|This is my friend Boxie's style (okay, well, she doesn't own that abaya but...)|
Of course, there are a tonne of haram police out there, but anyone politely posting Qu'ran or hadith to explain why clothing must be loose and not show skin, or the shape of the body, are accused of dividing the Ummah and judging other sisters. I was told "because it is negative and people don't want to hear it." I of course, can't even begin to compare the importance of hijab and obeying Allah with the importance of declaring the oneness of Allah, but such an argument is to ignore the Qu'ran and allow others to engage in an error. For example, the Quraysh tribe did not want to hear the Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings be upon him) when he told them to stop worshipping idols, and their lewd and elitist behaviors. Was he (peace and blessing be upon him) being negative? Because the men of the Quraysh did not want to stop drinking, did not want to give up power, did not want women to cover or have rights ect.... Of course not.
|My SIL's style---I and her family give her naseeha all the time|
Point number 3 is pretty simple. I think the fact that my friends wear everything from niqab to skinny jeans and hair out means that I am not a judgmental person in the slightest despite saying the truth about my beliefs. I don't believe it is pointing out the faults in another person, or thinking one is better than another for saying what the Qu'ran says about something. In fact, on this blog, I've often written posts about what the Qu'ran says about something even if it is something I suck at or don't do. Truth is the truth, whether or not I'm at that level. I believe in being friends with people through fiqh and through thin, even if we have different understandings, schools of thought, or acceptance in Islamic matters.
|Hiba's style (I advised her once about khimar and jilbab---she's advised me many times about sadaqah)|
|Zaenith's style: Muslimahs don't have to be carbon copies of one another, they should just want for others what they want for themselves, and that is to be the best person possible and have others' support towards this.|