October 25th, 2009
To get straight to the point, let me ask a question.
Do muslimahs who do not wear the hijab or non-muslims, have more fun?
First of all, what is your definition of fun?
I just want to address the common misconception that
a) not wearing hijab automatically equates you to not following the five pillars
b) by not wearing hijab you can do anything that was and still is haram (i.e clubbing, having a boyfriend, e.t.c)
c) That you're much more stylish and beautiful without your hijab
This all just came up during an incident last week, and I was pretty shocked that even Muslims would think that just because one wears hijab, that automatically decreases the amount of fun she'll have in life.
But that doesn't mean that she's the perfect muslimah if she is wearing hijab.
Hijab doesn't stop anyone from doing 'bad' things. It's a constant reminder of your faith and what you should and shouldn't be doing.
Clubbing is one of them (has anyone seriously wanted to go clubbing ? I mean, the idea of gyrating against sweaty bodies in rhythm to a deafening beat is ... ew)
Besides the accepted notion that you shouldn't be doing anything bad at all whether you're a hijabi or non-hijabi, male or female, I think it's horrible that non-hijabis get a bad rap.
I mean, sure they're not easily identifiable as a muslim, but does that mean they should have pride in being able to 'get away' with morally-questionable circumstances?
Is it fair that many assume all non-hijabis do not pray or fast or have a general disregard for their religion?
Or that, when a hijabi decides to not wear hijab anymore, it's because she decided she wasn't having much 'fun' being a hijabi.
That wearing the hijab took away a lot of 'freedoms' from her.
Again, what is your definition of 'fun' and what is it that I'm missing out on whenever I put on my hijab in the morning?
Do you think non-hijabis have more fun?
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