A non Muslim came to an alim and asked : Why is it not permissible to shake hand
s with a man?
The alim said : Can you shake hands with queen Elizabeth?
He said: Of course not there are only certain people who can shake hands with Queen Elizabeth.
The alim said: our women are queens and queens do not shake hands with strange men.
Then the non Muslim asked: Why do your girls cover up their body and hair?
The alim smiled and got two sweets, he opened the first one and kept the other one closed. He threw them both on the dusty floor and asked, " If I asked you to take one of the sweets which one would you choose?"
The non muslim said, " the covered one."
The alim said: Thats how we treat and see our women. Women should not be like the moon which everyone can see and admire, they should be like the sun which makes the viewer lower their gaze.