Islam’s message is not contradictory to the natural disposition of woman…a human created in different physical proportion and magnetism. It is thus required of her in shielding herself from lewd and nude gaze of man to an extent proper to her decorum and civility…a practice acknowledged by all irrespective of faith and creed.
Islam does not stand in the way of Christianity rather it offers to go along over various issues concerning human values and ethics.
Islam, in fact, in its evolution, goes through the very experience of Christianity; it is another matter the latter turns its blind eye to the very phenomena being practiced in Islam.
What Islam claims is just to carry on the divine tradition which Christianity, in bias, disowns it, little realizing…in doing so, it denies some of its own philosophical existence.
The Bible mentions:
“When Rebecca saw Isaac, she got down from her camel and asked Abraham’s servant, “Who is that man walking towards us in the field?”
“He is my master”, the servant answered. So she took her scarf and covered her face.” (Genesis 24-65)
Further guidance is provided to the followers:
“Women are not to wear men’s clothing, and men are not to wear women’s clothing; the Lord your God hates people who do such things” (Deuteronomy 22-05)
Clergy and nun display the same decency in attire employing loose garments. Regrettably, Muslim women are singled out.
The Quran honours the same tradition:
“O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them (when they go out). That will be better, so that they may be recognized and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful (33:59)
Both great religions, Islam and Christianity, are in ideological cooperation with each other. They are not contradictory. The message is universal. That is why Barak Obama stressed: ‘America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles — principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings’.