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World Hijab Day Nigeria -( Lagos) - 1st Febuary '15 by diyobdw(f): 10:07pm On Jan 14, 2015
Whats the fuss... people wear hijab everyday in Nigeria?!
Well YES, Allhamdullilah!
Hijab is not new or openly fought against in Nigeria. Still some people are still scared of the concept and hence like to condemn / point accusing fingers at muslim women wearing Hijab . So they get to blamed the Hijabis for 9/11, Bokoharam and all sort of crime they know nothing about. To some it is more about their urge to dominate, which they exhibit by trying proof they know better or are empowered to rescue Hijabis from oppression or ignorance. This they do without considering the sister's personal rights, believes or convictions.

Silently our sisters are being bullied in school/ at events/ works/on the road .

What could be the big deal having a piece of cloth over your head?!

You never know what we feel, till you walk in our shoes.

Muslim women around the world together invite[b] both Muslim (non-hijabi) and Non-Muslim women[/b] to participate in an worldwide event by wearing Hijab for a day . Support our right to choose what we wear. "TRY ON HIJAB" on the 1st of Febuary 2015.


You can also Join us on the Green lawn, Off Governor's Road -Alausa ikeja( by Ikeja City Mall Out Gate.) from 10am Insha Allah to learn more about the Hijab.


Visit our page for more on World Hijab Day Nigeria our activities for the day.

One WORLD!
#worldhijabday
[url]www.facebook.com/worldhijabdaynigeria [/url]

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Re: World Hijab Day Nigeria -( Lagos) - 1st Febuary '15 by Souljaboi1: 1:39pm On Feb 01, 2015
By Allaah, this is not a part of Islaam.

The Prophet ( solaLLaahu alayhi wa salaam) was sent with the complete religion. His companions were the most righteous of generations and never in the history of the three rightly guided generation was such an action reported.


The motive behind it might be good, but in Islaam actions are divided into two

1. Ibaadah (religious actions) - These are actions which have to do with the Deen. They revolve around what Allaah says, what HIS prophet said or did and all injuction if the Deen.

2. Mu'amalaat (mundane or everyday action) - These are your normal day to day activities which aren't directly related to the Deen.



Since the topic of interest is on Hijab which is a commandment from Allaah, it would be classified under Ibaadah. Now for Ibaadah to be accepted it has to fulfill two condions;

1. Ikhlaas An-Niyaah (sincerity of intention) - An act of worship is only accepted when it is done sincerely for the sake of Allaah. Anything short of that would result in wasted efforts.

The Hijab day campaign may pass this test depending on the individuals involved.

2. Mutaba'a ( In line with the Sunnah of the Prophet "solaLLaahu alayhi wa salaam" ) -

Mutaba'a can be literally translated as 'following' or 'in-line with'; hence in this context it is refering to an act being in-line with the traditions of Allaah's messenger.

The tradition of Allaah's messenger are gotten from what He ( solaLLaahu alayhi wa salaam) did, approved of, what was done in his presence and he didn't speak against.


The Hijab day campaign fails this test because there is no record of it or something similar to it anywhere in the history of Islaam.


If you say it wasn't needed then, we say to you that it was even more needed then as the Muslims were just learning about the religion. If you say it is to show the beauty of Islaam and Hijab to faithfuls other religions, we say to you that it was more needed during the time of the Prophet because the Muslims were in the minority and information on the religion was not readily available to non-Muslims. If you say what is bad in it, we say to you that all innovations started of as 'seemingly' good things; these innovations later degenerate to despicable acts such as Kufr and Shirk. The story of Nabiy Nooh is an example.


However the religion is complete and nothing would be added to it except that which shouldnt be part of it. Allaah has perfected this religion and has made Scholars present on the earth and granted them the knowledge to clarify an issue we might have.


Nevertheless, we see some 'speakers' parading themselves as authorities saying there is nothing wrong in the campaign. We know such people, they only seek to win the attention of the masses. Those who aren't of such motives are simply ignorant of the tenets of Islaam; we say to them, go back and learn at the feet of the Scholars with humility. For in their tutelage lies knowledge, wisdom and success.

