Wednesday, June 25, 2008

We have pride and dignity. Allah loves us~

Malaysian city reminds Muslim women not to wear bright lipstick, noisy high heels

AP - Tuesday, June 24

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Authorities in a northern Malaysian city are calling on Muslim women not to wear bright lipstick and noisy high-heel shoes if they want to follow the "Islamic way," an official said Tuesday.

The municipal council in Kota Baru, run by a conservative Islamic party, is distributing pamphlets that recommend women refrain from wearing heavy makeup, including bright lipstick, and loud high-heel shoes to work, council spokesman Azman Mohamad Daham said.

"We just distribute pamphlets. Our minimum guideline is they must wear headscarves," he said. "The rest is up to them. If they want to follow the 100 percent Islamic way, it's up to them."

He said the suggestions aim to prevent rape and protect women's dignity and morals. The campaign started in 2006, but new pamphlets are circulated each year, he said.

Kota Baru is the capital of Kelantan state, which is ruled by the conservative opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party.

National news agency Bernama earlier reported the city had issued a directive forbidding women from wearing makeup and noisy high heels, but Azman said the report was incorrect. He said the only legal directive is one that was issued a decade ago, ordering Muslim women to wear headscarves.

Violators can be fined up to 500 ringgit (US$150), Azman said, adding that an average of 20 women were fined each month for breaking the rule.

Malaysia, where about two-thirds of the population is Malay Muslim, prides itself on being a moderate country. Other ethnic groups _ Chinese and Indians who follow other religions _ do not face restrictions on their clothing and are free to practice their faiths.

However, debates about Muslim dress codes and behavior erupt occasionally.

The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, which secured an unprecedented number of parliamentary seats and state governments together with two other opposition parties in March elections, has only recently backed away from openly advocating an Islamic state.

(u can read the original news by clicking my post title above. it will gives u the link.)

* sHi: i dun really care the proposal is from which party whether opposition or government because i am not so interested in politics, but what i really care is about the title highlighted. what more can i say. its written in the verses below:

Firman Allah:

Dan katakanlah kepada perempuan-perempuan yang beriman supaya menyekat pandangan mereka (daripada memandang yang haram), dan memelihara kehormatan mereka; dan janganlah mereka memperlihatkan perhiasan tubuh mereka kecuali yang zahir daripadanya; dan hendaklah mereka menutup belahan leher bajunya dengan tudung kepala mereka; dan janganlah mereka memperlihatkan perhiasan tubuh mereka melainkan kepada suami mereka, atau bapa mereka atau bapa mertua mereka atau anak-anak mereka, atau anak-anak tiri mereka, atau saudara-saudara mereka, atau anak bagi saudara-saudara mereka yang lelaki, atau anak bagi saudara-saudara mereka yang perempuan, atau perempuan-perempuan Islam, atau hamba-hamba mereka, atau orang gaji dari orang-orang lelaki yang telah tua dan tidak berkeinginan kepada perempuan, atau kanak-kanak yang belum mengerti lagi tentang aurat perempuan; dan janganlah mereka menghentakkan kaki untuk diketahui orang akan apa yang tersembunyi dari perhiasan mereka; dan bertaubatlah kamu sekalian kepada Allah, wahai orang-orang yang beriman, supaya kamu berjaya.
(An-Nur 24:31)

Firman Allah:

Dan hendaklah kamu tetap diam di rumah kamu serta janganlah kamu mendedahkan diri seperti yang dilakukan oleh orang-orang Jahiliyah zaman dahulu; dan dirikanlah sembahyang serta berilah zakat; dan taatlah kamu kepada Allah dan RasulNya. Sesungguhnya Allah (perintahkan kamu dengan semuanya itu) hanyalah kerana hendak menghapuskan perkara-perkara yang mencemarkan diri kamu - wahai "AhlulBait" dan hendak membersihkan kamu sebersih-bersihnya (dari segala perkara yang keji).
(Al-Ahzab 33:33)

Firman Allah:

Wahai Nabi, suruhlah isteri-isterimu dan anak-anak perempuanmu serta perempuan-perempuan yang beriman, supaya melabuhkan pakaiannya bagi menutup seluruh tubuhnya (semasa mereka keluar); cara yang demikian lebih sesuai untuk mereka dikenal (sebagai perempuan yang baik-baik) maka dengan itu mereka tidak diganggu. Dan (ingatlah) Allah adalah Maha Pengampun, lagi Maha Mengasihani.
(Al-Ahzab 33:59)

that's why i said Allah loves us. Thank You Allah :)


hafiz said...

salam. from which newspaper this article originates from?

sHi sYaHirAH HaNiM iDRiS said...

waalaikumussalam warahmatullah.
i got it from the yahoo frontpage yesterday. why? u can read it by clicking my post title We have pride and dignity. Allah loves us~. it gives you the link.

hafiz said...

nothing more than just curious. nice article and comment. thanx for sharing.

sHi sYaHirAH HaNiM iDRiS said...

no probs~

Master J said...

Good job quoting the verses and highlighting the important points in them =)

sHi sYaHirAH HaNiM iDRiS said...

u did a good job too.
syukran ~

Oneiric Weaver said...


thanks for sharing the article.

keep on writing yea, insyaAllah..

salam ziarah dan salam ukhuwwah fillah.. :)

sHi sYaHirAH HaNiM iDRiS said...

no problem..i will.sharing is caring.
anyway, i did visit ur blog but it seems i cannot post any comment there.why eh?

i would love to get to know bout u deeper. do emel me ok?

ukhwah fillah~ =)

oneiric weaver said...

thanks, sis. for giving me your email address.

enshaAllah, i'll send you an email as soon as possible, with God's will :)


sHi sYaHirAH HaNiM iDRiS said...

got ur email dear..thanks =)