World Hijab Day

Women activists of the Pakistani Islamic political party Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) hold placards during a rally in Islamabad on September 4, 2013, in honor of World Hijab Day. The rally was held to both commemorate the day as well as to stress the necessity of the veil for the Muslim women. –Photos by Agencies

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Sep 06, 2013 08:03pm

These women (or men in hiding) seem to be very angry (why other women get to wear and show off clothing and make-up). The brainwashing by their durs / madrasah sessions has made them zombie like.
What ever happened to being moderate? Moderation means not going to either extreme. Showing your face and hair cannot be wrong by any logic. Ahh... but 'logic' has to be thrown out when it comes to religious arguments.

Sher Mohammad
Sep 06, 2013 11:02pm

I see more "Niqabs" than "Hijabs"!

By the way, can someone please show me where exactly in Quran does it say that women must wear the hijab like depicted in the pictures? It is a cultural thing of Arabs, and not a commandment of Islam! Get the facts straight!

Ahmad M. Quazi
Sep 07, 2013 08:12am

786 Hijaab is a commandment of Allah Azza wa Jalla. Allah Azza wa Alaa is Ultimate Wisdom, Ultimate Knowledge Ultimate Power and Ultimate Presence. Anything coming from such an Entity must be adhered to and obeyed totally because such an Entity can never go wrong in His judgments because He knows every tiny bits of elements He created and their appliances, applications, implementations and consequential objectives. If He commands or enjoins anything it means that its implementation and adherence is the best for him or her who is commanded and what he/she has been commanded. Hijaab is one of His commands and order and its implementation and perfect execution is the best for the one who does it and there cannot be any other way around, period. Tabaraka wa Ta

Sep 07, 2013 12:22pm

What is next? World beard day?

Agha Ata (USA)
Sep 07, 2013 05:45pm

Until you convert every women, (Or most women) in your own country to wear Hijab, that makes no sense to celebrate a WORLD Hijab Day. You are a very small minority, Ladies.

Sep 08, 2013 09:14am

looks more like a World Niqab Day to me, with a pinch of solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (the Four Finger Sign).

Syed Hussain Akbari
Sep 08, 2013 02:19pm

@Imran: Hijab yes. But like that in Iran or similar countries. The woman are working in these areas without any problem but with respect. Nudity whether 1% or 100 % can not be accepted. Will you accept it for your family members or your other near ones ?. May God bless you !!

M. Saeed Awan
Sep 08, 2013 03:29pm

Jamat Islami did nothing for poor masses. It always sways to wrong side. We don't need hijab but haya. And Haya can be achieved without niqab. Saudi funding always makes us restless.

Jawad Mahmood
Sep 08, 2013 08:07pm

We are moving backwards and it's getting worse than 1947. Keep Celebrating National HIJAB days.

Sep 09, 2013 08:05am

Well, I could not see a single woman smiling.... everyone looked sort of serious. Perhaps one or two were really smiling behind the veil but it is difficult to tell.

Sep 09, 2013 10:32am

@malik: u must be ashamed of your self....they are asking for thier basic human right...and you are making fun of it or seems against it....not every one wants public nudity like you....l

Abdul Wahab vazeer
Sep 09, 2013 01:11pm

@Sher Mohammad: Sher Mohmmad I agree , these mullahs makes thing difficult & complicated for our (Majority) ill-literate population so that complications creates value for these mullahs . like you said referring to the Holy Quran is the best way for guidance