Reviewer: Peter van de Ven I’m going to take you back
in time, 1400 years, to the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia. To a time when Prophet Mouhammed
was given the task of finding a solution to women in the city
being attacked and molested. The situation was this: It was around the year 600 AD, long before the modern convenience, of plumbing. When a woman awoke
in the middle of the night with the urge to relieve herself, she would have to walk out, past the outskirts of the city,
and into the wild by herself, for privacy. Believe it or not, a group of men actually began
to see an opportunity in women’s nightly tracks, and started to linger
at the outskirts of the city – their identities hidden
in the dark, watching. If a woman walked by, and she happened to be wearing a jilbab, which was a garment like a coat, the men knew to leave her alone. A jilbab of centuries ago
was a status symbol, like a Burberry trench or a Chanel jacket. It announced that the woman was free, and a free woman
was protected by her clan. She would have no problems
speaking out against the attacker and identifying him. But if the woman walking out at night
wasn’t wearing a jilbab, if she happened to be dressed
a bit more freely, then the men knew she was a slave, and they attacked her. Concerned members of the community
brought the situation to the Prophet, and like so many other social,
political, and familial issues that Muhammed faced
during his Prophethood, he turned this particular
matter over to God, and a verse was revealed for the Quran, the Muslim holy book. “O Prophet,” it reads, “tell your wives, your daughters,
and the women of the believers to draw upon themselves their garments. This is better, so that they
not be known and molested.” Basically, the verse advises
that all women dress similarly, so that they can’t be
picked out from one another, zeroed in on, and attacked. Now, on the surface, this may seem like a relatively
easy solution to the problem, but turns out it wasn’t. The early Muslim community was tribal,
and so deeply entrenched in social status, and the idea that a slave
would look like a free woman, that was almost insulting. And then there was
the matter of practicality. How would a slave do her work? How would she function,
if her body was constricted by a coat? How would she cook, clean, fetch water? In the end, the early
Muslim scholars ruled that a woman’s way of dress
should be based on two considerations: a woman’s function in society – her role, what we might consider her job – and the society’s specific customs. Or, in another way: when in Rome. Muslims like to take historical rulings
and apply them to the modern era. So, let’s do that. A woman’s way of dress
should be based on custom and function. So, what does that mean for
a Muslim woman living in America today, for someone like me? First, it means that I have a function,
a role in society, a contribution that I can make. Second, it means that while I’m making that contribution, and living in a society
where veiling is not the custom, and where, in fact, if I veil
it might actually lead to harassment, then wearing what is the custom, such as a dress, a pair of jeans
or even yoga pants, is not only acceptable, it’s recommended. But wait, could that be right? After all, haven’t we all come to assume that a Muslim woman must veil, that veiling is
a requirement of her faith? There is even a term that we’ve all come to associate
with the Muslim woman’s veil, an Arabic term
that we’ve all heard use, whether or not we’ve been aware of it: “Hijab.” So, maybe I missed it. Maybe the requirement that a woman veil
is in a different part of the Quran. For those of you who don’t know,
the Quran consists of 114 chapters, each chapter is written out
in verses, like poetry. There are more
than 6,000 verses in the Quran. Out of the 6,000 plus verses, three refer to how a woman should dress. The first is the verse
I’ve already told you about. The second is a verse that directly
speaks to the Prophet’s wives, asking that they begin to dress
a bit more modestly because of their role,
their function in society as his wives. And the third verse
is similar to the first, in that it was revealed in direct response
to a historical situation. Early records show that the custom, the fashion during the pre-Islamic era, was for women to wear a scarf
on the head, called a khimar, which would be tucked behind the ears
and allowed to flow behind the back. In the front, a woman wore
a tight vest or a bodice, which she left open exposing her breasts – sort of like the images
you’ve seen in Game of Thrones. (Laughter) When Islam spread through
the Arabian Peninsula, a verse was sent down asking
that women use this scarf, or any other garment, to cover the breasts. And that’s it. That’s basically all there is in the Quran
concerning how a woman should dress. Turns out, God doesn’t give a bullet point
of all the parts on a woman’s body that he wants hidden from view. And in fact, it might be argued,
and it is argued, I cannot stress enough that it is argued
by many Muslim scholars that the reason these verses
were left intentionally vague is so that a woman could choose
for herself how to dress according to her specific culture and the progression of time. And that the term “hijab,” guess what? It’s not in any of these three verses. In fact, it’s nowhere in the Quran,
directly meaning a woman’s veil. That’s not to say that the word
doesn’t appear in the Quran because it does appear. But when it appears,
it’s actually used correctly, to mean a barrier or a divide. Such as the barrier or divide that exists
between us humans and the divine, or between believers and non-believers. Or it means a barrier,
like a physical screen, that men during Muhammad’s time
were asked to stand behind when speaking to his wives. Or it means the seclusion,
the separation that Mary sought when she was giving birth to Jesus. That separation and seclusion, that means hijab; that physical screen, that means hijab; that barrier, that divide, that means hijab. Hijab doesn’t mean a woman’s veil. And yet, isn’t it strange
that what the term actually means, being screened off, divided away,
