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Beware of Fake Hijab

  • Publish date:24/11/2016
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Many young women who are said to be adhering to Hijab (Islamic covering for women) are not actually wearing the real Hijab. They assign fanciful names to disobedience and thus, call the fake Hijab the real Hijab, and call disobedience as obedience.

The enemies of the Islamic awakening endeavored to eliminate Hijab during its formative years by oppressing it, but Allah, The Almighty, thwarted their plots and kept Muslims steadfast on obeying Him.

Hence, they thought of dealing with the Islamic awakening in a wicked way in order to make it deviate from its upright course. To that end, they spread styles of Hijab that do not comply with the Sharee'ah as a middle solution for Muslim women to please their Lord, and simultaneously, cope with the society by maintaining their own elegance.

Fashion houses had concerns that they would lose their trade owing to the spread of Hijab that complies with the Sharee'ah. Therefore, they deluged the market with fake styles of Hijab, namely the so-called "modern Hijab" that was received with reservation and condemnation when it first emerged.

The phenomenon of the Hijab that complies with the Sharee'ah embarrassed a group of women who were not adhering to Hijab. Therefore, they hastened to the middle solution to free themselves from social embarrassment that was caused by the spread of the real Hijab. With the passage of time, the phenomenon of fake Hijab, i.e. the modern Hijab, became widespread and those who wore it considered themselves the best daughters and wives, although they wore a form of Hijab that was alien to Islam.

Women Who Wear "Modern" Hijab

Do not think that your Hijab complies with the Sharee'ah and that it pleases Allah, The Almighty, and His Messenger, sallallahu 'alayhi was sallam. Do not be deceived by the people who bless your attitude of wearing this style of Hijab and who do not recommend what you should wear. Do not be deluded into saying that you are better than the women who do not wear Hijab at all, since you should not take them as role models, noting that Hell has downward steps and Paradise has upward ones. Hence, you should imitate your sisters who meet the requirements of Hijab that conforms to the Sharee'ah.

Also, ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may Allah be pleased with him, recited (what means): {Indeed, those who have said, “Our Lord is Allah” and then remained on a right course - the angels will descend upon them, [saying], “Do not fear and do not grieve but receive good tidings of Paradise, which you were promised.} [Quran 41:30]

Then he commented, “By Allah, they remained on the right course, consistently obedient to Allah, The Almighty, without deviating or maneuvering.”

Al-Hasan  may  Allah  have  mercy  upon  him said, “If the devil finds that you obey Allah consistently and tries from time to time to make you deviate but finds you steadfast, then he will get fed up with you and will stop his endeavors. However, if you are sometimes consistent and at other times you are not, then his hopes will be boosted to tempt you.”

Thus, be consistent when obeying Allah, The Almighty, and never deviate. Seek guidance so that you will not go astray. Repent sincerely to Allah, The Almighty, and do not commit further sins. Allah, The Almighty, Says (what means): {And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.} [Quran 24:31]

The true Muslim receives the Divine Orders and executes them because he loves Islam and honors it. He also does so because he is proud of the legislation of Allah, The Most Merciful. Furthermore, he hears and obeys the Sunnah (tradition) of the Prophet, sallallahu 'alayhi was sallam, irrespective of the people who are astray and who are distracted from knowing the truth and are oblivious of their destination.

Allah, The Almighty, declared as a disbeliever anyone who does not obey Him and His Messenger, sallallahu 'alayhi was sallam. Allah Says (what means): {But the hypocrites say, “We have believed in Allah and in the Messenger, and we obey”; then a party of them turns away after that. And those are not believers. And when they are called to [the words of] Allah and His Messenger to judge between them, at once a party of them turns aside [in refusal]…. The only statement of the [true] believers when they are called to Allah and His Messenger to judge between them is that they say, “We hear and we obey.” And those are the successful. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger and fears Allah and is conscious of Him - it is those who are the attainers.} [Quran 24:47-52]

Safiyyah bint Shaybah, may Allah be pleased with her, narrated:

“When we were with ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, we spoke about the women of the Quraysh and their merits and so she said, ‘Indeed, the women of the Quraysh are good, but by Allah, I have never seen anyone better than the women of the Ansaar (Helpers) in strongly believing in the Book of Allah (the Quran) and believing in the Divine revelation. When the verse {And to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests} was revealed, their men returned and read to them this verse that was revealed concerning them, each man to his wife, daughter, sister and relevant womenfolk, so every one of their women went to her shawl [i.e. they clothed themselves in their shawl], and the following morning they performed the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer, wrapped up (in their shawls) as if there were crows on their heads.’”
Hence, you have no choice but to carry out the Divine Order. Do not hesitate to comply with the ruling of Allah, The Almighty.

Dear Muslim sister, repent to Allah, The Almighty, if you are really satisfied with Him as a Lord, with Muhammad, sallallahu 'alayhi was sallam, as a Messenger, and with his wives and daughters and believing women as an example to follow.

Hasten to repent and do not say, “I shall repent (in the future), I shall pray (in the future), I shall wear Hijab (in the future),” since delaying repentance is a sin that you must repent from.

Rather, you should say what Moosaa (Moses), may Allah exalt his mention, said: {And I hastened to You, my Lord, that You Be Pleased.} [Quran 20:84]; and say what the believing men and women say: {We hear and we obey. [we seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination.} [Quran 2:285]

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