Hijab Solidarity

Sep 7th, 2007, in News, by

International Hijab Solidarity Day is marked in Semarang.

About 300 university students from Lembaga Dakwah Kampus (LDK), or the Campus Preaching Council (LDK), marked the International Hijab Solidarity Day in Semarang, Central Java, on 4th September.

"International Hijab Solidarity Day" was declared at a conference of the Assembly for the Protection of Hijab held on July 12th, 2004, in London.

Jilbab
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The date of 4th September was chosen because, as protest leader Lulu Jamaliah says, that was the date in 2002 that France banned Muslim women from wearing the jilbab/hijab.

Lulu said that the rally had two specific purposes, to show that wearing the hijab was a human right and no state should prevent women from doing so, and secondly to encourage jilbab-less women to put on the head covering. For the second purpose the demonstrators gave away free hijabs to passing women, as well as flowers.

Lulu Jamaliah said she was also concerned that most Indonesian Muslim women didn't seem to care about worldwide jilbab solidarity. antara


47 Comments on “Hijab Solidarity”

  1. avatar Muhammad Ali says:

    Although I admire Muhammad Ali as being truely the Legend, for the sake of my dakwah, I would like to introduce that Islam is against any kind of activity that is destructive to oneself and moreso on others including that of boxing, based on the Salafi Scholars who judge by the Quran and the Sunnah.

    Islam is about Peace, Peace, and creating Peace on the face of the earth.

  2. avatar dewaratugedeanom says:

    Muhammad Ali said

    Islam is about Peace, Peace, and creating Peace on the face of the earth.

    There will be Peace when all kafir have been wiped out, or converted and become dhimmis to pay jizya. Allahu akbar.

    Peace.

  3. avatar Muhammad Ali says:

    Dewaratugedeanoam said:

    There will be Peace when all kafir have been wiped out, or converted and become dhimmis to pay jizya. Allahu akbar.

    No no no.

    I believe in conversion and dhimmis to pay jizya (security covenant) in an Islamic State, but we don’t have to wipe out the all of the Kuffars. This is the manhaj (methodogy) of the Khawarij, refered in the hadiths as ‘Kilabun Nar’ – dogs of Hell fire. This is the ways of Imam Samudera, Usama bin Laden, FPI, and other reactionist. But not the ways of the Salafies.

    So Dewaratu, I don’t know if you are kafir trying to insinuate, but if you are a kafir, then I call you to follow the steps of Muhammad Ali, get yourself a Quran and be submissive to Allah (Islam). And if you are a Muslim, then I call you to the path of the Salafus Saleh, a path based on’ilm (knowledge) and Sabr (Patience).

    Calling all muslims, be patient and study your religion. Look at all those kafirs. Alhamdulillah their entering Islam by the numbers. Islam is the fastest growing religion. Thats whats freaking Gertz Wilders out. Islam is growing in the west – and we’re supposed to be the terrorists.

    Now that’s what I call “Allahu Akbar”.

  4. avatar Muhammad Ali says:

    tomaculum Said:

    And, M. Ali, a bee is a little bit different to a human, isn’t it?
    Uncommon analogy (for me).

    Tomaculum, I love your question, because now I can start quoting to you the verses of the beautiful Quran:

    016:068] And your Lord inspired the bee, saying: “Take you habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. [016:069] “Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you).” There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for a people who think.

    The bee is regarded to be a miraculous insect. It produces so many good. Even it’s sting can be a healing for men, although the bee dies after it stings (I am not promoting suicide bombings). Point to be made: although physically humans are ‘a little bit different’ to a bee, but spiritually a Muslim is closer to a bee then he/she is to a Kafir (rejector of the grace of God). That’s why Allah tells us to take lessons from the bee. And what does Allah tell us of the rejector (kafir):

    [025:043] Have you (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam]) seen him who has taken as his ilâh (god) his own vain desire? Would you then be a Wakîl (a disposer of his affairs or a watcher) over him?
    [025:044] Or do you think that most of them hear or understand? They are only like cattle – nay, they are even farther astray from the Path (i.e. even worse than cattle).

    tomaculum asked:

    Tell me, what is the nature of a woman?

