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Posted: 08 Dec 2005 11:59 pm


(3) 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 thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves 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 ye Believers! turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss. (Chapter #24, Verse #31)

this is simply saying women should cover their bodies with the exception of the hands and face. Prophet Muhammad (saw) has never said women should wear niqaab. Niqaab is a tradition in most Saudian countries because they have done this for thousands of years even before the days of prophet.

Princess' used to cover their faces and so did those of high wealth. And it was taken on as practice in the middle class and since then has been said to be practice of Prophet Muhammad (saw) and no where in Quran or Hadith does it say that women should wear niqaab with their hijaab and abayah.... unfortunately muslims in the world will tell you that niqaab is required ask them when Prophet Muhammad said this or when Allah said this...

They will also tell you Prophet had his wives covering their faces... when in face he only had them wear hijaab....and cover their bodies and be modest....

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Posted: 11 Dec 2005 08:41 pm


I feel ya but you can't hate on someone for doing it, but truth is you don't have to do it. but important to inform them of the truth so that they don't have a bias opinion towards women only rocking the hijab which is the most beautiful thing i've ever seen, so much love to all the sisters out there reppin.

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Posted: 17 Dec 2005 03:23 am


The word "hijab" comes from the Arabic word "hajaba" meaning to hide from view or conceal. In the present time, the context of hijab is the modest covering of a Muslim woman. The question now is what is the extent of the covering?
These verses from the Qur'an that u wrote contain two main injunctions:
1. A woman should not show her beauty or adornments except what appears by uncontrolled factors such as the wind blowing her clothes.
2. The head covers should be drawn so as to cover the hair, the neck and the bosom.

Islam has no fixed standard as to the style of dress or type of clothing that Muslims must wear. However, some requirements must be met.

Islam has two sources for guidance and rulings: first, the Qur'an, the revealed word of Allah and secondly, the Hadith or the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who was chosen by Allah to be the role model for mankind.

The following is a Tradition of the Prophet (PBUH): " 'Aeshah (may Allah be pleased with her) reported that Asma'a, the daughter of Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him,) came to the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) while wearing thin clothing. He approached her and said: 'O Asma'a! When a girl reaches the menstrual age, it is not proper that anything should remain exposed except this and this. He pointed to the face and hands." (Abu Dawood)

The second requirement is looseness. The clothing must be loose enough so as not to describe the shape of the woman's body. One desirable way to hide the shape of the body is to wear a cloak over other clothes. However, if the clothing is loose enough, an outer garment is not necessary.
Thickness is the third requirement. The clothing must be thick enough so as not to show the color of the skin it covers or the shape of the body. The Prophet (PBUH) stated that in later generations of his Ummah there would be "women who would be dressed but naked and on top of their heads (what looks like) camel humps. Curse them for they are truly cursed." (Muslim)
Another requirement is an over-all dignified appearance. The clothing should not attract men's attention to the woman. It should not be shiny and flashy so that everyone notices the dress and the woman.

Often forgotten is the fact that modern Western dress is a new invention. Looking at the clothing of women as recently as seventy years ago, we see clothing similar to hijab. These active and hard-working women of the West were not inhibited by their clothing which consisted of long, full dresses and various types of head covering.

Muslim women who wear hijab do not find it impractical or interfering with their activities in all levels and walks of life. Hijab is not merely a covering dress but more importantly, it is behavior, manners, speech and appearance in public. Dress is only one facet of the total being.

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