barred, separated out, these are the very terms
that come to our minds when we think of a Muslim woman? Why shouldn’t they? We have all seen the way some Muslim women
are treated around the world: if she attempts to go to school, she’s shot in the head; if she attempts to drive a car, she’s jailed; if she attempts to take part in the political uprisings
happening in her own country, to be heard, to be counted, she is publicly assaulted. Forget about hiding out in the dark
at the outskirts of the city, some men now feel comfortable enough
to assault a woman on the sidewalk, for the world to see. And they don’t care
to hide their identities, they’re more interested
in making international headlines. They’re too busy making videos
and uploading them onto YouTube, bragging about what they’ve done. Why don’t they care
to hide their crimes? They don’t feel like
they’ve committed any crimes. It’s the women
who’ve committed the crimes. It’s the women who got
these funny ideas in their heads, ideas that actually
led them out of the house, led them into society, believing that they
can make a contribution, and we all know, honorable women, they stay at home; honorable women stay invisible. Just as it was the custom
for honorable women to do during the Prophet’s time. Is that true? 1400 years ago is long before feminism. Were women locked away
behind doors, screened off by veils? Well, it turns out
that the Prophet’s first wife was what we would define today as a CEO. She was a successful merchant whose caravan equaled the caravans
of all the other traders put together. She essentially headed up
a successful import-export company. When she hired Muhammed to work for her, she was so taken with his honesty that eventually she proposed. (Laughter) I’m not sure how many women
feel comfortable proposing marriage to a man today. And Muhammad’s second wife? She was no slacker either. She rode into battle
on the back of a camel, which is equivalent to a woman
riding into battle today inside of a Humvee or a tank. And what of the other women? Early records show that women
demanded to be included in the Islamic revolution
taking place around the Prophet. One woman became famous as a general when she led her army of men
into battle and crushed a rebellion. Men and women freely associated
with one another, exchanged gifts. It was custom for a woman
to select her own husband and propose. And when things didn’t work out, to initiate divorce. Women even loudly debated
with the Prophet himself. Seems to me that if fundamentalists want to return
current Muslim society to 680 AD, it might be a huge step forward. (Laughter) Progress. (Applause) But we still have to answer
an important question. If not from Islamic history,
and if not from the Quran, how is it that we, in the modern era, have come to associate
Muslim women with hijab? With being separated out from society, secluded and isolated, barred from the most basic human rights? I hope it’s not any surprise to you
that this isn’t by accident. For the past few decades, the very people
who have been given the important task of reading and interpreting the Quran in a variety of different
Muslim communities, certain clerics have been
inserting a certain meaning into those three verses concerning women. For instance that verse
I told you about earlier: “O Prophet, tell your wives,
your daughters, and the women of the believers
to draw upon themselves their garments, this is better, so that they
not be known and molested.” Some clerics, not all, some clerics have added a few words to that, so that in certain
translations of the Quran, that verse reads like this: “O Prophet, tell your wives,
your daughters, and the women of the believers,
to draw upon themselves their garments, parentheses, a garment is a veil that covers the entire head and the face, the neck and the breast
all the way down to the ankles and all the way to the wrists. Everything on a woman’s body
is covered except for one eye because she must see where she is headed, and the hands must be covered in gloves. Because, of course, there was certainly a lot of gloves
back in the desert of Saudi Arabia. (Laughter) Etc., etc., etc., etc.,
on, and on, and on, end of parentheses, so that she not be known and molested.” And what these so-called clerics have concluded based
on these types of insertions is that a woman only has one function. To understand what that function is, all you have to do is read
some of the fatwas or legal rulings that these so-called clerics
have actually gone ahead and issued. Let me give you a sampling. A woman need only finish elementary school before she gets married. Which puts her, what,
at the ripe old age of 11, 12 years old? A woman cannot fulfill
her spiritual obligations to God until she first fulfills
her physical obligations to her husband. If he desires her while she sits
on the mount of a camel, she should submit. Islam has forbidden a woman
from wearing a bra because bras lift up
and make a woman appear younger, and this is calculated deception. My personal favorite: if a man has an ulcer excreting puss, from the top of his head
to the bottom of his feet, and she licked it for him, she would still not fulfill
what she owes him. What these and the many other rulings
just like it concerning women boil down to is this: The best of women,
the most honorable among them is uneducated, and so powerless, not very different from a slave. So, she remains at home
without complaint, without a bra. (Laughter) Ready and available at all times
to satisfy his every whim, even if it’s to lick his entire body; satisfying him whenever he calls, whether it’s in his bed
or on the mount of a camel. Does this sound like God’s will to you? Does this sound like scripture? Or does this sound strangely,
uncomfortably erotic, like the worst kind of misogynist fantasy? Are these so-called clerics, and the fundamentalists
and extremists who support them, truly purifying Islam from within, bringing it back to its intended form? Or are these men
no different from those men standing out in the dark
at the outskirts of the city, eager to prey upon a woman? Thank you. (Applause)

