Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What is Hijab - Information about Hijab

Here I ask just one question, what is a Hijab? Have you any answer about this question? This will be a strange question if one is not a Muslim. Hijab is the modest dress for Muslim women, which most Islamic legal systems define as covering everything except the face and hands in public. There is always a misconception among people that the Muslim women are forced to wear Hijab. This thought about Hijabs is absolutely wrong. To make you understand the fact, I have explained the real meaning of Hijabs here. Just keep reading on to discover the truth.

In the Qur'an the hijab is not referred to as an article of islamic clothing for women or men, rather as a spiritual curtain providing it's wearer with privacy. The Qur'an instructs male Muslims to talk to the wives of Muhammed only behind a hijab. The issue of modesty within the Qur'an applies to men and women's gazes, gaits, garments and genitalia. Women are expected to wear jilbabs (cloaks) in public to prevent them from harm. Muslim women are required to wear the hijab in front of any man whom they could theoretically marry. Therefore it does not have to be worn in front of fathers, brothers, grandfathers, uncles or young children. It is also not compulsory to wear the garment in front of another Muslim woman.

It is said that, 'A woman's beauty is in whom she is and her actions, not what she looks like or what she wears.' We hope that this clears the misconception about why Muslim women wear the hijab. Of course you have some cases where the women are forced to wear it, but that is not the norm. Some women choose to cover up even more for they feel that it might bring them more obedient to God.


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