Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Maureen Dowd shows a reason for Hijab

Most of us automatically assume that the Hijab is all about covering hair. It is not just limited to that -- it is about dressing modestly. The Quran spends many words discussing modest clothing and only broaches, indirectly, head-covering.

Reading this Maureen Dowd, Op-Ed, I couldn't help but feel that the hijab would solve problems for everyone:
A male friend once told me he was looking for an unattractive personal assistant so he wouldn’t be tempted. And when I was hiring a Grace Kelly blonde as a researcher a few years ago, a male colleague asked me not to because it would be “too distracting” to him; two girlfriends cautioned me not to because it would be depressing — and therefore, distracting — for me to work with someone so good looking. (It wasn’t.)
“Sometimes, honestly, I wish I didn’t look the way I did,” Lorenzana says, “because people judge you right away. Other women have their guards up, they automatically categorize you as being conceited. I have to work three times as hard to prove that I earned this through my hard work.
“My life has been hard my whole entire life. People have this misconception that, ‘Oh, you do well in your life because of your looks.’ No, I am harassed.”

update: added tags, no change to the post


  1. hijab is best quality of evry muslim women which is commanded by ALLAH...

  2. i feel the same..i get ta;lked about for wearing mu i just wear my kemar...i just ask allah to keep the shaitan from whispering n my ear,,,cause im ready to give my overgarmentts away

  3. Soliu Taofyq OlasunkanmiAugust 8, 2012 at 5:22 AM

    wearing of hijsb is the best for ladies in other nt to course problems in the society.

  4. I used professional translation service to understand your post and I have some thought about it. I disagree with the idea of wearing Hijab. Women are born pretty not to be judged by their beauty at all.