The Camel Hump

December 7, 2009 at 12:57 pm 3 comments

Abû Hurayrah relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “There are two categories among the inhabitants of Hell whom I have not encountered. The first are people who carry whips like the tails of cows and beat the people with them. The second are women, clothed yet naked, drawn to licentiousness and enticing others to it, their heads like the swaying humps of camels– they will neither enter Paradise nor even smell its fragrance, though its fragrance can be found to a great distance.” [Sahîh Muslim (2127)]

These days, you see hijab-clad women with buns tied up high underneath the hijab. It looks normal if the intention is just to ensure hair stays in place underneath, but when one starts to look like cone head, or the head becomes double or triple in length (there are several ways to achieve the look actually, not just by using the hair alone) – it just looked too weird. Urmm… actually, some looked really good with the style, depending on the shape of the face, etc.

I came across some debates saying it is not-so-right to follow that trend, and have been looking up further info on it. I think it is just right for me to share it here.

You can read the debate on it Chasing Jannah, for more info.  One part that caught my attention was this :

We must also note that the hadîth does not refer to the hair itself but refers in more general terms to the head. This means that the hadîth is not just talking about the swaying of the woman’s hair, but rather to the way the woman holds and tosses her head in a provocative manner. On the basis of this realization, we come to the conclusion – and Allah knows best – that the text is not actually prohibiting any particular hairstyle on its own. It is permissible for a woman to bind her hair in any way she wishes – even to pile her hair up and secure it atop her head – as long as she strictly adheres to the well-known dictates of Islamic Law in her dress and her conduct.

Let us all benefit from the reading, InsyaAllah.


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  • 1. ideserveabreak  |  December 7, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    this is new for me..hehe..

  • 2. Ms B  |  December 8, 2009 at 4:14 am

    Hmm, camel hump as a title sounds better than cone head. 😉 Thanks for sharing this! quite an insight, esp when you mentioned that there are ways to achieve the ‘look’. 🙂

    ps: was told to stay home for a few days to avoid what you had recently. DVD reruns! 😉

  • 3. momster  |  December 8, 2009 at 10:02 am

    trust me, it’s new for me too 🙂

    Ms B,
    Yeah… I’ve seen some videos on youtube on different ways to tie the hijab, and there are tips and tricks to achieve to look, which I haven’t tried. Am not so sure if I should try it after reading the above actually.

    DVD reruns… lucky you! How come I didn’t manage to laze around when I was on leave? What was I doing anyway? Hahaha…


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