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Re: World Hijab Day Nigeria -( Lagos) - 1st Febuary '15 by diyobdw(f): 5:03pm On Jan 28, 2016
Terrorist have used cars, military uniform, Bags, media to kill, torture mostly women and children but we have called for a ban in the use of Hijab?!
We have growing numbers of women excelling in academics, politics, sport, motherhood etc globally... But you call her oppressed?!
Its world Hijab Day on the 1st of February!!
So let's tell the world about the truth about the Hijab ! Add your voice to stop the unruly harassment of our sisters in Hijab. We call on Muslims and non Muslims to share in our everyday experience. Walk a day in our shoes! Support humanity, Support our right to be covered. Understand the Hijab and spread the truth!
To participate:
1. Support World Day Hijab Day by putting up the WHD images on your dp, status and other social media signature.
2. Wear a orange theme Hijab dressing on the 1st of February
3. Post your WHD Image on our timeline (I.e Take a picture of yourself anywhere wearing orange Hijab with a paper that says:- Your name ,location and your Hijab message to the world. E.g fatimah agu -Lagos.Ikeja. "Hijabis Rock the world"wink
4. Post your WHD video on our timeline .(i.e A 10sec video saying your name, location and Hijab message.(pls 10/secs only).
5. Print and share the WHD flyer or dp.
PS: Holding a WHD Event? Feel free to share the info with us and will post it on our page. Insha Allah
‪#‎WorldHijabDay‬ Feb. 1st
Follow Us:
https://facebook.com/worldhijabdaynigeria/
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Re: World Hijab Day Nigeria -( Lagos) - 1st Febuary '15 by Newnas(m): 8:24pm On Feb 07, 2016
Souljaboi1:
By Allaah, this is not a part of Islaam.

The Prophet ( solaLLaahu alayhi wa salaam) was sent with the complete religion. His companions were the most righteous of generations and never in the history of the three rightly guided generation was such an action reported.


The motive behind it might be good, but in Islaam actions are divided into two

1. Ibaadah (religious actions) - These are actions which have to do with the Deen. They revolve around what Allaah says, what HIS prophet said or did and all injuction if the Deen.

2. Mu'amalaat (mundane or everyday action) - These are your normal day to day activities which aren't directly related to the Deen.



Since the topic of interest is on Hijab which is a commandment from Allaah, it would be classified under Ibaadah. Now for Ibaadah to be accepted it has to fulfill two condions;

1. Ikhlaas An-Niyaah (sincerity of intention) - An act of worship is only accepted when it is done sincerely for the sake of Allaah. Anything short of that would result in wasted efforts.

The Hijab day campaign may pass this test depending on the individuals involved.

2. Mutaba'a ( In line with the Sunnah of the Prophet "solaLLaahu alayhi wa salaam" ) -

Mutaba'a can be literally translated as 'following' or 'in-line with'; hence in this context it is refering to an act being in-line with the traditions of Allaah's messenger.

The tradition of Allaah's messenger are gotten from what He ( solaLLaahu alayhi wa salaam) did, approved of, what was done in his presence and he didn't speak against.


The Hijab day campaign fails this test because there is no record of it or something similar to it anywhere in the history of Islaam.


If you say it wasn't needed then, we say to you that it was even more needed then as the Muslims were just learning about the religion. If you say it is to show the beauty of Islaam and Hijab to faithfuls other religions, we say to you that it was more needed during the time of the Prophet because the Muslims were in the minority and information on the religion was not readily available to non-Muslims. If you say what is bad in it, we say to you that all innovations started of as 'seemingly' good things; these innovations later degenerate to despicable acts such as Kufr and Shirk. The story of Nabiy Nooh is an example.


However the religion is complete and nothing would be added to it except that which shouldnt be part of it. Allaah has perfected this religion and has made Scholars present on the earth and granted them the knowledge to clarify an issue we might have.


Nevertheless, we see some 'speakers' parading themselves as authorities saying there is nothing wrong in the campaign. We know such people, they only seek to win the attention of the masses. Those who aren't of such motives are simply ignorant of the tenets of Islaam; we say to them, go back and learn at the feet of the Scholars with humility. For in their tutelage lies knowledge, wisdom and success.

