What’s the point of mudi negi buruga?
Posted By Hilath
“Many of us know that Muslim women should not wear wigs because that is a form of deceit – leading people to believe that you have hair that you really don’t have. Is wearing all of this “volume” under your hijab doing the same thing? Is it leading people to believe that you have more hair than you really do?” writes Elephant In The Room.
Seriously, buruga is meant to deflect attention yet even many Maldivian gals now stick stuff in their burugas to show they have more hair! Pathetic. Why do you need a sexual mate so much and concentrate most of your efforts and time on that single quest?
If you want guys to know that you have a bundle of hair on your head, why wear the buruga at all?
Like me, one of my friends also thinks that these “camel hump hijabs” make these women look like the alien in James Cameron’s Aliens… and my friend couldn’t help but make fun of it. Indeed, if a camel hump suddenly emerged right in front of me around the street corner and I am caught unawares, the first related mental image that would pop into my mind would be that of an alien — and my own immediate instinct would be to warn Sigourney Weaver! heheh…
Some Islamic scholars, it seems, do have a problem with these what some of us Maldivians in Dhivehi call “mudi negi buruga”.
“Unfortunately it has become a trend to copy the Khaleeji hijab style, with people layering their scarves and using hair clips to create big, camel hump hijab styles. This is not only a deception but also a form of Tabarruj which is not only contradictory to the rules of hijab but also a destructive sin in the Sight of Allah swt,” writes Foulana and explains why.
I guess, at the end of the day, we are just conveniently avoiding the root cause of the problem: many of our sexually budding young women are being sexually repressed by their peer generation’s conservatism, and we have scores of young and old women wearing the buruga due to family, neighbourly and social pressure.
But since this amounts to an indirect (emotional) forcing of the buruga on our women, and since Allah has forbidden anyone to force anything on anyone else, would Allah be really happy with this psychological pressure on our girls to wear the buruga?