Why hijab is important in islam:
Islam has given women a dignity that the world has not been able to give them till date. Such dignity should be treated with respect in the home and they should be respected in the society. Modern anti-Islamic forces are trying to convince Muslim women that Islam has imposed too many restrictions on them.
There is no such things as educated women of our society also fall prey to this misconception and think that we may not have been given our due rights .
Benefits of Hijab:
First of all Islam commands women to wear veils. As in a non-Muslim societies a women walked around naked. The benefits of this veil are as much for men as they are for women. It calms our marital life. It allows us to live happily in this world, And in countries where nudity and immorality have become common practice, the suicidal ratio , mental distress and divorce rate have increased . We are getting the benefit of the veil which is prescribed by the holy Shari,ah in such a way that we may be short of food and drink. Our clothes and house may be weak . But in spite of this, in a Muslim society where nakedness and immorality are less, the rate of incurable diseases and divorce is also very low.
Wisdom Behind Hijab:
It turned out that the teachings of all religions are on one side and the teachings of Islam are on the other side . Islam is a code of ethics and a religion of nature . All the laws of Islam apply equally to both men and women the only difference is in the negative personality . Of all the rules and regulations that Islam has laid down for women, the rule of hijab is of utmost importance.
There is wisdom behind all the commands of nature and it lies the goodness of man.
If man wants to understand himself, then the commandments are also full of many wisdoms Which protects the woman .
From here, let’s look at the legal status of hijab .
Hijab for women:
Hijab means that a woman should cover her whole body with non-mahram people .
In the Holy Qur’an, the guidance is from the Almighty:
“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.”. (Al-Noor 31)
Reference of Shawl:
“O Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) tell your wives and daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks over them when they go out. It is more suitable for them that they will be recognized, and no one will bother them. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful”. (Al-Ahzab 59 )
In this verse, the veil has been declared obligatory and the protector of women. In this verse, Cover refers to a large “Shawl” which covers the whole body of a woman towards the head. The same interpretation is narrated from Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud
The fact is that when a veiled woman goes out of the house, the convenience of walking and working is not available for the uncovered woman .
Women stay home to avoid sin:
The Qur’an commands to spend time in veil and at home:
“And stay in your houses. Do not display (your embellishments) yourselves like the Time of Ignorance. And keep up the Prayer and pay Alms (Zakat). Obey Allah and His Messenger. O people of the House! Allah only wishes to keep away the sin from you and to cleanse you with a thorough cleansing.” (Al-Ahzab 33).
How pleasing is the commandment. The protection of a woman is so dear to Allah. She would have loved her Lord just as much.
Non-mahram relatives / who to cover and who not
These are the relatives from whom the veil is obligatory:
- Husband’s uncle
- His nephew
- His brother
In front of all these non-mahrams, it is obligatory for a woman to cover her face completely.
Mahram relatives : They, the relatives from whom the woman is not obliged to cover.
- Husband’s son
- son in law
- Muslim women
- Milk partner brother
- Foster father
It is obligatory to cover the whole body except the hands, face and feet in front of these Mahrams .
The difference between a woman’s Satar and her hijab
Except for the hands and face of a woman, her whole body is included in the satar. As a result, it is not permissible to open in front of mahrams besides her husband (who have been mentioned before). What is not permissible to open in front of a mahram is not permissible to show to a non-mahram. In case of concealment of satar, only face and hands are left which a woman can keep open in front of her mahram relatives in her house. It is not necessary to cover face or hands in front of mahram relationships.
When a woman covers her face with a cloth or a scarf in front of non-mahrams, it is called a hijaab. Hijab is not necessary in front of Mahram.
Whereas the command of hijab or veil in front of non-mahram has been given in Quran which has already passed. Most people say that the face and hands are not included in satar, so it is not necessary for them to cover, although the name hijab is also used to cover the face and hands from non-mahrams.
It is necessary to hide satar in front of a mahram, but it is not necessary to cover one’s face and hands while working with a mahram, while it is also necessary to hide satar in front of a non-mahram And it is also obligatory to wear hijab from non –mahram.