I never understood the countries that require women to wear the hijab. Hijab, as the religion, is between yourself and God. It is a choice that can help you closer to the religion, but without the will to wear it, it’s worthless, it’s a piece of textile on your head and body. Forced or expected to wear hijab, those women often sport “hijab with bang” or other questionable hijab styles.. As wearing the hijab should be our choice, not wearing it should also be a choice.
This is an article about whether hijab should be a choice or mandatory in Kuwait;
It is not only the economic reforms promised during the electoral campaign or the alleged illegalities carried out in the construction of the fourth oil hub which are dividing the Parliament of Kuwait: it is also the issue whether the women Ministers are obliged or not to wear the traditional long dress with the veil in the Parliament hall.
The MPs of the Islamic block, which represent the majority in the National Assembly, want to force Nuraya Al Sabih, Education Minister, and Moudhi Al Homoud, House Minister, to wear the hijab, “in respect of the Islamic dictates”. Clarifying that the request “is not a matter of extremism”, MP Mohammad al Kandari insisted today from the pages of daily Kuwait Times that “according to Islam and according to Kuwait’s traditions, women must wear the hijab”.
The other section of the Parliament answered that “in a democracy such as Kuwait, the hijab cannot be imposed”. “It is a matter between women and God”, MP Saleh Al Mullah pointed out. The criticism of the Islamic majority targeted Minister Al-Sabieh since the first day when she entered the hall, wearing a two-piece suit and no veil, in April 2007. Read more on the decision here.
What do you think?