Saturday, December 16, 2017

The awrah of a man is not from the naval to the knees!

*PERSONAL STORY AT THE END OF THIS*

Right wing Muslims (mostly males) often love harassing hijabless Muslim women. When these right wing Muslim men are asked about why they aren't wearing hijab, the common response is that they don't have to cover their hair because the awrah of a man is only from the naval to the knees. So in other words, they can freely flaunt anything else and wear any attire they like (as long as it covers the naval to the knees and it isn't made of silk).

Sorry to say, but women are attracted to good looking men (nice hair, eyes, muscular arms and shoulders, chest, and abs). Are men sinful for this if women get turned on? Does Shaytaan go out with us if we go out into the public? Because those features that I mentioned are considered okay to show for Muslim men.

Does this make sense to you? Women must wear hijab or burka but men can, under Islam, show the above features?

Another thing I would like to point out is that the body shapes of men ALSO show even if our traditional awrah is covered. No one pays attention to this, sadly. Because everyone is busy going after Muslim women for "showing" body shapes. I have said this before, it doesn't matter what is worn, body shapes of men and women will ALWAYS be visible. It is stupid that the Muslim community expects women to pay attention to how she appears in public because no one should have to worry about others seeing the shapes of the body. I as a male, even in my loose baggy jeans, will still have some shape visible to others. Do I care? No. Should I worry? No. In the exact same way, no Muslim woman should be pressured into thinking about if her shapes are visible. Most Muslim men and women do not have the intention to show certain body shapes. They are visible because they just are.

Now as I promised way up above about a personal story. Two years ago I was waiting alone at a bus stop. I was sitting on a bench and looking at my phone. In the distance I saw a woman approaching me. I figured she wanted to take the bus too. But then she came really close and sat right next to me. I looked at her and she gave me a several-teeth- missing smile. I got creeped out. I just looked down and pretended to be busy on my phone. She kept staring at me! Literally like what the heck. And then she said "my my, aren't you a sight for sore eyes". I was SUPER uncomfortable. I just nodded and hoped she would stop staring and talking. She STILL kept on staring. Then, just when I thought things couldn't get worse, she put her hand in my lap. I immediately got up and told her to stop. She replied "well honey I just can't help it. Come here and sit on mommy's lap". I began walking away. The bus was about five minutes away, but I would rather walk a bit and find another bus stop and wait for another 30 minutes then be anywhere near that woman for another five. As I was walking away, she yelled "oh my, look at that @$$".

Now this may seem a little funny but there are several important things to think about here. If there was a Muslim woman in my place instead of me (a male), Muslims would be saying she should wear better clothes and should be with a mehram. Because not only are you in a dangerous situation, you are being cursed by the angels for showing your "beauty". So what about me? I always wear very loose jeans and loose shirts. I don't style my hair either. Yet I was a source of attraction and temptation to this creepy woman (still haunts me by the way). Should I have worn a burka? Should I have been with a mehram woman to "protect" me?
Also, a similar situation happened with my Muslim friend (except this time it was a male bothering him by making sexual advances). What do right wing Muslims say about this? Where are all those salafis and followers of people like Daniel Haqiqatjou, Anjem Choudhary, Abu Waleed, and so on?

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