27th December 2009
Sallam mu aliykum wa rahmatullah he wa barakatuhu,

Here im going to be talk about hijab. What is Hijab? why Hijab? Is Hijab just for women?

Well lets first analyse what hijab means? For this question to be answered we simply can turn to the Quran in Surah Nur, ch24, v31 it quotes " tell the believing women to lower the gaze ( from kooking at fobidden things), and protect their private parts and not to show off their adornment except that which is apparent and to draw their veils over JUYUBIHINNA (their bodies,faces,necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornments except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husbands fathers, or their sons, or their husbands sons, or their brothers or their brothers sons, or their sisters sons, or their (muslims) women, or the female slaves whom their right hands possess, or old males 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 adorment.

So from this you can see what hijab means. Hijab does not mean just to cover the head or hair, hijab is for the whole body including the chest and not only that but its also the way you walk, the way you talk, every action is hijab. It is also mention infront of whom hijab is not compulsary. The way we women walk is hijab, there are some sisters out their walk down the street as if they are doing the cat walk, or as if they are modelling down the street, ther is no need for all this nonsense, walk with your head down, lower your gaze at have self-respect.

Now lets look at the reason why we have to do hijab. Non-muslims seem to think that doing hijab means a women is being oppressed and sadly even our muslims sisters think this too. But Islam does NOT degrade a women but rather uplifts a women in society. Let me give you an example. Their are two sisters who are twins and they are as equally beautiful but one sister is fully covered wearing hijab and one sister wearing the t-shirt and tight trousers, they both are walking down the high street, and at the end of the road there is a boy waiting for a catch, now i would like to ask the question, which girl is he most likely to tease, the girl who is observing hijab or the girl who is wearing the western clothes? But natural the boy would tease the girl wearing the western clothing.

Now from this you can see what status us muslim women have in Islam. Doing hijba gives us respect, for modesty and we do it because we have self-respect. Women in Islam are more precious than pearls, or diamonds. The reason is also given in the Quran in Surah Azhab ch33 v59, it states " Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies except for what is apparant. That will be better that they should be known as free respectable women, so as not to be annoyed ". Doing hijab protects us from being molested and stops us from being looked at with lust. We dont want random men to look as us,no - our beauty is not for the world but for our husbands. Now their are some sisters our their that say that even when i do hijab people stare at me, but what they fail to realise is that when they are being looked at they are not being looked at with lust but with respect.

Thirdly, the way us women talk is also hijab, we should not talk to the opposite sex with a sweet voice or in a flirty way or even laugh in a way that is seducing or tempting, becuase you will just cause trouble for yourself, not just in this world but also for the hereafter. Now imnot saying talk to people in a harsh tone, what im saying is talk in a honourable manner and just be FIRM. Allah states in the Quran in Surah Azhab ch33 v31-25 " You are not like any other women. If you keep your duty to Allah, then be not soft in your speech, lest whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner"

Subhanallah, you see how Islam saves us and what stateus us women have in Islam.

Lastly, i would just like to mention that hijab is NOT just for women but also for men. In fact hijab came for men first and then for men as states in the Quran in surah Nur ch24 v30 " tell the believing men to lower thier gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts). That is purer for them. Verily, Allah is All-Acquainted with what they do" So don't be mistaken that hijab is just for women because it is nit it also applies to men.

I would also like to mention that sisters wearing perfume when going outside its also part of hijab, wearing perfum and going out for women is not permitted as it attracts the opposite sex.

Their are 6 catergories of hijab, the following are:
1)The extent of hijab, (men- from navel to the knee, women- whole body excpet what is apparent)
2)it should not be tight that is reveals your figure
3)it should not be transparent
4)it should not resemable the opposite sex
5)it should not be glamorous
6) it should not resemable the clothing of the disbelivers

If you maintain within this critiea, hijab is observed.

I hope this article is useful and clear the misconception regarding hijab.

posted by rumi on 27th December 2009 - 1 comment


ummi taalib wrote on 27 Dec 2009
Masha allah, good attempt, may Allah accept & keep us steadfast on His beautiful Deen...
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