Perspective : How Women should be dressed?


This is not a moral policing article šŸ™‚ however may give you an unbiased perspective about dress codes in a simple way.

One can wear any dress as they prefer. However, every individual should understand the term social etiquette according to the civilization where they are and act accordingly.

When I was a kid, I saw an old man who got into a bus wearing only a Langoti, he was a village man. Everyone yelled him and the conductor pushed that poor man literally out of the bus. I felt so sad and bad about the people’s behaviour.

I wonder how this trendy world would react if they see such a man or a man with no shirt on a city road, now? This is the social etiquette I am trying to convey. As a society, we expect something from individuals, and they are expected to follow it.

And feminism!! that is just hyped term. Women who want to be free are still free and they achieve whatever they want and wear whatever they wish, without any hurdle. Only those who want the society to accept their way of thinking always speak, “feminism!, feminism!”

Freedom is taken not given.Ā  Take your freedom, but realize the fact that every freedom has a limit, which is something the individual need to decide in accordance with the civilization where he/she lives. Adjust to your society or be bold enough to face criticism and stand out confidently! Nothing is wrong or right, only it is a matter of acceptance of the majority.

- Din

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Know : Ramzan / Ramadan

Happy Ramzan to all Muslim Brothers and Sisters across the globe. Let us pray the God for peace, love and harmony to all religions, communities and nationalities with mutual respect. Whatever the differences we may have, God has already united us as human beings. We may haveĀ chosen different paths, different names, but God is always One.

Ramzan is the ninth month according to Islamic Lunar calendar. Ramzan (written as Ramadan) is derived from the Arabic root word ‘ramida’ or ‘arramad’ that means intense scorching heat and dryness, especially of the ground. Ramadan is so called to indicate the heating sensation in the stomach as a result of thirst. Others said it is so called because Ramadan scorches out the sins as it burns the ground. Some said it is so called because the hearts and souls are more readily receptive to the admonition and remembrance of Allah during Ramadan, as the sand and stones are receptive to the sun’s heat.

Ramadan begins after the month of Shaban, after the new moon has been sighted. In case new moon is not sighted then after 30 days of Shaban, Ramadan begins. The month of Ramadan lasts for 29 or 30 days depending on the sighting of the moon. If the moon is sighted on the night of 29th fast then the month of Shawwal begins from tomorrow and Ramadan is over. The 1st of Shawwal is the Eid also know as Eid-ul-fitr to distinguish it from Eid-ul-azha (Bakri Eid).

Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed. The Quran clearly says “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety and rightousness” – Al Baqarah, 2:183. Fasting is to be done by all able bodied men and women and children who have reached puberty. If a person is sick or has some medical reason or if a women is pregnant then they are waived from fasting.

During Ramadan the people who fast are not allowed to eat or drink anything (including water) from dawn to after sunset. Also one has to restrain other body parts, which may render the fast worthless despite the main factor of hunger and thirst; so the tongue,

for instance, must avoid backbiting, slander, and lies; the eyes should avoid looking into things considered by the Lawgiver as unlawful; the ears must stop from listening to conversation, words, songs, and lyrics that spoil the spirit of fasting; and finally restraining of the heart, and mind from indulging, themselves in other things besides zikr or Allah (remembrance of Allah).

Also when one is fasting and feels hunger and thirst he has to remember other people in the world who do not have food and water. Charity is one of the extremely recommended acts during fasting. Muslims are required to give minimum of 2.5% of their annual savings as charity to poor and needy people. Also there are various sayings of the prophet (pbuh) where he has said that any charity made in Ramadan is multiplied upto 70 times. If some people are poor and cannot afford to give money then even a smile is an act of charity.

