The Qur'anically Correct Burqa

Phyllis Chesler on FOX:

Should the West Ban the Burqa?

Many Muslim and ex-Muslim experts on Islam insist that the Qu’ran does not command women to cover their faces, bodies or hair. Women are merely told to dress modestly. They further point out that for part or all of the 20th century, many women in Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Afghanistan, stopped wearing the veil and wore western dress. Islamists claim that the veil is a religious requirement; that bikinis are worse than burqas; that veiled Muslim women are sacred and as such, should not be exposed to corrupting Western, secular mores.

All Europe is wrestling with the issue of whether to ban the Islamic veil.

“Many Muslim and ex-Muslim experts on Islam insist that the Qu’ran does not command women to cover their faces, bodies or hair. Women are merely told to dress modestly.”

Unfortunately, these “experts” are wrong.

Sura 33, Al-Ahzab, 55,

Oh Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful…..

From the Koran of scholar Taj Din Al Hilali, sponsored by the King Fahd Academy.

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9 thoughts on “The Qur'anically Correct Burqa”

  1. Sheikyermami,

    there is a case for those who claim that it is not a full covering. Just ask urself why veil is in brackets….and the same with the other bracketted writing. when was a cloak a veil? Women in those areas used to leave their breasts uncovered, so they were just being told to cover up..

  2. The burqa is merely a ‘cover’ for the deep unease that is being felt at the presence of Muslims in the West.

    The political elite now know that they made a major blunder. Somehow they have to start a reversal of the process of Muslim immigration, or they will be blamed for what they have done.

    These are hesitant steps – minaret ban, burqa ban..Burqa bans is simply a message that is being sent. Long way to go yet.

  3. Belly dancers come to mind when we mention this argument. The dancers are a part of the Middle Eastern Culture. Salome danced before Herod and asked for the head of John the Baptist. They dance with provocative sexual moves and the men love it. I saw hundreds of them perform in Turkey. They loved them.

    This makes one wonder, why all the fuss. It seems like a double Middle Eastern Standard which is normal.

    Therefore the Burqa must be an imposed requirement by Middle Eastern Men over their women. And most of us know this is to keep women down and to cover their injuries from the relentless beatings by their keepers.

  4. I don’t even have to rationalise anything – just look – this horrible black inhuman covering – it’s disgusting .
    I always thought that- even before I knew anything about the other horrors of islam .

  5. Steiner,

    I have just about every Koran translation and I’m aware of the discrepancies. This one is the Saudi authorized and printed Koran from the house of Saud, the ‘King Fahd Academy’ distributed (not for sale) by Taj din al Hilali, otherwise known as the ‘catmeat sheik’) I like that one particularly because it is explicitly spells out what other versions don’t do.
    Arabic speakers like Wafa Sultan, Ali Sina and Raymond Ibrahim tell us that the actual Arabic Koran is even more hardcore.

    Just about all mosques in Australia (and America) are Saudi financed and promote the hardcore Islam, just like in Islamic countries that are becoming more Islamic by the day.

    Furthermore I might add that Muhammad captured many pretty young women which he kept for his harem, which were the envy of his fellow-bandits. With him being a rather ugly, 50 + old geezer, he worried that some of the younger guys would challenge him on his sexual prowess, so ‘Allah’ invented the shrouds to protect them from competition.
    Ali Sina wrote a fair bit about it.

  6. I understand Sheik, but we could find out on our own whether what is in the brackets is an interpretation or the exact meaning.

    Where else is the word cloak used, and does it mean a full covering there as well?…did men wear cloaks? what word is used ?

    You would expect the Saudi interpretation to be extreme, since their sect is …

    1. Steiner, why do you make it your business to define it for them?

      They have worked it out to the last minute detail. Do you think they need you to make the final interpretation for them?

  7. Sheik,

    because in the end it challenges their authority, their ‘absolute right’ to interpretation…and consequently allows doubt to enter in the minds of the ‘faithful, ‘ providing an opportunity to question further and bring more doubt…forcing those that blindly follow , to question their own beliefs in their own context ….

    Obviously Sheik, if these women were already wearing cloaks, then were they meant to be wearing them in such a way to completely cover their heads? Were they always fully dressed, even before Mo? Is it possible that like many African cultures even today, they left their breasts uncovered ? Do paintings of Muslim society in those days show women fully covered from head to toe?

    1. Steiner sez:

      “Were they always fully dressed, even before Mo? Is it possible that like many African cultures even today, they left their breasts uncovered ? Do paintings of Muslim society in those days show women fully covered from head to toe?”

      Don’t get mixed up with black Africa and the Beduin or Jewish tribes in 7th century Arabia/ME.

      Islam forbids images of the human body. Muhammads first wife was a much older matron, wealthy and most likely not very attractive, but she had money. She died before he became successful. Muhammad was thrown out of Mecca and moved to Medina, from where he started his raids. The demands to cover up came after the prophet captured many young attractive women for his harem, and since his younger companions lusted after them, he invented the sura (revelation) that they should be veiled.

      He was jealous.

      ‘Nuff said!

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