George : Bro, I respect Islam but just couldn’t understand why women must cover themselves. If you said God command women to cover themselves then why still majority doesn’t cover themselves? Does Islam really cruel that there is no option for women?
Khalid : Hey George. Thanks for the kind words brother. There is always an option in Islam. Example in M’sia highway, the speed limit is 110km/ph but you still see some people exceed the speed limit right? The law is there but is up to individual to obey or disobey because end of the day each individual will be accountable for their own action. So there is an option is Islam – obey or disobey.
George : If there is an option is Islam then why women MUST cover themselves?
Khalid : Bro, are you born to this world with clothes on?
George : Of course no. Everyone is born naked.
Khalid : Then why are you wearing clothes now when you are born naked?
George : Modesty brother.
Khalid : There you go my brother. You have just answered your own question. Modesty.
George : Ok. But isn’t modesty will be enough just by covering their body part and let them flaunt their beautiful hair?
Khalid : Bro, what will you do if you have RM10,000 cash with you now? Where will you keep?
George : Of course I will kept in my pocket or in bank.
Khalid : But why don’t you flaunt your asset (cash)?
George : Only crazy people will do it bro. No one would do that because by doing that you are inviting trouble especially those thieves are everywhere.
Khalid : Truly agreed with you brother. Islam protects women because they are valuables. The Creator wants them to become private property instead of public property. By covering oneself it reduces the risk of unwanted advances by opposite’s sex.
George : But we still read and heard people who are covering themselves being raped or molested.
Khalid : So in this case do you mean that bank should not install security system in their premises and engaged security personnel to guard the bank because with all these, bank still being robbed so why bother to do all these right & get the bank to just expose their bank vault.
George : You have a point there brother.
Khalid : May The Creator guide all of us, God Willing.
All the name and character here is just a fiction and nothing to do with those who are dead or alive. If there is any resemblance, it just a coincident.
p/s Before Allah commanded women to cover up, The Creator has command the man to wearing their "hijab". Allah says;
"Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do"
And only after He commanded the man to lower their gaze that The Creator revealed the next verse;
"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. "
A Muslim women cover themselves by wearing hijab as a form of submission and obeying The Almighty Creator command by putting into action. Is not just merely a lips service but a full commitment. Muslim is someone who submit to the will of God and Muslim cant submit without obeying & Muslim cant said they obey until they put it into action.May God The Almighty guide all of us to His Straight Path and bless of us.