In recent years lot of research has been done about the medical benifits of Ramadan. The physiological effect of fasting includes lower of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol and lowering of the systolic blood pressure. In fact, Ramadan fasting would be an ideal recommendation for treatment of mild to moderate, stable, non-insulin diabetes, obesity and essential hypertension. There are psychological effects of fasting as well. There is a peace and tranquility for those who fast during the month of Ramadan. Personal hostility is at a minimum, and the crime rate decreases. Muslims take advice from the Prophet who said, “If one slanders you or aggresses against you, say I am fasting.'” This psychological improvement could be related to better stabilization of blood glucose during fasting as hypoglycemia after eating, aggravates behavior changes. There is a beneficial effect of extra prayer at night. This not only helps with better utilization of food but also helps in output. There are 10 extra calories output for each rikat of the prayer. Again, we do not do prayers for exercise, but a mild movement of the joints with extra calorie utilization is a better form of exercise. Similarly, recitation of the Quran not only produces a tranquility of heart and mind, but improves the memory. There is a beneficial effect of extra prayer at night. This not only helps with better utilization of food but also helps in output. There are 10 extra calories output for each rikat of the prayer. Again, we do not do prayers for exercise, but a mild movement of the joints with extra calorie utilization is a better form of exercise. Similarly, recitation of the Quran not only produces a tranquility of heart and mind, but improves the memory.

Some people think that one month of fasting is too much while others feel that its only one month where they can get their sins forgiven and get their rewards increased. May Allah bless us all and forgive all our sins and make us good Muslims and good human beings.

– Courtesy and Source : Islam Awareness

Controversial Mumbai Ad ‘No Muslims are welcome’ : Well Thank you :)

A controversial advertisement in Mumbai has sparked an outrage. A Mumbai broker put up an ad for the sale of a flat which says ‘No Muslims are welcome’. A petition has been filed with the National Commission for Minorities seeking action against the broker and the portal. A CNN-IBN Cobrapost sting operation of 2010 in cosmopolitan Mumbai exposed how getting a house on rent if your were Muslim was a daunting task. But just how deep seated is the prejudice?

An ad placed on leading realty portal 99 says, “Excellent brand new 2BHK fully furnished flat with cross ventilation, natural light. Cosmopolitan society, no Muslims, with car parking on immediate sale, fifth floor interested please call.”

-Excerpts from IBN LIVE

HarmonyWow! Are we doing time travel back to the past? Shame on those who publish these kind of ads of discrimination so public. I said ‘public’ it is a hard truth that it happens in India for a long time. You must have heard house owners listing their conditions and among that Vegetarians only are allowed is the most frequent one, whereas a few extremist house owners ensures the tenant belongs to a certain community / religion. It happens without much hype. Have you noticed areas in your cities dominantly inhabited by a particular sect of people like the Muslims, Hindus, Jains, Christians, etc. However the young India is slowly throwing away the differences and practicing more harmony with inter religions / communities – kudos to the youth.

What these kind of advertisement signifies?

Well it is nothing but the exposure of extremists to the young India, observing what they do and how they discriminate people. The only difference is the old style house owners convey their discriminating conditions directly/indirectly to people who approached them, now these multi-property owners doing the same on an online space. So it went outrageous.

Why it went outrageous?


This is the indication that India is changing and we youngsters no longer wish to see ourselves divided from our all religions’Ā friends, we want to live in peace and harmony with our fellow citizens.

Gone the days, now the future will be a place of brotherhood with all religions to make the famous saying “Unity in Diversity” a dream come reality.

Thanks to the extremists:

“Your views are outdated, narrow and inhumane. Younger generation finds you people so absurd and odd. So more such ads, you will eventually help us get more aware of you people and we keep our minds closed to your views.

Two benefits out of these kind of ads, you are identifying your dark realities and you voluntarily get separated from all of us who love to live with all people together in peace. Thanks a lot for identifying yourselves.

So keep doing and help the India’s Next generation to expel your extreme views. Who knows someday in future your kids may find your true colors and leave you alone in your cosmopolitan societies narrow minded as you are now :)”

– Words by Din