Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan (JI) women wing organised a rally in Islamabad to celebrate World Hijab Day on Tuesday. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM/ EXPRESS
Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) celebrated World Hijab Day in Pakistan on September 4, 2012.
Dont need to dress myself to feel proud of my Muslim identity. Its on the side.
if you have read Quran, hijab is not just a way to show that one is proud of being a Muslim, but it completes the identity of a Muslim Woman.
Women have right to choose the way of life they want to live. They can wear Hijab. its their choice. We should not blame and shame them.
Just don’t do anything to feel proud. The girl in the pic is for those who think that hijab is oppressive and medieval and to show that she’s wearing it out of her own free will.
some of them have very beautiful eyes..
Well its cause if people like you they have to cover their faces (:
Women are the biggest reason for perpetuation of discrimination and ill treatment of women! Yeah, if they feel liberated inside the Hijab, so be it!
How about – Islam is my faith and beard is my pride?! (At this rate that’s the only pride left for some men).
Look at all the ‘liberators’ and ‘pro-choice-ers’ over here. Would they allow a similar ‘Bikini day’ if someone ‘feels liberated’ by it? NEVER!
Ye liberty, choice, freedom jese lafz tum logo k mu se achhey ni lagtey.Recommend
Your repy to Nadeem Zafar leads me to ask myself with “this kind of men” in Pakistan why doesn’t JI or any other party or group celebrates a ‘Lower Your Gaze Day’ for men? After all Quran first orders men to lower their gaze before ordering women to protect themselves properly….!! Why we’re so much assertive in orders and codes for women only?
These women are indroctrinated since youth and never learend to think for themselves. If they felt comfortable in their hijab, tell me why do they take it off at home?
Proud to be a Pakistani..
I can see some hair under the hijab. Is that allowed? They should wear the real ones worn by Afganistani women, not these stylish ones.
actually there should be a way to cover eyes because they speak so much and send invitations through their eyes.
Who is stopping them to wear hijab? Just asking as it looks like they are protesting !
Laal masjid’s danda holder hijab parade! At least they can smile a bit as they are celebrating this day rather they look furious as if somebody has stopped them to wear hijab:P…BTW I wear hijab as well :D
i think its good that these woman are showing people that we are proud to wear a hijab ive been wearing one since i was a child and i have always been labeled as some kind of freak to all my peers…in other places people act like i might pull out a machine gun any second and if these women were dressed in tight shirts and dresses then all of you would comment on them even more now that they are wearing hijabs you still feel the need to oppose them .can nothing appease you guys?
You are right, but don’t say that; they are going to start hiding the eyes, too.
Siddique Malik, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
If a woman wants to cover herself from head to toe or wear a bikini and walk up and down the beach, it’s her right, provided she is doing it on her own free will. However, if she is under pressure to slip into a particular outfit, that’s unjust, unfair and constitutes suppression of her freedom, and no civilized society should allow that suppression. That’s why I condemn French and Turkish laws that disallow a woman to wear a hijab and Saudi law that forces woman to remain hidden in public. Once a high school in the American state of Kansas disallowed a female student to wear a hijab. She sued the school. America’s Department of Justice became a party to the case on the girls’ side. She won. The school violated her rights guaranteed under the First Amendment, thundered the United States Supreme Court. For a while her picture was on the White House Website. It’s all about freedom, stupid!
Siddique Malik, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
I notice the profusion of colours on the hijabs and niqabs. And I thought the idea was NOT to draw stares and attract attention.
Covering my body is not showing my identity, it’s in fact doing the very opposite. I respect the right of anyone to wear anything they feel comfortable in, but to say it’s your identity is inaccurate. Your identity comes from within.
Seems you don’t know anything about religion, go and study Islam and then discuss.
Why we are going to make every thing controversial , If you feel good with Hijab then go ahead and include in your dresses, But don’t try to become “CONTRACTOR” . Such rallies shown political Millage and point scoring before elections. JI needs vision and plan for Pakistan. Don`t force any one to use Hijab. Because Islam not allows you to force some one. No one a single lady speeches in this rally. men more aware about Hijab them women. Ask people of your nation to award Women rights in proper and according to Islam.More then 80 of Pakistan women deprived in a very poor conditions.
Everyone have a right what they want. But no one have right to tell other to what to do
Both side pushing each other
masahallah sisiters u all looking wraped jewlls, thats the way a women should be when she come out of her homes
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