Thursday, November 17, 2011

m o d e s t y.

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Modesty is a virtue through and through, or said: Modesty is a goodness complete.” [Muslim]


Once the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) passed by a man who was admonishing his brother regarding Haya and was saying, 'You are very shy, and I am afraid that might harm you.' On that, Allah's Apostle said, 'Leave him, for Haya is (a part) of Faith.' [Bukhari]


This hadith tells us that there is nothing bad about modesty. Therefore, if something is purely good, then however much you have of it, it can only be good for you. This is something to especially remember in these times when ‘moral’ and ‘modest’ are portrayed as ‘backward,’ ‘oppressed' and 'under-confident.’


A person with Haya does not show off his mind, body, or anything else. Haya is translated as modesty but it includes all of the following meanings as well: self respect, bashfulness, having scruples, having awareness of Allah. This word is a prime example of how much is lost in translation from Arabic to any other language.

So..I would like to help you see and perhaps maybe you will understand the importance of posting pictures on twitter, Facebook and anywhere else online... If we are supposed to lower our gaze from the strange men in public what is the difference than online? Especially if these men get to STARE at your picture. We should all be lowering our gazes and worry about the anger of ALLAH and the jealousy of ALLAH !!! Not whether people will think we look beautiful without hijab in pictures. Woman in the West compared to Muslim women are different so we should not copy them nor try to be more like them. The Western women dont understand the concept of saving your beauty for your Creator and your husband only that is why they don't wear hijab or know what the meaning of hijab is. They don't have modesty because they don't have iman. So what makes US different from them is that we are modest because we (should) have iman, and we know that in Islam it is essential to gaurd our adornments and to not show it off. MODESTY IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

I used to always wish I was shy and quiet and not loud and unruly with the "HEY LOOK AT ME " attitude!

 On the Day of Judgement we are not going to worry one bit about how our hair looks, or if our make up is applied on properly, or if the next brother is "looking at us" (which they shouldn't be!!! lower your gaze!) but instead we will be worrying only about ourselves, we will be naked, suffering from the sun's extreme blistering, scorching heat just wishing we had at least one INCH of shade!!!



I mean, if some man in public took a picture of you without knowing, wouldn't you feel a little violated and not the say the least, disgusted?! >.<

If Allah tells us women to lower our gazes and to gaurd our adornments, that applies everywhere and not just in public. Everything we say and do ( even online) will be recorded.

FEAR ALLAH.

Modesty is a sign of iman. If Khadijah and Aisha (may Allah be pleased with them) didnt do it, we shouldn't either ( by that I mean anything against the sunnah, especially when dealing with our own modesty) . Again, Modest is a sign of iman as the Prophet (pbuh) said in the above Hadith.

Allah helps those who want to help themselves and don't forget Allah is ALL KNOWING, ALL HEARING, ALL SEEING whatever it is that's going on in your heart.

Soooooo that being said my beautiful sisters, we all want to help each other make it to Jannah right? So maybe work harder at the intentions of wanting to wear hijab (PROPERLY) and work harder with intentions to remove your photo off Facebook (Ewwww perverts!!!) and Twitter AND work harder to FEAR ALLAH!!!!!!!!
We are all aiming for the same thing, being neighbors in Jannah. If we can only work hard and pass our daily struggles in the dunya, inshaa'Allah I will see you all in The Hereafter (if Allah wills)

Tell me how it goes! I love hearing your improvements to preserve Islam the way of the Salafi! Step at a time and with the right intentions Allah will guide us all :) and if anyone dares call you oppressed because you are veiled remember this : “The West interprets veiling as repression of women and suppression of their sexuality. But when I traveled in Muslim countries and was invited to join a discussion in women-only settings within Muslim homes, I learned that Muslim attitudes toward women’s appearance and sexuality are not rooted in repression, but in a strong sense of public versus private, of what is due to God and what is due to one’s husband. It is not that Islam suppresses sexuality, but that it embodies a strongly developed sense of its appropriate channeling - toward marriage, the bonds that sustain family life, and the attachment that secures a home.”—Naomi Wolf

Xxoo


DO YOU NEED SOME "BACK UP"  ON WHERE IT STATES IN THE QUR'AN AND AHADITH? 
PLEASE REFER TO POST " MODESTY IN THE LIGHT OF THE QUR'AN AND HADITH" 

JAZAKALLAH KHEYRUN!

8 comments:

  1. sis can u make the ink a bit darker please

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  2. lol nice one,good point u made i think there stupid girls who post there pic very stupid-hijabiSISTER

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  3. my hijabisister!! thanks for your comment! But let us not call our sisters names and demean them in any way because they are our sisters too in Islam. We have to help them see and understand what the problem is and show them somehow the proper way to be following the sunnah!!!!!

