What does the Quran really say about a Muslim woman’s hijab? | Samina Ali | TEDxUniversityofNevada
Articles,  Blog

What does the Quran really say about a Muslim woman’s hijab? | Samina Ali | TEDxUniversityofNevada


Reviewer: Peter van de Ven I’m going to take you back
in time, 1400 years, to the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia. To a time when Prophet Mouhammed
was given the task of finding a solution to women in the city
being attacked and molested. The situation was this: It was around the year 600 AD, long before the modern convenience, of plumbing. When a woman awoke
in the middle of the night with the urge to relieve herself, she would have to walk out, past the outskirts of the city,
and into the wild by herself, for privacy. Believe it or not, a group of men actually began
to see an opportunity in women’s nightly tracks, and started to linger
at the outskirts of the city – their identities hidden
in the dark, watching. If a woman walked by, and she happened to be wearing a jilbab, which was a garment like a coat, the men knew to leave her alone. A jilbab of centuries ago
was a status symbol, like a Burberry trench or a Chanel jacket. It announced that the woman was free, and a free woman
was protected by her clan. She would have no problems
speaking out against the attacker and identifying him. But if the woman walking out at night
wasn’t wearing a jilbab, if she happened to be dressed
a bit more freely, then the men knew she was a slave, and they attacked her. Concerned members of the community
brought the situation to the Prophet, and like so many other social,
political, and familial issues that Muhammed faced
during his Prophethood, he turned this particular
matter over to God, and a verse was revealed for the Quran, the Muslim holy book. “O Prophet,” it reads, “tell your wives, your daughters,
and the women of the believers to draw upon themselves their garments. This is better, so that they
not be known and molested.” Basically, the verse advises
that all women dress similarly, so that they can’t be
picked out from one another, zeroed in on, and attacked. Now, on the surface, this may seem like a relatively
easy solution to the problem, but turns out it wasn’t. The early Muslim community was tribal,
and so deeply entrenched in social status, and the idea that a slave
would look like a free woman, that was almost insulting. And then there was
the matter of practicality. How would a slave do her work? How would she function,
if her body was constricted by a coat? How would she cook, clean, fetch water? In the end, the early
Muslim scholars ruled that a woman’s way of dress
should be based on two considerations: a woman’s function in society – her role, what we might consider her job – and the society’s specific customs. Or, in another way: when in Rome. Muslims like to take historical rulings
and apply them to the modern era. So, let’s do that. A woman’s way of dress
should be based on custom and function. So, what does that mean for
a Muslim woman living in America today, for someone like me? First, it means that I have a function,
a role in society, a contribution that I can make. Second, it means that while I’m making that contribution, and living in a society
where veiling is not the custom, and where, in fact, if I veil
it might actually lead to harassment, then wearing what is the custom, such as a dress, a pair of jeans
or even yoga pants, is not only acceptable, it’s recommended. But wait, could that be right? After all, haven’t we all come to assume that a Muslim woman must veil, that veiling is
a requirement of her faith? There is even a term that we’ve all come to associate
with the Muslim woman’s veil, an Arabic term
that we’ve all heard use, whether or not we’ve been aware of it: “Hijab.” So, maybe I missed it. Maybe the requirement that a woman veil
is in a different part of the Quran. For those of you who don’t know,
the Quran consists of 114 chapters, each chapter is written out
in verses, like poetry. There are more
than 6,000 verses in the Quran. Out of the 6,000 plus verses, three refer to how a woman should dress. The first is the verse
I’ve already told you about. The second is a verse that directly
speaks to the Prophet’s wives, asking that they begin to dress
a bit more modestly because of their role,
their function in society as his wives. And the third verse
is similar to the first, in that it was revealed in direct response
to a historical situation. Early records show that the custom, the fashion during the pre-Islamic era, was for women to wear a scarf
on the head, called a khimar, which would be tucked behind the ears
and allowed to flow behind the back. In the front, a woman wore
a tight vest or a bodice, which she left open exposing her breasts – sort of like the images
you’ve seen in Game of Thrones. (Laughter) When Islam spread through
the Arabian Peninsula, a verse was sent down asking
that women use this scarf, or any other garment, to cover the breasts. And that’s it. That’s basically all there is in the Quran
concerning how a woman should dress. Turns out, God doesn’t give a bullet point
of all the parts on a woman’s body that he wants hidden from view. And in fact, it might be argued,
and it is argued, I cannot stress enough that it is argued
by many Muslim scholars that the reason these verses
were left intentionally vague is so that a woman could choose
for herself how to dress according to her specific culture and the progression of time. And that the term “hijab,” guess what? It’s not in any of these three verses. In fact, it’s nowhere in the Quran,
directly meaning a woman’s veil. That’s not to say that the word
doesn’t appear in the Quran because it does appear. But when it appears,
it’s actually used correctly, to mean a barrier or a divide. Such as the barrier or divide that exists
between us humans and the divine, or between believers and non-believers. Or it means a barrier,
like a physical screen, that men during Muhammad’s time
were asked to stand behind when speaking to his wives. Or it means the seclusion,
the separation that Mary sought when she was giving birth to Jesus. That separation and seclusion, that means hijab; that physical screen, that means hijab; that barrier, that divide, that means hijab. Hijab doesn’t mean a woman’s veil. And yet, isn’t it strange
