Importance of Hijab In Islam

Preface

The word Hijab is taken from the Arabic word ” Hijaba” which means to hide or conceal. In the present society,  wearing Hijab refers to the covering of Muslim women or the Muslim women dress. Today we see many non-Muslim and Muslim women asking about ” Why do Muslim women wear Hijab?” the answer to this is that Muslim women are ordered by Allah to cover their head and wear Hijab. Covering the beauty for a women is for her honor and protection rather than suppression.

Hijab is for Modest and respectable women:

“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).  That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed.  And Allah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. ” [al-Ahzab:59]

This verse clearly indicates that Allah has made Hijab an expression of chastity and modesty.  The virtue of wearing Hijab explained in this verse is that Muslim women will be identified as respectable woman when she wears Hijab.

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