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What does the Quran really say about a Muslim woman’s hijab? | Samina Ali | TEDxUniversityofNevada

What does the Quran really say about a Muslim woman’s hijab? | Samina Ali | TEDxUniversityofNevada


Reviewer: Peter van de Ven I’m going to take you back
in time, 1400 years, to the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia. To a time when Prophet Mouhammed
was given the task of finding a solution to women in the city
being attacked and molested. The situation was this: It was around the year 600 AD, long before the modern convenience, of plumbing. When a woman awoke
in the middle of the night with the urge to relieve herself, she would have to walk out, past the outskirts of the city,
and into the wild by herself, for privacy. Believe it or not, a group of men actually began
to see an opportunity in women’s nightly tracks, and started to linger
at the outskirts of the city – their identities hidden
in the dark, watching. If a woman walked by, and she happened to be wearing a jilbab, which was a garment like a coat, the men knew to leave her alone. A jilbab of centuries ago
was a status symbol, like a Burberry trench or a Chanel jacket. It announced that the woman was free, and a free woman
was protected by her clan. She would have no problems
speaking out against the attacker and identifying him. But if the woman walking out at night
wasn’t wearing a jilbab, if she happened to be dressed
a bit more freely, then the men knew she was a slave, and they attacked her. Concerned members of the community
brought the situation to the Prophet, and like so many other social,
political, and familial issues that Muhammed faced
during his Prophethood, he turned this particular
matter over to God, and a verse was revealed for the Quran, the Muslim holy book. “O Prophet,” it reads, “tell your wives, your daughters,
and the women of the believers to draw upon themselves their garments. This is better, so that they
not be known and molested.” Basically, the verse advises
that all women dress similarly, so that they can’t be
picked out from one another, zeroed in on, and attacked. Now, on the surface, this may seem like a relatively
easy solution to the problem, but turns out it wasn’t. The early Muslim community was tribal,
and so deeply entrenched in social status, and the idea that a slave
would look like a free woman, that was almost insulting. And then there was
the matter of practicality. How would a slave do her work? How would she function,
if her body was constricted by a coat? How would she cook, clean, fetch water? In the end, the early
Muslim scholars ruled that a woman’s way of dress
should be based on two considerations: a woman’s function in society – her role, what we might consider her job – and the society’s specific customs. Or, in another way: when in Rome. Muslims like to take historical rulings
and apply them to the modern era. So, let’s do that. A woman’s way of dress
should be based on custom and function. So, what does that mean for
a Muslim woman living in America today, for someone like me? First, it means that I have a function,
a role in society, a contribution that I can make. Second, it means that while I’m making that contribution, and living in a society
where veiling is not the custom, and where, in fact, if I veil
it might actually lead to harassment, then wearing what is the custom, such as a dress, a pair of jeans
or even yoga pants, is not only acceptable, it’s recommended. But wait, could that be right? After all, haven’t we all come to assume that a Muslim woman must veil, that veiling is
a requirement of her faith? There is even a term that we’ve all come to associate
with the Muslim woman’s veil, an Arabic term
that we’ve all heard use, whether or not we’ve been aware of it: “Hijab.” So, maybe I missed it. Maybe the requirement that a woman veil
is in a different part of the Quran. For those of you who don’t know,
the Quran consists of 114 chapters, each chapter is written out
in verses, like poetry. There are more
than 6,000 verses in the Quran. Out of the 6,000 plus verses, three refer to how a woman should dress. The first is the verse
I’ve already told you about. The second is a verse that directly
speaks to the Prophet’s wives, asking that they begin to dress
a bit more modestly because of their role,
their function in society as his wives. And the third verse
is similar to the first, in that it was revealed in direct response
to a historical situation. Early records show that the custom, the fashion during the pre-Islamic era, was for women to wear a scarf
on the head, called a khimar, which would be tucked behind the ears
and allowed to flow behind the back. In the front, a woman wore
a tight vest or a bodice, which she left open exposing her breasts – sort of like the images
you’ve seen in Game of Thrones. (Laughter) When Islam spread through
the Arabian Peninsula, a verse was sent down asking
that women use this scarf, or any other garment, to cover the breasts. And that’s it. That’s basically all there is in the Quran
concerning how a woman should dress. Turns out, God doesn’t give a bullet point
of all the parts on a woman’s body that he wants hidden from view. And in fact, it might be argued,
and it is argued, I cannot stress enough that it is argued
by many Muslim scholars that the reason these verses
were left intentionally vague is so that a woman could choose
for herself how to dress according to her specific culture and the progression of time. And that the term “hijab,” guess what? It’s not in any of these three verses. In fact, it’s nowhere in the Quran,
directly meaning a woman’s veil. That’s not to say that the word
doesn’t appear in the Quran because it does appear. But when it appears,
it’s actually used correctly, to mean a barrier or a divide. Such as the barrier or divide that exists
between us humans and the divine, or between believers and non-believers. Or it means a barrier,
like a physical screen, that men during Muhammad’s time
were asked to stand behind when speaking to his wives. Or it means the seclusion,
the separation that Mary sought when she was giving birth to Jesus. That separation and seclusion, that means hijab; that physical screen, that means hijab; that barrier, that divide, that means hijab. Hijab doesn’t mean a woman’s veil. And yet, isn’t it strange
