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Hijab Now The Cause For Vitamin D Deficiency?

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Hijab now the cause for vitamin D deficiency?

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If “oppression†didn’t work, it’s a “health hazard.†Yes, the old talk about how Hijab can cause vitamin D deficiency in women has resurfaced. As science gets political, “facts†are derived from preformed conclusions. The “truth†that researchers arrive at nowadays depends on who is funding the research.

 

So time and again Muslim women in the West have been told that their wearing of Hijab is causing vitamin D deficiency, as “proven†by research, which was no more than a study revealing such a deficiency in Asian or Arab women. Studies however have also shown something else: 54% of black and 42% of white childbearing women in the Northern US were found with insufficient vitamin D levels.

 

Unless it is believed that such a large percentage of North Americans are good Hijabis who cover themselves up completely, the accusation falls flat.

 

Dr. Abdul Majid Katme of the Islamic Medical Association in Britain said, “This is a common fallacy among the people of the West. It is a medical fact that diet is the main cause of vitamin D deficiency among some Asians, and not lack of exposure to the sun. We Muslims who live in the East and Asia are exposed to the sun all the time and our houses, yards and private gardens are full of sunshine.†(Q-News, 1995)

 

Vitamin D is important and Allah has so perfectly made our body that it produces the vitamin automatically when exposed to sufficient sunlight. Normally one would receive enough exposure even while staying at home by just standing by the window or in the balcony – with or without Hijab. In fact, Hijab has nothing to do with it because exposure to sun doesn’t mean every part of the body must be exposed.

 

Mona Salama, an Egyptian nutritionist and pediatrician, was asked in an online Q&A session on Islamonline(contact admin if its a beneficial link) (2007) on the issue of Hijab and sunlight. She replied:

“Alhamdulliah (that we are) Muslimat (Muslim women) and that we wear Hijab. Besides protecting us from bad looks and immodest people, Hijab also protects our skin from the damages of ultraviolet rays. Overexposure to sunlight causes more than 90 percent of all premature aging (sagging, bagging, wrinkling, scaly skin) and 90 percent of all skin cancers.

 

“Ultraviolet rays cause skin damage and weaken the skin structure by diminishing production of elastin and collagen, the two important substances that keep skin firm, youthful and wrinkle-free.

 

“There are three main types of UV rays (UVA, UVB and UVC). The truth is we need the sun’s UVB rays as it triggers our supply of vitamin D which in turn regulates Calcium. This gives us stronger bones and disease protection. But it only takes 10 minutes of sun exposure to manufacture a month’s worth of vitamin D, and the Hijab can by no means block this benefit. It’s easy to get the necessary amount simply by taking a short walk at lunchtime with your Hijab or by standing in the balcony, also with your Hijab, for 10 minutes.â€

 

For Muslims, the natural scientific benefits that come with following our Creator’s laws is not the reason for following Islam. We follow Allah’s laws in full obedience and submission to our Creator – out of our will and love. Allah praised the believers who say:

 

“We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your Forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all).†(Qur’an, 2:285)

He also instructs us:

 

“It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error.†(Qur’an, 33:36)

 

Whether we come to know of the benefit of a particular injunction or not, we submit to the divine laws because of our firm belief in the truthfulness of Qur’an as the Word of God and Islam as the Religion of God. This belief is not blind, but based on solid evidences and indisputable facts that are more than sufficient for mankind to believe in His message.

 

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Salam

 

If they don't find anything to mock Islam and its customs, then they find obscure reasons to belittle Islam.

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Salam

 

Hijabis are usually those who are protected against sunburn and heat, because hijab gives shade. Non-hijaabis are in more risk to suffer sunburn or even skin cancer.

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Assalamo Alaykom Wa RahmatuAllahi Wa Barakatuh

 

Let me say just one thing: LOL.

 

I live in Finland. If you don't know, the sun doesn't really shine here in winter. I mean really it doesn't. Today was the first day in about 2 months when I actually saw the sun because usually it is up for couple hours ( while I am at school or work) and then it sets again. So most of the Finns don't get to see the sun in winter.

 

And on top of this I wear hijab!! I must have a vitamin D deficiency..

 

Actually I don't have vitamin D defiency. Alhamdulillah. And the whole claim is just ridicilous. But it is nothing new from people who try to convience only the blind people who refuse to 1-think by themselves and 2- to find out the facts by themselves.

 

This claim goes to the same category with the whole moon-god thing.

 

Wasalaam,

Safiyyah

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Salam

 

...If they don't find anything to mock Islam and its customs, then they find obscure reasons to belittle Islam.

 

 

... And the whole claim is just ridicilous. But it is nothing new from people who try to convience only the blind people who refuse to 1-think by themselves and 2- to find out the facts by themselves.

 

Assalamu alikum wr wbr…

 

It surprises me that observing hijaab by Muslim women perturbs them they feel uneasy …

 

Imagine they are concerned over vitamin D deficiency… BUT…

 

What about swine flu pandemic??? Are they ready to give up Pork???

 

What about AIDS…??? Are they concerned about this cureless catastrophe???

 

What about drug addiction…??? Are they bothered???

 

What about alcoholism??? Claiming numerous lives every hour…[using large font size is not allowed]

 

And the list is long… :sl:

 

A Muslim women in Purdah doesn’t feel suppressed and suffocated but president of France and the likes of him Feel suffocated…!!!

 

I wonder if a Christian nun covers herself, she is religious but if Muslim woman observe Purdah, she is suppressed…!!!!!!!![using large font size is not allowed]

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Sallam. Like this thread. I think they are having the opposite effect of what they want - they want (na'auzubillah) to make more Muslim women practicing Islam to give it up. However, the opposite is happening, and their illusions of feminism are finally being undone by themselves.

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:sl:

 

i absolutely agree with what is been discussed so far.I mean......give me a break :sl:

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I detect jealousy in that accusation. There is great beauty in hijab. The sister who wears it is modest.

 

Pay no attention to "noise makers" who speak only to hear themselves talk.

 

assalamu to all sisters,

 

JamesYaqub

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