    Don’t know about your women, but the nature of a Muslim Woman, frankly speaking, indeed is to be the Queen of the household. The Quran says:

    [033:032] O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other women. If you keep your duty (to Allâh), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner.
    [033:033] And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance, and perform As-Salât (the prayers), and give Zakât (obligatory charity) and obey Allâh and His Messenger [sal-Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam]. Allâh wishes only to remove Ar-Rijs (evil deeds and sins) from you, O members of the family (of the Prophet ), and to purify you with a thorough purification.

    Allahu Akbar

  5. avatar dewaratugedeanom says:

    Muhammad Ali said

    So basically its the same, whether in Saudi or England, there is always that control of what woman ought to wear and how much she should cover. There’s no difference, its just a matter of degree, not of kind. I mean imagine this: a topless woman walking down a public crowded street. Even in a hot summer day, I now in many western countries the police would take her away, right? Doesn’t she have the right to not wear a bra and shirt, to be topless? If a man was topless would he be arrested? No! Isn’t that showing inequality toward your human rights?

    In the place where I live (Bali) women used to walk topless in public and nobody took offence until Indonesia became independent and it was outlawed by the Muslim lawmakers.

    Everybody has the right to wear what ever he she prefers to wear, whether it be the niqab, hijab, burka, or a G-string bikini. But regarding to the public domain, then there would always be some measures of restrictions.

    What makes you think your religion can impose measures and restrictions to the public domain in a place where the majority of the people don’t take offence in the beauty of God’s creation? So why don’t you put your shariah up where the sun never shines and leave us alone with your ridiculous attempts to put our women in tents and potato bags and label everything as pornographic that doesn’t conform to your bigoted views?

    Islam is growing in the west – and we’re supposed to be the terrorists.

    If Islam is growing in the West then it is by breeding among themselves and immigration from those Islamic regions which aren’t able to provide for their own. Just like in the place where I live. But if it is numbers that make you happy just go on believing your own delusions as long as you can because deep down you are well aware that one day evolution and science will make your Koran and Sunna as obsolete as a donkey on a highway.

  6. avatar andrey says:

    just go on believing your own delusions as long as you can because deep down you are well aware that one day evolution and science will make your Koran and Sunna as obsolete as a donkey on a highway.

    mhwahaha.. talk to yourself..
    if any religion is going to be obsolete, hinduism will be the first
    it is quite hard to imagine modern people worshipping cows 🙂
    ok I know many indians get rich and becoming ceo, but most likely the richer they are, the more un-hindu they become 🙂 just look at recent stampede in india where 150 people died trying to worship some stone in the mountain hahahaha,,, or read a bbc news about a hindu man who married a dog (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7093422.stm),, or read Veda about your Lord Brahma and his incest with his daughter Sarasvati…. and you talk about evolution.. mhwahahaha… hahahahahaha

    I am sorry I got carried off.. mr. dewa is real agent provocateur.. I tip my hat.

  7. avatar kiwibali says:

    mhwahaha.. talk to yourself..
    if any religion is going to be obsolete, hinduism will be the first
    it is quite hard to imagine modern people worshipping cows 🙂
    ok I know many indians get rich and becoming ceo, but most likely the richer they are, the more un-hindu they become 🙂 just look at recent stampede in india where 150 people died trying to worship some stone in the mountain hahahaha,,, or read a bbc news about a hindu man who married a dog (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7093422.stm),, or read Veda about your Lord Brahma and his incest with his daughter Sarasvati…. and you talk about evolution.. mhwahahaha… hahahahahaha

    same thing can be said about every religion, what is up with isolating one? (well maybe not the incest thing.) Why worship a cross? how many people died in Haj?….

  8. avatar Shloka says:

    Well the incest thing can be said about any religion too. Does Lot having a child with each of his daughters ring a bell?

    Islam had wiped out the local religion from wherever it settled, Christianity from the Byzantine Empire(present day Iraq) and Egypt,Zoroastrianism from Iran. Buddhism from Afghanistan etc, so if Hinduism had to become extinct it would have become till now. Hindus aren’t particularly insecure too, or we’d have Hindu terrorists crashing planes into the WTC screaming “Death to the West.”

  9. avatar Purba Negoro says:

    Will any of these facile White and Chinese commentators ever give us an invite to their odd littlle imaginary worlds?

    Your odd little fantasy worlds simply outclass Eragon and Harry Potter as derivative fictions.

