Hijab In The Qur’an
O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers
that they let down upon them their over-garments; this will be more
proper, that they may be known and thus they will not be given trouble;
and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful."(33:59)
Clothing is one point, which
distinguishes between mankind and animals. It helps people become more
familiar with cultural characteristics of an ethnic group, or with those
belonging to a region.
Variety of clothing has three
considerations to cover the body, to embellish the appearance, and to
represent an idea.
Islamic hijab being
covering for women protects them from harassment, and is the signal of
Islamic culture in Muslim and non-Muslim countries.
The kind of
hijab appropriate for women is the scarf and covering of the whole
body, with the exception of hands (from wrist to fingers), and face.
Hijab serves as the touchstone of vice and virtue in the
It promotes decency and honor to the woman, bringing tranquility upon society.
the elements, which guarantee and safeguard decency, chastity, honor and
societal tranquility, nothing is more effective than the manner by which
different genders live a life consistent with their primordial nature.
With respect to this, the mode of dress in the female gender is a vital
Islamic veil - the hijab - is one of the issues which is exploited
by the enemies of Islam in order to wage a campaign of insinuations and
malicious propaganda against noble Islamic precepts. These campaigns are
epitomized in writings and media reports, which try to evade and
misrepresent the reality, embedded in the Islamic hijab and its
vital role in creating a healthy society.
whatever guise or pretext they appear, these campaigns are motivated
solely by the desire to create a base for capitalism, which promotes the
culture of consumerism and nudity, so that women can be turned into
objects of lust or instruments in the advertising industry.
the richness of Islamic culture and how potent it is in resisting the
encroachment of alien culture, especially that which promotes nakedness,
the West wages an intellectual and propaganda campaign claiming that Islam
deprives woman of her basic rights by putting her under the veil. Beyond
that, they argue that even if observing the hijab is not forced, it
is motivated by social, psychological and economic factors.
these evasions of facts and misrepresentations of realities are too feeble
to eliminate the Islamic hijab within our society; at times,
hijab even attracts non-Muslims. The reality is that Islamic dress
has its roots in divine commandment.
Almighty God, Who knows the nature of His creatures, commanded believing
women to observe the hijab. The wisdom behind Islamic dress is
nothing other than to create a guarantee for security, decency and honor
for women, and tranquility for the society.
the Holy Qur'an requires women to observe the Islamic veil, it has equally
asked men to cast down their eyes and guide their private parts such as to
avoid unlawful behavior. This indicates that the Qur'an's aim is to create
a sound human society, whereby nudity and indecent acts would not hold
sway. The fact that women are commanded to avoid exposing their beauty to
men who are not their husbands, fathers, brothers, sisters... shows that
the objective is to avoid moral decadence. It also helps a great deal in
avoiding temptation for men, who are thereby not distracted from their
is crystal clear that in societies where decent women's dress is
disregarded, daily, hourly, or even every second, we hear horrific tales
of rape and other atrocities against women. In such societies, the female
gender has been relegated to the background, reduced to the level of an
object of lust, and made into an instrument of advertising. Capitalists
promote and encourage the culture of nakedness, for their products will
not sell without a partially naked woman shown either using the product or
advertising it with her attractive, but indecent body.
West will not allow decency for women, because it deprives them of both
sex and money, which are made into gods in Western society.
hijab is Islam's manner of saying that women are more than objects
of lust and instruments for making money. They are to be honored and
respected, primarily as mothers and centers of families. This does not
impose inhibitions on women, but rather promotes their social, economic,
and cultural role in the society.