“And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer palms of hands or one eye or dress like veil, gloves, headcover, apron), and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of feminine sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allaah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful” [al-Noor 24:31]
“O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allaah is Ever Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful” [al-Ahzaab 33:59]
So in one of my previous blog post, Hijab – A Responsibility I tried to give you an explanation as to why it is important to behave according to the rulings of Islam. Now in this blog post, I wish to take you a step further by telling you what exactly are the Quranic rulings for a hijabi. Just to let you know beforehand, I am no scholar but as far as whatever I have heard in the lectures by authentic preachers of Islam, the Hadith and the explanation of certain verses of Quran, I will use them in this blog post so as to provide a better picture of what I really want to explain.
Ever heard of, ‘Hijab is a way of life’? I am sure you must have and hijab truly is a way life and not just a simple piece of cloth worn over your head. According to Quran, hijab is a veil, a veil that is suppose to protect the Muslim women from all sorts of evil. It is a veil that is not just a veil of hiding the hair and the neck but…
A Veil That Hides The Shape Of The Body
Yes, a hijabi is suppose to wear loose clothing and not wear tight fitted clothes consisting of tights, short shirts, body fitted dresses and skinny jeans. This is seriously an insult to the whole meaning of hijab and must be refrained from doing so. This is because simply wearing a headscarf (also known as ‘Khimar’) does not puts a veil over your beauty, and you know it better that wearing body fitted clothes also becomes a source of attraction for the opposite gender.
A Veil That Protects You From Evilness Of The Opposite Gender
It is an utterly distressful sight to see hijabi girls flirting around with boys, sitting right next to them, touching them. Flirting will only take you towards the wrong path of Haram relationships and sitting next to men or touching them are the same things because both of it can induce sexual feelings in men and you as well. And the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘If one of you were to be struck in the head with an iron needle, it would be better for him than if he were to touch a woman he is not allowed to.” (Reported by al-Tabaraani; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 5045).
So then how can one think it to be right and doing so in a hijab which represents the rest of the Muslim women, you are only bringing a bad name to them by going against the rulings of Islam.
A Veil That Does Not Portrays Your Beauty
Not portrays your beauty so much that it can make the opposite gender look at you with lust. I have seen many hijabis uploading their pictures on social networks like some model, with fitted dressing, lots of make-up and vibrant color scarves. And below their pictures men are shamelessly commenting about their beauty, using words such as ‘hot’, ‘sexy’ etc and the owner of these pictures are wonderfully enjoying reading it. It’s so sad that just to get a few approvals from the opposite gender these girls are ready to lose their value in the sight of Allah.
All in all, the meaning of hijab is more than a headscarf or even what it is described here. If you are really concern about the right way of doing hijab then I’d suggest you to listen to lectures and read books by authentic Islamic preachers. For a better understanding of hijab do read this article I found on some blog.