In 1939, Reza Shah’s unveiling declaration sparked a worldwide debate as to what the veil actually symbolizes. Ever since the beginning of Islam, women throughout the Islamic world have had to adopt the hijab as part of their cultural and religious attire due to various interpretations of the Islamic dress code. In addition, the Koran emphasizes purity in the name of Islam by asking both men and women to be modest when it comes to the way they dress. Furthermore, in his efforts to modernize Iran, Reza Shah failed to satisfy the needs of his people, as he gave women no say in what they could and could not wear in public. This eventually resulted in the division of Iranian women, as there were those who favored the Islamic tradition, and those who supported the regime and its adoption of Western values.
To her, hijab symbolises liberation and she is persevered to wear hijab despite the warning given by her buxom aunties and the quizzical looks given to her following the 9/11 attack. Lastly, this essay also covers the views of marriage in Islam and its importance to the mankind. This issue cannot be left out when discussing Love in a Headscarf as other important issues come to exist during her journey in searching for a life companion who is ready to be her partner in seeking the pleasure of Allah. The Islamic perspectives in this memoir are relatable to Muslim women especially to those who live in the European countries as they are highly exposed to the West’s Islamophobic behaviours. Thus, as an Islamic Feminist text, this memoir successfully discusses the struggles faced by Muslim women and how to deal with the issues in an intellectual and Islamic
This quote is said by Guy Montag to Faber when he asks him to teach him how to read. In the novel everyone thought they were happy because they never really thought about it, they got distracted doing other things and didn´t worried about that. When Montag was asked by Clarisse if he was happy he started doubting about himself. He looked everywhere for answers and he thought the books might help. When people forget their distractions and actually focus on what is real they find out how they really feel and fix their problems.
In the second part, I argued that Islam (the Qur’an and Sunnah) is not oppressive to women. Rather, their patriarchal traditional interpretations are oppressive, which were interpreted in terms of men 's vision and desire. These interpretations tended to endorse gender inequality and discrimination against women. Hence, re-interpretive approaches of the religious text from a female perspective are needed for conceptualizing and establishing new guidelines for traditional Islam. Therefore, I have advocated modern re-interpretive approach from females’ perspective, through engaging in ijthad, in order to challenge traditional interpretations of Islamic principles.
In today’s society, we hopefully think that is not ok. It wasn’t until Clarrise met Montag when he realized he wasn’t happy. As soon as he came to terms with that, he tried doing things to change that. This book is about Montag and his adventure to try and change his life and society. In the first part of the book, Montag thought he was the happiest he could be.
As a female Muslim (Muslimah) I became the witness of how western questioned Islam. They always ask about my right and my obligation to follow the rules of my religion. In their perspective, Islam violates my right when it comes to get my own decision. In fact, they see this point of view as the outsiders rather than the way a muslimah sees it. I honestly feel that Islam is the best religion that gives security to the woman.
It is but a mortal veil - it is not for eternity! O! You know not how lonely I am, and how frightened, to be alone behind the black veil. Do not leave me in this miserable obscurity forever!’” (Hawthorne). The minister is passionate about wearing the veil and he refuses to remove it or communicate the reason for wearing the veil to his fiancée.
Another revolutionary change which the Qur’an brought to pre-Islamic society was the outlook on the afterlife. The Jahiliyah view on the afterlife was tragic: Everyone regardless of status, wealth, or character would descend into a dark and miserable world full of shades for eternity while subsisting on dust. This outlook severely impacted their culture and lifestyle, which is evident by the insistence on immortalizing one’s self through poetry. Jahiliyah poetry provides a good look into how the people during that time viewed the afterlife, and how is shaped their decisions. There are a few different views on how to deal with the belief that the afterlife was a hellish place: Iyaas ibn al-Aratt was a poet during the Jahiliyah, and in one of
She fears going to Florida because of a criminal so called the “Misfit” that she saw in the newspaper. This is considered foreshadowing because she does confront the criminal. Other themes in A Good Man is Hard to Find is selfishness and gracefulness. These themes don’t come in until the end of the story when the grandma confronts the misfit. The theme of appearance is big, especially for the grandmother.