that what the term actually means, being screened off, divided away,
barred, separated out, these are the very terms
that come to our minds when we think of a Muslim woman? Why shouldn’t they? We have all seen the way some Muslim women
are treated around the world: if she attempts to go to school, she’s shot in the head; if she attempts to drive a car, she’s jailed; if she attempts to take part in the political uprisings
happening in her own country, to be heard, to be counted, she is publicly assaulted. Forget about hiding out in the dark
at the outskirts of the city, some men now feel comfortable enough
to assault a woman on the sidewalk, for the world to see. And they don’t care
to hide their identities, they’re more interested
in making international headlines. They’re too busy making videos
and uploading them onto YouTube, bragging about what they’ve done. Why don’t they care
to hide their crimes? They don’t feel like
they’ve committed any crimes. It’s the women
who’ve committed the crimes. It’s the women who got
these funny ideas in their heads, ideas that actually
led them out of the house, led them into society, believing that they
can make a contribution, and we all know, honorable women, they stay at home; honorable women stay invisible. Just as it was the custom
for honorable women to do during the Prophet’s time. Is that true? 1400 years ago is long before feminism. Were women locked away
behind doors, screened off by veils? Well, it turns out
that the Prophet’s first wife was what we would define today as a CEO. She was a successful merchant whose caravan equaled the caravans
of all the other traders put together. She essentially headed up
a successful import-export company. When she hired Muhammed to work for her, she was so taken with his honesty that eventually she proposed. (Laughter) I’m not sure how many women
feel comfortable proposing marriage to a man today. And Muhammad’s second wife? She was no slacker either. She rode into battle
on the back of a camel, which is equivalent to a woman
riding into battle today inside of a Humvee or a tank. And what of the other women? Early records show that women
demanded to be included in the Islamic revolution
taking place around the Prophet. One woman became famous as a general when she led her army of men
into battle and crushed a rebellion. Men and women freely associated
with one another, exchanged gifts. It was custom for a woman
to select her own husband and propose. And when things didn’t work out, to initiate divorce. Women even loudly debated
with the Prophet himself. Seems to me that if fundamentalists want to return
current Muslim society to 680 AD, it might be a huge step forward. (Laughter) Progress. (Applause) But we still have to answer
an important question. If not from Islamic history,
and if not from the Quran, how is it that we, in the modern era, have come to associate
Muslim women with hijab? With being separated out from society, secluded and isolated, barred from the most basic human rights? I hope it’s not any surprise to you
that this isn’t by accident. For the past few decades, the very people
who have been given the important task of reading and interpreting the Quran in a variety of different
Muslim communities, certain clerics have been
inserting a certain meaning into those three verses concerning women. For instance that verse
I told you about earlier: “O Prophet, tell your wives,
your daughters, and the women of the believers
to draw upon themselves their garments, this is better, so that they
not be known and molested.” Some clerics, not all, some clerics have added a few words to that, so that in certain
translations of the Quran, that verse reads like this: “O Prophet, tell your wives,
your daughters, and the women of the believers,
to draw upon themselves their garments, parentheses, a garment is a veil that covers the entire head and the face, the neck and the breast
all the way down to the ankles and all the way to the wrists. Everything on a woman’s body
is covered except for one eye because she must see where she is headed, and the hands must be covered in gloves. Because, of course, there was certainly a lot of gloves
back in the desert of Saudi Arabia. (Laughter) Etc., etc., etc., etc.,
on, and on, and on, end of parentheses, so that she not be known and molested.” And what these so-called clerics have concluded based
on these types of insertions is that a woman only has one function. To understand what that function is, all you have to do is read
some of the fatwas or legal rulings that these so-called clerics
have actually gone ahead and issued. Let me give you a sampling. A woman need only finish elementary school before she gets married. Which puts her, what,
at the ripe old age of 11, 12 years old? A woman cannot fulfill
her spiritual obligations to God until she first fulfills
her physical obligations to her husband. If he desires her while she sits
on the mount of a camel, she should submit. Islam has forbidden a woman
from wearing a bra because bras lift up
and make a woman appear younger, and this is calculated deception. My personal favorite: if a man has an ulcer excreting puss, from the top of his head
to the bottom of his feet, and she licked it for him, she would still not fulfill
what she owes him. What these and the many other rulings
just like it concerning women boil down to is this: The best of women,
the most honorable among them is uneducated, and so powerless, not very different from a slave. So, she remains at home
without complaint, without a bra. (Laughter) Ready and available at all times
to satisfy his every whim, even if it’s to lick his entire body; satisfying him whenever he calls, whether it’s in his bed
or on the mount of a camel. Does this sound like God’s will to you? Does this sound like scripture? Or does this sound strangely,
uncomfortably erotic, like the worst kind of misogynist fantasy? Are these so-called clerics, and the fundamentalists
and extremists who support them, truly purifying Islam from within, bringing it back to its intended form? Or are these men
no different from those men standing out in the dark
at the outskirts of the city, eager to prey upon a woman? Thank you. (Applause)