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  • September 13, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    27k Dislikes? Every day that passes by I see evidence that even more people than I thought are complete jerks. Amazing.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 1:58 pm
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    She is the living proof that tedX sometimes bring people who are not properly qualified to talk about a subject.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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    72 virgins are reward for Muslim Martyr. This concept is mentioned in Qur'anic text as a reward to believing men after death. – Source WikiIslam

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  • September 13, 2019 at 2:39 pm
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    Brilliant!

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  • September 13, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    Islam is a terrorist organization.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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    I’m really confused about the hijab now I sometimes I agreed whit her but some times I just didn’t know if I agreed or disagreed I tough that women should cover every thing but not there hands face ( if they want they can cover there face ) feet’s but for me I’m 16 I’m trying to learn as much as I can about my religion but now I’m just shook idk what to think because I just don’t know if she is right or wrong ugh

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  • September 13, 2019 at 6:57 pm
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    Her get up displays how well she has understood Quran.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 7:01 pm
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    Hard do you want to know Islam from a woman who does not know Arabic and does not know Arabic culture!

    The Qur'an exists and is translated by Muslim scholars. As well as Bukhari and Muslim.

    As well as Arab-Islamic literature Mahfouz and biography of the Prophet and Islamic history.

    If a Japanese Christian woman goes out and speaks only her language and denies the veil of the nuns, will you hear her!

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  • September 13, 2019 at 7:08 pm
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    Tahirh, the Babi saint, swept all this away, when she took off her veil in 1848. The Shah wanted her to abjure her faith and marry him, but she refused. She was later martyred, saying "You can kill me as soon as you like; but you cannot stop the emancipation of women!"

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  • September 13, 2019 at 8:27 pm
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    If you believe in Quran you should believe in sunnah too !!

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  • September 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm
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    O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.
    (59) Al-Ahzab
    Al-Ahzab means  "The Clans, The Coalition, The Combined Forces" .The sūrah takes its name from the mention of the parties (al-aḥzāb), or confederates (an alliance among the Quraysh and other tribes), who fought the Muslims at the Battle of the Trench (5/627), also known as the Battle of the Parties and as the Siege of Madinah.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    This was the time that Muhammad needed more people for war against the coalition.
    Therefor he asked Women to join the war, for this he asked them to wear in away that they 
    will not be known as women(to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments). otherwise everyone knows
    that they are women. this is the fact based on the name and the aim of the surah(chapter).
    Commentators say things that are fictitious. minute 2:08 has wrong interpretation.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    What about men? They could have behaved better and not leave this thing with women! This shouldn't even be an issue that women have to cover themselves. We see where it leads to in Iran.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 9:49 pm
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    Nice Propaganda from west to spread adultery in Islam, Ok, let's say for a moment that all you said is true, but I can guarantee there no evidence in Islam to dress like her in Public, in front of strangers. and you said about the marriage proposal in Islam, so lady, women didn't ask directly by herself the marry her, like Bibi Khadija (RA) sent a marriage proposal to our prophet by her servant. another thing you said about exchanging gifts, again evidence.

