When we criticize women that wear Burqa we often get an answer with a picture of Jewish women that wear almost the same. I would like to discuss this issue today.
First of all, I would like to start with the fact that Quran does not specifically mention the burqa or tell women to wear such extremely confining clothes. Instead, it instructs men and women to dress and behave modestly in society (24:31). Modern day Muslims base their authority regarding the burqa on the hadith or collected traditions of life in the days of prophet Muhammad. It is important to note here that these “collected traditions” have no place in Islam. Most followers of these traditions know little of their origins or authenticity. For the thousands of traditions attributed to the Prophet only one bears notable credibility:
“Do not write down anything I say except the Quran. Whoever has written something other than Quran let him destroy it.” (Ahmed Ibn Hanbal, Vol. 1, page 171 also Sahih Muslim, Book 42, Number 7147). More details about this you can find in that link:
So who are those Jewish women that they like to throw at us pictures of?
Haredi Burqa Sect or how they are called in Israel “wives of the Taliban” this is a small sect of around 600 women. There are 14.8 millions of Jews, you do the math.
The response by other Haredim has been stronger than the rest of the public. Haredim condemned the “cult”. The religious court of Beit Shemesh issued a sharp condemnation of the group, and warned Jewish women and girls not to be drawn after them or follow their customs.[
People in Beit Shemesh, which includes some of the most religiously radical sects in ultra-Orthodoxy, considered the group of women ridiculously – even psychotically – zealous. Even Sikrikim came out against the phenomenon of wearing veils, which they consider extreme. The women were regularly ostracized and humiliated by the local Haredi community because of their clothing. “We pulled them off buses and yelled at them, ‘Desecrators of God’s name!'”, one inhabitant said.[ The movement has caused severe distress among the women’s husbands and relatives, though most husbands endure it. Some men accuse the covered women of being immodest, because they draw more attention to themselves with their unusual dress. One man went to a rabbinical court in an attempt to get a ruling to force his wife to stop wearing the burka. Instead, the court, however, found the woman’s behaviour so “extreme” that it ordered the couple to undergo an immediate religious divorce.
The Dayanim noted that this sect contradicts Torah knowledge in many areas, including wearing long, dark clothing; Harm to the husband’s status at home; Refraining from taking medication, eating dairy foods and heating the house in winter; Neglecting the home and household needs and only engaging in prayer; Avoiding personal life not for the sake of fertility and reproduction.
In 2014, Israeli police shot a member of the sect after she walked into the Western Wall area without stopping at a security checkpoint. She survived, and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Some women in the sect were accused in kidnapping, forced marriage between children, providing bad conditions that children can’t live in, also they don’t take children to hospitals to get medical treatment, and give birth home ignoring the health of the baby.
This is condemned by all the Jews beside this extreme sect that contradict the teaching of the Torah.
This is modesty:
And not this:
Worth mentioning that they use Christian Nuns also. However to be fair, if you want to be able to compare them then beside the Burqa they have to say no to marriage and men.
Also, Nuns do it from free will. Can we say it about Muslim women? And this isn’t always even a Burqa…you judge :