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HIJAB—How Muslims identify a free woman from a slave or “meat”

Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 12.30.31 pmThe head covering in Islam—the Hijab, is not liberation, nor will it ever will be for the advancement of women.

Most believers tend to have their own opinions of why something is a part of their religion. Hijab is one of those subjects, where the Muslim public relations campaign is usually #Myhijab with a semi attractive muslim woman wearing lipstick and mix matching her favorite scarf pushing the envelope promote that Hijab is liberating Women from the effects of consumerism and sexualism….  Nothing could be further from the truth. What you will find when we go back over the customs of Islam is that head covering is simply a visual means to identify and classify women.
The headscarf labels the women as either a free woman of breeding age or without it a slave or a non muslim and meat for the animal natures of Muslim men.

So how did Hijab come about?

It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah that the wives of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to go out at night to al-Manaasi’ (well known places in the direction of al-Baqee’) to relieve themselves and ‘Umar used to say to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “Let your wives be veiled.” But the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not do that.


Then one night Sawdah bint Zam’ah, the wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), went out at ‘Isha’ time and she was a tall woman. ‘Umar called out to her: “We have recognized you, O Sawdah!” hoping that hijab would be revealed, then Allaah revealed the verse of hijab. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 146; Muslim, 2170.

Muhammad’s companion decided that women should be hidden, perhaps by his own jealousy but by spying on the prophet Muhammad’s wives he managed to bring about the commandment for the HIjab:

“And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer palms of hands or one eye or dress like veil, gloves, headcover, apron), and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigor, or small children who have no sense of feminine sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allaah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful” [al-Noor 24:31] 

Now you have Hijab…for the woman’s protection from other men.

Who needs to wear it?
Is it for the good looking women, free women or all women?

And why do they need to wear it? 

Truth is Allah gives the explanation of why hijab is better…

O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Quran 33:59

It is to protect them from mistakenly being confused from other women who MAY be molested.

Ihe Hijab is there because a woman uncovered, is a woman in danger of being molested.

Exceptions for Hijab (Head Scarf) - those who do not need to wear it

THere are three groups of women who do not need to wear the hijab:
- the old woman who cant reproduce,
- the non believer,
- and the slave girl.
“And as for women past childbearing who do not expect wedlock, it is no sin on them if they discard their (outer) clothing in such a way as not to show their adornment. But to refrain (i.e. not to discard their outer clothing) is better for them. And Allaah is All‑Hearer, All‑Knower”  [al-Noor 24:60]
The old woman is exempt from the need because she is past breedable age, she is probably safe from harm and therefore Hijab is no longer needed. Mind you he does give a disclaimer,  to continue to wear it is better, because Men might still be attracted.  But God no longer considers it a sin.. As in her fault.
This attitude of woman “asking for trouble”, women being the number one trial for men runs rampant throughout the Islamic literature.  Muhammad himself as stated there is no greater trial for men than woman. The blame is not on the lack of self control in men, or the lack in respect for women—but rather a view that Human beings are mere animals incapable of fighting primal urges.  A Hijab is like putting a fence around one donkey lest it may breed with the other.
Another exemption is the slave girl, muslim or non muslim as both can be enslaved… This comes from a variety of hadiths and tafsir.  As you will see a slave even if she is a muslim is not allowed to wear hijab, because Hijab is for the FREE women, those women who are not free simply do not get the right to have the same levels of “modesty.”

Al-Hassan al-Basri (d. 728 AH/110 CE) said: Slave women in Medina used to be told certain things when they went outside. (One night) some foolish people accosted a group of women and bothered (or hurt) them because they thought they were slave women, but they were actually free women. Because of this, the Prophet ordered the believing women to cast their jilbabs upon themselves, so they would be distinguished as free women, and known from the slave women, and not bothered. — Tafsir Abd al-Razzaq al-Sanani (d. 211 AH/826 CE)

This view that Hijab was only for free woman is clear proof that HIjab is purely a method to identify a woman who is free from a woman who is anyone’s property given the right price.  Remember there exists no hadith in relation to rape, because rape is viewed as property damage.

The punishments exist around adultery, remember a slave cannot sleep with another slave, or person unless its her master.  If she does she would be punished.  Its all there within the hadeeth that constitute “Islamic law” Its all situational, “My slave now is pregnant, i think it was another slave, what do I do?”  … “Wait for the slave to have a child, the child becomes your slave if the child is not from you then she will be stoned for adultery etc”  It takes little time to look into the hadith in relation to punishments/slavery.There is little point talking about punishments in the above when most people are in denial about the fact Islam always has and always will allow slavery as long as it holds hadith along side the quran. So to continue the evidence that HIjab is an identification tool to protect ones own property is best given by the example of Muhammed after he was given a slave girl whom was war booty. Yes she was viewed as the best prize of the day, the most beautiful and of course only fitting for Muhammad:

Narrated Anas:
The Prophet stayed for three rights between Khaibar and Medina and was married to Safiya. I invited the Muslim to his marriage banquet and there was neither meat nor bread in that banquet but the Prophet ordered Bilal to spread the leather mats on which dates, dried yogurt and butter were put. The Muslims said amongst themselves, “Will she (i.e. Safiya) be one of the mothers of the believers, (i.e. one of the wives of the Prophet ) or just (a lady captive) of what his right-hand possesses” Some of them said, “If the Prophet makes her observe the veil, then she will be one of the mothers of the believers (i.e. one of the Prophet’s wives), and if he does not make her observe the veil, then she will be his lady slave.” So when he departed, he made a place for her behind him (on his and made her observe the veil. Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 524

The Hijab defines one as “free women” the other without it a “sex slave”
The uneducated will tell you that the “Hijab is freedom” , No—a HIjab exists to brand a woman as a free woman and by doing so condemned all women who refused, or who were not allowed to wear it to be considered “sluts” , “whores”  or  “uncovered meat”—as one Australian Imam put it—and in general  “asking for it.”
The Islamic world has a problem with gender equality. THe went away from the Un Charter of Human Rights and created the cAIRO declaration to ensure the inequality of of their women. The honor killings, the lashes, the stoning even in some nations where women are not allowed to drive, nor can they be seen, nor even allowed to lead prayers. All because according to the sacred texts of Islam woman are less— because “men are superior”. It is simple—they lucked out. And it is pure “Stockholm Syndrome” from woman that they perpetuate this curse, generation to generation.

Why the West must never Support Hijabs

Gender Equality in Australia and indeed in the West, places women as equal to men. The equality of our women allows them to dress freely, go where they want and associate with whomever they please. Further, there is no slavery in our society and no need to distinguish free women from slave women. 
The Hijab however, is a tool of inequality and slavery—it defines free females from those that are slaves. It also defines women that are of breeding age to those that are old and past it. The Hijab damns a woman to gender inequality by placing a males animal desires above her rights to exist as a free woman.
Hijabs chain women to the lowest form of life—our animal natures—and simply do not belong in any civilised Western Society. They need to be seen as a symbol of slavery, ageism, and tolerance of animal natures that not tolerated by our laws or by our culture. For a free Western woman to wear one is a betrayal of her society, her equality and her freedom.