the description of Hijab because it implies that it is the result of customs and practices that are something separate from Islam. The cultural costume refers to the ancient pre-Islamic era (Jahiliyah). It is the veil of the pre-Islamic era considered “traditional” that prevents women from contributing to society. On the contrary, the Islamic Hijab is not considered an informal tradition, nor does it diminish one’s self-esteem. The Hijab aims to present women with balance and equality in society. An example of the pre-Islamic era in our modern world is that of the Taliban in Afghanistan. The Taliban are a party that considers these activities as non-Islamic for women, who are prohibited from exercising their primary rights. The Taliban banned women from working outside the home, with the exception of the health sector, and put an end to girls’ education.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The search for knowledge is the responsibility of every Muslim.” Even Henry VIII forbade women to study the Bible when the first translations into English began to appear. It is an irony, although the Taliban claim that their philosophy about women is in place to ensure the physical protection and self-esteem of women, in which many Afghan women were killed, beaten and publicly hanged. For many Afghan women, the fear of being severely punished by the Taliban is their main security concern.
Another mistake is that “Muslim women have no rights over Islam.” Islam granted rights to women more than 1400 years ago, which many Muslims and non-Muslims ignore today. First, Islam has given women the fundamental right to freedom of expression. In the early days of Islam, leaders of the Islamic State in legal matters consulted women. The rights that have been attributed to Muslim women since the beginning of time only arise for non-Muslims. In Islam, a woman is free to be who she is and protected from being portrayed as a sexually coveted symbol. Islam praised a woman’s status and ordered her to “have the same rights as men in everything, is on an equal footing with men” (Koran Nadvi: 11) share mutual rights and obligations in all aspects of life . For Jumma Mubarak Quotes and images VISITE SITE
Many women are treated far from Islamic ideals, but in the name of Islam. The Taliban are an example of a cultural and political name that has been marked with Islam. There is no freedom for women if they are imprisoned in their home in the name of Hijab and Islam. In addition, the veil of Islam is not associated with the veil of oppression.
Women who find their identity and role in society now use the Hijab and embrace their concept of liberation. They take their legal places that Islam had granted them fourteen years ago. In fact, Western women did not have rights or rights over their husbands. Not only was the wife owned by her husband, but also her property. In 1919, women in England fought for their rights to be elected to parliament.
Due to their demands, they were imprisoned by the government and suffered a lot. It was not until the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that women received these rights.
A quotation from the Qur’an in Surah 2:26 says:
“And for women, it has rights over men, similar to men over women.”
The background story between Islam and the West will shed light on why Muslims are portrayed so negatively in the media. The medieval western conflict, the crusades, the oil crisis of the year