bitto, on 25 May 2013 - 09:30 AM, said:
As salaam alaikum
Dear ,if women wan't to learn judo or martial arts to protect themselves,then this will expose them more and you know when they learn such they wear western clothes or very lose pajamas which go up the leg very easily.So what use it is.Hijab also means a barrier and so the more thick the barrier, more hijab and hence more protection.Hitting a man causes your body to touch that of namahram( stranger) which is not allowed in Islam, then sister what use is this self defense martial arts.How is it going to save a really good hijabi?.
Most martial art classes especially those aimed at teaching self defense do not have a set uniform, I know women who have learnt martial arts in loose robes with secure clothes underneath. I myself attend women only classes run by a Muslimah and I know that you can be accommodated in other ladies only classes quite easily.
Secondly, since when is hitting a na Mahram in self defense not allowed in Islam when your life or chastity is under threat? According to you, a good Hijabi
as you put it, would not fight off an attacker and therefore would inevitably submit to a rapists' will however that is counter productive as Hijab is about preserving chastity and protection. So sister, God forbid if a man entered your home and began to attack you, as the good Hijabi I am sure you must be, you would have to allow it?
Let's be reasonable, saving your life is Wajib in Islam. Haram becomes Halal when it comes to preservation of life such as the commonly used example of eating pig becoming incumbent upon you. As you already pointed out crime against women is increasing, therefore common sense tells you, women's ability to defend themselves should also increase. Everybody, regardless of gender should know at least the basics of how to defend themselves.