First of all try to understand where I am coming from.We ( Pak gal) live quite a careful life. We take every step after thinking 1000x. Our family honor is associate with us. Our family name is more important. Peeps judge our small, small actions.
And, I ain't writing this for gaining sympathy of wear what you want to wear, I am not liberal either.
I grew up in 90s, and wear Salwar, Kameez with Dupatta on daily basis. It is not just me, 90 percent wears Salwar Kameez. Those who beg to differ are in minority and after few tries they come back to Sharwar Kammez.Yes, it is like that. Nothing else works here, like it or not. Check the normal, average streets of Karachi and gimme the fact and figure how many gals here do so called immodest dressing.
I started wearing Dupatta in 3rd grade. Now when ever I left home my head and bosoms are covered with it, and I try my best to keep my gaze down. And FYI, Dupatta is more bigger than any scarf, and our women from up north wear Chader, which is more bigger than Dupatta, however we are still not hijabi.
Covering up is compulsory in Islam, Muslim women are covering like that since ages, and no one used to point finger on them. Now it has become some sorta war and controversy in other part of the world, and trend over here.
Because of this trend Shalwar, Kameez and Dupatta, which is pretty enough to cover one gal from head to toe is not hijab. More I am digging about this subject, more I feel bad about my self, like I am doing some sorta sin. I seriously don't know since when only scarf and Abaya has become hijab.
Hijab is an Arabic word "hijaba," which means to hide from view. And one can be covered by any type of cloth. I strongly believe covering one self is Allah's command and there is nothing to debate about it. It's for our own good, and it safes one from lotta a trouble. But ain't he just commend us to cover up and be modest?
Al- Qurran says :
"Order the Muslim men to lower down their sights a little and to guard their private parts. This is cleaner for them, undoubtedly, Allah is Aware of their deeds.""And order the Muslim women to lower down their sights a little and guard their chastity;" Al-Qurran, Surah An-Nur: Ayat 30-31
This is for men too. My point is there is no specific uniform for a man and woman. You can be modest by wearing anything, by covering your hair, ankles, wrists with any type of cloth. I am also not giving any fatwa but I'm requesting not polarize this world further in to hijabi and non-hijabi. I know so many Hindu, Jew and Christan people who are equally modest. Islam is not only about Hijab. The right words, I reckon are covering up and modesty. No one like immodesty. Whether it's West or East.Islam or any part of the world.
And one more thing:
My hair ain't a sex symbol. My face ain't a sex symbol.
Your mind is dirty.
Allah knows the best.