Abaya without Hijaab ? ? ? ?

Eid Mubarak to all my brothers and sisters who visit my site so often and delight me with their presence.

I hope everyone likes the new theme for the site ! Although, I love the birds but dont exactly like the idea of them mingling with a heart inbetween but that was a part of the theme so I had little to no choice in that.

Eid in Dubai is always a grand and lavish affair ~ with all the malls hosting lots of color and decorations for their guests. Dubai is exceptionally busy with the GCC crowd ushering in, in this season.

Watching little girls flaunting their beautiful new dresses with gold and silver ruffles and streamers. Young boys with their Ben10 gadgets and chic looking clothes feeling all-so-speacial are all part of the Eid charm. Cinema halls seem endlessly booked out  !!  People crowding in long queues for taxis and young boys in their starched clothes at all the coffee cafes ~ just some of the many scenes in the malls.

However one of the more unusual but saddening scene was also this :

It is not the first time that I witnessed this confused generation and thankfully, its not a common site, however this particular time, I really felt compelled to write about these sisters who seemed oblivious of the world around them. I would not like to highlight which region these sisters were from ~ “THAT” is rather irrelevant to me, atleast ~ but perhaps that is exactly the statement they seemed to be making.

What was hard to digest was :

  • what was the purpose behind wearing an abaya without a hijaab ?

  • Wearing so much gold cladded bling on the shoulders ?

  • Having their chest open ~ revealing exactly what needed to be veiled !!!

  • They have already failed the real reason behind wearing the hijaab and the abaya. So why bother continuing ??

One wonders what and where do such women fit in ? Modern women ? Muslim women ? Religious women ? Show-off Arab women ?

Honestly , “THAT” did not so concern  me as well, becoz I think, they are virtually fooling themselves into believing that they are following Islamic values. My best guess is that they are trying to be identified as “belonging to a certain region”.

And again, they are attempting to fool people around them, that they are Muslim Arab women. When in fact they are barely clinging onto to either identities !!  Hence I called them the confused lot.

I still simply fail to understand, the purpose behind wearing the Abaya in the first place !! There cant be a customized version of the abaya or hijaab if your not covering the body and head.

Frankly, I pity them and I pity the generation they will be misleading … … … Two generations down the line, I dread the outcome … …  Till then May Allah give them hidayah ~ Ameen.

ps. this amazing digital drawing is courtesy Ms.Ayesha of Mnawrah. You can find her gorgeous works of art on Flickr as well as DeviantArt under the name of Mnawrah.

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The “Real”-Modern-Day-Zombies !!

We always assumed, like in the movies, that there would be a virus from outter space or from some wild isolated part of the world, which would infect us and make us man eating Zombies ~ roaming the streets in a totally self absorbed world ~ lost from reality around us ~ heedless of what is expected of us as humans !!!

This pictures says it all.

We react with a phone camera when :

  • we find someone hit a cat under his car

  • some one is drowning

  • a car accident occurs

  • a slip/fall in a dance performance

  • to show how messy our friends house/desk is

    One too many girls have commited suiside becoz of the kind of content that was leaked out thru these phones and that too, becoz transmission is so quick that it was too late to help the said girls !

    What is sad is that these mobile phones were invented to quicken transactions, better the communication and connect people around the world when your on the go ~ and bring the world closer,  however, like everything else ~ we have totally abused these inventions !

    Hey please dont get me wrong ~ I’m all in for technology ! Infact its fantastic but its “us”, the users, who have lost the real value of this true blessing. 

    Until we learn to respect technology rather than flash it around as a fashion accessory ~ we, the human race is at the loosing end.