Comments (100)

  1. Actually Muslims has 2 main sources for studying and truly knowing Islam; The Qur'an the Muslims' holy book , and The Sunnah which is the sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad PBUH. and Actually The Qur'an says that we should also follow the prophet and his Sunnah. Also some Arabic words are mistranslated or lose their exact meaning when translated, So I advice people to recheck this part.
    I have been a Muslim for my whole life, and I have never heard about the "fatwas" she said at the end. Yes, there are some people who pretend to be clerics and say wrong things, and some people actually follow them, but I guess this is not only in Islam, and There are a lot of true clerics that tell correct things, and each with a sequence of references up to prophet Muhammad.
    If you really want to know true Islam, you should know some history, read about the Sira (Prophet Muhammad's Life), Learn the Qur'an from a trusted source, and finally learn Arabic to know the exact meaning of the Qur'an and Sunnah 🙂

  2. she just dont want to wear it thats all …. god will not put his words in the quraan for the people back then otherwise the quraan will be also for "back then" only

  3. Covering whole body saves woman more than semi or such kind of attire which this lady is wearing.

  4. Beautiful. Just beautifully said.

  5. What a load of 🐴💩. If you believe one thing said here, you need to do way more research.

  6. Thank you for that Awakening

  7. You are an absolute gem. Thank you for this glorious recipe!

  8. This is the type of women Islam needs. Very well spoken. 👍👊

  9. There is al lot a false statement on her speech I told you I am free as young Muslim woman my parents guide and protect me by educating me to learn Quran on how I should live peacefully and love the people, nature and animals.

