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?
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?
My burkah wearing friends in Australia reckon it beats 30+ suntan lotion too!
Why don't the Taliban extol the heath benefits of burkahs then?
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?
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.
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 ?
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!
They don't know how to live with other human beings. It's either all islamic or it's just plain hate.
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).
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?
If a woman wants to wear a scarf, a skull cap, a small animal, or daisies on her head, I say go for it!
Sneaker, that is a great shame! I have daisies everywhere at the moment and would have gladly got rid of them off my lawn.
Actually, some Christian sects, such as the Exclusive Brethren, also insist that the women wear a headscarf all the time.
Sigh... when I had a lawn, I always wanted lots of daisies on it, but all I got was dandelions.
Damn..... they are bloody dandelions!!!! Hay on, don't they cure warts, or is it cure warthogs, something useful surely.
Dandelions are diuretic. I think the French call them pissenlit, so they are not recommended as a nightcap!
In some cultures, it is believed that showing off their hair or face causes unnecessary vanity.
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.
"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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