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.