Currently reading The Davinci Code
SO what's up lah?
Hijjab. Tudung. To wear or not to wear?
My first impression on this issue is a blunt YES but considering my family background and friends, it seems that no one (except my mom lah) wears hijjab. No one. Why ah? I would be considered ignorant if I were to start this topic with a statement like this ~ It's a Muslim women's responsibility to cover their aurah and therefore...
But will I wear a tudung if I'm a woman? With my basic fundamentals of Islam, will I do it? It is painful to admit this but seriously, I don't really want to wear one (don't get the wrong idea now...) Why? Why? Why?
Another question struck while I'm contemplating on this issue.. Why is it a norm to see Malaysian Muslims wearing the hijjab when they reach the peak of their life; or simply when they are 55 - 70 years old. When they are no longer beautiful and vibrant. When their skin creased and their hair thinning. Seriously, I don't know.
Is it considered liberal to NOT wear a hijjab? Bluntly again, I'll say YES. I'm not saying this based on ignorance but experience. Because I live in a community where the stereotypes are often reality. Because I live in a multicultural country where opinions differ but misconceptions are similar. Because I simply believe the streotype and at the same time, encouraging it.
-Haikal's sister had to take off her hijjab to work in a high profile company.
-My mom replaced her hijjab with a fancy hat so she won't be treated as a Makcik Lemak lady in Putrajaya.
-My aunt don't wear hijjab because she doesn't want to quit being friends with non-muslims.
-Another aunt told me her PR job will be hellish if she wears a hijjab.
-My cousins blurted..."Macam ustazah!"
-My dad will call anyone and I do mean anyone Ustazah if she wears a hijjab.
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This is reality baby! This is it! This how things will be if we keep it up. If the misconceptions are treated seriously. If blurry eyes are kept binded.
Discuss and make sense of it. We are HUMAN beings. I don't appreciate ignorant statements like -If you don't do so, you'll go to hell- or hypocrisy... I prefer the truth; eye opening truth, constructive and subjective truth. Truth. Personal truth. Not a 'believed' truth but pure and unaffected....