    In Chapter 33 known as al-Ahzab, verse 59, Allah gives the following command to Prophet Muhammad:

    “O Prophet! Say to your wives, your daughters, and the women of the believers that: they should let down upon themselves their jalabib.”
    Jalabib: a shirt or Wide dress.

    This means that the Islamic dress code for women does not only consist of a scarf that covers the head, the neck, and the bosom; it also includes the overall dress that should be long and loose.
    Long and loose, not like you. a one cannot tell, Is She teaching Islam or seducing audience sitting in a lecture.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:58 am
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    She said the prophets waives. His God knew he had more than one and those women weren't humans and had no feeling? Why men have the right to marry more women? Why woman couldn't do? For how long we let this lies to continue affecting our sisters and brothers in so called Muslim world.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 4:13 am
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    surely isis people are looking at her as halal meat lol

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  • September 14, 2019 at 5:02 am
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    Wow I learned so many things watching this video. "SHAME ON TO THE RASCALS CLERICS." WHAT a beautiful speech. What an EYE OPENER…..

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  • September 14, 2019 at 8:07 am
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    13:24: and some minutes to tee start, the verse doesn't translate to so that they are no known (an yu'rafna).. That the promiscuous women are known different from those who have chosen to be modest and so they won't be hurt.

    At the point she stated that some scholars have generalized that the hijab of a woman should only meet two conditions being function and custom.. I can't outrightly say she lied about their. Comments but she must be confusing a confused writer and contributor just like herself to a scholar.

    Going back to the verse she repeatedly referenced and wrongly translated (suratul ahzab VS 59).. If it states that the Jilbaab be worn so that they be known then I think it follows to say that regardless of function or custom Islam has chosen a way for women who are believers to dress.

    In a broader light I think it's vindicating and less of a same human reasoning to say that Samman Ali is observing the hijab in that dress.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 8:16 am
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    Thank you!

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  • September 14, 2019 at 11:40 am
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    Ali is telling a western audience that Muslims don't understand their own religion.And what would the purpose be, exactly? Making westerners absorb a reading of Islam that is increasinly hated, despised, forbidden, and silcenced throughout the Islamic world?

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  • September 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm
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    Samina Ali had understood Islam wrong.I think she missed Quran.'And indeed we,if Allah wills ,will be guided'(2:70)

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  • September 14, 2019 at 1:12 pm
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    I request people to learn the religion from the experts (scholars) and then decide before getting inspired by a video. Hijab is one of the rulings of Islam and not a joke to be taken from any speaker randomly. Peace.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 2:09 pm
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    Yes.. I believe muslim teachings are absurd. She's right but I can see she's a rebellious woman and she doesn't respect laws, order and submission.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    She lied in some points and don’t attend the whole case
    Ok , what about the interpretation of the prophet ??

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  • September 14, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    I'm not Muslim but I totally respect the Muslim philosophy of modesty. I don't understand how some Muslim countries are very faithful and modest but don't need to wear the hijab while others are just as faithful but feel like it's unspiritual not to do so. I guess the same thing goes in Christianity I went to an apostolic church for a while where you absolutely had to wear skirts and not cut your hair, also attended Baptist Church where you had to cover your head during service if your woman, and then in other churches were it's very relaxed. I guess it's all up to interpretation?

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  • September 14, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    She talks out of huge ignorance.
    It would be better if she covered herself instead of exposing her hideous appearance.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 4:04 pm
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    One thing i am a witness of is that most Men from my country likes to marry un educated women from the educated ones by the expense of their children, i mean no disrespect to those Women but what we can see from here is that they want some one that they can control 100% what a shame, she really described the insecurities of these Men perfectly.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    Brothers and especially sisters please I beg you if you do watch this video watch a ton more to make your mind up. I know there are sisters who struggle with putting the hijab on even I once went through that but please don't take it off just on the basis of this video. Some things she said were true others were wrong so all I want you to do is research properly. Insha'Allah you get guided in the right path.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 6:49 pm
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    It sounds very logic, coherent and beautiful speech… But..
    1. If she is a muslim, she never express reverence to Prophet Mohammad (SAWS).
    2. She always talks about some "clerics" (she never say who) tell or explain about some explanations about traditions of Muslim community but never talks about the Sunna of the prophet which should be the base of all tradition and "rules" of the Muslims (Qur'an and Sunnah are the first and only way of what we should or not should do).
    3. What makes a difference between a Muslim woman than the others? I don't say that women must dress bad or cover all of her body but there's no doubt the hijab makes a big difference between Muslim women in the world and as far as I can say as a man, their hijab is something beautiful to wear with pride and not as an obligations. Muslim women I know they decided to wear the hijab, so it was a personal decision.
    4. Seems more to me that this woman wants to have more reasons to talk for justify why she doesn't want to use hijab than to respect women who want to wear it or not, because as I said it is an important decision and either if women use hijab or not they won't be more or less Muslim.
    ***If a woman wants to use hijab SUBHAN ALLAH, IF NOT SUBHAN ALLAH also, but women all are beautiful and important by the eyes of Allah.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    She only used one quotation from the Qur'an which i googled to study it and found out there's more to it on the following verse which changes the interpretation.
    She is describing it from only 1 point of view. As a viewer I'm unable to determine whether she is acceptable or not.
    I'd request other viewer's to look for other video's on YouTube on hijab both from the Islamic scholar's and someone who is against it but has a reliable logical explanation.. Thank you 🙂

