To the Muslim Women and to whom it may concern

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Oppressed! Subjugated! These are probably the words that come to your mind when you see a Muslim woman covered in Hijab (the Islamic modest covering of a woman). You assume it’s her father or some radical male member from her family who is forcing her to dress that way. At least that is what people say to you. That is how the media views Muslim women who cover.

Let me ask you, have you heard of the famous sayings: “go straight to the source?” Or “walk a day in my shoes?” I am sure you have heard these a million times.

Let me use the first. I ask you sincerely, have you ever gone to the true source for information about Hijab and Islam? Have you read books, asked scholars or visited a Mosque? Have you ever asked a Muslim
woman why she is so covered in a world that seeks to shed as much clothing as possible? If you asked a Muslim woman, she would inform you that the purpose behind her Hijab is to obey her Creator over the creation. Her Creator, Allah (God), did not legislate Hijab in order to oppress her,
but rather to free her from the shackles of this world. He ordered Hijab as an honor and sign of dignity for women.

When a Muslim woman covers her hair, chest and body, she is sending a silent message that she respects her body and like a pearl in the ocean, she covers it with her beautiful shell (Hijab). No one has the right to observe, gawk at and judge a Muslim woman by the highlights in her hair
or curves on her body. Instead they judge her for what is in her mind, her character, and her goals and ambitions. Hijab is prevention from being accosted by ignorant minds who only judge a woman by the
clothes she wears and the skin she shows.

A woman’s body as you know is sacred and this is why Islam encourages women to strive to cover and protect it.

Let us return to the second saying, “Walk a day in my shoes.” This is where WHD comes in. What is that you ask? WHD is short for World Hijab Day. This second annual event will be held on February 1 st, 2014 (God willing). On this day, we ask Non-Muslim and Non-Hijabi Muslim women worldwide to observe Hijab for a day. It will be a day for everyone willing to experience
what it’s like to step inside the shoes of a Hijabi. Our hopes are no less than that. We wish you will gain a wealth of knowledge and experience a slightly different definition of FREEDOM.
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Verse Of The Day: Beautiful Words From Allah.

Surah: Al-Hujuraat : verse :11

O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one’s] faith. And whoever does not repent – then it is those who are the wrongdoers.

This is one more prove of how islam is a religion of peace.

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The Muslim Women(muslimahs)

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Let’s cherish the work of every woman. Let’s appreciate them and not cause hardship on them. They are our mothers, our wives, our sisters. Let’s prevent them from every domestic violence.  Our beloved prophet Muhammed(peace be upon him) advised against hurting the females and there are numerous hadith supporting this.

THE PRECIOUS WOMEN

Dear Sisters!!!! Do you know this!!
There is a whole Surah in Qur’an with your name (Suratul Nisaa (women))

The first martyr in Islam was a woman (Sumaya (RA))

The first person who believed in the prophecies of Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a woman
(Khadeejah (RA))

The last recommendation prophet Muhammad gave to his nation before he died was to treat you well (“Prayer, prayer, and what your right hand possesses.)

You are the half of the society, and you raise the other half, how high your status is!

To all men : Marrying a Woman completes half your faith Jannah (heaven) lies under the feet of your mother ( a woman)

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And because you are so precious, Islam honored you with Hijab for preserving your chastity and purity.

You are not just a woman you are very special you are a gem, you are a Muslimah!

POEM: THE UNJUST.

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As the sun reaches it zenith & the moon becomes full,
Soldiers are deployed at various point,
Allowing their thought to wander away into ephemeral violence,
Well armed, Red pointers at human sight,
killing in the pretence of liberation,
Defenceless civilians murdered in sight,
I don’t have the adequate vocabulary to constructively &
emotionally create that atmosphere,.
As a poet they don’t mind if I make a sound But it’s a
real problem if I ever get too loud,
It enrages me,
I’m bitterly miffed,
Imagine the agony, stress, depression & tension they
are going through, Let’s be factual,
Their based desire & legitimate purpose is to associate ,affiliate & standardize us as terrorist,
They come in front of our tv & give us speech our
forefathers have never heard of,
Humanity in it eternity have been blindfolded & deviated from the truth,
They have become the fixed & Luminous center around
which innumerable lifestyle revolves, Civilization will not
lead mankind to insanity,
It feels good to be in power ,
But a day will come when they will ponder, reflect & introspect,
but their reflection will be to no avail,
Reflect over what I say, In silence & tranquillity,
We may be on a Long arduous journey,
But victory is to the oppressed,
Categorically & selectively speaking ,
It will become a practical reality,
Innocent souls are been lost everyday,
In pakistan,Syria,Iraq,Iran
Yet the conference continues,
Killings intensifies,
Women are murdered,
Fathers are slaughtered,
Kids are held captive some rigorously excluded, Without
them labouring humanity searching for peace will perish,
It’s a sad time we live in,
Educated leaders with no heart of human sympathy,
Acting upon their based desires & ego,
You may call this character assassination,
I call it supreme words of justice ,
Only time will tell who is the true terrorist.

Almighty Allah says: “And when it is said to them,
“Do not cause corruption on the earth,” they say, “We are but reformers.”
Al-Quran (2:11).

By Abdulkadir Jnr.