that what the term actually means, being screened off, divided away,
barred, separated out, these are the very terms
that come to our minds when we think of a Muslim woman? Why shouldn’t they? We have all seen the way some Muslim women
are treated around the world: if she attempts to go to school, she’s shot in the head; if she attempts to drive a car, she’s jailed; if she attempts to take part in the political uprisings
happening in her own country, to be heard, to be counted, she is publicly assaulted. Forget about hiding out in the dark
at the outskirts of the city, some men now feel comfortable enough
to assault a woman on the sidewalk, for the world to see. And they don’t care
to hide their identities, they’re more interested
in making international headlines. They’re too busy making videos
and uploading them onto YouTube, bragging about what they’ve done. Why don’t they care
to hide their crimes? They don’t feel like
they’ve committed any crimes. It’s the women
who’ve committed the crimes. It’s the women who got
these funny ideas in their heads, ideas that actually
led them out of the house, led them into society, believing that they
can make a contribution, and we all know, honorable women, they stay at home; honorable women stay invisible. Just as it was the custom
for honorable women to do during the Prophet’s time. Is that true? 1400 years ago is long before feminism. Were women locked away
behind doors, screened off by veils? Well, it turns out
that the Prophet’s first wife was what we would define today as a CEO. She was a successful merchant whose caravan equaled the caravans
of all the other traders put together. She essentially headed up
a successful import-export company. When she hired Muhammed to work for her, she was so taken with his honesty that eventually she proposed. (Laughter) I’m not sure how many women
feel comfortable proposing marriage to a man today. And Muhammad’s second wife? She was no slacker either. She rode into battle
on the back of a camel, which is equivalent to a woman
riding into battle today inside of a Humvee or a tank. And what of the other women? Early records show that women
demanded to be included in the Islamic revolution
taking place around the Prophet. One woman became famous as a general when she led her army of men
into battle and crushed a rebellion. Men and women freely associated
with one another, exchanged gifts. It was custom for a woman
to select her own husband and propose. And when things didn’t work out, to initiate divorce. Women even loudly debated
with the Prophet himself. Seems to me that if fundamentalists want to return
current Muslim society to 680 AD, it might be a huge step forward. (Laughter) Progress. (Applause) But we still have to answer
an important question. If not from Islamic history,
and if not from the Quran, how is it that we, in the modern era, have come to associate
Muslim women with hijab? With being separated out from society, secluded and isolated, barred from the most basic human rights? I hope it’s not any surprise to you
that this isn’t by accident. For the past few decades, the very people
who have been given the important task of reading and interpreting the Quran in a variety of different
Muslim communities, certain clerics have been
inserting a certain meaning into those three verses concerning women. For instance that verse
I told you about earlier: “O Prophet, tell your wives,
your daughters, and the women of the believers
to draw upon themselves their garments, this is better, so that they
not be known and molested.” Some clerics, not all, some clerics have added a few words to that, so that in certain
translations of the Quran, that verse reads like this: “O Prophet, tell your wives,
your daughters, and the women of the believers,
to draw upon themselves their garments, parentheses, a garment is a veil that covers the entire head and the face, the neck and the breast
all the way down to the ankles and all the way to the wrists. Everything on a woman’s body
is covered except for one eye because she must see where she is headed, and the hands must be covered in gloves. Because, of course, there was certainly a lot of gloves
back in the desert of Saudi Arabia. (Laughter) Etc., etc., etc., etc.,
on, and on, and on, end of parentheses, so that she not be known and molested.” And what these so-called clerics have concluded based
on these types of insertions is that a woman only has one function. To understand what that function is, all you have to do is read
some of the fatwas or legal rulings that these so-called clerics
have actually gone ahead and issued. Let me give you a sampling. A woman need only finish elementary school before she gets married. Which puts her, what,
at the ripe old age of 11, 12 years old? A woman cannot fulfill
her spiritual obligations to God until she first fulfills
her physical obligations to her husband. If he desires her while she sits
on the mount of a camel, she should submit. Islam has forbidden a woman
from wearing a bra because bras lift up
and make a woman appear younger, and this is calculated deception. My personal favorite: if a man has an ulcer excreting puss, from the top of his head
to the bottom of his feet, and she licked it for him, she would still not fulfill
what she owes him. What these and the many other rulings
just like it concerning women boil down to is this: The best of women,
the most honorable among them is uneducated, and so powerless, not very different from a slave. So, she remains at home
without complaint, without a bra. (Laughter) Ready and available at all times
to satisfy his every whim, even if it’s to lick his entire body; satisfying him whenever he calls, whether it’s in his bed
or on the mount of a camel. Does this sound like God’s will to you? Does this sound like scripture? Or does this sound strangely,
uncomfortably erotic, like the worst kind of misogynist fantasy? Are these so-called clerics, and the fundamentalists
and extremists who support them, truly purifying Islam from within, bringing it back to its intended form? Or are these men
no different from those men standing out in the dark
at the outskirts of the city, eager to prey upon a woman? Thank you. (Applause)

