Muslimas Must Be Drab

August 24, 2007

burlapbags.jpg  So I’ve been doing some reading lately on the hijab issue.  (And for the record, yes I wear a long scarf and pin it under the chin, long sleeves and blah blah blah.)

I have come across the opinion that a muslima is not to wear bright colors or decorated scarves/garments.  Supposedly this defeats the purpose of the hijab by attracting attention.  The reasoning goes that if the scarf and clothing is beautiful, it’s a problem.

What I want to know is, where’s the PROOF?  Someone quote me the hadith in which the Prophet, sallalahualaihiwasalaam forbade women to sport embroidery or jewel-tone colors.  We have the hadith about only showing the face and hands.  The limits to the amount of skin that can be shown have been established in the Qur’an and Sunnah.

Who claims the further authority and right to limit the expression of personality? 


4 Responses to “Muslimas Must Be Drab”

  1. safiya Says:

    Three words:

    Mean old men.


    Too much time.

  2. foreverloyal Says:

    I’m saying.

    Did embroidery and pretty colors not exist in the time of the prophet, sallalahualaihiwasalaam? Did he forget to forbid them?
    Somehow I think not.

  3. MuslimahWarrior Says:

    I read an article by sh albanee where he related a dozen authentic hadiths which described the female comapnions wearing a multitude of colors such as red, orange etc and that is from a conservative standpoint.

  4. Have never heard of these funny restrictions [embroidery, colours] from any authentic source. Pish tosh. My favorite outfit is a bright red kurta, smart black trousers, topped with an uber-cool and classy black scarf. I look stunning. Ha ha.

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