Islam is feminism, right?
While CNN encourages Americans to wear the hijab in solidarity with Muslims, Muslim women in the Middle East are taking it off in protest. They are stripping off and burning their burqas. The hijab is ultimately to diminish women’s sexuality so as to not tempt men, and yes, it is compulsory for women to wear. Egypt’s prestigious Al-Azhar University recently released a fatwa declaring “it is compulsory for women in Islam to wear the veil, while those who deny this are ‘extremist’ and ‘abnormal.’”
Qur’an 33:59: “Prophet, enjoin your wives, your daughters, and the wives of the believers to draw their veils close round them. That is more proper so that they may be recognized and not be molested. God is ever forgiving and merciful” (NJ Dawood).
“Enjoin believing women […] to draw their veils over their bosoms and not to display their finery except to their husbands….” (Surah 24:31).
Sahih al-Bukhahi 60:282: Narrated Safiya bint Shaiba: ‘Aisha used to say: “When (the Verse): “They should draw their veils over their necks and bosoms,” was revealed, (the ladies) cut their waist sheets at the edges and covered their faces with the cut pieces.”
AP, March 7, 2018.
A Tehran prosecutor says a woman who removed her obligatory Islamic headscarf in public in late December has been sentenced to 24 months in prison.
Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency on Wednesday quoted prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi as saying the unidentified woman took off her headscarf in Tehran’s Enghelab Street to “encourage corruption through the removal of the hijab in public.”
In February, police detained 29 women who removed their headscarves as part of an anti-hijab campaign known as “White Wednesdays.”