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    The history of modern Turkey is full of mysteries and lots of brutality, so much so that after the fall of Ottoman empire lots of things have changed including the alphabet, school system, army... ties with the past was severely eradicated and annihilated. Hijab is also one of them...

    On the other hand, some unpublished history books and our elders tell us that during the Ottoman empire they used to recognize non-Muslim women from their uncovered faces, whereas Muslim women used to cover from head to toe in an absolute hijab.

    During the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid, in Trakya, some Muslimat wanted to uncover their faces imitating non-Muslims, but the Sultan ordered that faces should be covered otherwise acid water was to be thrown at their shameless faces.

    That was back then... now things are so different. Anyway, I wanted to share a picture from an archive taken back in 1915 - 1917, a decade before the fall of Ottoman empire.


    Here is it.





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    Quote Originally Posted by verdana View Post

    but the Sultan ordered that faces should be covered otherwise acid water was to be thrown at their shameless faces.
    Seems a bit extreme. Quite extreme, actually.


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    Maybe just water, not acid.
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    Because of course we know our beloved Prophet (saws) went around pitching liquid in women's faces who didn't cover...

    ...oh no wait, he didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soupy View Post
    Seems a bit extreme. Quite extreme, actually.
    Actually if considering all circumstances and events happening in the historical context, it will be quite clear why was that. In a nutshell, there were "fitan" popping out from every corner of the country. These were the results of the seeds planted by the well known enemies, back then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by verdana View Post
    Actually if considering all circumstances and events happening in the historical context, it will be quite clear why was that. In a nutshell, there were "fitan" popping out from every corner of the country. These were the results of the seeds planted by the well known enemies, back then.
    That does not justify such a barbaric punishment.
    اللهم اني اسالك حبك و حب من يحبك والعمل الذي يبلغني حبك اللهم اجعل حبك احب الي من نفسي واهلي ومن الماء البارد

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    Default Re: Hijab of the Ottoman Muslim Women

    Quote Originally Posted by muminah View Post
    That does not justify such a barbaric punishment.
    If there is anything barbaric, then these very words are.

    Read the Qur'an, then read the history. If you haven't read both, then stop your ignorance. I won't tolerate any single insult against Ottoman Sultans especially towards Abdulhamid - as he was one of a pious leader who was able to lead the Ummah for decades despite all the illness planted within.

    I ask the mods to delete this thread, please.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rahma View Post
    Because of course we know our beloved Prophet (saws) went around pitching liquid in women's faces who didn't cover...

    ...oh no wait, he didn't.


    I was just joking, sorry if I offended you ukhti.
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