Okay, after on a long hiatus of non-photos-all-words entries, I feel delighted to post a factual-and-mind-thinking one today ! This post might be a very long one, if you are in a rush, close the tab now and find another time to read this entry because this is a very important reminder to all of us, especially to my own self whom always slip out of the right path of the true definition of Hijab. What I try to convey about my title on Hijabi Inside and Out is the definition of hijab as a whole and the real functions of Hijab itself.
A friendly reminder before you guys start reading this entry :
I am not a pro in this kind of stuff, but my intention is just to express my opinions and feelings and now, I'm in the trial of becoming a better Muslimah. Alhamdulillah, Allah has touched my heart to start taking Islam as a serious matter and put Him on the top priority of my everyday life. Frankly speaking, I have lots of flaws ( LOADS ) and still in the learning process to expose myself more on Islam. As jahil as I am right now yet I'm trying to improve myself in order to become the woman with respect, intelligence and full of Iman. InsyaAllah. So, I really hope no one start being judgemental and judging me with what I am about to write, with my personal life and appearance. As I said earlier, I'm in the state of improving myself ( in covering aurah matters-for a start ) and please, bear in mind that I am not really a knowledgeable person in this kind of aspects. Thank you. :)
Some people might said that wearing a Hijab is just a piece of cloth covering our heads, our hair, our necks from being seen to those non-mahrams. Well, the fact is IT IS NOT.
HIJAB IS NOT JUST A PIECE OF CLOTH.
NOT JUST TO COVER UP OUR HEADS, OUR HAIR, OUR NECK.
IT SYMBOLIZES MUSLIM WOMEN.
WOMEN WHO RESPECT ALLAH AS THEIR ONLY GOD.
WOMEN WHO FOLLOW THE QURAN SAYINGS.
WOMEN WHO LIVE LIFE IN ISLAMIC WAYS.
WOMEN WHO NOT AFRAID TO SHOW THEIR FAITH.
And don't each of you guys want to feel the feelings of being blessed and protected by donning the Hijab?
Basically, hijab is a piece of cloth that we used to cover up our aurah ( the upper parts - in which mainly, hair ). But the real definition of hijab is covering up our aurah and control our manners in the sense of acting like a real Muslim. Most of the people in this era, misunderstood on the purposes of wearing the hijab. There's always be a misconception on what the real functions of women wearing the hijabs. Me, myself also always be in this situation where there are just something that are not clearly defined or exposed and I ended up wearing the hijab ( as only a cloth to cover my hair ) instead of the REAL HIJAB as what have be written in the Quran and Hadith. But then, I started to realize the important of the 'piece of cloth' that I always don on my head and it was like giving me a big fat slap and a wake up call.
"Do I wear the hijab just to cover my hair? my neck?"
"Or do I wear the hijab just to pleased my parents in order to become an obedient child?"
"Or do I wear the hijab because all of my friends wear one?"
"Or do I wear the hijab because it is the in-trend now?"
Those questions sometimes do popped out in my mind, and I'm pretty sure that some people out there also have had the same questions keep on popping in their minds but without any answer.
We wear the hijabs because Allah has told us to do so.
We wear the hijabs because it is crucial to cover up our Aurah.
We wear the hijabs because we wanted to be listed as one of the residents of Jannah.
MAIN POINTS : BECAUSE OF ALLAH. FOR ALLAH, OUR CREATOR.
"Dan katakanlah kepada perempuan-perempuan yang beriman supaya menyekat pandangan mereka (daripada memandang yang haram), dan memelihara kehormatan mereka dan janganlah mereka memperlihatkan perhiasan tubuh mereka kecuali yang zahir daripadanya dan hendaklah mereka menutup belahan leher bajunya dengan tudung kepala mereka dan janganlah mereka memperlihatkan perhiasan tubuh mereka melainkan kepada suami mereka, atau bapa mereka, atau bapa mentua mereka, atau anak-anak mereka, atau anak tiri mereka, atau saudara-saudara mereka, atau anak bagi saudara-saudara mereka yang lelaki, atau anak bagi saudara-saudara mereka yang perempuan, atau perempuan-perempuan Islam, atau hamba-hamba mereka, atau orang gaji dari orang-orang lelaki yang telah tua dan tidak berkeinginan kepada perempuan, atau kanak-kanak yang belum mengerti lagi tentang aurat perempuan dan janganlah mereka menghentakkan kaki untuk diketahui orang akan apa yang tersembunyi dari perhiasan mereka dan bertaubatlah kamu sekalian kepada Allah, wahai orang-orang yang beriman, supaya kamu berjaya."
