Yet Islamic apologists and their feminist allies in the West insist that hijab is a choice. Who is misunderstanding Islam here? The apologists and their allies will say either that Dar is wrong, or that a difference of opinion on this issue manifests the glorious diversity of Islamic thought. The only problem with that diversity is that it hasn’t extended to untold numbers of women and girls who have been threatened, brutalized, and even killed for thinking they had a choice not to wear hijab.
“Court not properly assisted on Quran; hijab mandatory in Islam: Petitioner,” by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, February 24, 2022:
As the Karnataka high court is hearing the hijab case for the 10th day on Thursday, senior advocate AM Dar, appearing for the students of the New Horizon College, submitted that hijab is mandatory in Islam, and the court is not being properly guided on Quran, the advocate said, as quoted by Livelaw. Countering arguments made in the court that hijab is not mandatory is Islam, advocate Dar said hijab is the last commandment from Allah. “It has come in 4 hijri, by the time Quran was complete,” the advocate said.
“First commandment from Allah is daily five prayers. It is a different thing if every Muslim follows it. Second is zakaat. If Muslim persons are rich, then they can give zakaat. Third is ruling on inheritance. It is defined in Quran and it is obligatory. Fourth is fasting,” he said adding that the 5th is Haj.
“Hijab word is not there in Quran: The term refers to partition, in the literal meaning it is some kind of partition. Hijab is mandatory. Even the wives of prophet would wear it. I will read the suras,” advocate Dar said.
Sources: Hindustan Times, Jihad Watch
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