100 Comments

  • North star

    If I’m not mistaken their prophet Muhammad had a third wife that he married when she was just like a child or am I wrong?

  • GibbZ Gibber

    Religion just does not make any sense to me? i mean who wrote these religious text books? no one really knows. Jewish , Catholic ,Protestant ,Muslim Quran the list goes on. I cant just read a book written hundreds of years ago and believe in any off it. To me that's the bigger question. not trying to work out if woman should wear head dress or not.

  • abdullah maqsood

    To all those who are muslims and still accepting her claims as true, I would only say that please go and read the Quran by yourself. Please do not believe in anything you are told about the Quran without complete translation and references. Make sure you only believe in what you have read by yourself.

  • abdullah maqsood

    The reason she was able to elaborate her point of view about Hijab is only because she did not tell the correct and complete translation.
    Actually the verses she was mentioning are too long and crystal clear about the matter of Hijab for the women of all times.

  • Basmal Alrawi

    I didn’t feel comfortable with her speech and she seemed like had her own ideas that she wanted to be distributed ،👎🏻

  • Jeepergirl

    Samina Ali, I thoroughly enjoyed your explanation of what has been going on in the Muslim world. It is very sad that so many have been denied the freedom of themselves and denied the right to stand up for themselves. You are a great speaker and hopefully truth will prevail!

  • Monica Reedy

    Thx.. f/the Cultural & religious education but
    to put things in Perspective …we live in America .
    As a women , one has to B, 2 steps ahead of the
    perpetrator & defending yourself w/ words Will NOT
    Work ! Here & in the Real life we live in !

  • D Ttra

    Right off the bad, their God's solution was flawed and wrong! If it was the men who were attacking the women who were not doing anything to provoke them, it's obviously the men who were in the wrong and to be punished. With all other crimes, in Sharia Law, the principle is "An Eye for an eye" with the punishment fitting the crime, when you do something wrong, it's that body part that did wrong that get severed and taken away from you, e.g., if you stole with your hands, your hands get caught off. So in this case, if it's the men who attacked the women with that lower body part, then the punishment that fits the crime should be that lower body part fo men who get cut off. Why is the burden being placed on women to do extra to "protect themselves" and have that touted as the "solution"? How could this be a fair solution? Clearly this could not be the solution that is proposed by a "True God" as how they touted as "just, fair and all-loving". This is clearly a cop-out one-sided "solution" thought of by some chauvinistic, paternalistic human men who believe the only thing that they can think of above all else is to suppress women for their own needs.