    Ever thought of consider a career in children’s stories?
    THEN- you can peddle your cliched derivative fiction to an appreciative audience AND actually help society instead of being a null contributor, a parasite and an emotive onanising middle-class moral-ophile whose world view is what The Guardian (also termed: post-climax auto-eroticism wipes) NewsPaper or the BBC (fully funded propagandist of the Foreign Office) dictates they should think.

    300 pro-JILBAB children. Some perssepctive- out of how many girls in Semarang? A city of how many- 500,000+?
    And is this a naive, trite positive self-identification essentially as an Indigenous Indonesians in a city still filled with harding, basic commodity price gouging Chinese parasites?

    Indonesian rejection of Arabisation:- we call the headscarf JILBAB here.

    Only British looking out for their beloved Islamic lunatics (who they think they can make good with hugs, kisses and steming cups of cocoa) and Arabs call it Hijab.

    Of course the very resonant empty vessels ignore the facts that girls wear jilbab to protect their hair, avoid tanning or sunburn, covertly wear earphoens or mobile-phone headsets at school, or wear them as a means of avoiding unwanted sexual harassment from chubby middle-aged white expats and earning the whore/low-class status ione actualy associates with these white auto-penile obsessives

    What of the married or unavailable women who wear jilbab to avoid unnecessary romantic advances?

    But of course the angst-ridden petty bourgeoisie with their moral aut-eroticisms conveniently forget their Indoensian whores and gold-diggers are Muslims who they noticed due to their short skirts, and lack of underwear facilitating their easily-opening legs.

    And What of those Muslim-by-stealth Mediterranean Greeks, Italians women who traditionally don head coverings as widows or for modesty?

    Why again to Hindu women wear something thats identical to a head-sarf, is as a headscarf- sometimes drawn across the face when talking with/transacting with males- but somehow is not a headscarf?

    Shloka:
    “Hindus aren’t particularly insecure too, or we’d have Hindu terrorists crashing planes into the WTC screaming “Death to the West.”
    very amusing how you Indian Anglophiliacs conveniently forget current Indian heated debate about how your incumbent government’s gay love to US and UK, and the fact many of its’ top ranking staf and cabinet members are decried for being Muslims, or Christians.

    True the Muslim conquest of India was a horrendous act of barbarity- but remember the Moghul and Islam conquest of India was brought by Shia Persian sword and flame.

    Perhaps as an educated person you’d be interested why so many Americans now consider 7-11, sorry I mean 9-11 as a conspiracy.
    Why again did Tower 7 collapse despite no damage?
    Why is it a convenience Zionist Jew Larry Silverman (and Republican party sponsor) take out additional building insurance in the weeks prior to the collapse?

    Did you know we Muslims can magically suspend tyhe Laws of Physics?\
    True- we can melt high-strength steel alloys using using cheap kerosene a open windows without coking, plasma and lecetric arc furnaces- and no oxygen blasting as per a steel-mill?

    Pretty neat-o.
    “..fire reaches 800 [degrees] C — hot enough to melt steel floor supports.”
    Ha- you infidels think steel can only melt at lowest 1538 degrees Centirgade and only when it is 98% iron.

    So we Muslims not only have magic powers, and eery dark-magic skills we can suspend the laws of phsyics. Can your Yahwe/Ram Punjabi do that?

    ICome on sheeple-people,

    if even the dullard Americans can see 7-11/9-11 as a a stinking pile of Bush-Halliburton-Cheney-Zionist-Military Industrial Complex (co-incidentally in projected terminal decline due to Ruskies now our chums)bullsh*t- surely you can too.

    US corrupt leadership ‘thought’ process:
    “Oh no- we can save our bloated Defense Industry complex by creating new sabre-rattling enemies Like Ahme-.. Achmed. Whatever … you know that beardo Eye-ranianian with some Nukuler Holiocaust crapola.
    Goddamn it, we shouldn’t have pretended to hang Saddam- he was a might fine customer.
    “Hey, let’s give the Chinese some of our 20 year old misilie plans, make a scare- and we can build new Tridents!”
    “FEMA- it’s the new “Duck and Cover campaign, I men public service”

    Are we ever goinbg to be on “green” level- or do we have to remain “Orange/Yellow: tense, defensive, reactionary, anally restrictive and wary of swarthy, bearded or foreign-lookn’ inner-viduals”

    People- the Muslims are the new Reds under the Bed.
    Yanks need idiotic scare tactics to justify their MIC and theft of their own citizens’ rights/greater government surveillance.
    Just like them, Godless Reds- they don’t exist- it was all rust, paint and inflatable tanks and rocket launchers.

