Skip to comments.The Veilís Revival
Posted on 12/03/2011 1:55:13 PM PST by La Enchiladita
One evening in the late 1990s, Thomas professor of divinity Leila Ahmed saw a group of people gathered on Cambridge Common. All of the women were wearing hijab, the headscarf worn by some Muslim women but rarely seen at that time in the United States. Just the sight of hijab provoked a negative, visceral response in Ahmed, who was born and raised in Cairo in the 1940s, when even devout Muslim women of the middle and upper classes did not wear veils because they considered them old-fashioned. She took the appearance of veils in Cambridge, she explained recently, to mean that there could be some fundamentalism taking root in America.
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It is mentioned in the article that hijab is sometimes worn to demonstrate solidarity with Palestinians, a nice way of saying to demonstrate open anti-Semitism.
and here I thought this was going to be about something completely different, perhaps for the Catholic group, because I was kinda thinking about getting a veil or something.
Chuckle. That would be a mantilla, I think. They are very pretty. I almost never see them worn to Mass anymore.
I’m in a very conservative parish in a suburb of DC. Some of the younger and really serious Catholic homeschool moms are wearing them to daily mass. I was thinking about it, but as a noob Catholic I don’t want to look like, you know, one of those completely over-the-top converts who thinks he or she knows so much more and is so much holier than people who have been walking this road for fifty years. Pretentious, in other words.
I noticed that too a few years ago in her old concert films. Don’t forget, however, that in her hay day, Egypt was controlled by socialists who preached at least some modernizing, pro-women things.
“Internally, Nasser destroyed the political and economic power of the old feudal landowning class. Education and employment opportunities were made available to all Egyptians regardless of class or sex. Women were encouraged to get an education and go to work as part of the national struggle for economic progress and development. After the revolution, women were at last granted the right to vote.”
I learned, from reading comments on youtube, that Oum Kalthoum is also well-loved and listened to by Jews throughout the Middle East, although of course they are more and more confined to Israel. Her music is transcendent.
Convert here, too, in 2005. I got a veil/ mantilla, I think they are so pretty. A lot of women wear them at the 1 pm Latin mass — I haven’t worn mine yet.
A woman should cover her head while praying, or at least not cut her hair, “because of the angels.”
I Corinthians 11
When I pray, I wear a hat. I usually wear a hat when I go to church, but not always, and when I bow my head to pray I put my hand on my head if I am not wearing my hat.
Why would I want to offend the angels who are obeying God in answering my prayer for protection?
She was a great singer.
We had the full body cover at Kroger this afternoon. The only thing showing was the eyes and the eye glasses. I could retch from it.
I think its worn cause the females are too lazy to get dressed and comb their hair...
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