Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Veil


Yesterday I read an article in a magazine, about the Veil (I contacted the magazine so I can post the article here or put a link and waiting for their reply)


The article is all about kinds of discrimination Muhajabat girls might face in Jordan, YES in Jordan!! I was shocked from the incidents happen!! I mean yes there r some cases especially in work interviews …. Many companies don’t prefer a girl wearing Hijab …. And their excuses start from the look which communicates modesty and conservatism (this is what they think), company policy, to the point of labeling muhajabat of being unintelligent, uncultured and backward!!!! what??? With such excuses I think they r missing what is going on the world around them ! I will leave this to ur judgment ....

But the thing I my self never been aware of is that, some places here in Jordan don't allow muhajabat !!!! I mean they (muhajabat Girls) do for example a reservation in a specific restaurant or coffee shop but when they get to the place, they have been told that no such reservation took place !! that girl did the reservation again with different name and had the same attitude !!! and this has been justified by "this is not a place for hijab; we are not all that different from nightclubs" well I think we r free to go any where it's not anybody's business night club or not .....

Maybe most of people think that Muhajabat were being forced to wear Hijab which is at least in my case wrong .... I came from a conservative family but also free .. how is that ? well my Dad never forced me or any of my sisters to wear hijab .... 2 of them did wear hijab when they finish college but I wear it when I was 14 years old by my self, despite the fact that Hijab is a must in Islam but if I never wear it, my dad would say nothing as long as I respect my self and wear proparly.


From what I see, seems that the world's biggest problem nowadays is the Veil (al hejab) but they don't know that their actions make us more convinced and more attached to it.

11 comments:

Weddo said...

oh! That's funny :D they canceled the reservation because their restaurant is so similar to nightclubs o 7ersan mnhom 3al mo7ajjabat they didn't allow them to enter :P? wow y5alleeehom!

Well, veiled women have the same right as unveiled women to work and have social lives! here in Jordan they prefer not veiled women to work at the jobs that needs interacting with customers while veiled women work bel kawalees! heard it many times yet we won't generalize!

It's a way to encourage those who have a doubt about hijab not to wear it mn asaaso!

andaari de 3alam baizaaaaaaaa :D
msh ba2ollek 3aalam headache :P

Nana said...

Nonesense!
What has Hijab to do with whether the girl is qualified and fit for the job or not?
It's sad to hear that this is happening in Jordan.

ne7na bi zaman el mazaher, and things are getting worse and worse each day.

Dar said...

Stupid world , 7ameeer if i can say ! I didnt beleive it can be till this extreme !

CheeerZ!

Dr@ma Div@ said...

so true.... y need discrimination when other singhs can wear their turbans, the jews can wear their hats...bla bla bla... i just dont understand...

sharifo said...

Ummm..the thing is a little bit bigger than the viel, it's that sick " first impression " look to Islam, and sad to say that " Tafahet" most of the people that prevent them to look deeper than the look of the person.
and about the thing of Job interview and relating the intellegence and the viel,mmmmmm..sho bedna ne7ki, yel3an abu el tayasa ?

SimSim said...

we live and learn

but it's sad to know that such things happen in an arabic country and don't let me start with Tunis :wa7ad bol6om:

Happy love said...

:mal5oom: what in the worldis this!!
we are getting DOWN DOWN and DOWN !

Islamic ChoCoHoLic said...

la t7uki 3al jar7.. i once applied for a nursery.. and they said ok.. and well.. as soon as they saw my pic.. with hijjab.. they suddenly decided i was unqualified!!!!

ya3ni the have no problem with extar cleavage & "fayi3" look.. but hijjab... is frowned upon ans seen as "backwards" thinking...

but i know il rizq min ALLah.. and no matter how many ppl might stand in the way.. When God wants u to get ur rizq ull get it wa JAD Tyoooooooooooooooooos hal nas il bifakro hayk!!

Anonymous said...

You reminded me of an article copied to a website , the Christians members of that site start a war and they said Hijab dehumanizing women , the admin of the site supported them and finally he banned this member with a msg "Ay 6eeeeeeeeeeeeer ya garafetna bree7et el ba9al ma 7ada m3abby 3ainak te7ky mab3ooth men 3and Allah t9ale7 hal 3alam 9alle7 7alak w ye5lef 3alaik ya"

He is not American not Israeli .. he is a Muslim and they are our neighbors 3ayshen benna  now we knows who is the real enemy

SimSim said...

Dinos: yaa u said it all but sometimes it gets on my nerve especially if it's one of us, we might understand other countries why they might do that but here ?? allah be3een

SimSim said...

Anonymous (meroo ?) : r u talking about the site I am thinking of ? I saw a thread posted by u (if it's u meroo :P ) about 7ejab but didn't follow the discussion ,let me check, it has been a while since I've been there :P is the post still there or deleted ? :P