THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE MORAL DECENCY OF MUSLIM UMMAH OF FCT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ZUBA CAMPUS

CHAPTER ONE:

1.0   INTRODUCTION

The concept commonly concerned with Muslim women, with having number of Muslim wearing Hijab today is not only obligatory on marriage women but including female’s students. However Hijab has many advantages (putting it) and disadvantages (not putting it), the most important of Hijab is manifestation of believe and obedient to Allah (SWA) mentioned in the holy Qur’an Surah An-Nour (24:31).

1.1    BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY:

All praises are due to Allah the Lord of the World the most merciful, most beneficent and the master of the Day of Judgment Oh Allah! Have your Salat and Salam (peace) and blessing upon your slave and messenger Muhammad (SAW) and His entire companions.

Islam as a completes religion provides for all situations and time. One of the fundamental things which human being needs is a protection for his or her integrity and ensuring decency, here is not in the context of what man assumes to be decent but in the context of what Allah the creator of man stated clearly to be decent and objectives in all your Endeavour’s (He does and don’t only be approved by Almighty Allah but not for His own desire) because following ones desire lead one to the wrong path.

Extraordinary consideration has been given by the Islamic law to Women affairs such consideration is sufficient to protect her chastity to honour her and to ensure her position in life. The “restriction” placed upon her, regarding her dress and display of beauty and ornament is only to guard against all her ways of corruption arising from such displays, what Islam has established is not a restriction on the freedom of women but is a firm protection for her firm falling down to lowest levels of humility.

In this research, we mention the virtues of Hijab and critically examined it as an aspect of this protection: the Hijab, the characteristics of the Hijab are discussed, bringing the glad tidings promised (by Allah) to those women adhering to it. We also point out the danger of dazzling displays of ornaments and beauty as well the terrible repercussion in this life and in the hereafter for those who practice the opposite.

1.2  HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF CASE STUDY (ZUBA) IN GWAGWALADA AREA COUNCIL.

Zuba is the northern gate way to the Federal Capital Territory. Zuba is a ward in Gwagwalada Area Council which was created on the 1st 08 1984 in which before the creation of Federal Capital Territory Gwagwalada was under then Kwali district of the former Abuja emirate now Suleja emirate.

Zuba is located at about 22m (or 35km) west at Abuja the country’s capital town and is located at an elevation of 432 meters above sea level and its population amounts to 536,068. Its coordinate are 9o5, 47 N and 7 o 12, 46” B in DMS (Degree minute second) or 9.09639 and 7.21278 in decimal degree it UTM position is LROO and its joint operation graphied reference is NC 32-09 and the standard time zone for Zuba is UTC Grath in 2015 DST starts on and ends on the populated place in the city, which we have building where people live and work.

Zuba shares it boundary with madalla (Niger) to the North West and Tunga-maje to the south in Gwagwalada Area Council. Zuba is located in Guinea Savanna and is characterized by two seasons, namely Rain season and dry season, the rain season start by March/April and end November while dry season commence November/December to March.

Furthermore the socio-economic and political condition of the area makes the inhabitant most specializing in food crops such as maize, guinea corn and yam etc.

The main town as serve as hast or home to College of Education which makes Zuba popular in the middle belt of the country commercial activities such as spare parts market, Banks, Fuel station and items small scale business are also found in Zuba.

1.3    STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

  1. What is the moral aspect of putting on Hijab by Muslim Woman?
  2. What is the effect of not putting on Hijab as a Muslim Woman?
  3. Does Hijab only applicable to marriage Muslim woman?

1.4     PURPOSE OF THE STUDY.

Then purpose of this study is to identify the problems associated with the moral decency of Muslim Ummah of FCT College of Education Zuba Campus.

The study is planned specifically to achieved the following

  1. Acquaint the people about the prescribed moral value of Hijab in Islam in accordance to the Qur’an and Hadith.
  2. Identify the prevalent causes of immorality particularly the manner of dressing without the Hijab.
  3. Identify the effects of such manners to the Muslim Ummah.
  4. Proffer solution to help solves the problems.

1.5    RESEARCH QUESTIONS:

To effectively achieve the stated objectives of this research on attempt was made to provide the followings questions.

  1. What is Hijab?
  2. Is Hijab for married woman alone?
  3. How does Hijab promote decency?
  4. Is Hijab an act of Ibadah?
  5. What effect does Hijab have on the life of Muslim women?

RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS:

  1. That, Hijab is an Arabic word referring to the form of dressing prescribed for a woman by Islam.
  2. That, Hijab is as old as Islam itself and a myth.
  3. That Hijab is for both married and single woman in Islam.
  4. That Hijab guard your chastity and self-esteem.
  5. That, Hijab is an act of Ibadah (worship).

1.7  SIGNIFICANT OF THE STUDY

The importance attached to this study is that it will serve as a medium to enlighten out parents, single ladies, married ladies, our youth and general public on the moral values of Hijab in Islam and how the use of Hijab protect and preserve the chastity of woman.

1.8     SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS

Due to the basic problem of time, this research work may not be extensively covered as it may be desirable. The investigation may also be faced with the problem of financial difficulty. This will make it difficult for the researchers to include a wider coverage. It is against this background that the researchers limit their research only to the FCT College of Education, Zuba Campus.

The researchers will make this write up through the primary and secondary sources. The primary sources of the research include among others textbooks, National dailies, Journals to be the sampling population.

1.9    DEFINITION OF TERMS:

Hijab! An Arabic word referring to the form of dressing prescribed for a woman by Islam (Maishanu R.P 6)

MORAL: an accepted standard of behaviour (oxford dictionary)

VALUE: An attitude or belief (oxford dictionary)

IBADAH: An act of worship (Maishanu R.P 4)

PURDAH: An idea that women should go out in dark cloth and heavy veil (Maishanu R.P 4)