Chickens should wear hijab

Yet another day. Yet another social issue on Pakistani social media and yet another array of dumb arguments flowing all around. It is as usual as it gets.

It started with a report of a hen being sexually assaulted by a 14 year old boy. The news spread like wildfire, rightly so, and reactions came flowing in on the social media. ‘The Sun’ reports that the boy when asked why he did that heinous act cited ‘sexual frustration’as the reason for it. The report also contains two recent instances of people having sex with animals:

  • In September, a taxi driver was accused of raping a puppy to death after allegedly boasting about the sick act to a pal while drunk.
  • In August, 15 teens were treated for rabies after gang-raping a donkey in Morocco.

By now you should have realized the matter is serious.  But the problem with most of us is that we do not wish to take things seriously. Without analyzing , without thinking we just want to  take a certain happening and use it as an argument to feed our egos and ego is best fed if you somehow write a tweet in favor of the ideology you follow.

Without naming some Twitter users here are their tweets on the matter:

  • The chicken probably asked for it right?! It should’ve known better not to walk in a seductive manner with those fat thighs, wearing nothing but feathers. Damn you chicken!
  • Chicken sister was not wearing hijab. 🙁
  • who’s blame is this? i m sure many who always had one sided answer of putting women down & these brands of people will blame chicken for not covering herself properly/not wearing hijab/burkha identify the real problem

One of these tweets belong a certain celebrity and its a shame that these people are flag bearers of social issues in our society despite lacking the basic philosophical and rational approach to analyze such a matter. Such opinion makers are as much diseased as the 14 year old who did this.

Hijab is somehow also trending for other reasons. The first hijab wearing barbie was recently launched and in the midst of all this Nike started promoting their already launched hijab product. I will just post one reaction to the Barbie launch before we move on and wind this up:

So we see that men around the world are generally frustrated. Finding normal means of sex is difficult for some due to multiple issues. They get sick / diseased and then these psychos don’t care if its a barbie or  a chicken. On the other hand there is a celebrity culture backed by capitalists to further increase the frustration and with the means of watching nudity increasing by the day the frustration is compiling further.

So what is the solution?

Well …..

I don’t know why there is such a confusion regarding something that is pretty simple and straightforward. Its time I cite the Quranic verse on hijab here:

Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what they do.


And then comes the next verse for women:

And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.

This is Surah An Nur Ayah 31 (24:31).


Then Allah goes on to say:

And marry the unmarried among you and the righteous among your male slaves and female slaves. If they should be poor, Allah will enrich them from His bounty, and Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.


And further:

But let them who find not [the means for] marriage abstain [from sexual relations] until Allah enriches them from His bounty.



It is best if you think on these verses to get the answer. It is amazingly simple and beautifully laid out. The verses can lead to pages of philosophy on the human psyche ,the male , female their similarities , differences and needs and yet all this discussion will come back to the same solution as provided in the verses.

The only thing I want to address here is that the verses assign responsibilities to men, women and it addresses everyone as well. The societal norms as a whole need to create an environment for men and women to avoid wasting their lives by falling into psychological diseases due to sexual frustration. Its not just the women but all of us who are responsible for this mess.

Lets hope and strive for a society that believes in early marriages , that learns from the issues that arise and that does not further a disease due to personal biases.

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