Surah An-Nur ; 31
”Wahai Nabi! Katakanlah kepada isteri-isterimu, anak-anak perempuanmu dan isteri-isteri orang mukmin, ”Hendaklah mereka menutupkan jilbabnya ke seluruh tubuh mereka.” Yang demikian itu agar mereka lebih mudah untuk dikenali, sehingga mereka tidak di ganggu.”
Surah Al-Ahzab ; 59
Hijabis should portray the good manners as a Muslim. Islam teaches us to act good in every single thing that we do. Be it in the public, or even when we're alone. That's what makes the one wearing the hijabs, hijabis.
'People who wears the hijabs, but with zero attitude shouldn't be called as Hijabis.'
It is quite offensive to burst that statement out like that. Well, truth is TRUTH. No one can deny it. It just the matter of letting the hearts and minds to accept the real truth that people always try to avoid.
I had once read this one blog of a non-hijabi Muslim girl who condemned and said bad things about those 'Hijabis'. Well, what she was trying to say and convey are true and factual. She uploaded some photos of people wearing the hijab in the wrong way as in exposing the chests and butts, and wearing tight and see-through clothes. She tried to say that although she didn't wear the hijab ( yet ), she still know the rules and obligations of covering up the Aurah. But the way she wrote to describe those girls are just too rude and very offensive. She used the harsh words and in the end, no one gets any benefits. Neither her or those girls she wrote about. She do has some points to make, but the way of giving out her opinions is just so wrong. She knows, she should wear the hijab but she didn't ( I don't know why ). And she tried to somehow preach ( kinda ) the Hijabis who wear inappropriately but instead she gave like public humiliations to that persons although she did edit the photos so that the faces wouldn't be exposed ( Well, only the eyes that were covered actually - not really helping though ).
In the end,
Who wins? No one.
Who gets the benefits? No one.
There's always a way to preach people towards becoming a better Muslimah. Not with anger. And obviously, not with harsh words and humiliations. Sarcasms can sometimes be offensive though it really helps in preaching other Muslims because there are like "serious jokes" that often makes people reflect and look back through themselves. It's like indirectly giving advises to people.
IN A PROPER WAY.
That's the best thing to do as people will not feel burden and being forced to do the good deeds.
In this way, more and more people will start to wear the hijabs and to those who already wear them, will start covering it appropriately. :)
Who gets the benefits?
All individuals !
Both advisers/preachers and Hijabis !
ON A SECOND THOUGHT....
Wear a Hijab, and you cannot be fashionable?
Who said so?
I, myself love fashions. But wearing a hijab doesn't restrict me from being fashionable. I admit that most of my clothes are quite tight and exposed some parts that should been covered, but as I told earlier, I'm in the trial of becoming a better muslimah. So, I will gradually taking a step further away from all those tight clothes, to a more loose ones. :) *But I'm practically broke now, need some money to buy new appropriate clothes hihi*
Here's some photos I took from the internet. ( Celebrities and bloggers )
SubhannAllah, look how beautiful they are all dressing-up up to the fashion trends but still covering their aurah. Thumbs up ! :)
There is no wrong in being beautiful because Allah himself loves beauty. It is just the way we're making ourselves look beautiful is sometimes wrong. And as for that, always remember to PUT ISLAM BEFORE FASHION. We as women surely want to feel and look pretty but one thing for sure, don't be over the limits. Be fashionable, but with appropriate clothes on ;)
Oh and for the shawls, tudung, headscarves or any cloth that cover your upper part, make sure you wear them in a right way.
For the hands and arms ;
And for the butts ;
Yes, be up-to-date, in trends and stuff ( it's not wrong ), but the fact is MODESTY is always the best choice. Being and promoting modesty is what Islam keep on teaching and nurturing us with.
Just be fashionable, but make it looks modest and just-nice.
And yes, I'm working on it too. :)
Thanks for reading the whole lengthy of entry. Hopefully, both me and you will start taking serious on this matter. May Allah leads us to the right path and bless us throughout our journey, InsyaAllah.
I ain't good, I just care.
P/S : Maaf kalau ada tersalah kata, tersentuh perasaan atau tersalah fakta, sesungguhnya saya masih mentah dan baru belajar. Maaf sekali lagi.
"Kita adalah kaum yg dimuliakan Allah hanya dgn ISLAM. Apabila kita mencari selain dari Islam sebagai cara hidup, bersedialah menghadapi kehinaan daripada Allah."
-Saidina Umar Al-Khattab