    Here are some interesting links for those interested:

    http://physics911.net/

    One of my favourites: “How Muslims can Suspends the Laws of Physics”:
    http://www.counterpunch.org/physic11282006.html

    Oh- by the way- have any of you thought of an illustrator for your kiddies’ stories?

    I hear the Museum of Creationism has some fantastic artists.

  10. avatar dewaratugedeanom says:

    Andrey said

    or read a bbc news about a hindu man who married a dog

    Islamic Teachings on sex with animals:

    A man can have sex with animals such as sheeps, cows, camels and so on. However he should kill the animal after he has his orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village, however selling the meat to the next door village should be fine.
    From Khomeini’s book,
    “Tahrirolvasyleh”, fourth volume, Darol Elm, Gom, Iran, 1990

    Warning: Never trust a Muslim from another village who wants to sell you a piece of meat.

    “The meat of horses, mules, or donkeys is not recommended. It is strictly forbidden if the animal was sodomized while alive by a man. In that case, the animal must be taken outside the city and sold.”

    “If one commits an act of sodomy with a cow, a ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed as quickly as possible and burned, and the price of it paid to its owner by him who sodomized it.”

    The poor animal first is sodomized and then killed and burned. What an Islamic justice towards animals! What if the sex was really good and invites another lap or two? Must animals always be one-night stands? The Hindu with the dog at least took responsibility. 🙂

    “If a man (God protect him from it!) fornicates with an animal and ejaculates, ablution is necessary.”

    It does not say who should have ablution: the animal or the man?

    Khomeinis teachings

    and you talk about evolution.. mhwahahaha… hahahahahaha

    Do mullahs, imams, ustadz or whoever indoctrinates you in your madrassahs and pesantrens also teach you to laugh like idiots whenever you run out of arguments?

    Conclusion:

    Muslim Indonesia either restores its Kejawen/Abangan tradition or it needs a Kemal Atatürk to kick out the Wahhabi and Salafi worshippers, ban the ridiculous hijab/jilbab and other slave-rag symbols from public places and guarantees this country becomes a truly secular state, ready to counter any attempt at turning it into a theocrazy so it can enter the 21st century where it may take its rightful place among the emerging Asian superpowers.

  11. avatar Nastygal says:

    All the muslims in the world need to get over themselves and stop thinking everything is about them. This is what gets them in trouble in the first place. If Muslims around the world were peaceful and lived in harmony with the countries they “invade” with their beliefs and culture then noone would notice all the things about their religion. But instead they chose to migrate to different countries and cause trouble. They teach their children not to accept other cultures and to treat them like crap because they are inferior to them for not believing in Mohammed.

    I am sick of the Muslims bludging off other people… The whole religion is a load of crap, they wont borrow money from banks because it is against their religion to pay interest but yet they will live in housing commission and be on the dole while their husbands work cash money.

    It is the government who allows this to happen but it is the religion who teaches this behaviour. As far as I am concerned the world would be a much better place if the Muslims stuck to their own middle eastern countries and stopped terrorising other countries with their religion of hate and their narrow minded ideas.

  12. avatar Barry Prima says:

    Dewa..
    you have the gall to say this :

    Do mullahs, imams, ustadz or whoever indoctrinates you in your madrassahs and pesantrens

    And then buy into the most elementary from of google tomfoolery such as this:

    In Islam a man can have sex with animals such as sheeps, cows, camels (ayatollah k)

    I shall hereby present another cut and paste from an arguably more reliable source (wikipedia)

    “A book “Tahrirolvasyleh”, cited on the Internet, which quotes the Ayatollah Khomeini approving of sex with animals under certain conditions, is unconfirmed and possibly a forgery.[32] Though the book Tahrir-ul-Vasyleh does exist, there is widespread suspicion concerning the existence and authenticity of such a “fourth book”.”

    How can sex with Animals be allowed when sex outside marriage (zina is forbidden?). So. Nothing Islamic about those so called statements of the Ayatollah…anyway here is a more accurate interpretation what was said:

    22-One of things which will cause an animal to be Haram, although it was originally Halal, is a human having sex with it and … because of this work (sodomizing the animal) its meat and the meat of its lamb which will be born after sodomizing will all be Haram, along with its milk, wool, and hair.

