Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Which is better?

I was wondering about what opinions are on this, kind of a just for fun or just to know. I don't think that many women do either of these styles. Most are found in between both, but still, it's a fun question.

Is it better to:

-wear the khimar (headcovering) properly, covering all the hair and covering the chest, but wearing tight, figure-revealiong but skin-concealing clothes with that

or

-wear jilbab (overgarment) properly*, covering the entire body except the head with a loose, opaque garment, but not covering the hair.


*Note: I know there are different opinions, including one that the jilbab covers the hair and even face, but from what I understand, the majority opinion is that the khimar can be what covers the hair, and the jilbab can cover from the shoulders down to the ground. And this is what I will use for my definition.

15 Comentários:

Sakina Al-Amin said...

I believe the second one is better. As a lot of men would say, the female body is more tempting that the face and hair.

Stephanie said...

Yes, I would agree (if I *had* to pick). A man, especially in this society, wouldn't be that attracted to your hair. But, if you had the shape of all your curves, breast, and backside out for all to see, then he would certainly have alot to feast his eyes on.

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

I agree with the other commenters as well. I think that loose overgarments that cover the body go much further in terms of modesty than tight clothing with the head covered.

Bengali Muslimah said...

Lose clothes. In direct religious terms, hair isn't allowed to be revealed but tight clothes can look pretty indecent.

Sarah the Seeker said...

Breasts and buttocks are more erotic than hair in any culture, so I'd have to go with the second one.

WhiteOrchid said...

the second for sure, eventhough it is compulsory to cover the hair

Candice said...

With the hair covered only, it was too easy. That's why I mentionned that the khimar covered the chest. So the breasts are covered well, but not the waist and down.

Jamilah said...

This is a hard one... I guess I'd have to say loose clothing over proper head cover... how about lose clothing and a half falling off headcover? :)

Candice said...

I think the situations I mentioned are rare... Most who wear tight clothing probably wear a scarf that does not cover the chest well, or shows the neck, something like that. And most who wear an abaya do wear a headscarf...

Situations that are in the middle probably are similar to what you described, Jamilah.

Amber said...

If it was an either or, I'd go with option two. To me it speaks more to obedience to the intent of commands about modesty as opposed to the first, which seems to be more about following the letter.

mom said...

Why are you limited to only these choices? You see, it all depends on where you are. Modesty is defined by the culture that you are living in. To stand out in your society, which attracts attention, is not modesty.

You might find this blog article very interesting if you haven't seen it already.

http://clouddragon.wordpress.com/2009/02/05/women-dress-and-undress-and-religions/#comment-5213

zainab1 said...

As salaamu alaikum sister I am new to your blog and I think it is great!. I believe wearing hijab is to cover all of your hair ( no hair showing at all) arms always covered and to simply cover all areas which may draw attention such as , chest, thighs, buttocks,etc. All done with modesty , modesty to me is very very important. some of these things mentioned here is what seperates us from women who choose not to be modest and show it all in distaste. sister I also have 2 blogs I invite you to visit me at
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come by and tell me what you think any comments and or suggestions are welcome I would love to hear from you. As salaamu alaikum(smile)

Lisa said...

Option #2. Simply because the first option gives away the butt, breasts, and legs so much. Covering the hair is preferable, but I like the idea of starting with option #2 for a potential convert, and then graduating to adding a scarf. This is preferable to option #1 where you would go backwards...

Candice said...

Sorry, I had replied some time ago. In particular mom.. You do not understand the question.. but anyway. Too busy... Thank you for commenting everyone.

*~Ange~* said...

def the 2nd option. besides, the body is more attractive than the hair.

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