Bismilahi Rahmani Rahimi
1.Iqrā’ bi-smi rabbika’lladhī khalaqa
2.Khalaqa al-insāna min ‘alaqin
3.Iqrā’ wa rabbuka al-Akramu
4.Alladhī ‘allama bi’l-qalami
5.‘Allama’l-insān ma lam ya‘lam
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
1. Read! In the Name of your Lord Who created.
2. He has created man from a clot.
3. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous.
4. Who has taught by the pen.
5. He has taught man that which he knew not.
The Surat above is the 96th chapter of the Qu’ran Karim. It continues with another fourteen more verses. I only listed what is relevant to this post.
A woman that covers, meaning that she wears the Hijab is very smart. You will be surprised that she is educated and smarter than the average person. Allah has given her the knowledge masha’Allah. He gives the knowledge to whomever seeks it. And Lord knows, we, Muslims women seek the knowledge day and night. It is a duty for us.
From experience, she is involved in all aspects of today’s world. From North to South, from East to West, you will find her in schools, hospitals, offices, governments, etc. She is independent, bright, and respected. People think twice before talking to her. They may judge her at first or have a pre-conceived idea of her that quickly dissipates as soon as they engage in an intellectual conversation with her.
Please do not feel bad for her. And please do not infer that she is oppressed and illiterate. She can stick out for herself. If she is married, she consults her husband on every matter she finds herself into. He also does the same when he finds himself in a pickle and needs counseling. Muslimahs as such are worth copying. They are role models. Even if you are not Muslim you can sympathize with the conservatism they radiate.
We wear the scarf to protect ourselves from fiend men and unseen (Aladeen) forces that prey on humans. It is a choice, not a forced way of life pushed on us.
I hope this post was insightful for you. See you next time in sha Allah! ^_^
Author of “Between Sisters, SVP“