Western society has quite a lot of reservations when it comes to the dressing of Muslim women. What the west does not understand is that these women are just following the teachings of their own religion and are not doing something to displease any community or any elected form of government yet these end up more or less at the mercy of the non-Muslims. The issues of headscarf and veil wearing within France and even in the United States are nothing but a story of shambles [Ambah, 2006]. Every man or woman, no matter who he or she belongs from, must have the right to do what he or she wants to and on this very teaching, Muslim women have all the right in the world which has been given to them by their religion to exercise the same in the best manner possible.
The historical analysis is pretty clear for one and all to understand the significance of the headscarf and veils since women in Islam are asked to cover their bodies from people they do not know, effectively known as the ‘ Na-thrums’ [Baldauf, 2006]. The need of the hour is to find out which society a particular Islamic nation is actually following and what it needs to do in order to get along the lines of the ideal (Welfare) state that Islam has really talked about.
One can be cent percent sure and even more than that, that the Islam taught by the Muslim Scholars hailing from the ideology that women should be oppressed beyond any due limits, is not the right one and must not be given any heed by the people who want to study this subject and have a know-how about the different ways and means under which the religion Islam has to offer to its women [Zoepf, 2006].
Islam does not teach that its men and women are treated by each other in an unequal and unfair manner rather it looks at restoring the balance between the two, which was quite missing before the religion was brought to the fore 1400 years ago. The three different positions that have been mentioned here are existent in different nations of the world and it might even be possible that a single country could even see the three different positions of women been executed in it.
The same owes to a lack of understanding (of the religion), sheer shortcoming on the part of the believers of Islam in relevance with knowledge and information and more than following what has been going on for centuries now, which can be rightly called as the customs or traditions of an area or society.
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