Significance of Hijab in Islam


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What is Hijab?

The Arabic term Hijab is for "covering", basically means to cover, to shelter, to screen. The Quran Teachers Online explains that in some Arab countries where Arabic is frequently spoken and also western countries the hijab is merely mentioned to women’s head, face or body covering. But from Islamic point of view, on a broader level hijab conveys the wider meaning of modesty, confidentiality and ethics. The Quran Teachers Online says the word used for a veil in the Holy Quran is khim.

The Quran Teachers Online elucidates that most of the women merely covering their faces for their own self-contentment, some wear ‘black burqa’ along with a nice cut & revealing of the body shape which does not fulfill the requirement of hijab.

The Quran Teachers Online assured that by wearing Hijab, one must save herself from other social evils. By wearing Hijab, women will feel secure, the non-mahram eyes will not gazed & reflect back when a woman wears it. The Quran Teachers Online says the dress code of women is such that it should not be attracted to men.

The Quran Teachers Online described hijab as

Hijab is a way of life.

The Quran Teachers Online enlighten the meaning of Surah an Nur:31

"And say the believing women to lower their gazes, and to guard their private parts and not to display their beauty except what is apparent of it and to extend their head coverings to cover the bosoms and not to display their beauty except to their husbands, or their fathers or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons or their brothers or their brother’s sons or their sisters’ sons, or their womenfolk….."

The Quran Teachers Online further explains the importance of Hijab by the Holy Prophet’s (SAW) said:

"In later (generations) of my ummah there will be women who will be dressed but naked. On top of their heads(what looks) like camel humps. They will not enter into paradise or (even) get a smell of it." (Muslim).

The Quran Teachers Online translates the meaning of Quranic Verse;

…."not to strike their feet (on the ground) so as to make known what they hide of their adornments".

Classification of Hijab’s Women:

The Quran Teachers Online from Islamic point of view called the Muslim creature is creature of Modest. The Muslim women who protect herself by hijab Allah loves her, the mercy of Allah upon her. Allah Messenger the Holy Prophet (SAW) said:

"Allah is modest and covering. He loves modesty and privacy".

Standards for Hijab:

Highlights the following criteria of hijab by The Quran Teachers Online. According to the Holy Quran and Sunnah there are mainly six criteria for perceiving hijab.

Extent of the Body
Body should be entirely covered from head to toe except eyes.

Figure should not expose
The second criteria of hijab as mentioned by the Quran Teachers Online are wear loose clothes and figure should not reflect.

Dress should not be transparent
The Quran Teachers Online portrays women in Islam not allowed to wear transparent dress (from which one can see through them).

Rejection of opposite sex attraction
Women wear simple clothes not be so glamorous that they attract opposite sex people.

Not wear unicorn clothes
The Islamic women wear simple clothes not like that they resembled men.

Away from western culture
Women clothing in Islam should not be resembled that of the nonbelievers (depicts western culture)

In the end, The Quran Teachers Online defines the following categories;

  • Hijab with a bad attitude Is not hijab
  • Hijab with Tight clothes Is not hijab
  • Hijab with hair on the side Is not hijab
  • Hijab with five layers of makeup Is not hijab

  • Hijab is BEAUTIFUL, so make it look BEAUTIFUL