Muslim Council: women cannot debate wearing veil

From The Guardian:

H/T Dodo Can Spell (Which is more than I can do)

The body which claims to be the voice of Britain’s Muslims has told women that wearing the veil is “not open to debate”.

The statement will add to controversy about the veil
The statement will add to controversy about the veil Photo: ALAMY
Andrew Gilligan
By Andrew Gilligan 9:00PM BST 16 Apr 2011

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said that not covering the face is a “shortcoming” and suggested that any Muslims who advocate being uncovered could be guilty of rejecting Islam

In a statement published on its website the MCB, warns: “We advise all Muslims to exercise extreme caution on this issue, since denying any part of Islam may lead to disbelief.

“Not practising something enjoined by Allah and his Messenger… is a shortcoming. Denying it is much more serious.”
The statement quotes from the Koran: “It is not for a believer, man or woman, that they should have any option in their decision when Allah and his Messenger have decreed a matter.”
The statement will add to controversy about the veil after France earlier this week banned the full-face covering.

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4 Replies to “Muslim Council: women cannot debate wearing veil”

  1. Is there any statement in the Koran saying that women would have to wear veils? Or is there anything about wearing hijab? I think that they often get discriminated against just because being dressed like this.

  2. Julie,

    http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/engagement/resources/texts/muslim/hadith/bukhari/004.sbt.html#001.004.148

    Volume 1, Book 4, Number 148:

    Narrated ‘Aisha:

    The wives of the Prophet used to go to Al-Manasi, a vast open place (near Baqia at Medina) to answer the call of nature at night. ‘Umar used to say to the Prophet “Let your wives be veiled,” but Allah’s Apostle did not do so. One night Sauda bint Zam’a the wife of the Prophet went out at ‘Isha’ time and she was a tall lady. ‘Umar addressed her and said, “I have recognized you, O Sauda.” He said so, as he desired eagerly that the verses of Al-Hijab (the observing of veils by the Muslim women) may be revealed. So Allah revealed the verses of “Al-Hijab” (A complete body cover excluding the eyes).

  3. All clothing that Muslim women are forced to wear symbolizes their inferior status to the men. Its like wearing a whole-body yellow star or pink triangle.

    This is sharia law in action, all you anti-Israeli, pro-Muslim feminists who lean decidedly to the opposite end of right.

    How do you like Islam now?

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