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Threatening the Stability of an ‘Enlightened’ Europe – The Anti Niqab Law

The intention to ban the niqab in France is nothing new, but given that the anti-niqab law has now been passed (with it coming into full force early next year), France has threatened the stability of an ‘enlightened’ Europe. The French, in a lucid display of ideological fascism which is indeed reminiscent of its colonial pursuits in Algeria, has clearly shown not only their inability to understand thought processes different to their own, but that they would, as any fascist would, ban any idea that simply doesn’t sit well with them. The banning of the niqab in France has nothing to do with a) its place in Islamic legal thought, b) women being oppressed, or c) extremism/terrorism, but instead the French are doing with Muslims as they did in Algeria, where for well over a century France maintained colonial rule which has been described as many historians as quasi-apartheid. The colonial law of 1865 allowed both Arab and Berber Algerians to apply for French citizenship only if they abandoned their Muslim identity. Not only do we now see old colonial pursuits becoming revitalised, but the fascist tendencies of the French establishment are more than evident.

What seems to be ironic is that the so-called Enlightenment of Europe sprang forth in France, yet the ability to discern the fact that niqab-clad women are unable to threaten the secular nature of a state seems to elude these ‘free-thinkers’. Allah states,

“We hurl the Truth against falsehood, and it knocks out its brain, and behold, falsehood perishes! Woe be to you for the (false) things you ascribe (to Us).”[1]

Furthermore, by going against the principles of their own enlightenment do they not threaten to initiate the regression of the West back to the its dark ages when despotism and tyranny ruled the day? It is the sunnah of Allah the Most High that he remove rule and leadership from those who depart from justice. It is in this vein that the West with its call for ‘enlightenment’ shall fall from a position of power. Indeed, Allah says,

“Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allah intends for a people ill,there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron.”[2]

It is in view of the actions of the French government that I call upon all Muslims to boycott France as well as French products. We must battle the French authorities by all legitimate means so that they end this farce and leave people to adhere to their beliefs. Allah says,

“O you who have believed, if you support Allah, He will support you and plant firmly your feet.”[3]

Furthermore, we urge Muslim women who live in France to resist the ban through all legitimate means, such as wearing smog masks or other forms of face covering. We also call upon those Muslim women who do not wear the niqab to adorn it in unity with those who have been banned, for today it is niqab, inevitably tomorrow it will be all other forms of Muslim identity.

Source: www.islam21c.com
[1]Qur’an 21:18
[2] Ibid, 13:11
[3] Ibid, 47:7

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  1. I think it should be banned in public because people dressed head to toe in black appear threatening to people.

  2. mbret king
    allah woke me up in middel of night told me besnik wake up say three times lailahe ilallah i sayd three times lailahe ilallah and allah sayd sleeep i slept i was watching a dream a man whith black clothes was staying outside the home and allah sayd wake up i woke up i herd a cat crayng outside the home allah sayd careful the cat i never hurd a voice such like that wonderful voice

  3. Wearing Nikab
    Dear Sister Sara,

    All allegations you made were about people and their incidents. None of the allegations were about Islam. It is the fault of those so called Muslims who are not good practicing Muslims. Hitler Killed six million Jews, can blame Christianity for his actions? Sister be logical. As Allah says in His Divine Revelation “…bring out a single discrepancy in the Holy Quran, U will never find…” Also you claim that the veil was meant only for the wives of the Prophet(Sal). Sister just a reminder, the Holy Quran was sent for the whole of mankind and not for a particular group of people. To cover the face is at their discretion. But the Hijab is at Allah’s discretion. Hope you will repent and do the right thing. Allah is most Merciful. Allah says in the Holy Quran “If you are in doubt ask the one who knows it”. Sister I’m not a scholar. For more info on this you can log on to http://www.irf.net. I always get answers to my dounts in this site. Hamdhan. Sri Lanka.

  4. The veiled Muslim woman is today’s Rosa Parks…
    The rules of segregation in Southern america were blatant symbols of racism against those that are ‘different’. France’s law is nothing more that a symbol of racism and xenophobia. Before the civil rights movement, a whole nation – the USA – was wrong. It got wrong socially, it got it wrong politically, it got it wrong morally. Today France and other European countries have got it wrong, just like South Africa got it wrong, even if the whole country votes for it. And let Muslims, women and men resist it , peacefully, to show them they are wrong. Today, in Europe, Rosa Parks wears a niqab, and she is Muslim.

  5. Anti niqab
    May Allah Stregthen the Ummah. Jazakallahu Khaeran.

  6. The Anti Niqab Law

    I agree with you. We muslims must stand and support our brothers and sisters in France as it is an insult in the name of Islam. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) never was angry except Islam was at stake. So we muslims must learn from our Prophet (SAW) and we must remember that United we Stand and Divided We Fall.

    Jazak Allah Khair for your article and Insha Allah, Victory will be for the Muslims. Ameen.


  7. Jazakallah Khayr
    Brilliant article, masha’Allah tabarakata’ala. Everyone should forward this article onto others…

  8. JazakAllaahu khayrun Shaykh
    Assalaamualaikumm wa rahmatullaah

    JazakAllaahu khayrun Shaykh for this beautifully succint article. I especially enjoyed the strength of the very, valid history you depicted.

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