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  • September 14, 2019 at 10:59 pm
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    I LOVE her shoes!!!

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  • September 14, 2019 at 11:04 pm
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    Islam was not hijacked by fanatics. It's what drives them.
    Islam is a political ideology bent on world conquest.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 12:45 am
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    Hijab is not Islamic

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  • September 15, 2019 at 6:22 am
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    So the quran is not a universal book and is no longer valid……..

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  • September 15, 2019 at 6:27 am
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    The hijab is just a small part of a larger problem, and that is religion as a whole. Please, you you are a reader, go read a little number I like to call “1000 Splendid Suns” to get an idea of what women go through in Muslim countries, and know that all religions would be like that if it’s followers actually read their holy book

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  • September 15, 2019 at 10:21 am
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    Sad that women are seen only as property; whether it be her husband, father or clan.
    Worse that mens lascivious/violent behavior drove uniform clothes to confuse men as to who easy targets are vs expecting honorable behavior from rapists 🙄
    Modesty is respect…as is not molesting women in the night!

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  • September 15, 2019 at 11:08 am
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    I don't like the dress of Samina Ali

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  • September 15, 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    Put the bathroom in the house. Problem solved.
    Now go back to your country and tell your men that our women are not whores because they don't wear sheets over their heads.
    We don't need apologists for Islam or Islamic customs. We need Islamic countries to know that we are NOT interested in their religion no matter how much Westernized Muslims pretty it up.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    The Arbs used to dig a deep hole in their houses and behind the curtain, they would relieve themselves in day or night, There was no such way that men and women would go outside to relieve themselves.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm
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    Pains my heart to see this. Pains even more that people are accepting this message.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    We as Muslim women are required to wear hijab. End of story. I don't feel oppressed when I wear it or don't wear it. It is my choice. It is part of my religion.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 7:34 pm
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    And there is a difference between hijab and niqab. Hijab is a simple headscarf, niqab is the full veil and niqab is not part of Islam, but hijab is.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 7:39 pm
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    Wow, she conveniently forgot the verse that states:
    "and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment"
    or the many hadiths about the women during the time of the prophet wearing a hijab. If you don't want to wear a hijab, fine, that's up to you, but don't lie and say the Quran say's it's OK.
    the vast majority of Islamic scholars agree that there is nothing wrong in women learning or working yet she focuses on a tiny percent of people whom no one listens to and treats it as if it is the norm for Muslims. All those successful Muslim women she mentioned wore a hijab, yet from the way she talked, you'd think it's impossible to wear a hijab and be successful at the same time.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 10:00 pm
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    Why is that the Quran/Bible must be interpreted? I will never understand religion.

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  • September 15, 2019 at 10:02 pm
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    There is no religion bigger than HUMANITY!

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  • September 15, 2019 at 10:07 pm
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    Male dominance is so high in Muslims that male influence is like 90% and female 10%!

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  • September 15, 2019 at 11:21 pm
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    So eloquent!

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  • September 15, 2019 at 11:40 pm
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    This is perfection

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  • September 16, 2019 at 5:12 am
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    why didn't god just go against the men committing the crimes instead of going against the women that don't cover up, it doesn't really fix the problem…

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  • September 16, 2019 at 10:12 am
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    What she said is 100 percent right
    but she has to wear hijab first to explain others😂

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  • September 16, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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    These male scholars seems to make muslim woman as someone who is nothing but most picked object in some store , its very important to learn the arabic language now .

