This is the delight of a journey to share knowlege with those who are thirsty of love ,fear and hope for Allah Azza wa Jal.May this be an humble quest for all of an quenching thirst for knowlege,and an endless request of help,understanding and Hidaya Taufiq from Allah.O treasurer of Knowlege may you all live the Blessing of this command 'Iqra !
iqra bismi rabbika ladhi khalaq...'
The hijab is an act of obedience to Allah and to his Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam, Allah says in the Qur'an:
is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have
decreed a matter that they should have an option in their decision. And
whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, has indeed strayed in a plain
error." [Al-Qur'an 33:36]
Allah also said:
tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden
things) and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc)
and not to show off their adornment except what must (ordinarily)
appear thereof, that they should draw their veils over their Juyubihinna." [Al-Qur'an 24:31]
Juyubihinna: The respected scholars from as-salaf as-salih (righteous
predecessors) differed whether the veil cover of the body must include
the hands and face or not. Today, respected scholars say that the hands
and face must be covered. Other respected scholars say it is preferable
for women to cover their whole bodies.
THE HIJAB IS IFFAH (MODESTY)
Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) made the adherence to the hijab a manifestation for chastity and modesty. Allah says:
Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the
believers to draw their cloaks (veils) over their bodies (when
outdoors). That is most convenient that they should be known and not
molested." [Al-Qur'an 33:59]
In the above Ayah there
is an evidence that the recognition of the apparent beauty of the woman
is harmful to her. When the cause of attraction ends, the restriction
is removed. This is illustrated in the case of elderly women who may
have lost every aspect of attraction. Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala)
made it permissible for them to lay aside their outer garments and
expose their faces and hands reminding, however, that is still better
for them to keep their modesty.
THE HIJAB IS TAHARA (PURITY)
Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) had shown us the hikma (wisdom) behind the legislation of the hijab:
when you ask them (the Prophet's wives) for anything you want, ask them
from behind a screen, that is purer for your hearts and their hearts." [Al-Qur'an 33:53]
The hijab makes
for greater purity for the hearts of believing men and women because it
screens against the desire of the heart. Without the hijab, the heart may or may not desire. That is why the heart is more pure when the sight is blocked (by hijab) and thus the prevention of fitna (evil actions is very much manifested. The hijab cuts off the ill thoughts and the greed of the sick hearts:
not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy
or evil desire for adultery, etc) should be moved with desire, but speak
in an honourable manner." [Al-Qur'an 33:32]
THE HIJAB IS A SHIELD
The Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: "Allah,
Most High, is Heaven, is Ha'yi (Bashful), Sit'tir (Shielder). He loves
Haya' (Bashfulness) and Sitr (Shielding; Covering)." The Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam also said: "Any
woman who takes off her clothes in other than her husband's house (to
show off for unlawful purposes), has broken Allah's shield upon her." The Hadith demonstrates that depending upon the kind of action committed there will be either reward (if good) or punishment (if bad).
THE HIJAB IS TAQWA (RIGHTEOUSNESS)
Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) says in the Qur'an:
Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover yourselves
(screen your private parts, etc) and as an adornment. But the raiment
of righteousness, that is better." [Al-Qur'an 7:26]
widespread forms of dresses in the world today are mostly for show off
and hardly taken as a cover and shield of the woman's body. To the
believing women, however the purpose is to safeguard their bodies and
cover their private parts as a manifestation of the order of Allah. It
is an act of Taqwa (righteousness).
THE HIJAB IS IMAN (BELIEF OR FAITH)
Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) did not address His words about the hijab except to the believing women, Al-Mu'minat. In many cases in theQur'an Allah refers to the "the believing women". 'A'ishah, the wife of the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam, addressed some women from the tribe of Banu Tamim who came to visit her and had light clothes on them, they were improperly dressed: "If
indeed you are believing women, then truly this is not the dress of the
believing women, and if you are not believing women, then enjoy it."
THE HIJAB IS HAYA' (BASHFULNESS)
There are two authentic Hadith which state: "Each religion has a morality and the morality of Islam is haya'." AND "Bashfulness is from belief, and belief is in Al-Jannah (Paradise)." The hijab fits the natural bashfulness which is a part of the nature of women.
THE HIJAB IS GHIRAH
The hijab fits the natural feeling of Ghirah, which is intrinsic in the straight man who does not like people to look at his wife or daughters.Ghirah is
a driving emotion that drives the straight man to safeguard women who
are related to him from strangers. The straight MUSLIM man has Ghirah for
ALL MUSLIM women. In response to lust and desire, men look (with
desire) at other women while they do not mind that other men do the same
to their wives or daughters. The mixing of sexes and absence of hijab destroys the Ghirah in men. Islam considers Ghirah an integral part of faith. The dignity of the wife or daughter or any other Muslim woman must be highly respected and defended.