  10. amazing! thank you samina ali <3

  11. Involving Jesus Christ in any portion of the Islamic faith is is a travesty. Islam is nothing less than a falsification of our Lord Jesus Christs' sacrifice for all mankind.

  12. Can prove just respect Islam? If you want to make fun, that is wrong leave MUSLIMS alone.

  13. Cette femme dit ''importe quoi ..

  14. The only prophecy MO fulfilled was how he would die.

  15. religion is false bs and islam is the worst of all. just read harris & hitchens book that prove my point. you can interpret anything. fact is: islam is misogynistic, gives women less rights than men, preaches hate and violence and is superstitious bs

  16. Making excuses for one of the most repressive religions on Earth.

  17. Muhammad made Saudi Arabia richer until today .All around the world ,poor people spend their money there .
    Merchant business needed traffic to grow,so he brought traffic to this country.He was a Genius just like all the other genius

  18. This women is a master deceiver to justify her waywardness. She is no Islamic Scholar. Quoting falsehoods and distorting what the Muslim scholars have written.The so called freedom she enjoys is self deception. The level of abuse is horrifying in America for women dressed like her. If she thinks she is free well check the statistics of female abuse in all levels of American and Western society. A person indoctrinated by western liberal ideolgy will talk and behave us such. The Western society is heavily bastardized. Single mothers, children not knowing who fathered them. Women to use and throw. Men have the fun and women left holding the baby or her reproductive health impaired. The veil and hijab are the dresses that has and will given dignity and honor to women. This women is a serial liar

  19. she is addressing her speech to certain audience telling them what they like to hear, boosting her statues among them ,,, everything she said is true yes, but taken out of context
    I respect her opinion but do not fully agree, the FATWAs she brought sounded like all Muslim clergy fatwas,, she never brought hundreds of Fatwas about women rights in marriage, women rules in muslim families they have the upper hand , with some exceptions due to customs and traditions and due to ignorance on the husbands's side,

    Islam never mandated on women to wear gloves or niqab to cover their faces,but she made it look as if its islamic rule, but she succeeded in making the crowd LAUGH ?

  20. She has Exaggerated !!!That’s her opinion but it’s not the truth at all she stands up for what she believes in to defend her self because she doesn’t want to wear a Hgab, But I believe that women can go to work and be a doctor or any thing she wants with covering her head and body, that’s shouldn’t be scary people should respect it , And it will be a huge step forward because that’s mean you respect your self and don’t let any man led an eye on your own beauty, it’s a big challenge for our faith on GOD , Don’t listen to the Satan like our father Adam did in the heaven

  21. women should have some respect for the civilization that men built for them instead of being ingrateful and asking men to "switch off" their masculinity

  22. That's correct only if women are covered top to bottom n same clothes by which men cannot differentiate who is who. Other than such clothes rest all will reveal who is who..

  23. I am unfortunately a Muslim. And I agree with her

  24. Bro, in certain really strict Muslim countries how is a dude supposed to know if his wife to be is hot or not!?

  25. Their religion is religion off …. darkness

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  27. She is d brave woman who touches topic related to Islam.its like a bomb which can burst every time u go near.need to change d perception .

  28. Great! Thank you. But sadly those believers who fell for the "so called clerics with their strange misogynist erotic" will not give a 💩 about what this great speakeress said!

    I wonder where most of these clerics teach!???

  29. As with most religions men twist and manipulate scripture for their own selfish benefit!

  30. Nuns were headscarves too

  31. Sorry, the chapter refered says"" Tell the believing women to draw their head covers /veils to their chests …… Notice here, it's about only the BELIEVERS …. not everyone.

