Who are We?
Are we Muslims?
As Muslims, hijjab must be worn in public places to cover the general aurah and at the same time enhancing modesty, good behaviour and humility. What is wrong with protecting your beautiful body from perveted prying eyes? What is wrong with not succumbing as a piece of meat?
With that in mind, what is wrong with wearing Purdah or a veil?
Some of you would say it is radical to do so. But why is it considered radical? I mean really?
If a student studies harder than you, will you call him/her radical? If a person is extremely hardworking in something, will you call him/her radical? If a person decides to go the extra mile in whatever they do, can that be considered radical? If a woman wears a veil, is she radical?
Clearly, what veiled women are trying to do is to completely avoid evil (fasad) and what is wrong with that? Will wearing a veil automatically prolaims Al-Arqam affiliation? A lot of Muslim girls wear dresses similar to GROs or prostitutes and yet it is politically wrong to think of them as hookers. How do you justify that? How do you justify Muslim girls who appear half naked on the month of Ramadhan, flirting uncontrollably and appear promiscuous?
Wearing a veil is not necessary but it is certainly not wrong. Sure, our nation is developing both economically and physically but I'm not certain whether we take spiritual development seriously. Take our Islamic State Nation Leader a.k.a. Prime Minister. As a Khalifah of an Islamic state, shouldn't his wife examplify a model Muslim woman by covering her Aurah? If she refused or in a more cliche term 'not ready yet', her misdeeds affects her husband and the image of Muslim women nationwide.
And this is coming from a person who greets people with a Hi rather than an Assalamualaikum.
One word ya'll: Istiqamah, which means consistency.
It is something I'd failed to observe to this very day. It is neither my parents' fault nor is it caused by my rather scarred image of being in a Tahfiz. It is mainly my fault.
Am I not accountable for my actions. I mean in the Hereafter, will I be able to answer "God, I didn't pray consistently because I was not exposed to such a thing."?
One thing leads to another. In my case, my discerning habit of changing my life plans and missions cascaded from the my lack of discipline. And what better way to exercise discipline than to simply perform one of the pillars of Islam diligently.
One word ya'll: Istiqamah.
I finished all my assignments and projects two days ago and I had nothing to do yesterday. Broke, alone and bored, I decided to make a video with my digital camera (which explains the quality)
It's entitled 6.19p.m.
What if.... in a state of solitude, a time warp vortex pass through your room and will bend any physic rules to your liking. What if it happens unintentionally, without warning, without any indication.
What will you think of?
What will you do?
Song: Bjork, All is Full of Love
Directed, acted and edited by me
There are several unintended bloopers if you watch the video twice or so. Some mistakes are so obvious and some, well (like my blue underwear) is intentional (to bring out the prominent hue of the video: blue).
Very sensitive videos. Watch with caution. One word: ignorance