    23- If the animal which someone had sex with is an edible animal like a sheep, cow, or camel it should be killed (Zebh) and burned. If it is one of the animals which is not usually eaten but is used for riding and transportation, like a horse or donkey, it should be taken out of the city and sold in another city.

    The reality is that rural people (including muslims) do become over friendly with their animals as do prepubescent girls with their dogs in the west. The ruling is just dealing with the reality of evil already committed rather than turning a blind eye.Evil is a reality,human weakness is a reality too…religion has to deal with these matters.

    The quran and islam is a meeting point between man as such and god as such, it deals with the reality of humanity as it is, with all its evils and contradictions, rather than presenting some dyed in the wool feel good safe abstract pseudo taoism (which you have developed for yourself dewa).

    Muslim Indonesia either restores its Kejawen/Abangan tradition

    What exactly is that? And for that matter it would be unrestorable.

  13. avatar Barry Prima says:

    Nasty Gal:

    All the non muslims in the world need to get over themselves and stop thinking everything is about them. This is what gets them in trouble in the first place. If non Muslims around the world were peaceful and lived in harmony with the countries they “invade” with their beliefs and culture then no one would notice all the things about their religion. But instead they chose to invade different countries and cause trouble. They teach their children not to accept other cultures and to treat them like crap because they are inferior to them for not believing in their version of democracy.
    I am sick of the non Muslims bludging off other people… Their whole religion is a load of crap, they want us to borrow money from their banks because they can charge us hugh interest and keep us indebted to them forever.
    It is the government who allows this to happen but it is the religion of democracy which teaches this behaviour. As far as I am concerned the world would be a much better place if the non Muslims stuck to their own countries and stopped terrorising other countries with their religion of hate and their narrow minded ideas.

  14. avatar kamal says:

    We strongly support HIJAB, that;s our symbole of purety and modesty.

    Who cares your vulgar views on our people wear hijab.
    How come Christain nuns wear hijab type of dresses and wear cap jews wear.
    Why dont you criticize nuns and jews.
    We are the only faith , we follow all through centuries taught by all those prophets.
    Those were the teaching of almighty, through out his prophets adam,david,jesus to our bleoved prophet.
    Do not redicule other faiths,
    So do not attack other’s sentiments, watch your so called westernized gals love and coming to islam,because the girls get so respect in our cultures -the fastest growing religion in those countries.
    Stop hurting others.
    KAMAL NAZAR.-INDIAN

  15. avatar tikaperwita says:

    M. Ali:
    I agree with you. using a hijab or not is a human right and no one person has a right to forbid it. Just like for example the Christians in Indonesia, they have freedom to use the cross necklace, or the sisters in the church, temple, etc has the right shows religious symbols. I think human rights in Indonesia better than in French. Christian schools are well developed, with their attributes, no problem. its difficult to explain to people who do not really know what Islam is. Islam is the most complete set of human life across the joint. Sometimes they use the issue of polygamy, the veil, jihad, the forbidden food, etc to blame us, but they do not know exactly why that laws given by God. Just as Qur’an said to us “For me my religion, for you your religion.”

  16. avatar ET says:

    @ Kamal

    So do not attack other’s sentiments, watch your so called westernized gals love and coming to islam,because the girls get so respect in our cultures -the fastest growing religion in those countries.

    The fastest growing religion in those countries?
    Kamal, you are an ignoramus. The fastest growing religion in those countries is ‘atheism’ or ‘agnosticism’, meaning no religion at all. No more silly and hypocritical dress codes like hijab, no more thought control and brainwashing by prophets, imams and clerics of all sorts, but freedom to use our own brains for what really matters in this life instead of some delusive afterlife.

  17. avatar Oigal says:

    You mean like the way women are respected in Suadi Arabia Kamal ? How’s that driving thing going? What about the school girls who were burnt to death because some morons would not let them leave the building because they were not covered? Speaking of respect, how goes the honour killing business?

    Ownership does not mean respect, in fact it is offensive to infer that women who do not cover themselves with rags are not moral or pure (?).

    Tika, really France has less human rights than Indonesia? How many people in France were hacked or bashed to death because of their beliefs by gangs of thugs and cowards under the guise of religion in the last 12 months? How manyeople had their homes and places of worship burnt to the ground? Perhaps a quick piece of research on what beloved Indonesia TNI is doing in Papua would be helpful. When will the murderers from East Timor stand trial instead of being feted as potential Presidential candidates?

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