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A Muslim Asks, Why Aren’t Christians Practicing Headcovering?

Marjolein is a Muslim from Holland. She asks us “Why aren’t Christians practicing head covering anymore”. In this video I lay out three general reasons why.

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Jeremy Gardiner

Jeremy is the founder of the Head Covering Movement and the author of Head Covering: A Forgotten Christian Practice for Modern Times. He is a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and a student at Moody Bible Institute. He lives in Alberta, Canada with his wife and five young children. Jeremy is also the founder and operator of Gospel eBooks, a popular website that provides alerts for free and discounted Christian e-books.

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  • Iftikhar Ahmad

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  • Iftikhar Ahmad

    How can a headband and long skirt be described as ‘too
    religious’? Ridiculous. I see nothing wrong with wearing a headscarf, and find
    the French outlawing of them unfair and unnecessary. But there are other
    religions and sects that insist on a certain dress code for their followers,
    most orders of Christian nuns for example, are also covered from head to toe.
    Girl dressing modestly is seen as a religious symbol, yet girls in short skirts
    hitched up revealing their knickers is perfectly acceptable and not an insult to
    Christianity and therefore also a religious issue? It’s funny how democracy is
    linked to freedom when it seems to be taking people’s freedom away, the freedom
    to choose.You shouldn’t be able to order a woman to go around wrapped up from
    head to toe, but you shouldn’t be able to order her to go around half naked
    either. What is wrong with a girl wearing a long skirt.

    According to a Japanese revert, “the hijab reminds people
    who see it that God exists, and it serves as a constant reminder to me that I
    should conduct myself as a Muslim. Just as police officers are more
    professionally aware while in uniform, so I had a stronger sense of being a
    Muslim wearing my hijab”. ‘Revert’ not ‘convert’ coz every human were born into
    Islam but the environment changes one faith. Wearing the hijab soon became
    spontaneous, albeit purely voluntary. No human being could force me to wear it;
    if they had, perhaps I would have rebelled and rejected it. However, the first
    Islamic book I read used very moderate language in this respect, saying that
    “Allah recommends it (the hijab) strongly” and since Islam (as the word itself
    indicates) means we are to obey Allah’s will I accomplished my Islamic duties
    willingly and without difficulty, Alhamdulillah.

    The hijab reminds people who see it that God exists, and
    it serves as a constant reminder to me that I should conduct myself as a Muslim.
    Just as police officers are more professionally aware while in uniform, so I had
    a stronger sense of being a Muslim wearing my hijab. My hijab made me happy; it
    was both a sign of my obedience to Allah and a manifestation of my faith. I did
    not need to

    utter beliefs, the hijab stated them clearly for all to
    see, especially fellow Muslims, and thus it helped to strengthen the bonds of
    sisterhood in Islam.

    Muslims are accused of being over-sensitive about the
    human body but the degree of sexual harassment which occurs these days justifies
    modest dress. Just as a short skirt can send the signal that the wearer is
    available to men, so the hijab signals, loud and clear: I am forbidden for
    you.

    Practising Muslims, whether those born in Muslim families
    or those reverted to Islam, choose Islam rather than the illusory freedom of
    secular life. If it oppresses women, why are so many well-educated young women
    in Europe, America, Japan, Australia, indeed all over the world, abandoning
    liberty and independence and embracing Islam?

    A person blinded by prejudice may not see it, but a woman
    in hijab is as brightly beautiful as an angel, full of self-confidence,
    serenity, and dignity.

    IA

    http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk

  • Kinuko H

    Wonderful, loving response! Thanks, Jeremy.

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