Excerpt – 1
When non-Muslims look at this picture and cry “Contradiction! See, she’s only pretending to be pious” I look and them and see a worldview irretrievably tangled in the idea that religion and sexuality are incompatible. They simply don’t have the tools to understand that the hijab is, for Muslim women, a symbol that separates public and private life; that at home a veiled woman takes her headscarf off, and has no qualms donning a little lingerie with her husband. Hijab is not a rejection of sexuality.
Excerpt – 2
If you are a man and you see a woman in a headscarf, it doesn’t mean that she rejects sex. It means she rejects sex with you.
I respect Islam and all that it preaches. But I’ve always felt that muslim women are subjugated with some of the Islamic practices, especially the dress code.
In my view is muslim women or for that any person is a individual first then he/she becomes a social animal following Islam, Hinduism, Christianity or anything. By individual what I mean is they will have different likes and dislikes and might follow different philosophies. If a person follows a religion, it doesn’t mean he/she has to follow everything it preaches. This individuality factor might make someone not like something that is widely accepted and followed. None of the religions (that I know of) forces anyone to do something that the person dislikes or doesn’t agree upon.
Muslims willing to follow hijab should follow, no one should be made to follow it by force. I believe the latter is more prevalent than the former. India is home to a huge muslim population, most of the muslim women here too wear veils. But given a choice most of them would want to take it off and be free of all the dress code.
Yeah, I agree with G Willow Wilson that the West most of the times sees Islam in a twisted way, thats because they are a more open society they don’t understand a lot of things. But whats wrong in being more open and liberal thinking ? does it in any way reduce your faith in Islam ?