baarakallaahu feek
Re: World Hijab Day Nigeria -( Lagos) - 1st Febuary '15 by Newnas(m): 8:34pm On Feb 07, 2016
diyobdw:
Terrorist have used cars, military uniform, Bags, media to kill, torture mostly women and children but we have called for a ban in the use of Hijab?!
We have growing numbers of women excelling in academics, politics, sport, motherhood etc globally... But you call her oppressed?!
Its world Hijab Day on the 1st of February!!
So let's tell the world about the truth about the Hijab ! Add your voice to stop the unruly harassment of our sisters in Hijab. We call on Muslims and non Muslims to share in our everyday experience. Walk a day in our shoes! Support humanity, Support our right to be covered. Understand the Hijab and spread the truth!
To participate:
1. Support World Day Hijab Day by putting up the WHD images on your dp, status and other social media signature.
2. Wear a orange theme Hijab dressing on the 1st of February
3. Post your WHD Image on our timeline (I.e Take a picture of yourself anywhere wearing orange Hijab with a paper that says:- Your name ,location and your Hijab message to the world. E.g fatimah agu -Lagos.Ikeja. "Hijabis Rock the world"wink
4. Post your WHD video on our timeline .(i.e A 10sec video saying your name, location and Hijab message.(pls 10/secs only).
5. Print and share the WHD flyer or dp.
PS: Holding a WHD Event? Feel free to share the info with us and will post it on our page. Insha Allah
‪#‎WorldHijabDay‬ Feb. 1st
Follow Us:
https://facebook.com/worldhijabdaynigeria/
[Like | Share | Print | Tag]

My dear sister, as a striving Muslim, I understand your plight and frustration but it is obligatory upon us to remember that every good lies in adhering to the sunnah and every evil lies in contradicting the Quran and sunnah.

Now that it has been celebrated, has the bullying stopped or reduced?! have the nursing students on OAU ceased to be compelled to put away the hijab?!

Added to that all those things you described above are just rags not the hijab Allah commanded the believers to use.

The hijab of Allah has the following conditions

#must not be transparent
#must not be an adornment in itself
#must be free flowing i.e not tight
#must cover the whole body including the feet

so you see the difference between the HIJAB and a mere scarf or head cover


May Allah increase us all in beneficial knowledge and steadfastness upon the sunnah

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Re: World Hijab Day Nigeria -( Lagos) - 1st Febuary '15 by AbuHammaad: 8:47pm On Feb 07, 2016
Are we back to this World Hijab day issue again? Ha! I urge us to take our time to read this(especially the muslimahs here)

WORLD HIJAB DAY: BEFORE YOU JOIN THE TRAIN

Praises be to Allah who guides to His light whoever He wishes. I adore His holy names for His blessings over this ummah by sending to us the best of mankind and messengers, and for honouring us with honorable inheritors of His prophet, the scholars, those who would not sell their religion for the sake of this world like the scholars of previous nations. Oh Allah, bless our prophet Muhammad, salaLlahu alayhi wasalam, who painstakingly explained this religion to us and left us on a brightly lit path, whose night is just like it's day. Verily, no one deviates from it except the blind who's at the brim of destruction.

Irbaad ibn Saariyah, may Allaah the Most High be pleased with him, said, “The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم gave us a sermon which frightened the hearts and caused the eyes to shed tears. So we said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! [it is as if it is a farewell sermon] so advise us.’ He said,

‘I advise you to fear Allaah and to hear and obey even if an Abyssinian slave were to rule over you. For surely, he who lives from amongst you will see much differing, so it is upon you to be upon my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Caliphs. Bite on to it with your back molar teeth and beware of newly invented matters, for verily, every newly invented matter is an innovation, and all innovation is misguidance.’” (Aboo Daawood (no. 4607) and by at-Tirmidthee (no. 2676). It was authenticated by Shaykh al-Albaanee in Irwaa’ul-Ghaleel (no. 2455).

The world hijab day, rather, the world tabarruj day, is one of the recent trial which we have been put into by the hands of those who show inappropriate sympathy for our mothers and sisters who are being victimised everyday because of their compliance with the order of their Lord - to cover their bodies and adornments (inner and external of necklaces, customary clothes, bangles, powder on their faces and all forms of adornments) with Jilabaab (a loose, unadorned, not transparent, not ostentatious garment which covers from head to toes) when in a place where non relative could see them.

However, this victimisation is not a new way which the enemy of Allah and His religion would employ to debar the believers from obeying their Lord. Anyone who reads the Qur'an and follow the hadith would know this.

