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on the dangers of male theorizing about hijab

“The truth is that the traditional image of the veiled Muslim woman as sheltered and docile sexual property of her husband is just as misleading and simpleminded as the postmodernist image of the veil as the emblem of female freedom and empowerment from Western cultural hegemony. The veil may be neither or both of these things, but that is solely up to Muslim women to decide for themselves. Whatever sartorial choices a woman makes are hers and hers alone. It is neither a man’s nor the state’s place to define proper “womanhood” in Islam. Those who treat the Muslim woman not as an individual but as a symbol either of Islamic chastity or secular liberalism are guilty of the same sin: the objectification of women.”

Quote by Reza Aslan, in his book No God but God. I’m guilty of the same thing myself, but then again technically so is he!

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Zahra

posted February 11, 2013 at 10:36 pm


Salam,
I wanted to ask you that can a Dawoodi Bohra become a gynecologist, or do we need razza for that… Is it appropriate and can we also wear a rida, while in the hospital, and if we need razza where do we get it from.

Please E-mail me the reply.
Khuda-hafiz



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