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Wearing of Hijab, an act of faith, Obedience to creator -FOMWAN

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As Muslims in Nigeria join other country to mark Word Hijab Day, Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria, (FOMWAN) Osun State Chapter has tasked Muslim women to see wearing of hijab as an act of faith and obedience to their Creator

Alhaja Suaibat Babalola-Adubi, the state Amirah gave the charge at a media chat with the news men on Thursday in Osogbo as part of the programmes lined up for this year Hijab celebration.

Adigun who described the celebration of Hijab as global event that encourages Muslim called for the sustenance of Hijab in order to distinguish Muslim women from other women both in appearance and behaviour.

Adubi said, hijab symbolized the religious duty ordained by Allah as seen in Quran chapter 33 verse 59.

She called for the awareness about the virtue of Hijab and the virtue of religious tolerance.

“The activities are set to create awareness about the virtue of hjab and deepened others understanding about hijab and its religious tolerance.”, Adigun said.

According to her, hijab must not be used to perpetuate dastardly act as seen by the Boko Haram terriorist.”

She called on stakeholders at all level of the economy to grant Muslim girls full rights to practice their religion.

Adubi, however, implored all lovers of hijab and humanity to celebrate hijab in the mainstream of the public life, and also ensure its purity as described in the holy Quran 33: 53. This the
Adigun said, hijab symbolized the religious duty ordained by Allah as seen in Quran chapter 33 verses 59.

She called for the awareness about the virtue of Hijab and the virtue of religious tolerance.

According to her, hijab must not be used to perpetuate dastardly act as seen by the boko haram terrorists.”

Echoing a similar view, Alhaja Rahamat Yusuff, said hijab wearing was an injunction from Allah as contained in the Holy books of both Muslims and Christians.

Yusuff further said it was surprising for anybody or institution to be antagonising or legislating against divine commandment.

She said it was ignorance on the part of those criticizing the wearing of hijab as it does not in any way diminish the status of those wearing it.

She encouraged Muslim girls and women wearing it not to despair or be intimidated as they are protected under both the divine law and Nigerian constitution.

“Hijab is an injunction from Allah. It does not diminish your intellect, instead, it enhances your beauty and dignify you as a Muslim woman,’’ Yusuff said.

She said wearing of hijab, like any other commandments of Allah, brings the wearer closer to her Creator and give her a sense of satisfaction and contentment.

While frowning against the call for ban on hijab for security reasons in Nigeria, Alhja Yusff said hijab “promotes modesty, decency and seeks to minimize immorality within the society”.

According to her, banning hijab under any guise in Nigeria would be tantamount to denying Muslim women of their God-given fundamental human rights as “it is part of our religion and symbol’’.

She appealed to Muslim women not to shy away from Allah’s commandment as hijab enables them to have confidence in themselves and increases their self- esteem.

Alhaja Yusuff , therefore, urged Muslim women to continue to wear their hijab without fear and abide by the rules guiding it.

 

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