Allah says:

"Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until [even their] messenger and those who believed with him said,"When is the help of Allah ?" Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near". (2:214)

Narrated Khabbab bin Al-Arat:
"We complained to Allah's Apostle (of the persecution inflicted on us by the infidels) while he was sitting in the shade of the Ka'ba, leaning over his Burd (i.e. covering sheet). We said to him, "Would you seek help for us? Would you pray to Allah for us?" He said, "Among the nations before you a (believing) man would be put in a ditch that was dug for him, and a saw would be put over his head and he would be cut into two pieces; yet that (torture) would not make him give up his religion. His body would be combed with iron combs that would remove his flesh from the bones and nerves, yet that would not make him abandon his religion. By Allah, this religion (i.e. Islam) will prevail till a traveler from Sana (in Yemen) to Hadrarmaut will fear none but Allah, or a wolf as regards his sheep, but you (people) are hasty". (Bukhari)

So it is not new when they persecute us for the sake of our religion, rather our paradise lies in our patience at the face of these persecutions:

- "and their rewards for which they had perseverance is paradise and silk". (76:12)

- "And those who are patient, seeking the countenance of their Lord, and establish prayer and spend from what We have provided for them secretly and publicly and prevent evil with good - those will have the good consequence of [this] home. Gardens of perpetual residence; they will enter them with whoever were righteous among their fathers, their spouses and their descendants. And the angels will enter upon them from every gate, [saying]:
"Peace be upon you for what you patiently endured. And excellent is the final home." (13:22-24)

A very close look at these verses shows something; out of all the good deeds the people of paradise have done, the angels would make reference to just one, not "because of your prayer, not because of your charity", rather they would say "for what you patiently endured", and Allah had mentioned among their good deeds "those who are patient, seeking the countenance of their Lord". So why would the angel summarised everything and say: "for what you patiently endured"?

Because (and Allah knows best) patience is key! It is the key that opens the door to all other forms of worship. Without it no deed can be done. Don't you see those who do not pray (or pray in time) or fast, why? Because they cannot be patient for 10 - 15 mins, because they cannot patiently endure the pangs of hunger for the sake of their Lord. May Allah grant us enduring patience.

In summary the non believers will surely embarrass us, label us, and victimise us in this world, Allah has informed us "and who is more truthful in speech than Allah"!

He says:
"You will surely be tested in your possessions and in yourselves. And you will surely hear from those who were given the Scripture before you and from those who associate others with Allah much abuse. But if you are patient and fear Allah - indeed, that is of the matters [worthy] of determination". (3:186)

"Indeed, those who committed crimes (the naked kaafirah inclusive) used to laugh at those who believed (those wrapped in their jilbab inclusive). And when they passed by them, they would exchange derisive glances. And when they saw them, they would say, "Indeed, those are truly lost (they are deprived of their freedom -of being naked)." And when they returned to their people, they would return jesting. But they had not been sent as guardians over them. So Today those who believed are laughing at the disbelievers. On adorned couches, observing.Have the disbelievers [not] been rewarded [this Day] for what they used to do?" (83: 29-36)

From the last verses, Allah informs us of how He will disgrace the disbelievers and make triumph the believers through their patience....so don't you want to enjoy the scene when; "those who believed are laughing at the disbelievers on adorned couches, observing". Oh, ma sha Allah, what a nice scene! May Allah not deny me and you such wonderful opportunity.

At this juncture my sisters and mothers, why do you need to fix a day/date to make the disbelievers appreciate you and your hijab - will your mockers ever find any good in what you do for the sake of your Lord? Why do you need to introduce an anniversary, a celebration into the religion of your Lord for which He hasn't sent any authority, just in a way of making the blind and deaf disbelievers appreciate your hijab -

"So indeed, you will not make the dead hear, nor will you make the deaf hear the call when they turn their backs, retreating. And you cannot guide the blind away from their error. You will only make hear those who believe in Our verses so they are Muslims [in submission to Allah]." (30: 52-53).

Since hijab, rather jilbaab, is from the verses of Allah and for the Muslims, not for the disbelievers, why don't we rather engage in teaching of hijaab in our houses and mosques, to our daughters and wives? Why do we have to strewn ourselves all over the streets and subject ourselves to more and unnecessary mockery. If hijaab is meant to cover you from the tongues of the evil men on the roads whenever you go out due to necessity, why do you want to display yourselves in front of your enemies? So that they can start to use hijaab on Feb 2nd or so as to stop hating you for obeying your Lord? What an impossible task!

However, going back to the issue of celebrating and marking a day every year for hijaab, then this shall be looked at under two headings:

- celebration in Islam
- how Mubaahah and Mustahaab can change to haram.

What is 'Eid in Islam?

The scholars have said that 'Eid is gotten from Arabic word which means what returns and reoccurs in nature. And from religious point of view, it is an event that is celebrated/marked regularly.

