In the News| Pastor Says NO WEAVES ALLOWED in Church

by West Parsons on August 19, 2013 · 4 comments

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via America Preachers

Pastor A.J. Aamir recently told his leadership staff at Resurrecting Faith, DO NOT wear weaves. Pastor Aamir feels women wearing weaves presents a false image of themselves and are associated with women who have low self-esteem.

“Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I’m saying” said Pastor Aamir.

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Pastor Aamir admits he was raised in a strict household. His mother and father are members of the Islamic faith. At 39 years old, he leads a congregation whose average age is 22.

Long hair don’t care. What kind of mess is that? I don’t want my members so focused on what’s on their heads and not IN their heads” he told AmericaPreachers.com.

“I lead a church where our members are struggling financially. I mean really struggling. “Yet, a 26 year old mother in my church has a $300 weave on her head. NO. I will not be quiet about this.

Pastor Aamir acknowledges he cannot legally prohibit women from wearing weaves in church, but he still highly disapproves it.

Resurrecting Faith was founded by Pastor Aamir and is located in Waco, Texas.

What say you? Does this pastor have a point? Or is he delving too far into his members’ finances?

{ 4 comments }

Juliana August 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

It is not his place to tell these women what they can have on their head. Who knows what reason the woman has a weave on. And how will telling a woman to not wear a weave strengthen any relationship with God, which is why you’re at church. On top of that, I get really tired of men commenting on the state of black women and their hair, like their hair regimen is not as simple as getting haircuts every 2 wks. SMDH!! And if he’s talking about finances he needs to acknowledge that damn near everything he has is thanks to the members of his congregation, so maybe he is trying to increase his salary.

GoodLooknOut August 19, 2013 at 10:53 pm

He makes a strong point but he has no right to ask this of his congregation. The church head should only be concerned with PROPER GROOMING while in attendance. If he was an effective leader he could encourage women through is spoken word the importance of priorities and finances. Then, women should hv the choice to mk that decision on their own.

AmeeraNakisha August 20, 2013 at 10:17 am

I think he needs to have a stadium row of seats with all this.

Yes I agree. People need to be more concerned with what’s IN their head, rather than what’s ON their head. However, that is HIS job. He is supposed to cultivate his congregation spiritually and once someone becomes more spiritually awakened, then whatever ails them in way of spiritual, mental, emotional and sometimes even physically, begins to transform.

To be honest, I am sick of everyone assuming that because you wear a weave or straighten your hair, you want to be something other than black or suffer from LACK of self love. That’s just not true. Of course it does apply in SOME situation but it can not be used to define the whole of black women. Take me for instance, I am 2-3 inches away from waist length hair and will go back and forth between braid/twist out & flat iron BUT I am thinking about getting a weave next month as soon as I find some hair I want. Now I am in the Nation of Islam (Farrakhan), I have been to Ghana, West Africa 4 this year and will visit 2 more times before years end (I’m relocating there next year) and I love all things black (well most)…at the end of the day, I’m hair LAZY, I hate dealing with this bush and most days I just don’t care. I wear it pinned up most of the time because I HATE the way people constantly pine over my hair and make a big deal out of it.

Anyway he doesn’t know why these women wear weaves and to single them out is just insane, comes off as dogmatic and will probably decrease his congregation. Start healing from the inside and the outside will follow for those that may wear a weave for other than genuine reasons.

Also, Im sick of everyone attacking the black woman ALL THE TIME…

Sorry for the book y’all

trinita October 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Well, my mouth is open, does that men that the men can not color their hair black, and women cant wear wigs either? What about a suit with shoulder pads? Heels for ppl that under 5’3? That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard yet, Now if Jesus comes to ME and say Trinita enough is enough then ok. But other than that, I’ll be respectful and not say N_***! Please. Now that member who cant hardly afford to stand up he may need to speak with her about her priorities and hair down to her booty does not come before your electric bill. He is out of order judge, that’s whats wrong with ppl, they get a little bit of power and don’t know how to use it. PLEASE USE WISDOM BEFORE SPEAKING LEADERSHIP!!!!! THAT IS ALL