Hijab in Islam: Quranic verses about Hijab

Hijab in Islam: Quranic verses about Hijab

Following are important verses of Quran about Hijab in Islam:

"O you Children of Adam! We have bestowed on you raiment to cover your shame as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness, that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah, that they may receive admonition.” (Quran 7:26)

“And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what must ordinarily appear therof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, or their brothers' sons or their sisters' sons, or their women or the servants whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex, and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O you Believers, turn you all together towards Allah, that you may attain Bliss.” (Quran 24:31).

“O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them (when they go abroad). That will be better, so that they may be recognised and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.” (Quran 33:59).

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Interesting verses and thank you for preserving them in their purity. It is obvious that what is being spoken about is covering the breasts(bosom) rather than the face. Covering the breasts makes alot of sense since it quite inappropriate for a woman to walk her breasts moving all over the place in public. The verse also mentions that a woman is free to show her bosom(the part she is to cover) to children who have no idea of the shame of sex. Pardon my seeming absolute insolent foolishness but since when did a woman's face become sexual. Moreover, the verses instigate covering the body(drawing rainment closer to themselves) to avoid being molested but if wearing that hijab will cause a woman to be molested why wear it? All in all these verses are perfectly vague as to implicitly wearing a hijab. Let the culture and overarching modesty take the helm rather than some person's biased interpretation. Keep in mind some men are so corrupt that even if woman were covered in totality they would still lust after her. A woman ought to be free to wear a hijab or not to based on her role and overarching culture. Let's be reasonable people.

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Kenya

“But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered, disgraces his head. But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered disgraces her head, for it is the same as if she were shaven.

For if a woman is not covered, let her be shaven. But if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her cover her head. A man indeed ought not to cover his head, because he is the image and glory of God. But woman is the glory of man. For man was not created for woman, but woman for man. This is why the woman ought to have a sign of authority over her head, because of the angels.” - New Testament (1 Corinthians 11:3-10)

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Dhaka

1corinthians 11:3-10 this scripture is clearly stating that when woman taking the lead of a man's place in prophesying and praying that's when a woman is required to cover her head as God made man and woman after. headship belong to man and man comes under Christ Jesus. This scripture doesn't require womens to cover day to day. They only cover when they prophecy or pray in presence of a man or husband that suppose to take the headship. Hope this is ok 

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London

Hijab is truly a beautiful thing. t is not simply a piece of clothing, but rather more, it is a form of modesty and a form of behavior.

Allah says in Surat-ul-Ahzab, "O Prophet! Say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers that they let down upon them their over-garments; this will be more proper, that they may know {as believing women}, and thus they will not be annoyed or harassed; And Allah is Forgiving, Most Merciful"

You should not see the hijab as a restriction, but rather as a form of freedom, as respect. We should not limit our understanding of the hijab to just the piece of fabric. Rather, we should understand that hijab reflects our proper dress along with a chaste attitude and modest behavior as well. Hijab means a "barrier" between two things. Hijab should put a barrier between the girl and the unwanted attention of men. Did you know that every 6 minutes a woman is raped? And that 1 out of 5 women are raped in their lifetime? Well, these are true facts. But what do you think drives men to do this to the woman? Yes, it is their appearance and the type of clothing they wear because that is what attracts the man. But it is not the man we are blaming here, it is the devil, Shaytan who always interferes with our mind and thoughts. He is here as a test from Allah and Allah only gives us difficulties we can handle. So whatever may happen or the hardships one might come to face, always know that Allah is there for you. Temptations are always urging us to do the wrong thing, and regardless how hard it is to resist the temptation, pray to Allah and ask him to help you, and give you resistance and patience.

InshaAllah this helped you...

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America

There are women who dress modestly and they still victims of this terrible world we find ourselves. Hijab does not prevent anyone from any form of abuse. I think u need to be careful how u say things. I see every day woman cover their head and expose their body figures with tight clothing. Does this give them the right to abuse woman also? That's still not modesty in my opinion as men who wants to hurt women don't look at just  their hair but everything else. 

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London

I agree with everything you said brother/sister but its not true that rapes happened due to Woman's clothing and her appearance, many Muslims woman are raped even though they are dressed in burqa, abayah or Hijab. 

Also Quran also states that "she wont be annoyed or harassed "

Im saying this just because i experienced it .

 

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Lahore

ahh... ur last line hung my head in shame. we sure are a stupid society. you are brave enough to get over it. bless u stranger and I offer an apology on behalf of my nation. you did not deserve to go through it. the more I hear such things the more I lose my trust on humanity.

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islamabad

I am a married women, I am also a mother to 3 beautiful boys. I have just recently told my husband my feelings about Islam and how I would like to convert. When I read the Quran, I have this overwhelming emotion. Ever since I said this out loud and have started to read the Quran. I see everything in a different light, it is actually beautiful. I told him how I want to wear the hijab, how my want and need in submitting to Allah but also to him. Thank you for all this information.

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