What Does Quran Say About Hijab?
- Voleta Ducharme
The word hijab comes from the Arabic root, which means ‘to veil’ but can also refer to any modest dress covering most body parts except for hands and face. The Quran mentions wearing a hijab in two places: Surah 24 verse 31 says Allah wants you to lower your gaze and guard your modesty; while Surah 33 verse 59 states, ‘O Prophet!
The Qur’an instructs Muslim women and men to dress modestly, and for some, the hijab is worn by Muslim girls and women to maintain modesty and privacy from unrelated males. According to the Encyclopedia of Islam and Muslim World, modesty concerns both men’s and women’s ‘gaze, gait, garments, and genitalia’.
- 1 What is the hijab in Islam?
- 2 What does the Quran say about wearing a hijab backwards?
- 3 Who is not required to wear a hijab in Islam?
- 4 What does the Quran say about dress code in Islam?
- 5 What does Allah say about hijab?
- 6 Does the Quran say hijab is mandatory?
- 7 Is it haram to wear a hijab?
- 8 What happens if you don’t wear hijab in Islam?
- 9 At what age is hijab compulsory?
- 10 What does Quran say about women’s clothing?
- 11 What is haram for a woman in Islam?
What is the hijab in Islam?
The hijab was associated with two of the Qur’an’s verses, and imposed upon all Muslim females. The verses include: the verse of 24:30, 31, and 33:59.
What does the Quran say about wearing a hijab backwards?
But what they used to do is they used to take the two ends of the hijab and tie it backwards, in a sense, revealing their necks, their ears and their chest. So when this verse was revealed, Surat al-Noor (24) verse number 31, Allah says, ‘Pull your head coverings over your bosoms’.
Who is not required to wear a hijab in Islam?
Finally the verse goes on to give the list of the mahram – male family members in whose presence the hijab is not required, such as the husband, the father, the father-in-law, the son (s), and others. In Chapter 33 known as al-Ahzab, verse 59, Allah gives the following command to Prophet Muhammad:
What does the Quran say about dress code in Islam?
The Qur’an and Hijab. Islam has strongly emphasized the concept of decency and modesty in the interaction between members of the opposite sex. Dress code is part of that overall teaching. There are two verses in the Qur’an in which Almighty Allah talks about the issue of decency and hijab as defined earlier.
What does Allah say about hijab?
The wearing of the hijab is a commandment from Allah, our creator, for the protection of the believing women. It has nothing to do with men oppressing women. Our belief as Muslim women (and Muslims in general) is that this life is a temporary testing ground for us before we pass on to the eternal life of the hereafter.
Does the Quran say hijab is mandatory?
‘The Holy Quran does not mandate wearing of hijab or headgear for Muslim women. Whatever is stated in the above sūras, we say, is only directory, because of absence of prescription of penalty or penance for not wearing hijab, the linguistic structure of verses supports this view’, the Court observed.
Is it haram to wear a hijab?
It does not simply stop at covering one’s hair. Within the Muslim community, there has been a lot of dispute over whether or not covering the hair is mandatory (fard) to fulfilling the demands of Islam. If this is, in fact, the case, then choosing not to cover one’s head would be impermissible (haram) in the faith.
What happens if you don’t wear hijab in Islam?
“According to Quran”, Dar appearing for Muslim girls said, “non-covering by a woman will mean the lady will be sent to the place where there will be wrath on Judgement Day to give hisaab. We have to be ready to face Judgement. To cover the head is an essential religious practise for us”.
At what age is hijab compulsory?
Outside of school, all females aged nine and above must continue to abide by the strict Islamic dress code in force since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
What does Quran say about women’s clothing?
The only three verses in the Qur’an that say something specific about women and clothing (24:31, 24:60, 33:59) simply tell us that women’s groin area and ideally breasts also must be covered, and indicate a way for Muslim women at the time to identify themselves upfront when alone in the wild to ward off hypocritical
What is haram for a woman in Islam?
In Islam, a mahram is a member of one’s family with whom marriage would be considered haram (illegal in Islam) (excluding husband, whom the woman is already wedded to), concealment purdah, or concealment of the body with hijab, is not obligatory; and with whom, if he is an adult male, she may be escorted during a