Monday, 11 August 2008

Diamond Under The Hijab

It is well known that Allah guides whomsoever He wills and if a person is guided by Allah then it is also correct to say that He is loved by Allah. Thus we have the conclusion that Allah guides who He loves.

Allah created men rough, broad and aggressive in structure and conduct. These qualities were given to men so that they can carry out those purposes that they were created for. Using these and many more characteristics - a man is able to work, build, farm and provide for his family. However, from within this man, Allah created an opposite... A diamond in the rough.

Allah has made women tender, soft, caring, loving and more compassionate than men. These features will enable them in future to become beautiful spouses, mothers and people who contribute to the survival of society. Men have been made strong and tough but women have been made beautiful and elegant. It is due to this elegance that they are considered diamonds in the eyes of Allah. And so accordingly a diamond must be kept hidden and treasured.

This is why Allah has laid down the order in the Qur’an for all believing women to cover themselves. The command is for all believing women but if we observe our communities, not too many people wear the Hijab (Abaya and headscarf). The people who do wear it are truly beloved to Allah because just like the way we would provide our most adored item with the utmost protection... Allah has provided His treasured diamonds with the ability to cover themselves. Therefore, whomsoever Allah has given the ability to wear the Hijab is truly loved by Allah.
Allah’s guidance only comes to those who want it,

لَهُ ۥ مُعَقِّبَـٰتٌ۬ مِّنۢ بَيۡنِ يَدَيۡهِ وَمِنۡ خَلۡفِهِۦ يَحۡفَظُونَهُ ۥ مِنۡ أَمۡرِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوۡمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُواْ مَا بِأَنفُسِہِمۡ‌ۗ وَإِذَآ أَرَادَ ٱللَّهُ بِقَوۡمٍ۬ سُوٓءً۬ا فَلَا مَرَدَّ لَهُ ۥ‌ۚ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن دُونِهِۦ مِن وَالٍ

For every one (from among you) there are angels replacing one another, in front of him and behind him, who guard him under the command of Allah. Surely, Allah does not change the condition of a people unless they change themselves. When Allah intends evil for a people, there is no way to turn it back, and for them there is no patron other than Him.

Allah does not change the condition of a person till she changes the condition of herself. Allah mentions in a Qudsi Hadith,

“O My Servant, If you take one step towards Me, I will take ten towards you.”

At the end of the day, it is only a cloth... a thin sheet which could determine the love of Allah or the wrath of Allah.

We pray that Allah makes it easy for every sister to cover herself in accordance with the Qur’an & Sunnah. May He give our beloved sisters the ability, strength -and most importantly - the courage to carry out all deeds of great virtue. Ameen.


Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum,

This post is very good. Its great that women wearing the Hijab and Abaya is a means of protection from Allah. But it is sad when sisters who cover fully are sometimes still judged on how they used to be or what they used to do. It is really not fair, especially when it comes from those who do not cover themselves. People do not understand that sometimes we need to make mistakes to become better, but obviously not continuous mistakes. It takes alot for a sister to cover, especially due to the amount of fashionable clothes there is out there for women.
Those sisters that do wear the full Hijab should be proud and not be put down about what other people say.

Jazakallah for this post brother.

Anonymous said...

I agree with what you are saying. It is very true!!

Anonymous said...

hmmmmmm interesting stuff! is this blog run by brothers from lsc?

Anonymous said...

no, ex brothers.

Anonymous said...

Praise to the sisters who do cover themselves according to the Qur'an and Sunnah. Also, it is true that we shouldn't judge them for we do not know their intentions.
So is there gonna be a post about brothers coming along bro...
I sure am looking forward to one lol!
But dont worry you dont have to.

Abu Huzayfa said...

Assalamu Alaykum,

I am currently writing an article about the comment about what the sister discussed in the first comment. But how do you mean an article for the brothers? i would love to write one and i would love for you to tell me what you would like it on. Do you mean sunnat clothing etc?



Anonymous said...

sorry erm the first comment is from a brother, not a sister. I wrote it because of what my own sisters have experienced.

Mehak_Sabrina said...

Assalaamulaikum Warahmatulahi Wabarkatahu!!

Aww, SubhanAllah! Indeed, am sure sisters are more than pleased to see their brothers supporting them in following Allah Subhana Wa'talaa's command in regards to covering up,

but do be careful brothers in your praises, for we wouldn't want any sister's intention to change InshAllah.

Indeed, in the society we live in it can be hard to wear the Hijaab, especially for a sister who just started wearing the Hijaab, and faces so much resistance from others and her past, so in that sense i mean to be careful of prasie, for the Hijaab is only for Allah SWT, and not for the praise of the people.

For, Indeed as a hadith states, the one who has even a mustard seed of pride will not enter Jannah.

However, brother JazakAllah Khairun for the article.

Indeed it is a good idea to have a article in relevance to the brothers, to encourage our brothers in Islam to submit to no other but Allah Subhana Wa'talaa in all means, including the Muslim's dresscode.

JazakAllah Khairun,
Keep the Ummah in your du'as,
Wasalaamulaikum Warahmatulahi wabarkatahu! x