  32. hmm isnt there a hadith wherein Aisha says that muslim women are treated worse by their husbands than the wives of non muslims?

  33. Why spread lies about Islam to suit your own desires. You interpret all the Ayats incorrectly and change the meanings where fits your speech. Muslim Women like myself, who cover, are proud to know we want people to respect us from the head up not the neck down. Have fun spreading all your lies. Hopefully people read the Quran and Authentic Hadith so they can make an honest decision on Islam for themselves.

  34. She need to be treated by mental dr.

  35. Wear your cover girl lipstick, do whatever you want, but don’t do it misrepresenting the Deen of Allah!!! Where ignorance bliss, it is hard to be WISE!!!!

  36. All the infidels wonder what it's like to do this Muslim woman

  37. Sorry.but this religion needs to be wiped out off the world map.

  38. Let's have a pic-nic honey!

  39. Why does she have on high heels and make up? Should our Muslim women replace the hijab for lip stick and heels? This woman is trying to innovate the Deen. Soon Muslim women will be uncovered just like Christian women. May Allah Protect is.

  40. Bla bla bla get a life woman😂

  41. When habd goes too far 😂😂

  42. When Voyager was taking pictures of Mars Jupiter Saturn and magnificent Pluto and then showed the earth millions of miles away tiny blue dot in vast inconceivable universe it striked me how ridiculous all religions are and "god" said this or that becomes nothing more then made up stories.
    Seriously people morality righteousness truthfulness is not sole realm religion in fact most corruption free peaceful and liberal countries are dominated by least religious people Denmark Iceland Norway Holland comes to mind and opposite most religious countries are full of violence curruption and lack of basic human rights. Think about this.

  43. You are right…how could women wear gloves 1400 years ago.
    The problem is your conclusion is to make the free women dress like the slaves not the other way around.
    Millions of hijabi girls are functioning with their hijabs and working full time jobs…competing with men…thousands of hijabi girls are functioning and taking their PhD in Europe and USA. If someone attacks a hijabi in the middle of the day in a New York street, law needs to be enforced on him. Not that she should take her hijab off.

    Hijab shows everyone that I am a Muslim…which means you can treat me like a nun….with respect and distance…but I am a nun that works, gets married, and have kids.

  44. Stunning and so well done.

  45. Who cares about the hijab? What about Mohammed marrying 9 y/o Aisha? Is she going to blame that on "bad" clerics too?

  46. I really love her speaking voice. so calm.

  47. I think this subject I just have nothing place her If your preach good or not about religion no one have ask you this question and what you tell have no scientific proof
    Is just your idée about that

  48. Religion is an illusion of separation,spirituality is oneness and everyone should seek the truth

  49. In a nutshell
    Don't trust in any one.
    وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِنْ قَبْلِكَ إِلَّا رِجَالًا نُوحِي إِلَيْهِمْ ۚ فَاسْأَلُوا أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ.
    (16:43) And We sent not before you except men to whom We revealed [Our message]. So ask the people of the message if you do not know.
    Briefly, read the Quran and ask the experts.

  50. @Apostate Prophet
    Please don't forget to mention how Tajikistan and Afghanistan's BACTRIAN cultural melting pot of Zoroastrians; Veidic Hindus; Nestorian Christians; Bukharan Jews; and Buddhists was wrecked by the conquest of KAFIRISTAN in your video of "SPECIFIC CULTURES"

