I am not supposed to be blogging at the moment, since I've got 3 papers due within the next 10 days or so. But I couldn't help, so here.
I've some ideas for future blog posts, and I'm gonna list them here just because.
- What does "equality" (or being equal or having equal rights) mean? Does equality = sameness?
- the differences between "roles" and "rights" (you know how people go, "I'm NOT a man! I'm NOT going to lead men in prayers! That's NOT a right! .... okay, what?)
- my definition of oppression, whether *I* am oppressed or not, the opposite of oppression, what's in between, etc.
- history of hadith criticism, a list of important people (Islamic scholars, both classical and contemporary) who have rejected hadiths as WELL as a list of those who have accepted them
- Mawdudi and what I think of him (ugh)
- Zakir Naik and what I think of him (ugh)
- ... and some I can't remember right now.
But lemme talk a little on the idea of oppression and hijab, which is the headcoveirng. It just occurred to me that perhaps some women wear hijab because they are oppressed, however they might define oppression. I mean, I certainly don't think that ALL women who wear the hijab are oppressed, but I'm starting to believe that the hijab is a tool of resistance for at least some women. I'll explain this later, I promise, ka khairee, but it's an idea, yeah.
SO! I am noting connection between the hijab and oppression, NOT in the sense that it leads to oppression but in the sense that it's a response to it.
I miss my blog.... and I wish we'd have emoticons in here, damnit.