Jilbab – Dispelling the Myths
The Jilbab has bit by bit become a symbol of strong assertion of an Islamic identity for lady in the Muslim community globally. For that reason much has been discussed and debated related to this dress from it being a symbol of oppression subjugating them to will of a male dominated world view right down to restricting participation of girl in society.
Since, it’s a significantly debated topic in the media the question that comes to mind, what is the Jilbab? This requires a whole article to just answer that for that reason here is a very short attempt to answer the question. The Jilbab is a long cloak attire according to the verses of the Holy Qur’an verse (333: 59) instructed to Muslim female. It’s symbol of modesty, Islamic status and a defensive measure against unwarranted sexual advances by promoting self respect, dignity and honour for lady.
Hijab ban in France, Turkey and Tunisia are only a few examples that come to mind. This has not hindered the determination of Muslim woman to come out more resilient. Just a simple search of Jilbab on Google will display results showing that lady in the Muslim community have several creativity in inventing very chic and elegant models of Jilbab.
They have answered all the critics by coming out with popular styles of Jilbab range from sportswear, casual wear, smart and elegant Jilbab design. The latest introduction to this range has been a burkini which is a swimwear outfit for woman to wear in swimming pools and beaches. The evidence is clear to suggest that Jilbab is not a hindrance however required a creative approach to re-style it to suit the wants of the Muslim woman of today. This allows the woman’s to fulfil the moral Islamic obligations too as might seem comfortable that she’s not betraying the woman religion to play a positive role in society.
The various range of Jilbabs are designed to cater for that need for the woman to be a mother, wife, employee, business women or have time to follow leisurely pursuits for the wellbeing of the girl’s health.