Find us on Facebook
- Mynaijabaze on Remembering Siti on Ramadan
- Faye on Ramadan ~ Maybe Next Year
- Shawn Smith on Ramadan ~ Maybe Next Year
- aziza shaikh on Remembering the Quebec City Mosque Shooting, One Year Later
- Mohammad shakoor on Saints and Misfits and Everything in Between
i totally agree. Islam, or more clearly, Allah is all wise and all knowing and had there been any reason what so ever for a female under the age of puberty to wear a hijab, the requirement would have been made. My view, aside from agreeing with the post, is that by doing so you are saying “i know better than Allah what modesty is” … and that is a dangerous game to play. Obeying Allah’s commands does not require us to be over achievers and go beyond the boundaries already set up for us, to do so is extreme and in many cases bida or haram … we are warned to stay far away from being extreme. Children are children. Putting little girls in hijab is, to me, the same as putting them in heels and make up …its adorning them with the trappings of adulthood long before they are ready for it … let them be innocent little girls, unaware of the cruelties of this world for as long as possible. Is it ok for a girl to have a hijab her size? sure, let her play dress up with it. Let hijab be something normal and encouraged but not burdensome, limiting and required until it needs to be required and let her make that choice for herself. NOTHING in Islam gives any parent the right to force hijab (or any other islamic thing) onto their children. Your job is to teach them, once they reach that age, they are responsible for their own actions and decision and a teenager wearing hijab because her parents make her is gaining no real benefit as far as her iman goes, she is being coerced and we are told there is no coercion in religion. I also agree that much of the clothing offered at most stores for girls is way too sexual in its nature but there are modest options. A tunic and pants or skirt or pants and a tshirt … or a dress … the options are out there and available. dressing a child in a hijab gives the impression not only that she is a sexual being when she is certainly NOT one yet but also gives the impression that our men see them as sexual beings, which is utterly false and degrading to the men in our communities but also to the ummah as a whole.