Friday, December 12, 2008

Because Two Eyes Are Too Sexy, Saudi Cleric Favours One-Eye Veil


A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that reveals only one eye. Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.  The question of how much of her face a woman should cover is a wonderful topic of conversation in many Muslim societies.  

The niqab is more common in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, but women in much of the Muslim Middle East wear a headscarf which covers only their hair.  Sheikh Habadan, an ultra-conservative cleric who is said to have wide influence among religious Saudis, was answering questions on the Muslim satellite channel al-Majd. 

Allah knows best. 

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