Islam in Britain and elsewhere

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  • Islam in Britain and Elsewhere
    • Hijab = headscarf that may show the face
    • Niqab = only eyes visible
    • Burqa/chandor= full coverage
    • The Qur'an implies women may wear these but don't have to
    • When Muslims live in a Muslim country, the Shari'ah laws are the same as the country's
      • Halal meat
      • Education e.g. in non-muslim countries, children attend Madrassah
      • In Britain, they may say 5 daily prayers in the evening
    • Local customs are different in every country
      • e.g. Muslims women are meant to cover themselves entirely in some countries
    • Qu'ran rule for women's dress
      • The believeing women should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what must ordinarily appear thereof; that they draw their veils over their bosoms and do not display their beauty except to any boys in their family and they should not strike their feet to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. (Surah 24.31)
        • Beauty = undress
  • Local customs are different in every country
    • e.g. Muslims women are meant to cover themselves entirely in some countries
  • Qu'ran rule for women's dress
    • The believeing women should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what must ordinarily appear thereof; that they draw their veils over their bosoms and do not display their beauty except to any boys in their family and they should not strike their feet to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. (Surah 24.31)
      • Beauty = undress

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