    Learning about the origin of the veil or the headscarf should make everybody around the world even more resolute in banning it. Faith or no faith. Women were not being told how to dress because of her function, her contribution to society. Women are being told how to dress to condone and even accommodate men's crimes towards their bodies.

  • Thapelo Maraisane

    Westerners should be careful when commenting on these matters. You are socially conditioned( rightly so or wrongly so) to think in a certain way. If your views happen to differ from ours, recognise that we aren't necessarily wrong. It's a difference in culture

  • cup cakee

    You cant get a Arabic to English translation and think your right. Arabic is A hard language there are words in arabic you cant translate to english. The english Quran dose its best but it cant compare ex: there are many words just for a date(fruit) In those times a hijab was a cloth that wrapped around the front of your head and covered your back. When its said take your hijab ,and drape it over your front the head was included . Im a revert all i can say is do research. When you get a negative person speaking thats what you get in return. Instead listen to positive knowledgeable scholars i used to look at islam in a straight path but then I realized it was because it was all i knew. I looked at it in different angles with different understandings not everything is so literal. I just took it that way anyways. Best of luck sending you all love and positivity

  • Azmul Shaikh

    If you really want to see something watch ted talk of alaa murabit…she is working on real issue while this woman just gave a talk without any sources. Just see it for once and also a vdo of nouman ali khan to cover or not?

  • Cam Stewart

    Hi everyone great watch here “ FROM MUSLIM TO ADVENTIST “ true amazing story you tube ( SHABAZ.B. FROM IRAN YOU TUBE ENJOY

  • motorcop505

    Go to Iran, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, or Saudi Arabia and go unveiled and see how that works out for you. I would say let us know, but I doubt you’ll have cell phone service in prison!

  • EnterWholement

    Our prophet said that wear the clothes that will cover your whole body that no one will see your body parts and dont spit a bad eye contact. Infact that women wear tight clothed that everyone sees her body parts and she is guiding people about veil and hijab. He is mis guiding people.

  • Nesibe Akmanşen

    I was very disappointed because of that video. The explanations seems perfect but you misunderstood about Quran’s timelessness. We cannot understand the ayahs without explanations of the Prophet Muhammed(pbuh), so that the conclusion is twisted. And I am sorry but you understand the ayahs in the way how your “nefs” wants to understand. Because it is easy.

  • Kity Klizy

    I loved how you described everything about women in Islam but I just want to say that hijab is in Quran in sorat alnour says specifically to wear hijab (يضربن بخمورهن على جيوبهن) Khmar or khamr in Arabic means the brain cover .

  • Nada Ashraf Al Arapy

    نحن نفخر كثيراً أننا مسلمون وننتمي لهذا الدين الأعظم علي مر العصور الأسلام جاء ونصر المرأة وأعطاها حقوقها وكرمها وعظمها وجعل الجنه تحت قدميها أنتوا لم تفهمون شيئا نحن نفخر كثيراً بالحجاب وبالأسلام وسوف نلتقي في الأخرة ولاكن نكون فارحين بالجنة ونعيمها وأنتم الأن تضحكون وتسخرون من ديننا وسوف نلتقي في يوم القيامة وننضحك نحن كثيراً

  • yooshau abdulla

    وَقُل لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنَٰتِ يَغۡضُضۡنَ مِنۡ أَبۡصَٰرِهِنَّ وَيَحۡفَظۡنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبۡدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنۡهَاۖ وَلۡيَضۡرِبۡنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَىٰ جُيُوبِهِنَّۖ وَلَا يُبۡدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا لِبُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوۡ ءَابَآئِهِنَّ أَوۡ ءَابَآءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوۡ أَبۡنَآئِهِنَّ أَوۡ أَبۡنَآءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوۡ إِخۡوَٰنِهِنَّ أَوۡ بَنِيٓ إِخۡوَٰنِهِنَّ أَوۡ بَنِيٓ أَخَوَٰتِهِنَّ أَوۡ نِسَآئِهِنَّ أَوۡ مَا مَلَكَتۡ أَيۡمَٰنُهُنَّ أَوِ ٱلتَّٰبِعِينَ غَيۡرِ أُوْلِي ٱلۡإِرۡبَةِ مِنَ ٱلرِّجَالِ أَوِ ٱلطِّفۡلِ ٱلَّذِينَ لَمۡ يَظۡهَرُواْ عَلَىٰ عَوۡرَٰتِ ٱلنِّسَآءِۖ وَلَا يَضۡرِبۡنَ بِأَرۡجُلِهِنَّ لِيُعۡلَمَ مَا يُخۡفِينَ مِن زِينَتِهِنَّۚ وَتُوبُوٓاْ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ جَمِيعًا أَيُّهَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تُفۡلِحُونَ

