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Behind Veiling

The common head covering for Muslims is veiling. Veiling means so many things to the Islam culture. Veiling is referred to as it protects, liberates, obliterates, represses and it’s a prayer or a prison for the Muslims. Veiling can represent so many different things to different people as I have mentioned a few. As for the Islamic culture it is a lifelong symbol of their religious beliefs. Which is why it has brought up so much controversy over the Islam’s being able to continue wearing the coverings or if they should have to remove them? Their Koran (bible) states in a few verses one verse 33:59, addressed to the prophet Muhammad and his family: “O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters and the believing women that they should cast their outer garment over their persons (whom abroad): That is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) a not molested.” Verse 24:31 states, “And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms.” But writes sociologist Ashraf Zahedi, of University of California, Berkeley Beatrice Bain Research Group, “These citations emphasize on modesty and covering neck and bosom. There is no reference to covering the female hair or to the head veil.” Women believe in Allah so much they stick with the belief of the veiling as part of their normal everyday lifestyle. They want people out in society to see them for their mind and personalities not for their beauty. “The veil has become a clichéd symbol for the west perceives as Muslim oppression, tyranny and zealotry all of which have little to do with the real reason why Muslim women veil” says Jennifer Heath, editor of the 2008 book “The Veil.” The Islamic veil can refer to a…...

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