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  • September 16, 2019 at 6:37 pm
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    TedX team, you CANNOT destroy any IDIOLOGY by constantly mis-figure it!

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  • September 16, 2019 at 7:47 pm
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    Ben bir musluman olan bir kadin olarak bunlarin hic birini yasamadim fazla abartipta islami bu kadar kotuleme

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  • September 16, 2019 at 11:00 pm
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    What about Al-noor chapter (31)
    ((And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons, their sisters' sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.))
    ﴿وَقُل لِلمُؤمِناتِ يَغضُضنَ مِن أَبصارِهِنَّ وَيَحفَظنَ فُروجَهُنَّ وَلا يُبدينَ زينَتَهُنَّ إِلّا ما ظَهَرَ مِنها وَليَضرِبنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلى جُيوبِهِنَّ وَلا يُبدينَ زينَتَهُنَّ إِلّا لِبُعولَتِهِنَّ أَو آبائِهِنَّ أَو آباءِ بُعولَتِهِنَّ أَو أَبنائِهِنَّ أَو أَبناءِ بُعولَتِهِنَّ أَو إِخوانِهِنَّ أَو بَني إِخوانِهِنَّ أَو بَني أَخَواتِهِنَّ أَو نِسائِهِنَّ أَو ما مَلَكَت أَيمانُهُنَّ أَوِ التّابِعينَ غَيرِ أُولِي الإِربَةِ مِنَ الرِّجالِ أَوِ الطِّفلِ الَّذينَ لَم يَظهَروا عَلى عَوراتِ النِّساءِ وَلا يَضرِبنَ بِأَرجُلِهِنَّ لِيُعلَمَ ما يُخفينَ مِن زينَتِهِنَّ وَتوبوا إِلَى اللَّهِ جَميعًا أَيُّهَ المُؤمِنونَ لَعَلَّكُم تُفلِحونَ﴾
    [النور: ٣١]

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  • September 16, 2019 at 11:36 pm
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    Does she have any social media or a YouTube channel as I'd love to hear more from her

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  • September 17, 2019 at 7:22 am
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    When it comes to religion and especially Islam all common sense get's sucked into oblivion.
    She claims that Hijab is being forced unto Muslima's: Quran [2:256] There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.

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  • September 17, 2019 at 7:29 am
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    Not everything she says is true…

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  • September 17, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    These "legal rulings" make me sick to my stomach

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  • September 17, 2019 at 5:22 pm
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    do not lie all nonsense

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  • September 17, 2019 at 6:31 pm
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    Искажает .истину

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  • September 17, 2019 at 7:48 pm
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    All what she said are lies. She didn't study the real islam . She just wants to give a bad image about Islam

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  • September 17, 2019 at 9:58 pm
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    lol, you might have something here, you can bargain and say hey if you don't give us our freedom we go back to topless, lmao! A very beautiful lady& I'm glad you have found your freedom, good for you! It turned out to being a means of control& abuse. I'm sorry that you ladies had to suffer. It had a good purpose in an ancient culture but it turned to abuse 😢

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  • September 17, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    Very good point at the end 👏👏👏. Bravo TED talks for giving people a voice! Thank you to the beautiful Persian Lady this helps us to more understand in the Western world, we knew something wasn't right but had no real knowledge or understanding. We back you on women's liberation in the Muslim world.

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  • September 17, 2019 at 10:20 pm
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    I will say this … we all know how to read but not everyone interpreteds in the same way. ! She is wrong in so many ways. She is just saying what everyone wants to hear .. lot of lies .. like the one about the bra.. bs bs bs.. im a woman btw

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  • September 17, 2019 at 10:56 pm
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    She knows nothing about Islam

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  • September 17, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    "BEST TED TALK….EVER!!"

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  • September 18, 2019 at 4:15 am
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    Is she a muslim, if yes then why isn't she wearing a hijab

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  • September 18, 2019 at 8:35 am
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    You are amazing!

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  • September 18, 2019 at 8:40 am
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    Ridiculous, no real fact, just HER own interpretation. She doesn't know real Qur'an and real women rights given in Islam. Any women can work and be socially active, can get knowledge, divorce on her own will and so on and so far. She just showing her paradigms on Islam. May God guide her and all of us.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 11:43 am
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    this lady has clearly shown her level of illiteracy not knowing nothing about the Quran and limiting her research on only the Quran not knowing out of ignorance or lack or proper islam education that there is something called HADITH- the saying of the prophet Muhammad ( s.a.w)

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  • September 18, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    If it is never stated in the Quran that women should be veiled, then why do so many fellow Muslims around the world force women to wear the hijab?

