Thanks again to Sounder.
Even though she was in a full hijab and had the support of her husband.
A muslim woman has been accused of shaming herself and insulting her religion by taking part in a reality TV motor-racing show.
Durban beauty therapist Nadira Dasoo has come under fire from a Gauteng Muslim organisation, Know Islam, believed to be behind an e-mail lambasting her for being a contestant in the Ultimate Grand Prix Drive, screened on SABC3 on Sunday nights.
Show contestants race in go-karts and cars and must perform various tasks.
Dasoo, a 29-year-old mother of two who maintained her religious dress code throughout the contest, was eliminated from the show last week.
The e-mail said : “This Muslim sister of ours has made a mistake and we are here to remind her of the wrong she did.
“In your headscarf you participated in a kaafir (non-Muslim) male-dominated show, bringing shame to yourself and insulting Muslims throughout the world.
“You allowed your body to be touched by a kaafir in a manner which will create excitement in any man ... you seemed to be enjoying this.
“It was called ‘exercise’ and ‘training’, while this kaafir carried you up and down the stairs. What a travesty indeed!”
It went on to say that the majority of Muslim scholars and jurists had determined the minimum requirements for Muslim women’s dress, including:
* That clothing must cover the entire body, with the exception of the face and hands; and
* That the clothing should not be form-fitting, sheer or eye-catching as to attract undue attention or reveal the shape of the body.
Dasoo agrees she has “done wrong as a Muslim girl”.
“But when I was approached with the competition, I saw it as an opportunity, because this is something that I actually enjoy, Formula 1 racing, and I had the support of my husband.
Here's hoping that Nadira receives just a warning.