Eid Selfie, Tabarruj and Proper Hijab
I begin with the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
Alhamdulillah alladhi bi ni'matihi tatimmus Salihaat: All praise be to Allaah through whose boon virtue sees completion and nobility sees culmination.
The concern is whether the fasting person continues after Ramadan to be as he was during Ramadan, or is he “like her who undoes the thread which she has spun, after it has become strong” [Qur’an 16:92]?
If a Muslim continues to have the patience to do righteous deeds after Ramadan, this is a sign that his (fasting) has been accepted by his Lord, the Most Generous, the Bestower of blessings. Otherwise, it is a sign of humiliation and an indication that his deeds are handicapped.
The first point of contact between a people is established by their mode of dressing It determines how they are viewed not only by outsiders but also by insiders. It equally defines how they view themselves. If our sisters view themselves with dignity they would not display themselves.
The law of modesty as enshrined in all major religions in the world, seeks to create a morally upright society by taming the lustful desire that exists between the opposite sex -man-and-woman and to produce pious people.
A woman’s mode of dressing is very important in Islam because of the position she occupies in the society: a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a symbol of respect that needs to be protected and respected. Thus, Islam prescribed Hijab for her
Al-Hasan al-Basri said: “They were no longer of any significance to Allaah, so they committed sin. If they had mattered to Him, He would have protected them.”
Scholars said: Among the signs of acceptance (of good deeds) is that Allaah causes one hasanah (good deed) to be followed by another, for the hasanah says, “My sister, my sister!” And the sayi’ah (evil deed) also says, “My sister, my sister!” –we seek refuge with Allaah.
After the end of Ramadan, the people are divided into various types. But this write-up is focused on those that worshipped Allaah during Ramadan but are quick to return to their state of negligence and committing sins. Ramadan was like a prison to them hence the end marked their freedom to following their desires.
صلى المصلي لأمر كان يطلبه فلما انقضى الأمر لا صلى ولا صاما “The worshipper prayed for something that he wanted, and when the matter was done, he neither prayed nor fasted.” [Arabic poetry]
Now back to the issue at hand, it is sad and very unfortunate to see how some of our dedicated sisters took to the path of Tabarruj (wanton display of their beauty) just barely twenty four hours after Ramadan bade us farewell. What does this speak of our Ramadan worship?
Satan was lurking around the corner to attack us because we are exiting Ramadan full of spirituality and Satan steals nothing order than our spirituality. Hence, the urge to sin will be at its utmost but alas some of us were negligent of this fact and have fallen into Satan's trap.
Again, the display of Sallah outfits and make ups by our sisters in Islam especially from the North is either out of ignorance or a slip on a slippery slope of Satanic ditch. Whichever one it turns out to be there's need for us to repent and delete those pictures before its too late.
What about the brothers that stand as spectators showering these women with lovely and encouraging praises for sinning against Allaah...undoubtedly, they share in the blame because of the following hadith.... "If a sin is committed on earth, the one who witnessed it and hated it -- and one time he said, 'rebukes it'--is like one who was not present. And the one who was not present at the sin but is pleased with it is like one who was present (and did not repel it)." Al-Albani declared it hasan (sahih Abi Dawud).
Oh Muslims, known that if a person sees evil around him and does not have much feeling or hatred in his heart for it, this is a sign that his heart is diseased. But when the heart does not longer cares about the evil that is around it, it is, in reality, a dead heart.
Undoubtedly, what our Muslim sisters do of taking Sallah selfie and displaying of their adornments is indeed evil for all purposes and intents. Which must be addressed so that they can understand the responsibility of being Aishas and Fatimahs
Ibn Mas'ud was once asked what is a dead heart and he answered, "The heart that does not recognize and like good and that does not reject and repel the evil."
It is sad today that we go through a serious inner battle to even recognize good as good and evil as evil such that writing on women taking selfie and displaying their adornment for every Bakar, Zaid and Amr will be seen by some of my fellow Muslims as extremism.
What is being witnessed today of Sallah selfie is a shame and deviation from the teachings of the Prophet ﷺ. Women, specifically putting on tight clothing, make-ups, perfume, and posting such on social media without any sense of modesty.
Allaah Exalted be He says: “And stay in your houses, and do not Tabarruj yourselves like the Tabarruj of the times of ignorance….” Qur’an 33:33
Qatadah said: (and do not Tabarruj yourselves like the Taburruj of the times of ignorance,) “When they go out of their homes walking in a shameless and flirtatious manner, and Allaah, may He be exalted, forbade that.” Tafseer of Ibn Katheer
The woman of today does not have to go out, she takes flirtatious pictures and post for all to see.
Ibn Abdul Barr said in the 8th volume of al-Istidhkaar that: “Any garment that shows the shape and does not conceal, it is not permissible to wear it under any circumstances, except with another garment that does conceal and does not show the shape, for the one who wears it is in effect naked.
“It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allaah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allaah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in to a plain error.” Qur’an 33:36
What is more important than this article of mine on Eid selfie, Tabarruj and proper Hijab is for my beloved sisters to repent to Allaah, retrace back their steps, have a rearrangement of their thought pattern and DELETE those pictures while seeking for the Face of Allaah.