  51. If you talk about woman obligations you have to talk about men obligation the man in Arabia saoudia put scarf on her head because of modesty too because is for men too but almost woman because of is very high degree of beauty
    And when you talk about Muslim woman in her house you have to talk about what she doing here
    First the prophète Mohamed saw have sad that the pious woman is the most valued thing on the world
    And when the woman is in your house the husband serve is family and is wife is having the obligation to pay all the charge of the woman and is kid .is paying house ,is paying electricity is paying all clothing
    Food and the wife can be set in the couch at this time the husband serve is familly with hard working
    So the woman do this uniquely because man is superior is because man and man participe in half of famille thing woman is occupied with cleaning house for the comfort of familly and cooking not only for husband but for her and kid too and taking care of her and the husband go working and pay charge it is the perfect thing for familly to have all this privilege
    And yes the Muslim woman have to protect her modesty on not talk to lot of men and not exposing her too long in the society because her kid is priority on all thing
    This is why is à very good mom and very good wife because is sacrifice all her love and time for this like is husband is working all day to the comfort of familly 💕🌷🌸☮️☪️
    And Allah said in the Quran that woman have equivalent obligation as man in proof in chapter 1 v 228

  52. She is wrong.Islam says just to wear clothes which won't show your body parts and keep you covered

  53. AMAZING!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  54. Let us consult with the Koran on this…..UH, NO!

  55. So basically muslims are a bunch of psychotic rapists, got it.

  56. It started with Muhammad's friend wanting to bang one of his wives so he demanded that she cover herself up.

  57. If The Almighty gives an order there is nothing like choice to go around.
    Lucifer chose not to prostrate before Adam, he was kicked out of heaven.
    Adam chose to eat the Apple, he was kicked out of heaven.
    The first verse of the Qur'an tells us that the only duty we have on this planet earth is to be graceful.

  58. If you're a muslim then cover yourself if not then dont!
    Simple.

    I have both christian and muslim relatives. This woman is brainwashing people.

  59. Wauw this is really really powerfull, this woman is god send

  60. Wow. Very well described. Can u also explain why Muslims get marry to their own cosiness?

  61. Congratulations Samina on using your skills and knowledge to win back your womanhood from a force which transcends all religions and seeks to suppress women "in the name of God". This is obviously done to provide their voice with credibility. In fact, they are justifying their "authority" by suppressing women.I am so happy for you and I encourage you to continue to use your skills and knowledge of scripture to liberate as many women as possible (not only from Islam but from other mainstream religions such as Christianity and Judaism) and offer them their own unique voice and place in the world.May God bless you and your works.Nick

  62. Unfortunetly. As well spoken you seem. This lecture is filled with LIES and false interpretartions. I am a covering wolen and none of your points are valid. If islam was shaped by masogynic principles as you believe then why khadija is branded as the exalple of the wise, learned woman who validates the prophets vison thought testing the presence of Angel Gabriel. Also, Aisha (wife of the prophet SAW was the leader in teaching and interpreting the life of the prophet. She was listened to, consulted and sought after for islamin jurisprudence. The Veil is not 1 choice. It is a requirement for a well founded society.
    Just 2 days ago I came for Saudi Arabia! Women are fully covered, so much peace, value, honor and respect more than I can enjoy in US.
    Even between women their is more respect because characthers shows more when foolish dress codes are out the way.
    By the way behind those garments and scarfs, you have lawyers, doctors, police officers, TSA agents, business women, just like here.
    I am concerned that TEDX will allow such unfounded talks to take place. Completly untrue!

  63. That was so amazing!!! 💚💚💚💚💚💚

  64. Look to China on how to deal with muslim problem

  65. Speech goals 👌🏽⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  66. Lady, you are extremely brave! I am a non-practising Christian, but I salute you! I love your talk.

  67. Thank you for speaking the truth. May Allah bless you ❤

  68. This is a dajjal idealogy.

  69. It's time all muslim women start to think like her, stand up and claim their rights in modern society.

  70. British propaganda

  71. muslim traditions are like 75% from jewish traditions..what she is talking about most of it is in the Hadiths which are not always accurate..i dont care how much she sugar coated Islam is the worst religion for a woman..she should give a lesson why is aloud in the Quran to beat ur wifes and marry little childrens!!

