LAHORE: Hijab is not a hindrance in women’s progress but a symbol of their security and glory, Minhajul Quran Women League (MWL) President Farah Naz has said.
Veil is not a hindrance in the way of women's progress. The opportunities of progress are open to veiled women. Veil confers Protection, Security, Identity, Freedom, greatness and piety to women. I am pleased to find that #WorldHijabDay is being celebrated around the World. pic.twitter.com/1pkKxIuoc1— Minhaj-ul-Quran (@MinhajulQuran) February 1, 2019
Speaking at a special meeting held as part of the World Hijab Day on Friday, the MWL president said Islamic teachings are a source of guidance for mankind, and the moral values set by Islam are for the ultimate welfare of mankind.
Naz said the first charter of feminism was introduced by Islam, adding that the religion does not impose restrictions on women rights.
Islam allows women to wear makeup, but not to show-off in public, Naz said.
“Hijab is for security and well-being of women… and in no way a hindrance in their progress or discriminatory,” she said.
She argued that the west will soon recognise the importance of hijab.
Women worldwide unite for Hijab Day
“In this age of civil liberties and rights, no one can force women to wear a hijab or not. It’s not mandatory or binding but her choice,” the MWL president said.
According to Wikipedia, World Hijab Day takes place on February 1 each year in 140 countries worldwide. Its stated purpose is to encourage women of all religions and backgrounds to wear and experience the hijab.
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