Women are beautiful and by instinct like to show their beauty. Like men they have right to do their activity in society freely and without any limitation. But why is that Muslim women cover themselves and are stingy and tight-fisted of coloring the society with their beauty and charm? Why they accept the limitations emerged by their covering (HIJAB)? Questions like these occur when a Muslim woman is observed covering herself and somebody may feel pity toward her. But Muslim women do not see covering as these people see. While many women in the western coteries suffer from sexual harassment at work places, Muslim woman take part in serious social activities feeling secure. Actually HIJAB provides a safe and secure situation for women to work and have effective role in society. They regard HIJAB as immunity not limitation. They see that with HIJAB society does not look at them just as pieces of beauty but honors them because of their reason, knowledge and skills. Just a cursory glance at surveys and statistics about sexual harassments that took place at work places, faculties and schools in western societies confirm that the only solution is HIJAB. Surveys indicate that more than half the women in the work force in the United States have experienced Sexual Harassment. The book Shockwaves: The Global Impact of Sexual Harassment, by Susan L. Webb, cites the following statistics:*
CANADA: “One survey showed that 4 out of 10 women reported being sexually harassed at work.”
JAPAN: “An August 1991 survey showed that 70 percent of the women who responded experienced” harassment at work. “Ninety percent said they were sexually harassed on the way to and from work.”
AUSTRIA: “A 1986 survey showed almost 31 percent of women reported serious harassment incidents.”
FRANCE: “In 1991 a study . . . found that 21 percent of the 1,300 women surveyed said they had personally experienced sexual harassment.”
THE NETHERLANDS: A study showed that “58 percent of the women responding [to the survey] said they had personally experienced sexual harassment.”
Regarding these statistics and some other horrifying surveys, it can be proved that who is limited in social activity; Muslim women covering HIJAB or others.
Honestly, imagine a woman who has covered her hair and beauties and other not, which is more endangered by sexual harassment.
Women guarantee the society to be healthy and the family to be firm and immune of collapse. A Man who daily sees many beautiful women whom maybe are more attractive than his wife, gradually lose his love and tendency toward his wife and may cheat on her. On the other hand, undoubtedly women without cover are more exposed to lust of other men and hear amorous words and feel love toward others rather than their husbands. The family in such societies does not have a firm foundation and endangered with collapse. Actually, why is that in U.S.A, 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Why is that about 22 percent of American men commit adultery, while 11 percent of women dare to do likewise….these numbers have never been observed in societies whose women adhere to HIJAB. If you ask a Muslim woman that why she cover HIJAB she will answer you that because my religion asked me to do so and they are right; There is a verse in Qur’an that says: “O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the faithful to draw closely over themselves their cloak [when going out]. That makes it likely for them to be recognized and not be troubled, and Allah is all-forgiving, all-merciful”.
Now, if you encounter a Muslim woman cowering herself, you may praise her for preference God’s will over her lust of showing her beauty, and for her respect and honor toward your family.