  72. at 10:09 she is talking about muhammad first wife who was rich..but her status had nothing to do with Islam, that was before muhammad had the so call vision in the cave

  73. anyone who knows Islam knows that she is sugar coating alot of her religion..she mention muhammad wife story but why she didnt mention why aysha was only 6 years old when muhammad married her and he was 49!! or the fact that one of muhmmad 11 wifes wasa force to marry him after he just finish killing her husband less then 24 hours early not to mention her brother uncle , father ect??? she is brain washed too..

  74. She has no knowledge of Islam

  75. I have never heard that said better. Amazing Talk! Thanks for posting.

  76. Islam turns regular humans into rabid dogs

  77. It is an obligation for Muslim women to cover their hair in public. This is very clearly mentioned in the Qur’an where it says: “Tell the believing women to…draw their headscarves over their chests…” [Qur’an 24:31]. The verse makes it clear that women are not only required to wear a headscarf, which primarily serves the purpose of covering the head, but to wear it in a specific way.

  78. sadly she didn't mention the hadith. cause if you follow Islam, you have to follow not just the Quran but the hadith also.

  79. After deciding she’s free to wear what she wants she decides to wear that top! 😂😂

  80. Thank you, this was a very enlightening talk.

  81. wow that was guddddd i loveed ittttttttttttt

  82. تغسير من كيسك الايه الي فيها كلام واضح عن الحجاب ولاداعي ان يذكر امر الحجاب خمسين مره كي نتحجب فنحن لسنا بحمير او حيوانات نحن بشر نفهم ولو ذكرت مره واحده المهم انها ذكرت ايه الحجاب وانتي لاتفهمين في لغه القران وفي سبب النزول كله من كيسك

  83. Just to give you another point of view: it is true that there are traces of men in history who tried to give more power to themselves and used women for it. But the hijab is not (the only) part of it. To believe that one talk from a woman you probably barely know about and who isn't either a historian nor a theologian is 100% accurate and is the only truth, is the same thing 'fundamentalists', 'extremists' and so on do. They just try to listen to stuff that makes them validate their existing opinions. If you really want to have an opinion on the hijab, I recommend to listen to people out of the community, who are 'proHijab', too.
    I don't think that women would wear a hijab for over 1400 years (freely choosing to do so) and taking harassments etc. into account. (getting harassed is – by the way – not the problem of the doing something, but rather the one who gets offended by it — so no reason to not wear the hijab in the Western society…)

  84. the clerics of Islam sound much like the early christian writers and how they rewrote passages and interpret same as opposed to what Jesus actually taught…

  85. And Muhammad also said the majority of people in the hellfire would be women. He also angered his wives when he impregnated Maria the Copt. He also married his adopted son’s wife. Stop this ridiculous propaganda! He was NOT some advocate for women’s rights!

  86. she's amazing, brilliant, extremely intelligent

  87. She is correct on most of it. She also made some false statements, disrespectfully, Don't know why.
    However
    Hijab is not a Muslims thing, Way long ago its first a Hindustani Thing. Royal Hindu and Maharaja's families always Covered. Most Women Cover in Hindustan and Hindustan's are Not Arabs or Middle Eastern. Initial Hindustan (Pakistan India Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka) However today Hindu converted Muslims new generation refuse to call them self Hindustani's But that does not change the Fact. Hence India kept the entitlement of Hindustan. Hindu Women Cover in many parts of India still today.

  88. Speaking about hijab and Quran would be more arguable if you would have put this points infront of scholars and not the random people who dont know anytbing about the Quran or Hijab

  89. Read the book "alpha gods" it explains in detail the injustice against women in religion that this lady speaks of

  90. Even 1400 years ago men were creeps and problem maker for the whole community 🤦🤦

  91. OMG Mohammed wasnt very bright was he. Hahaha Dear God, the women who wear cloaks dont get molested but the ones who dont wear them do….tell me oh knowledgeable Allah what can we do about this problem?

  92. That was powerful, inspiring and clarifying. Thank you Samina for sharing your knowledge in such a strong speech.

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