By: Ebrahim Moosa
The usage of the word Hijab nowadays tends to immediately conjure up imagery on Islamic clothing obligations for women, the jilbab, niqab, abaya, headscarf etc. and the uphill battle many Muslim women face in embellishing themselves Islamically. What, I feel, seems to be far less considered in the public discourse today is the male factor: How males should conduct themselves and the Shariah protocol relating to their dressing.
Hadeeth means the words, actions, approval or attributes that have been narrated from the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). A hadeeth may either confirm things that are mentioned in the Qur’aan, such as prayer, zakaah, etc., or it may give details of things that are mentioned in the Qur’aan in general terms, such as the numbers of rak’ahs in each prayer, the thresholds for paying zakaah, the details of Hajj, etc. It may also explain rulings which are not mentioned in the Qur’aan, such as the prohibition on being married to a woman and her (paternal or maternal) aunt at the same time.
Chaos and military confusion in #Iraq and #Syria has brought the Muslim Ummah to its knees. I can only pray that we have finally reached rock bottom from where the only way ahead of us is back up again. Although these Muslim nations are, no doubt, merely “pawns” in the global economic war-game, the Sunni – Shi’ite ideological and socio-political knife-fight is visibly present at the root and branches of the struggle and a rearrangement of the map of Sunni and Shi’ite nations of the region is currently in process. May Allah make the truth of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah as understood by the Sahaabah (companions of the Prophet pbuh) victorious and vanquish the falsehood.