The following report appeared in the U.K. tabloid, Muslim News:
Nadine Osman
A man has been arrested after a woman’s hijab was ripped off while she waited for a London Tube train. A friend of the victim tweeted an image of a man she claimed attacked her on a platform at the Turnpike Lane Piccadilly line station in north London. She claimed the man pulled off her scarf While they waited for a train at 10.45 am on April 1. British Transport Police said a 51-year-old man from Wembley, North West London, was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault on April 2. A spokesperson said: “A 51-yearold man from Wembley was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault. He has been taken to police custody as enquiries continue.”
According to her friend, the victim pressed the emergency button on the underground station platform three times, but no-one came to help her. She also claimed other travellers on the platform who saw the attack unfold did nothing to intervene. Brian Woodhead, Director of Customer Service for London Underground, said: “This sounds like a dreadful incident. We never tolerate hostile and violent behaviour on our network. “All of our customers have the right to travel Without fear of verbal or physical abuse. “We are doing everything we can to support the British Transport Police’s investigation.”
(End of report)
The conclusion that the kaafir had ripped off the woman’s hijaab is erroneous. He had merely demonstrated to the public the evil which the professed Muslim woman had committed, namely, ripping off her own hijaab.
Hijaab is generally misunderstood for the face-cloth/veil/scrap cloth head scarf. According to the Qur’aan and Sunnah, Hijaab is a multifaceted concept and practice. The highest degree of Hijaab commanded by the Qur’aan Majeed is stated in the following Aayat and borne out by many Ahaadith: “And, remain (glued) within your homes, and do not make a display of yourselves such as the exhibition of Jaahiliyyah, and establish Salaat, pay Zakaat, and obey Allah and His Rasool. Verily, Allaah only intends to eliminate filth from You, O People of the Home, and to thoroughly purify you.” (Al-Ahzaab, Aayat 33) Allah Ta’ala maintains the moral purity of females when they remain glued within the confines of their homes as the Qur’aan commands. The lady whose so-called ‘hijaab’ was ‘ripped off’ by the kaafir man, had ripped off her own Hijaab by emerging from the home sanctuary to prowl in the streets, to mingle with fussaaq and fujjaar, and to hang around on bus stations thereby inviting the public act of hijaab-ripping. She had violated every prohibition stated in the aforementioned Qur’aanic Aayat and in the Sunnah. This ripping was a mild punishment of Allah Ta’ala for the major sin of ripping off her own hijaab. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“Whatever misfortune befalls you is the consequence of what your hands have earned, and He forgives much (of your sins).”
All so-called Islamophobia acts of sacrilege are in fact mild forms of Allah’s Athaab for the fisq, fujoor and even kufr of Muslim men and women.


AL-HAQ #60

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