Lies of fraud Islamic preachers like Zakir Naik surrounding the practice of Islamic veil are now exposed.
He quotes the Quran and Hadith to inform us about all that Islam considers as modesty and how men and women should guard their modesty
Dr. Naik has cleverly skipped the context in which the veiling verses were revealed. The context would have surely helped his audience appreciate how this “noble” practice of wearing the hijaab was started in Islam. There must have been some good reason for starting this practice…Right?
Well no problem , we will give the context and you be the judge!
Here’s how Umar, the companion of the prophet, forced the veil on Muslim women for all times to come 🙁
Sahih Bukhari (an authentic Islamic scripture) Volume 1, Book 4, Number 148:
Narrated ‘Aisha:The wives of the Prophet used to go to Al-Manasi, a vast open place (near Baqia at Medina) to answer the call of nature at night. ‘Umar used to say to the Prophet “Let your wives be veiled,” but Allah’s Apostle did not do so. One night Sauda bint Zam’a the wife of the Prophet went out at ‘Isha’ time and she was a tall lady. ‘Umar addressed her and said, “I have recognized you, O Sauda.” He said so, as he desired eagerly that the verses of Al-Hijab (the observing of veils by the Muslim women) may be revealed. So Allah revealed the verses of “Al-Hijab” (A complete body cover excluding the eyes).
Did you read it right? YOU SURE DID!
Shockingly, while it was Umar who deserved punishment for harassing the prophet’s wife, Dr. Naik’s God chose to punish the wife instead of punishing Umar for the uncivilized indecent act. The All-Just God of Dr. Naik’s hadits rewards the culprit and punishes the victim 🙁
Well, this is just half the story. You must be interested in knowing as to how effective was the veil injunction of the All-Knowing God in defending the woman’s modesty!
If you are a rational person, you would have already guessed that by letting the perpetrator go scot free and punishing the victim, no good could have possibly come out of this injunction. And that is what exactly happened 🙁
Sahih Bukhari Volume 6, Book 60, Number 318:
Narrated Aisha: Sauda (the wife of the Prophet) went out to answer the call of nature AFTER it was made obligatory (for all the Muslims ladies) to observe the veil. She was a fat huge lady, and everybody who knew her before could recognize her. So ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab saw her and said, “O Sauda! By Allah, you cannot hide yourself from us, so think of a way by which you should not be recognized on going out. Sauda returned while Allah’s Apostle was in my house taking his supper and a bone covered with meat was in his hand. She entered and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I went out to answer the call of nature and ‘Umar said to me so-and-so.” Then Allah inspired him (the Prophet) and when the state of inspiration was over and the bone was still in his hand as he had not put in down, he said (to Sauda), “You (women) have been allowed to go out for your needs.
Tell me dear friends, what kind of a cruel joke is this. A man harasses a woman going out to answer the call of nature. Allah punishes the woman by forcing her to wear a veil and even after veiling herself, she is still harassed. Dr. Naik’s God/ Allah, as reflected in the hadith, is incompetent and completely incapable in correcting the corrupt. Instead He unjustly punishes the victim.
Which sane woman in the world would like to wear a veil on this ground?
Is this about modesty at all or about defending an eve-teaser simply because he is a favorite of Allah’s favorite Prophet?
Can letting the eve-teaser culprit go away scot free help the victim?
Can punishing the victim reform the culprit? And if yes, why not apply the same standards on self?
As we said, YOU BE THE JUDGE!
Ironically this icon of injustice is draped and aped mindlessly by Muslim women across the world. Or perhaps even if they have the mind after getting ill due to Vitamin D deficiency, still who cares about half-intelligent women in fanatic Islamic world? Ignorance is not always bliss 🙁
Then Dr. Naik lectures us on the six criteria of modesty as described in the hadiths, one of which is that a man should not wear a woman’s garment
This criterion is absolutely shocking to us and it could be equally shocking for Dr. Naik too. We are informed by some Islamic sites that the Prophet of Islam received revelations when he was in the garment of his beloved youngest wife Hadrath Aisha. It was for this reason that he preferred to stay more with her than the other wives 🙁
We would request Dr. Naik to protest against these sites which highlight this cross-dressing account of the Prophet as Sahih (Authentic)
She told that the people used to choose: ‘A’isha’s day to bring their gifts, seeking thereby to please God’s messenger. She said that God’s messenger’s wives were in two parties, one including ‘A’isha, Hafsa, Safiya, and Sauda, and the other including Umm Salama and the rest of God’s messenger’s wives. Umm Salama’s party spoke to her telling her to ask God’s messenger to say to the people, “If anyone wishes to make a present to God’s messenger, let him present it to him wherever he happens to be.” She did so and he replied, “Do not annoy me regarding ‘A’isha, for inspiration has not come to me when I was in any women’s garment but ‘A’isha’s.” They then called Fatima, sent her to God’s messenger, and she spoke to him, but he replied, “Do you not like what I like, girlie?” She said, “Certainly,” so he said, “Then love this woman.” (Bukhari and Muslim.)
Mishkat Al Masabih, Volume II Book XXVI
A similar account is available online here: Number 2442 source: http://bewley.virtualave.net/bukhari20.html#gifts
He said to her, ‘Do not injure me regarding ‘A’isha. The revelation does not come to me when I am in the garment of any woman except ‘A’isha.'”
We await Dr. Naik’s future videos which clarify if cross-dressing is halaal ( and modest) or if there’s any proof that the above hadiths are false. The intention of presenting this Sahih hadith is not to embarrass , but to help the likes of Dr. Naik in appreciating that it’s naive to be so rigid on dress codes, when even the Prophet was flexible about such things.
He then frivolously gives the example of twin sisters walking the street and encountering a ruffian. He is sure (how?) that a ruffian will tease the sister in a mini skirt and not the other sister in a hijaab
We have already seen through sahih hadiths that despite wearing a veil, the wife of the prophet was harassed by Umar Al- Kattab. Umar is regarded as one of the best Muslims, a Sahaba (companion of the prophet). If one of the best Muslims can behave like an eve-teaser against a veiled women, a ruffian may end up harassing both the gals in all probability…Right?
So the argument that a woman wearing a veil can be any deterrent is proved wrong from hadiths themselves.
Also, Dr. naik forgets to ponder as to Why are not men forced to wear the veil? Can’t they have the charms to distract women the same way women can? Dr. Naik would do good to learn from the Vedas in which both men and women are encouraged to wear non revealing dresses and strict punishment is prescribed for anyone who teases women.
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