Shaykh ibn 'Uthaymeen, rahimahuLlahu said in his Majmoo‘ Fataawa (9/376):

"It should be noted that everything that is taken as an “eid” and repeated every week or every year, and is not prescribed in Islam, is an innovation (bid‘ah)...Taking these “eids” that are repeated every week or every year means that they are likening them to Islamic festivals. This is haraam and it is not permissible. There are no festivals in Islam apart from the three prescribed festivals: Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha and the weekly “eid”, which is Friday (Jumu‘ah)."

He further continues (children's day and other similar days);
"This does not come under the heading of customs and traditions, because it is repeated. Hence when the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) came to Madeenah and found that the Ansaar had two festivals which they used to celebrate, he said: “Allah has given you something better than them instead of them: Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr”, even though these were part of their customs." (Available @ https://islamqa.info/en/145427)

What are international days:

From the website of UNESCO, it says:
"The United Nations General Assembly designates a number of "International Days" to mark important aspects of human life and history (the comprehensive list of all days celebrated by the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies is available here: International Days). (As available @ UN website)

What is Hijab world day?
From the official website of world hijab day: "WHD is short for World Hijab Day. This second annual event will be held on February 1st, 2014 (God willing). On this day, we ask Non-Muslim and Non-Hijabi Muslim women worldwide to observe Hijab for a day. (As available @ wordhijabday website)

I have brought these two to show that:
1. International days are form of celebration, at least those who started this know better even if someone argues it's not. They say "the comprehensive list of all days 'celebrated')
2. Hijab day falls under all other celebrated internationally days which are marked "annually".

Mahmood Al-Najdi said:
"it is not permissible for the Muslim to take part in these events which are celebrated regularly every year, because of their resemblence to the prescribed Islamic festivals, as explained above. But if it is a “one-off” event that is not repeated, and the Muslim can use the occasion to convey the truth to people, then there is nothing wrong with that, in sha Allaah." (As available @ https://islamqa.info/en/5219)

Also, wearing hijab is an act of worship and fixing a day for this, as mentioned in the WHD official website, needs evidence. Hijaab is one of the symbols of Islam and so do we have many other symbols. If we have to fix a day for every symbols of Islam (even if it is those we are being persecuted for and how many can we count as it varies in different places of the world) it means the whole year will not be enough for us; world beards day, world solat day, world fasting day, world nisfu saaq day, world turban day, world adhan day, world intoxicants free day, etc)

Lastly, as for those who insist that it is not act of worship but rather mubaahah, customary or falls under tradition, though this is an obvious error or deception as they claim they are doing so seeking reward from Allah for propagating Hijaab. But if their claim is taken so as to leave argument, then this event, WHD is not to be encouraged or witnessed. Why?

Any from of gathering in which the verses of Allah, symbol of Islam is being mocked or its mixed with evil, then it is forbidden to witness it, be it mubaahah or mustahaabb (recommended).

To get this is the case of waleemah in which evil act like tabarruj, music, intoxicants are present. Despite that the shari'ah encourages us to answer the call to waleemah (rather compulsory when it is personal invitation), the scholars have mentioned that such gathering must not be witnessed. This is because of the statement of Allah:

"And when you see those who engage in [offensive] discourse concerning Our verses, then turn away from them until they enter into another conversion. And if Satan should cause you to forget, then do not remain after the reminder with the wrongdoing people." (6:68)

Is there any mockery of hijaab than what we see many ladies do today of different forms of hijaab tabarruj -"fashion" hijaab! And how could hijaab be for fashion?? And this is what is celebrated to the world as "hijaab" which Allah revealed! SubhanaLlah...I seek refuge from a westernised Jaahiliyyah (time of ignorance). This evil is clearly depicted on their official website.

Verily, I have only written this so that any one who wishes to take a just and moderate path to his or her Lord may do With clear evidence and conviction. I pray Allah count this among good deeds done purely for His sake and make it benefit me and those who read this. Verily, He hears and answers prayer. Wa salaLlahu ala Muhammad

By Aboo AbdirRahman Olorunnisola Ishaq

Allaahu musta'aan
Re: World Hijab Day Nigeria -( Lagos) - 1st Febuary '15 by AbuHammaad: 8:51pm On Feb 07, 2016
Please lets endeavour to make sure our actions are based on Daleel.Everything in Islam has its daleel

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