Better known as the ‘tudung’ here in our country.
It’s funny how whenever guys want to attack the girls in a religious angle, they will often use the hijjab as their ammo.
“Kau tu kalau pakai tudung kan lagi elok? Bukan wajib ke? Kau takmau pakai ke? Lawaaa kalau pakai…”
“Ek eleh, kalau pakai tudung tapi pakai jeans ketat buat hape??”
“Tudung tu cam pendek je? Stylo semacam, dalam Quran ada soh pakai tudung stylo camtu ke?”
Among the many critisms that I’ve heard flying around. Regardless whether you don the hijjab or not, you are still a target of their harsh put-downs whenever they feel like they want to put up a holier-than-thou act. At that particular moment the guys seem to forget that they have their own sinful deeds to worry about and are much more content on picking on the ladies.
I especially find it annoying when boys force/nag their girlfriends to wear the tudung. First of all, who do you think you are? When she becomes your wife, then you have all the right in the world to nag if you want to. Even then it should be done in a nice way. Otherwise, it would either put a strain in your relationship or a patch of hatred and hurt deep down in your wife’s heart and THAT is NOT GOOD.
Then there are the girls with the i-have-started-to-wear-tudung-now-i-must-preach-to-everyone type. I mean, COME ON! Yes, we are all elated that you have chosen to do a good thing, we support you and you are still our friend and all that, but do realize that when you start preaching continuously, you’re basically pushing everyone away. No, it’s not that we don’t want to be your friend anymore because you have started wearing the tudung. Stop thinking that we think you are uncool because of your hijjab! We have tonnes of friends who wear the hijjab and they are among the coolest and most stylish people around. It’s your constant preaching attitude that you have suddenly developed that is turning everyone away.
Sometimes, it’s ok to just smile and nod in appreciation on the good things that people do, regardless whether they wear the hijjab or not. Sometimes, the person can be most pious in the eyes of others, but behind the scenes, he’s molesting his own kids. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how a person wears their hijjab, at least they’re taking a step towards embracing their obligation. Sometimes a person can be wearing a hijjab one minute, and taking it off the next, but she never misses a prayer. Sometimes, a person can be wearing the tightest forms of clothes with the blondest bleached hair, but she never misses a fasting day in Ramadan and always makes sure the orphans are looked after and cared for.
I’m not a person who’s against religion. I’m just against preacher-wannabes who sometimes do so at the wrong place and time and even worse, sometimes barely have enough knowledge themselves but feel that they are all the most righteous person to go and preach upon others and point fingers. Look into the mirror first and preach to yourself, or you’ll only bring trouble and condemnation which is not what religion is supposed to bring.
Anyway, here’s a clip done by MMU students that I simply love. What message it brings is up to your own interpretation.
Before you judge others, remember that you are not that perfect either.