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sack316
03-13-2006, 03:30 AM
Barbara Walters of 20/20 did a story on gender roles in Kabul several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women customarily walked about 5 paces behind their husbands.

She returned to Kabul recently and observed that women still walk behind their husbands, but now seem to walk even further back and are happy with the old custom.

Ms. Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, "Why do you now seem happy with the old custom that you used to try and change?"

"Land mines," said the woman.


---always better to try to start the week with a smile

Sack

pooltchr
03-13-2006, 06:06 AM
Take away the land mine issue, and I prefer to walk a few paces behind the lady...the view is pretty nice from there!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Steve

Qtec
03-13-2006, 07:33 AM
Dont think so steve.

"Seven Conditions For Women's Dress in Islam
Syed MA Rahman discusses how a Muslimah meets the requirements of Islamic modesty in dress and sets out their Quranic background.
Hijab is a word that indicates not just the headscarf but clothing in its entirety which meets the following conditions :
1. Clothing must cover the entire body, only the hands and face may remain visible (According to some Fiqh Schools) .
2. The material must not be so thin that one can see through it.
3. The clothing must hang loose so that the shape / form of the body is not apparent.
4. The female clothing must not resemble the man's clothing.
5. The design of the clothing must not resemble the clothing of the non believing women.
6. The design must not consist of bold designs which attract attention.
7. Clothing should not be worn for the sole purpose of gaining reputation or increasing one's status in society.

The reason for this strictness is so that the woman is protected from the lustful gaze of men. She should not attract attention to herself in any way. It is permissible for a man to catch the eye of a woman , however it is haram (unlawful) for a man to look twice as this encourages lustful thoughts.
Islam protects the woman. It is for this reason that Allah gave these laws. In today's society womankind is being exploited, female sexuality is being openly used in advertising, mainly to attract the desires of men and therefore sell the product. Is the woman really free in today's society ? The answer is obviously no, the constant bombardment by the media as to how the ideal woman should look and dress testifies to this."
http://www.islamfortoday.com/afghanwomen.jpg

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Cueless Joey
03-13-2006, 08:11 AM
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The female clothing must not resemble the man's clothing <hr /></blockquote>
They look like ninjas to me.

pooltchr
03-13-2006, 12:05 PM
Another reason to be thankful I am right here in the USA!!! Gotta love the American women!!!!!
Steve

Stretch
03-13-2006, 12:46 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote pooltchr:</font><hr> Take away the land mine issue, and I prefer to walk a few paces behind the lady...the view is pretty nice from there!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Steve <hr /></blockquote>

......and it's harder for her to see you checkin out the other Lady's lol