Thursday, September 29, 2016


With each passing day, the state of the Ummah is becoming very worrying. The concept of modesty is diminishing  so fast and just a few days back, I came across this video about a woman who was naked and her body paint was actually a t-shirt and a trouser so it looked like she was properly dressed. The first thing that came to my mind was this: 
As one of the minor signs before the Day of Judgment, Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) mentioned: “There will be women who will be dressed but they will be naked".
Most of you must have read about the Hijabi who posed for Playboy. Yes, in a way, the world needs to know that the Hijab doesn't subjugate women or that Hijabis are not oppressed. I mean, I really don't have to go into that topic because most of you must be sick with it already. My point is that we need to let the world know that Hijab is our right but if they aren't willing to accept it, what do we do?
a) Go to extremes and stop at nothing to let people know that the Hijab is our right
b) Simply stop is there and ignore the backlash because people who are intent on not understanding will never understand anyway.
While I would certainly choose the latter and ignore the haters, Noor Tagouri clearly pushed it waaay too much.
No- I'm not going to write an entire article criticizing her. You see, that's the fault with this Ummah. If there is a problem, we don't go down to the root of it but rather, we take it out on social media and the end result- everyone sees Muslims as a divided group of people. Nour made a point in her interview- "I know what it's like to have the narrative of our community be skewed and exploited in the media. I was like, 'Hey, I know what it’s like to be misrepresented in the media. I won't do that to you. I want to tell your story because it’s important and deserves justice'."
But the thing is, I don't agree with the platform she chose to explain her views. Playboy we all know, is a porn magazine and no Muslim women deserves to be associated with it. And no Muslim man either because porn is disgusting and vile and even if we sneak those magazines and read it when no one's watching, remember Allah watches over you. So fear Him.
The word "Hijab" and "Playboy" are worlds apart and seeing it associated together is honestly shameful. Playboy has been objectifying women as sexual objects and the Hijab is the total opposite of it where women who wear the Hijab are being covered and protected from being sexualized. You get the point here?
So Nour, if you're reading there is just one thing to be reflected on- On the Day of Judgement when Allah asks you why you agreed to pose for Playboy, what would the reply be? Think about it.
And brothers and sisters- please let's stop insulting her. Whether what she did was right or wrong, the only thing we can do is advise her and not insult her. 
Once again, I don't want people thinking that I agree with the whole Playboy Hijabi thing- I don't of course- but my point here is that as a Ummah, we are divided already. Don't get into social media debates and give reason for people to laugh at us even more.