Friday, November 22, 2013

Clothes by Kahlil Gibran vs Quranic verses

When Kahlil Gibran speaks on Clothes

Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful.
And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain.
Would that you could meet the sun and the wind with more of your skin and less of your raiment,
For the breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind.

Outfit on Monday, 18th Nov 2013

Some of you say,"It is the north wind who has woven the clothes we wear."
And I say, Ay, it was the north wind,
But shame was his loom, and the softening of the sinews was his thread.
And when his work was done he laughed in the forest.
Forget not that modesty is for a shield against the eye of the unclean.

Outfit on Tuesday, 19th Nov 2013

And when the unclean shall be no more, what were modesty but a fetter and a fouling of the mind?
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Outfit on Wednesday, 20th Nov 2013

What the Quran Said about Hijab?

The clearest verse on the requirement of the hijab is Quran Surah 24:30–31, asking women to draw their veil over their bosoms.
"And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veil over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husband, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments".

In the following verse, the wives of the Prophet women are asked to draw their veil over them (when they go out), as a measure to distinguish themselves from others, so that they are not harassed. Surah 33:59 reads:

"Those who harass believing men and believing women undeservedly, bear (on themselves) a calumny and a grievous sin. O Prophet! Enjoin your wives, your daughters, and the wives of true believers that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): That is most convenient, that they may be distinguished and not be harassed".
Outfit on Thursday, 21st Nov 2013

Remarks: Beside discipline myself to have more patience dealing with people and with my very own enthusiasm, I also improving my clothing style appropriate for a proper Muslim women. For this special entry, I took extra effort posing for my OOTD (outfit of the day) from Monday to Thursday. Have a cheerful and blissful day everyone. Hope you may now understand why we have to cover our bosom though some interpretation said not necessary for Muslim women to cover their hair. Peace!
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