Its really hard to tell what's going on exactly about Niqab issue in Egypt .Media here is so twisted and ridiculous .This article I saw on Yahoo news today http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091102/lf_nm_life/us_egypt_niqab has completely wrong explanation of Niqab and Muslims in Egypt and Saudi Arabia .The Media only expresses their Western views ,covering the reality ..
For example,they saying Saudi Arabia following Wahabi views and wearing Niqab is from Wahabi teachings.
Let me first explain you that there is no such a thing as Wahabism and there are no Muslims who call themselves Wahabis ,Wahabis is a western term created by Media ..
Also I really ask my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters to be careful when you use this word and calling others wahabis,because Al Wahab is one of the names of Allah Subhana wa Taala ,which means Bestower .
I also ask everyone to educate yourself about who was Imam Wahab ,before you start calling others names .He was only a man who was following Tawheed (Monotheism) and revived Sunnah(way of the Prophet,peace be upon him).
Question: Is there a religious sect called 'wahhabi' ?
There is no such sect with this name. Rather this is just a nick name that the people of falsehood have branded it on the people who uphold the truth, the people of tawheed (Oneness of Allaah in everything). And this name they refer it to Shaykh Muhammad ibn AbdulWahhab, may Allaah have mercy on him. And he is a great Imaam from the Imaams of who brought religious rectification in the lands of Najd. 1 Thus he called to going back and establishing Tawheed (after people were into shirk) and reviving the methodology of the Salaf (pious predecessors). In this effort of his; the clan of Saud helped him until they managed to relinquish and remove almost all the shirk and bid'a (innovations), like calling on the dead people in the graves, and extremism in praising other humans. Thus all of the lands of Najd returned to Tawheed (Oneness of Allaah in everything) and Ikhlaas (sincerity in worshipping of Allaah) May Allaah have mercy on them and reward them greatly.
Shaykh Muhammad Khalil Harras
Now ,about a Niqab .Let me remind you something .All the wives of the Prophet ,peace be upon him,used to wear a Niqab(face veil) .We call them Mothers of the believers .They are best example for us ,that we should follow .Then how ,can we as Muslims be against something that our Mothers did ? Why there are so many Muslims out there ,WHO HATE NIQAB ,and say it is not from Islam .Why there are so many Muslim women ,who wear Hijab,but look down on Niqabi sisters? Shouldn't we be ashamed? No Muslim should look down upon another Muslim ?Have we forgot it?
I understand everyone has their own views .Yes ,there are many who don't support Niqab ,that's fine ,but at least don't speak against it ! It is others choise.At the end it is Allah Who will judge us all.Have you forgot ?
I personally believe that Niqab is not obligatory ,but is Mustahab(preferrable).This is my personal opinion.
I do agree that Muslim women don't have to cover their faces in front of female students.I don't know what's exactly is going on in Egypt ,because the Media ,as I said is very twisted .If anyone from that part of the world can enlighten me I will really appreciate it .
Please leave your comments !!!!
This is the article on yahoo .Please speak out ,please post your comments ,please defend your sisters in Islam.