    (Sahih International)
    And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons, their sisters' sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.

    -Sura An-Nur, Ayah 31.

  • verte nature

    Bravo Samina ! pas un mot à changer à votre propos ! Que Dieu vous protège et vous soutienne dans votre démarche de vérité, et votre beauté est à elle seule un des meilleurs arguments pour expliquer pourquoi les mâles ont pondu ces règles, et se sont en plus permis de les ajouter aux messages adressés au Prophète par Dieu. En fait ce sont les pires mécréants que l'on puisse imaginer ! Bravo, bravo, mille fois bravo !

  • Sharique Tyagi

    24:31

    SAHIH INTERNATIONAL

    And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons, their sisters' sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.

  • Senada Pasic

    History books, like any other book, are often full of errors The only book on Earth that is 100 percent true is the Quran .

  • Senada Pasic

    Arabia was not full of daily gang rapes as the speaker would like people to believe. That would mean all the new Muslim women were victims of regular gang rapes. The prophet's wife was an illustrious wealthy chaste business woman from an honourable family.

  • Senada Pasic

    Arabia at the time of revelation had a long history of honour among the different tribes . People were highly regarded as merchants and as people with integrity . There were aberrations like when they used to kill the baby girls which the Quran stopped .

  • Senada Pasic

    The verses in the Quran around what a Muslim women should wear are known as the verses which give "clear explanations" not what a nonmuslim thinks it is .

  • Senada Pasic

    The Quran is for all time. "If in doubt" of doing something questionable…don't. There is no adaption for different times . We can only adapt if our lives are in danger in a nonmuslim country, etc. . In fact, God says that it should be followed" strictly," especially the parts about mercy and charity. Kindness is most important.

  • Senada Pasic

    The Quran is for all time. "If in doubt" of doing something questionable…don't. There is no adaption for different times . We can only adapt if our lives are in danger in a nonmuslim country, etc. . In fact, God says that it should be followed" strictly," especially the parts about mercy and charity. Kindness is most important.

  • Senada Pasic

    Omission of truth and the twisting of verses(hijab verses left vague…)are big sins against God, especially for a nonmuslim who should not be acting as an authority on the subject at all.

  • Senada Pasic

    Why would the audience of no muslims care about what we wear? Why would any Muslim believe this? When we know the truth.

  • Senada Pasic

    Motive for speech. Fear of modest women. Fear of more hate toward women who don't dress appropriately and who have relationships before marriage by nonmuslims. The men who created this lewd culture did it because they know it is women who loose out the most.

  • Senada Pasic

    Let women dress however they want if it's not obscene, and leave our religion to us. We don't need you telling us how to live and breathe and think.

  • Senada Pasic

    Let women dress however they want if it's not obscene, and leave our religion to us. We don't need you telling us how to live and breathe and think.

  • Senada Pasic

    She admits the book is from God . It is God's only book that is for all time and never doctored / tampered with.
    Forget the hijab, if you believe in one God and that the Quran is from him, then you are a Muslim and you will live forever in Paradise just by simply striving to be a good Muslim. That's a good deal if you ask me.

  • Umm Shaheeda

    It´s so sad to see people trusting this woman thinking she has some kind of knowledge. She is speaking the truth. It´s like listening to a flat earther refuting the concept of the earth being a globe. They may seem to know what they talk about because they use fancy terms and are able to mention a lot of quotes or "facts", while in reality, if you knew ANYTHING about the topic yourself, you´d know they are talking things out of context or just straight up lying/completely mistaken.

