Correct Coverage For Muslim Women
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Printed Date: 20 December 2014 at 12:17pm
Topic: Correct Coverage For Muslim Women
Posted By: SiiDRA
Subject: Correct Coverage For Muslim Women
Date Posted: 08 July 2012 at 5:28am
In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
Hijab is an Arabic word meaning barrier or partition.
Many people ask me what the purpose of wearing a hijab is and why Muslim girls wear the niqaab or the jilbab when it doesn't mention them in the Quran.
Well I'm going to give you my opinion of this question ...
When Muslim women wear the hijab, they not only try to cover themselves they try to maintain a strong relationship with their lord by doing as he has commanded them to do. Wearing the Niqaab is actually a good way of blocking the Dunya's desires, as you will not be trying to look for new trends to try. I believe the more covered you are the more pleased Allah (swt) is with you. This is because wearing the Niqaab or the hijab isn't easy to be honest. People will look at you different especially with the Niqaab. When a Muslim woman wears the Niqaab, she wears it to be judged by her intellectuality not her sexuality.
Now some Muslim women say that, it doesn't say in the Quran that they should cover ...
Let's see what it says in the Quran ..
"O children of Adam, We have bestowed upon you clothing to conceal your private parts and as adornment. But the clothing of righteousness - that is best. That is from the signs of Allah that perhaps they will remember"
Surat Al-A`rāf 7:26
Children of Adam refers to us .. so Allah is commanding us to cover ourselves whether you're a woman or a man!
"Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them..."
The believers in this case are the Muslim men and we are their daughters, sisters, mothers or aunts etc.
Bukhari (6:321) - Muhammad is asked whether it is right for a young woman to leave her house without a veil. He replies, "She should cover herself with the veil of her companion."
And also Islamic law (sharia) requires women to cover.
Muslim women are required to observe the hijab in front of any man they could theoretically marry. This means that hijab is not obligatory in front of the father, brothers, grandfathers, uncles or young children. Modesty rules are open to a wide range of interpretations. Some Muslim women wear full-body garments that only expose their eyes. Some cover every part of the body except their face and hands. Some believe only their hair or their cleavage is compulsory to hide.
The benefits of covering yourselves, not only keeps you covered from men but also gives you more respect in the Islamic society. Men will not judge you from your appearance but your intellectuality. However in today’s generation Muslim women tend to follow more fashionable styles for example the hump or in other words humps of camels, which gives women a structure of the head. This was actually one of the major signs of the day of resurrection that the prophet (pbuh) reported to his companions.
It was reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “There are two types of the people of Hell that I have not seen yet: men with whips like the tails of cattle, with which they strike the people, and women who are clothed yet naked, walking with an enticing gait, with something on their heads that looks like humps of camels, leaning to one side. They will never enter Paradise or even smell its fragrance, although its fragrance can be detected from such and such a distance.” (Narrated by Ahmad)
The Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wasallam also stated,
“There will be in the last of my Ummah, scantily dressed women, the hair on the top of their heads like a camel’s hump. Curse them, for verily they are cursed.” [At-Tabarani and Sahih Muslim]
Sisters, who are you trying to impress Allah (swt) or Satan ...
What do you want to attain ... everlasting peace and purity in Jannah or everlasting torture and pain in Hell ..
You decide !!
I hope this has helped you
May Allah keep us guided and away from Satan
Posted By: Rashaa
Date Posted: 19 September 2012 at 5:34am
Assalam Aleykoum ya oukti,
Thank you for your wise words. I actually want to share this with some friends :-).
Posted By: EllisErin
Date Posted: 01 October 2012 at 11:09pm
I had read about the importance of wearing niqab and it's virtues to know more deeply in this article : http://sisters.islamway.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=329
Posted By: Steve991
Date Posted: 29 December 2012 at 6:15pm
I find this very interesting. For me where I live I don't see women covered up all that often. I see it sometimes with the older generation but not with the younger generation.
I also was just in Thailand and there too women of all ages were not covered.
Now I'm not sure if I was just missing what they were covering up (hair etc...) or if they just don't feel that they need to. So I'm wondering if that means that they are not living their lives based on the Quran? Or am I just reading too much into this?
Posted By: Nausheen
Date Posted: 09 January 2013 at 3:03am
Jazak Allahu khair for the reminder.
Wanu nazzilu minal Qurani ma huwa
Shafaa un wa rahmatun lil mo'mineena
wa la yaziduzzalimeena illa khasara.
Posted By: mochacian
Date Posted: 11 January 2013 at 1:48pm
Why does a woman have to cover up but not a man? My husband doesn't have to worry about covering up but as his wife I must do that? A woman only gets looked at intellectually if they cover everything else about them? I look at Hillary Clinton and think she is very intellectual, but she is not wearing hijab? What if a lady is very obese, and not appealing to most men? Do they need to wear hijab? Also if woman must cover up so that another man doesn't get attracted to her, why does a woman pay for that? I must cover up to stop other men looking at me? I understand that a woman shouldn't be wearing a bikini in Islam, but the fact that woman have to be seperated, wear clothes differently, avert there gaze when there around men, clearly to me feels like woman are treated inferior? Am I wrong?
Posted By: Nur_Ilahi
Date Posted: 16 January 2013 at 6:57am
Allah is Al-Adl. Most Just. When He commands something, there surely is a wisdom underlying His commands. While He commands us women to cover ourselves modestly, He also commands that men avert their gaze from women who are not their mahram.
What is the wisdom behind women wearing a veil?
First and foremost, we must understand that passion, lust or desire in men starts from the sight (eyes), while that of a woman is from the touch (skin). Most Men gets easily aroused when they sighted a sexy woman. And most women know that. That is the reason why some women dress sexily. To attract the attention of these men. And we do not have to wonder why pornographic sites are mostly frequented by guys.
Women who dress up modestly in veils are not only following the commands of The Creator, but in actual fact, they are protecting themselves from, molest, rape and fornication. When these happens, it not only affects the individual, but also the family and the society. Remember the woman in question is someone's daughter, sister, wife, mother of another. By guarding ourselves from the evil of men, we are protecting ourselves, our families and our society.
Whether the female is an intellectual, pretty, ugly or obese, the law applies to all. That is the Justice of The Creator.
I would like to relate a story of an elderly non-Muslim friend who commented that we Muslim women are lucky in that we hide our white hair underneath our scarves and at the same time look good too. I replied - Dont forget when we were young we also had to cover ourselves even though we have beautiful and gorgeous hair.
Putting on a veil does not make you feel inferior. In fact, it makes us feel more confident, more secure and at the same time, feel closer to Allah our Creator.
Ilahi Anta Maksudi, Wa Redhaka Mathlubi - Oh Allah, You are my destination, Your Pleasure is my Intention.
Posted By: Chrysalis
Date Posted: 27 January 2013 at 7:49pm
Originally posted by Steve991
I also was just in Thailand and there too women of all ages were not covered. Now I'm not sure if I was just missing what they were covering up (hair etc...) or if they just don't feel that they need to. So I'm wondering if that means that they are not living their lives based on the Quran? Or am I just reading too much into this?
Thailand is not a Muslim country. The muslims are a minority there.
"O Lord, forgive me, my parents and Muslims in the Hereafter. O Lord, show mercy on them as they showed mercy to me when I was young."
Posted By: islamicfreedom1
Date Posted: 13 March 2013 at 8:54am
Thank you for this wonderful word of wisdom for Muslim women