Wednesday, March 6, 2013

In H i j a b (Khimar)means
“Women’s - head-covering”

In addition to the whole body except face
and hands (below wrists) to be covered.
A must when ‘abroad’
It is worn in obedience to Allah.
It is haraam to show them.
Dear Sister, Dear Mother, Dear Daughter. Everyone is looking for happiness and
fun, and I am sure you are not excluded. Where is that happiness and fun
though? And where and when do you want that happiness? Do you want
happiness; do you want to have ‘fun’ in this life at the expense of the hereafter?

Or is it in the hereafter, when you meet Allah that you want to be happy? The
virtues of modesty and chastity are the main reasons for Muslim
women to wear head coverings. Observant faithful Muslim
women wear head coverings, scarves and veils, and of course
why they cover their entire bodies with modest clothes (is the
Command of Almighty Allah) to avoid the lecherous glances of
those that have sickness in their hearts, and need a cure.
From the Quran
Al-Ahzaab (The Clan) :
33:33 - And stay quietly in your houses and make not a dazzling display like
that of the former Times of ignorance; and establish regular Prayer and
give regular Charity; and obey Allah and His Apostle. And Allah only
wishes to remove all abomination from you ye Members of the Family
and to make you pure and spotless.
Al-Ahzaab (The Clan)
33:59 - O prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters and the believing women
that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when
abroad): that is most convenient that they should be known (as such) and
not molested: and Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful. 3764 3765 .
3764 This is for all Muslim women, those of the Prophet’s household, as well as
the others. They were asked to cover themselves with outer garments
when walking out of doors. (33.59)
3765 Jilbab, plural Jalabib: an outer garment; and long gown covering the whole
body, or a cloak covering the neck and bosom. (33.59)
an-Noor (The Light)
24:31- 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 husbands’ fathers their sons
their husbands’ sons their brother or their brothers’ sons or their sisters’
sons or their women or the slaves whom their right hands posses 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. 2985 2987.
2985 Zinat means both natural beauty and artificial ornaments. I think both are
implied here, but chiefly the former. The woman is asked not to make a
display of her figure except to the following classes of people: (1) her
husband, (2) her near relatives whom a certain amount of neglige is
permissible; (3) her women, 4) slaves, male and female, as they would be
in constant attendance; but this item would now be blank, with the
abolition of slavery; (5) men who are free from sexual desire and who
usually frequent the houses; and (6) infants or small children before they
get a sense of sex. Cf.also xxxviii.59 (24.31)
2987 While all these details of the purity and good form of domestic life are
being brought to our attention, we are clearly reminded that the chief
object we should hold in view is our spiritual welfare. All our brief life on
this earth is a probation, and we must make our individual, domestic, and
social life all contribute to our holiness, so that we can get the real success
and bliss which is the aim of our spiritual endeavour. (24.31)
The Prophet’s standard was black and his banner white.

The clothing must hang loose so that the shape / form of the body is
not apparent.
3765 Jilbab, plural Jalabib: an outer garment; and long gown covering the whole
body, or a cloak covering the neck and bosom.
(33.59) It is permissible for a woman to let her garment down below the
ankles, or by wearing socks
1. Avoid thin clothing which exposes the body and reveal its shape,
2. This should be loose enough so as not to reveal the shape of the woman’s
body – preferably a cloak over other clothes. If the clothing is loose enough, an
outer garment will not be necessary.
3 Wear thick clothes so as not to show the colour of the skin or the shape of
the body.
4. The hijab should give an over - all dignified appearance – not attracting
men’s attention, not shiny and flashy. (preferably black).
5. Avoid dressing like men and avoid dressing like the unbelievers.
6. Be modest, not excessively fancy and also not excessively ragged to gain
admiration or sympathy.
7. One’s behaviour, manners, speech and appearance in public goes hand in
hand with hijab.
Yes- YES NO- NO(hands & Neck open!)