    JZK for your efforts xoxooxoxoxox

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  4. yeah i guess ur right but many of these girls know the sunnah u know what i mean its more pick and chose and as for hijab its becoming more of an fashion state,there forgetting the real reason behind the hijab and its a fact,lol (Ewwww thr perverts) should be enough not to upload ur pic on any kind of social network there are some very pretty hijabi who have there pic and i've came across few tweets saying 'hey sexy'to those hijabis obviously 'the reply is dont call me that' then again these ladies should think -hijabiSISTER

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  5. salam my dear dear ukhtee!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!
    yes you are so right about the sisters who put their pic up (only Allah knows their intentions for putting pics up) but i mean generally speaking if we put our own pictures up its because we want compliments right? We still need to help these sisters see that what they are doing is dangerous and also earns the anger of Allah (swt) HE IS THE MOST JEALOUS. So why would we want to upset our Creator?! Also, I feel that another way to look at it is that a sister shouldn't want lots of people complimenting her because somewhere out there , because we don't know the unseen, someone can put the evil upon her ! Auudu Bilalah!
    But I think that we shouldn't call these sisters "stupid" per se, as the Prophet (pbuh) always showed correctness through kindness and patience and never any name calling. So we must be patient and kind, and set an example of our Islam since not much of it is left (sadly :( ) but it's up to sisters like you and me to try our hardest to please Allah (swt) and to continue spreading the message out there !!!!
    JZK KHYR
    !!!!! LOVE YOU

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  6. aww love u right back sis xxx yes ur right about that,i should'nt call them stupid,patience is the key we have to humble but i wonder if we ask some sisters peacefully obviously what will they answere be just sayin -hijabiSISTER

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  7. Salam sista. Do you mean we shouldnt put pictures even if we are wearing hijab in d picture?? And sister i have a question please. What about if someone puts on abayah and covers their head with a veil that is rolled round the face. Aint that modest? Thanks sister. May Allah bless!

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  8. Assalamualykum dear sister,
    thank you for your wonderful question!!!!!! And Jazakilah Kheyr for your good intentions.
    Please read the following :

    "Oh Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women so as not to be annoyed." (Ahzaab 59)

    Furthermore, the Noble Qur'an declares in Sura Nur verse 31, that the believing women 'should not display their beauty and ornamentation' except to their husbands and immediate family (Mahrams).

    Allah Ta'ala says clearly that a woman's body should be covered by loose-fitting, non-transparent clothing so that the shape of her body is not revealed. The Hijaab hides the beauty of the woman's form.

    No one can dispute that a woman's primary focus of beauty is her face. Therefore, if Allah Ta'ala places so much of emphasis on hiding the beauty of a woman's body, it's only logical that the centre of greater attraction - the face - should without a doubt also be covered.

    Referring to the wives (Radhiallaahu Anhunna) of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) warns the men:

    "And when you ask (His ladies) for anything you want, ask them from behind a curtain: that makes for greater purity for your hearts and theirs." (Ahzaab 33:53)

    If Allah Ta'ala expects the prophet's wives to be so guarded then surely none of the believing women can claim greater purity of heart and consequently exemption from the directive to hide their beauty.

    Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiyallaahu Anha) says, '(during Hajj in the state of Ihraam) when the male should walk in front of us while in the company of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), then we would drop our veils from the head over the face.'

    This Hadith emphatically shows the manner adopted by the honoured wives of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). They have exemplified an extremely dignified way of life for the women of the Ummah.


    [Source: Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)]

    If this is ordained by Allah, we do not question why or what this means. We simply follow. This does not only apply to the public but it should apply as well to the internet don't you think? Anything you say or do online will also be recorded. Remember Allah is ALL KNOWING, ALL HEARING, ALL SEEING. There really makes no difference from online and public as everyone will see your face in photo's on twitter, facebook etc. Even if you are in abaya and veil. I would like to ask sister, what would be the purpose to put photo's of yourself online in abaya or veil? I mean, what will you gain out of this except for Allah's jealousy?
    It is modest yes to wear abaya and veil, but at the same time when you are posting pictures of yourself online, I don't really see a point in doing so, I mean Allah knows best and He knows your intentions but if a sister is still fully clothes in abaya and niqab I don't see the need to really be posting photo's of herself for any reasons. Do you agree?

    I hope that helps.. I also posted a post on "MODESTY in the light of the Qur'an and Hadith" I hope that will help!
    and remember MODEST = IMAN . the more humble you are the more pleased ALLAH (swt) is with us!!!!

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Assalamualaikum, please be mindful about what you are about to write. Think about it before writing and make sure it is something positive and beneficial, otherwise it will be deleted and ignored. JazakiAllah kheyr ! Sisters ONLY! xo