Modern Women VS Modest Women


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Xeniah S. Ghurki

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hidden flowerWomen with a purpose are very rare to find and the ones that do have an aim in life are aiming to become mere pebbles. Whereas, their Deen has given them the strength to become diamonds.

What has the world done to the woman? Is she merely a puppet for the marketing of beauty products, fancy clothes and jewellery? Doe she exist only to exhaust herself in attaining physical attractiveness and overlook the mind that she possesses and the heart that she has?  You need an ambition, something that fuels you to race with high speed, but racing in the right direction is all that matters.What is that right direction? Is it just wearing brands to look beautiful, or having Lore’al, Maybelline and Sunsilk to make us shine?

Among these shining stars was Aisha (rta), an encyclopedia of Fiqh and Hadeeth. She had a brilliant mind and remarkable memory. 

My dear sisters in Islam, real beauty is not as defined by the so called ‘modern woman’. These beauty ads, the fair skin and long beautiful hair are just the modern world’s ideal of beauty, and the ones that fail to attain this are considered ‘ugly ducklings’. In reality, ugly ducklings are the ones who fail to respect themselves, their minds and their bodies. If you realize the beautiful status that Islam gives you, the way it treats you like a hidden oyster in its shell, you will stop humiliating yourself by calling your unveiled attires ‘freedom’ and ‘modernity’, or as the nineteenth century English writers say ‘The New Woman’. You will then stop idealizing the heroines that appear on television. You will stop admiring them once you realize the eternally acceptable and valid definition of beauty.

Who were the true heroines of Islam? They were a reflection of patience, bravery and forbearance. Their beauty came from the Noor of Allah due to their noble conducts and selfless character. They were fair because they were pure and virtuous. They weren’t stuck in the trivial things in life we’re holding on to. Their days and their nights were spent praising their Lord. This doesn’t mean that they lacked intellectually. Their list of achievements and accomplishments is far greater than any woman alive today. They were thirsty for knowledge.

Among these shining stars was Aisha (rta), an encyclopedia of Fiqh and Hadeeth. She had a brilliant mind and remarkable memory. It is a sad fact that today we take actresses, singers, fashion designers and models as our role models and the women of Paradise who gave us real respect and status have been forgotten by us.

Who were the true heroines of Islam? They were a reflection of patience, bravery and forbearance. Their beauty came from the Noor of Allah due to their noble conducts and selfless character.

Today, we have no shame in walking on streets with backless and sleeveless clothes, we’re happy devaluing ourselves while Allah (swt) created us to be no less than diamonds. On the contrary, we work hard to become like the pebbles on the ground. If you had known how objectified the idea of ‘New woman’ has made you, you would hold on to the Muslim ideals with your teeth. If nakedness means modern, animals are naked too.

If you knew, how when you are a daughter you become the reason for your father to enter Jannah, when you are a mother, Jannah is under your feet and when you become a wife, you complete your other half’s Deen you would never humiliate yourselves by moulding your attitude and your character according to the so called modern woman because ‘Modest Woman’ is the truest, purest definition of beauty and is an epitome of ‘Super-Heroine’.

Rise again!

Let the world know how protected you’re. How precious you are. How dignified you are.

  1. Assalam-o-Alaikum ,RISE AGAIN! Beautiful article. Modren are the sahabiyat who surrender to the latest way of life ; Islam; not the naked women who surrender to the way of Stone Age.

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