Why does the Muslim woman wear a headscarf?
As-salamu aleikum wa rahnatullaahi wa barakatuhu.
And welcome to Hidayah's blog post.
Our first topic is about the headscarf, why some women choose to wear it, and where does it say that Muslim women must wear a headscarf.
Why does the Muslim woman choose to wear hijab, abaya, jilbab, khimar and other clothing that hides a large part of their female beauty.
- The short answer will be because Allaah Swt tells us this in the Koran, period.
But most people want a deeper answer to that. - Why was the verse sent down? When was it revealed and is it still necessary and valid for us Muslims today?
The Koran encourages both the Muslim man and the Muslim woman to cover themselves modestly. And for some, the hijab is worn by Muslim girls and women to maintain modesty and privacy from unrelated men.
Modesty concerns both men's and women's "looks, clothing and genitalia" such as no sex before marriage.
Where in the Koran do we find verses where Allaah Swt calls for hijab?
Allah Swt says in the Quran: Surah 24 - (The Light) - verse 31
''Tell the believing women to keep their eyes to themselves and guard their sex; they must not display their ornaments except that which is visible, and they must place their head veil over their neckline.
They may display their ornaments only to their husbands, their fathers and their fathers-in-law, their sons and their husbands' sons, their brothers and their brothers' and sisters' sons, their women, their slave-girls, male servants without sex drive, and children who know nothing of women's private body parts.
They must not stamp their feet, so that you get a whiff of the ornament they are keeping hidden. Repent all of you to God, you believers! Maybe it will go well for you!,,
Until the end of the nineteenth century, women in the West used to wear various types of headgear, if not a covering of the entire hair.
This is completely in accordance with the biblical injunction that women should cover their heads.
Even in these times, people show more respect to the more modestly dressed women than to those who go around scantily clad. Many women feel that the hijab is part of their identity and a sign of their relationship with their creator.
Does hijab prevent a woman from performing her daily duties?
A woman usually does not wear hijab in her own house, so it should not be in the way when she is doing housework. For example, if she works in a factory close to machines or in a laboratory - she can wear a different style of hijab.
At Hidayah we have many different shawls, everything from plain jersey, which is light and airy, to chiffon. We also have different colored hijabs, and this can have a meaning for the Muslim women who work in the healthcare system.
There are clear rules about the hijab in the Danish hospitals and hospitals, for example you must not wear a hijab of a different color than white and the reason is that the color of your hijab must match the clothes you get from the health service, which the white color does as a neutral light color.
Is hijab oppression?
It certainly isn't. - The Muslim woman herself chooses to wear a headscarf and she does so solely to satisfy her creator and to protect herself and her privacy.
For many Muslim women, for that matter, semi-nudity can also be an oppression if someone forces or expects a woman to adopt that style. If women in the West – or East – have the freedom to dress as they wish, why not allow Muslim women to prefer more modest clothing?
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