Why hijab or kerchief on womens' heads?

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  1. vox vocis profile image80
    vox vocisposted 8 years ago

    Why do women whose faith is Islamic wear a kerchief on their head to cover their hair? Especially, why if they live in Europe or in other western countries?

    1. Disappearinghead profile image75
      Disappearingheadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Doesn't every western woman need a burkah in her wardrobe? You know for when she has a bad hair day, when he can't be arsed with the makeup, or even if she's been eating too many mars bars. What freedom a burkah could bring when you just want to pop down the corners shop?

      1. earnestshub profile image86
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        My burkah wearing friends in Australia reckon it beats 30+ suntan lotion too! smile

        1. Disappearinghead profile image75
          Disappearingheadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Why don't the Taliban extol the heath benefits of burkahs then?

          1. earnestshub profile image86
            earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Maybe the best explanation comes from their belief that the world is flat, so the sun is a helluva long way away when it is high noon perhaps?
            smile

            1. Disappearinghead profile image75
              Disappearingheadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              There's an untapped market here I reckon. Designer burkahs for the fashion concious western woman. You could have pockets for your mobile, MP3 player, cigarettes, etc. Above the knee burkahs to show off the heels on girls nights out. And after a hard night's drinking, they can walk home not worrying about smeared mascara.

          2. skyfire profile image71
            skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            They want women to suppress under the name of religion. So asking them to do many things like that. If women disobey them  then there will be wrath of allah. So who's up for the risk ?

            1. earnestshub profile image86
              earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              That happens too. I know a few Muslim women in Australia. Most of them wear some form of head covering, but I have not seen one husband here who would dare to demand that they wear anything special.
              I can only report the little I have seen, but the women I know are all strong and broad minded. They all know I think the Quoran stinks as much as their religion yet we get on fine! lol

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    They don't know how to live with other human beings. It's either all islamic or it's just plain hate.

  3. WriteAngled profile image80
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    I think it is because Islam tells them that they must not risk the danger of a man being attracted to them if they show their body, hair, face (depending on the severity of their clothing rules).

    1. vox vocis profile image80
      vox vocisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've seen little 4-5-year old girls with headscarves...do they look erotic to Islam men too? (Dear Jesus!)  If these women shaved their hair, would it be possible for them to walk around bold?

      1. kerryg profile image86
        kerrygposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        All females are evil temptresses, apparently.

        And for some reason, it's our job to make sure that men don't feel sexual arousal by accidentally glimpsing our hair, not theirs to control themselves. ~rolls eyes~

  4. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    If a woman wants to wear a scarf, a skull cap, a small animal, or daisies on her head, I say go for it! smile

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No daisies!

      1. earnestshub profile image86
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sneaker, that is a great shame! I have daisies everywhere at the moment and would have gladly got rid of them off my lawn. smile

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          sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Never mind then.big_smile

          1. earnestshub profile image86
            earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Sorry sneak false alarm! Someone doesn't know a daisy from a dandelion! lol

  5. WriteAngled profile image80
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    Actually, some Christian sects, such as the Exclusive Brethren, also insist that the women wear a headscarf all the time.

  6. WriteAngled profile image80
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    Sigh... when I had a lawn, I always wanted lots of daisies on it, but all I got was dandelions.

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Damn..... they are bloody dandelions!!!! Hay on, don't they cure warts, or is it cure warthogs, something useful surely.

      1. WriteAngled profile image80
        WriteAngledposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Dandelions are diuretic. I think the French call them pissenlit, so they are not recommended as a nightcap!

        1. kerryg profile image86
          kerrygposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          The greens aren't bad eating either, and the plants themselves are what are known as "dynamic accumulators." I have a hub about it somewhere around here. *g*

  7. profile image0
    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years ago

    In some cultures, it is believed that showing off their hair or face causes unnecessary vanity.

    1. mintinfo profile image75
      mintinfoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Correct. It was originally the extension of the Chastity Belt. A tactic imposed by men to keep their wives away from desiring eyes but later welcomes by allot of women who do not like to be gawked at by lustful men.

      The question of why Nuns wear similar head dress might also be asked.

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        Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Nuns have taken a religious vow - most women of Islam haven't.

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    How about roses?
    Okay, no roses, how about a crown?

    http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u352/mirna561/womens-hats-3.jpg

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Bummer UW the bucket has dumped the pic! smile

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I give up smile

  9. profile image55
    (Q)posted 8 years ago

    "And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss" (Qur'an 24:31)

    It appears eunuchs and slaves are ok. Notice the Quran states that sex is shameful.

 
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