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  • September 18, 2019 at 5:14 pm
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    Western countries are really great in that a person can her exercise her faith in a Western, modern way.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 5:15 pm
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    It is worse for the Yazdis and the Zoroastrians who have been historically treated poorly.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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    Islam ruined everything!

    Unfortunately, this TED talk will likely result in a fatwa on this woman's head. Thank God for Western Civilization!

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  • September 18, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    Salam … Then you should pray salah(namaz) without any hijab or dupata too!! Astagfar (dressed ironic to her lecture) and she wants us to be accustomed and adapted to this …just cuz you sisters want this doesnt mean its true …may Allah guide u sister

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  • September 18, 2019 at 8:27 pm
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    thank you for your Enlightenment and confirming a belief I had about the way Muslim women are forced to dress being a form of slavery.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 9:24 pm
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    Every word she speaks exposes the lies of Islam.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 10:12 pm
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    She is wearing jeans and top but she looks respectable. In our society, not everyone can manage that.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 3:18 am
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    Before you debate in this comment section, you need to know that THERE IS such a thing like faking a verse in the Quran. You really can't trust one Quran. You need to read other Quran published by another publisher because one cannot translate it well, or simply just adding things based by their ideal principle. In this case the hijab. Do more research before you decide to comment on religious arguments.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 3:37 am
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    I’m not sure what this woman’s qualifications to be interpreting the Quran???

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  • September 19, 2019 at 4:12 am
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    How about you leave us Muslim women to ourselves. I DONOT need your permission or “interpretation” of my holy book to allow me to practice my faith the way I deem fit. Yes – wearing the hijab: The head scarf is obligated upon me and I don’t find it a hardship. So why do these pseudo experts feel the urge to go harping around, claiming to know what’s best for me? Leave us be mate.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    I wish I was a muslim man.
    You got me when you said I could have my puss licked.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    she is from Hyderabad /India ,Proud of her words and presentation well said detailed enough

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  • September 19, 2019 at 9:13 am
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    hats off to this woman. 💝💝💝

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  • September 19, 2019 at 1:12 pm
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    you should read the QURAN slowly and understand the meaning well.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 2:08 pm
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    She rode into battle on a camel. Hence the term "camel toe".

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  • September 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm
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    Why the title is in french and the speach in english???

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  • September 19, 2019 at 2:38 pm
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    I kinda don't like her. Misleading may be the reason why…

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  • September 19, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    For me men n women all r human. Same. Fight for ourselves.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 5:32 pm
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    typical moslem apologist. making up excuses on the go. Please talk about the 9 yr old wife that he took. Please talk about the wife beating that he endorsed. Please lie that 'kill the infidels' is also a "misinterpretation". Come on ! Have the balls to call a spade a spade, and stop making excuses.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 5:49 pm
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    Muslim men see western women as easy meat.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm
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    Why do women always think that their freedom and equal status is in wearing short dresses and not wearing abaya and hijaab?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:30 am
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    Well done!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:46 am
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    Allah literally says "wear hijab and cover yourselves that you might be known and not annoyed" wearing hijab is a direct command of God there is no loophole to not wear it, God doesn't force you to wear it, but if you wear u become closer to Him, and if u don't wear it then Allah will question you, so why spouting these nonsense saying its okay to not wear hijab in 21 century, once God commands then His Command isn't only for one century or one day, its forever till day of Judgement

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  • September 20, 2019 at 1:52 am
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    How can people support her, how can God allow a woman to wear revealing clothes just because of the society they liven in, Muslim who have no knowledge believe her.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:44 am
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    Hijab was never a choice. Only modern day narative that muslims have to pushed to get along with modern world.
    Period.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 6:12 am
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    God said… Seriously!!!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 8:54 am
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    She has a lovely narrative voice, I would love to hear her narrate an audio book. Very soothing

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  • September 20, 2019 at 9:29 am
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    Just a word to define it, it is muktazilah , neo-muktazilah in the modern world!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 9:29 am
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    Just a word to define it, it is muktazilah , neo-muktazilah in the modern world!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 12:41 pm
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    She is just playing with words..Look The gesture of her even she didn't covered her head e preaching about hijab philosophy….

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