  • PolyAsiaNZ Chasing The Sun

    Wow thank you for sharing how man has manipulated and changed religion to embody their empowerment and control over what was really originally intended from God. We have evolved, and like all religions, some of the teachings were only introduced for those times and not specifically relevant in order for progression. Sometimes historic beliefs and ideas can definitely interfere with progression and we all need to realise this if we want to progress in our future evolutions. Thank you for this great delivery and deliberation of facts and clarity. God bless 🙏

  • ai jatta

    May Ya Allah guide you to the right path sister.
    In Islam you don't say whatever you feel like saying..May Allah have mercy on you.

  • A H

    This lady clearly has no understanding about Islam or the status of women in Islam. May Allah guide us all to the straight path. Ameen.

  • Ahmed Feranmi

    The way one have chosen to dress does not concern anybody. You asking a none hijabi to talk about hijab is not convincing, cause clearly she will speak to favour the path she has chosen. What is written in the Quran is there is no compulsion in religion, so is not by force to wear the hijab. And whoever is wearing hijab must have found peace in what they are doing, so why tell a story you read somewhere about hijab just to make people change their mind on what they are doing? This will fall on deaf ears for someone who truly knows what she is doing. Nice presentation though.

  • Aiden Louise

    الله لا يوفقها الي تستهزء بكلام الله!!

    وتكذب كذب مو طبيعي ، من متى قال الله حرام تلبس حمالة صدر وغيره ؟؟؟؟؟ وان البنت لازم تتزوج بعمر ١١-١٢ ؟؟؟؟ وش ذا ؟؟؟؟ حسبي الله ونعم الوكيل على اعداء الاسلام، يارب محد من الحضور والمشاهدين صدقها

  • Aiden Louise

    she's such a liar! islam don't tell us to do all of these !! she didn't understand anything of what she read in quran ! She is WRONG !!

  • RATS TYRANTS

    Since Islam is always all over the News I just had to pick up a copy of the Quran and read it for myself, and what I came out with after much Study of the book. history and facts is nothing short of Amazing, If The true teachings of the Quran were LAW in this world, it would be a peaceful place.

  • تقوی مجید

    With all my respect for you
    But iam not agree with your speech!
    The muslim women are not in that bad!!
    We are well educated ,we are in higher positions,we are doctors;engineers,police women, politic;big artist;we have great sacrifice to our countries we have all the freedom to go where we want or do what we want if we sure these things are good and not make the god be angry from us
    And about the hijab not all muslims laws are mentioned in holy Qur’an for example the Qur’an not tell us that the (fajar) morning prayer are 2 kneelings (ruka) we knew that by speech of prophet Mohammed peace upon him
    And for Clergy not all them good and not all them on right way so you mustn’t judge on all them by speech of only one ، that is injustice!
    And sorry if there mistakes because iam not native english

  • So O

    Great presentation of facts and eloquent delivery of your message, however there is a grave inaccuracy that I feel compelled to point out – and forgive me for repeating if someone else has already done so! You are absolutely correct, Samina, in stating the 3 verses that address women's wear and the facts surrounding those verses, however, you have not stated the 25+ times the Qur'an has commanded Muslims to obey the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and to take his teachings as "direct orders" from God. The Prophet (pbuh) has clearly defined the guidelines of dress for both men and women (Yes, there's a dress code for men too, no one ever talks about that!)
    More importantly, Islam is a comprehensive religion; it cannot be explained by referencing specific verses from the Qur'an, one would have to read and understand the whole scripture – which in turn will lead one to the Prophet's teachings, before understanding Islam.

    Peace!

  • BATOOL SHALWANI

    ما هذا الكلام؟ ما هذا الذي تقوله؟ من هذه لكي تفسر القرآن على هواها؟ الكلام الذي قالته كله كذب .. كله افتراء على الاسلام .. القصص التي روتها ايضا كذب .. اولا الحجاب موجود في كل الديانات .. في المسيحية واليهودية .. راجعوا التاريخ وسترون الحقيقة .. من هذه لكي تتحدث عن الاسلام والحجاب .. هي أحد المستشرقين الذين قرأوا عن الاسلام … هل هي مسلمة حقا؟ ماذا طبقت من الاسلام حتى تعترض على الحجاب ..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *