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Wearing bikinis and going to the waxing salon is contrary to the dictates of Islam because it involves exposing private parts to strangers, according to a conservative columnist, daily Hürriyet has reported.
Bikinis expose a woman's body to strangers even if the strangers are all women, according to daily Takvim columnist Ali Rıza Demircan.
Demircan further claimed that Islam called for the covering of the entire body except the face, hands and feet.
Demircan called on women who wear bikinis on the beach to repent.
The columnist also said women should not expose their genitalia or their thighs to others, even if those people were sisters or daughters.
"If women are incapable of taking care of their own hygiene because they are too old or ill, [only] then can they go to a female coiffeur or have another woman wax them," Demircan said.
"Other than necessities, no Muslim, including doctors, people at waxing salons and children, should see the genitalia of someone else," Demircan said.


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mara mcglothin

8/3/2012 3:28:16 PM

AHMAD ALI In my religion only GOD makes these judegements not other humans! So eventually we all have to meet our maker and atone for what we have done/not done in our lives. It is not for you to decide which catagory I fit into...only God can judge and you should keep your opinions to yourself unless you expect me to judge you as well. That is it in a nutshell RED TAIL The World is full of sick people!

Ahmad Ali

8/2/2012 9:58:34 PM

Is this something new? For what did they invent Burkinis? Bikini, Show Off of skin by males and females is both disallowed in Islam.

Ahmad Ali

8/2/2012 8:43:35 PM

There are two types of people - one who live according to religion, others who live their religion according to their wishes. It is obvious this wont make any sense to the latter.

mara mcglothin

8/2/2012 8:02:37 PM

SAFIYAH NOOR You do have a right to worship as you see fit and me as well! The problem is that many salons will close or people will "judge" others as they enter for these services. Why is it that in America we bend over backwards to allow everyone to worship as they please, BUT in muslim countries, if I moved there, I would have to wear a tent, and abide by all the Shariah customs even though I do not practice islam. You can't have your cake and eat it too! To each his own!

sam stevens

8/2/2012 7:19:59 PM

Funny how the word 'extremist' is only applied to terrorists, yet this man is clearly an extremist. Let women make up their own minds Mr Demircan, Allah gave them a brain too you know & frequently they're more intelligent than some men, as your statement proves .

Safiyah Noor Page

8/2/2012 6:16:58 PM

Ok, is there anything new here? The statements regarding the bikini and the receiving the waxing serivces are a correct restatement of the consenus view on this issue. Sorry to say the bikini is definitely haram. If a person is a Muslim this is the Deen. If a person is not a Muslim and her heart is tranquil than she can do as she pleases. I don't get the nasty comments from the non Muslims about what Islam requires. Don't we Muslims have a right to follow what makes our hearts content?

Red Tail

8/2/2012 5:53:52 PM

Tevfic. You write "I am not sure, really, if Mr Demircan is capable to contrrol his females.". I would say that: MR DEMIRCAN HAS NO RIGHT IN THE WORLD TO CONTROL ANY FEMALE!!! FEMALE ARE EQUAL TO MEAN SHOULD NEVER BE CONTROLLED. He, or anyone else has no right at all to control any woman. They are as free as we men are and should make their own decisions without interference of men.


8/2/2012 5:22:15 PM

@Red Tail. Brilliant!

Red Tail

8/2/2012 4:49:50 PM

All over the world people starve to death, people die in wars, people are jailed for no reason, people are not allowed to speak about they want, children are married off to men 50 years older, child trafficing etc etc of horrible things are going on. And all of this while the main focus of religious people seem to be on women's vagina?

Tevfik Alp

8/2/2012 4:31:40 PM

I am not sure, really, if Mr Demircan is capable to contrrol his females. He should leave the others alone.
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