WHAT IS HIJAAB

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   WHAT IS HIJAAB ......?

Hijaab is an act of obedience to Allaah and to His Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala) said in the Qur’aan;

{{It is not for a male or a female believer to have a choice in the matter, when Allaah and His Messenger decide in their matter. And whoever disobeys Allaah and His Messenger, then surely he has gone astray from the clear error.}} Al-Ahzaab: 36

Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala) also said;

{{And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze, and guard their nakedness, and let them not show their beauty except that which is manifest. And let them cast their garments (juyuubihinna) over their breasts}} An-Nuur: 31

Juyuubihinna: Qualified scholars from the era of as-Salafus Swaalih (my virtuous people) have differed as a garment (Jilbaab) covering the body must cover the hands and face or laa. Today, reputable scholars agree that the hands and the face must be covered. Some scholars say that it is best for women to cover their entire body.

HIJAAB IS IFFAH (STARA)

Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala) made the Hijaab clearly pure and shameful. Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala) said:

{{O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to take off their clothes. So it is almost impossible to be identified without being harassed. And Allaah is Forgiving, Merciful}} Al-Ahzaab: 59

In the above verse there is evidence that the identity of a woman's beautiful appearance is harmful to her. And once the cause of those influences and influences is gone, then those prohibitions go away. This is as we see in the case of older women who may have lost every interesting element. Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala) justifies for them to set aside their bounty and show their face and hands, but it is better to keep their veils.

HIJAAB IS TWAHARA (CLEANSING)

Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala) will show you wisdom behind the Shari'ah of Hijaab:

{{And when you ask the wives, ask them behind the curtains. That is the purity of your hearts and their hearts.}} Al-Ahzaab: 53

Hijaab is a form of purity for the hearts of male and female believers because it is a protection against the desires of the heart. Without Hijaab, the heart can crave unclean things. And that is why the heart is purer when a woman covers herself, or is protected (by Hijaab) and also prevents sedition (evil deeds). The hijaab cuts off the evil thoughts and desires of the heart.

{{O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other women. If you fear God then do not turn away your voice, and he has a sickly desire in his heart. And say good words.}} Al-Ahzaab: 32

HIJAAB IS A SHIELD

The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said:

“Allaah, the Most High, is Paradise, He is not, the Righteous, the Righteous. He Loves Hayaa and Sitr (Protection) ”(Abu Dawud)

The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) also said:

((Any woman who removes (does not properly cover herself) her clothes in front of anyone other than her husband (either by showing off or being praised), has violated Allaah's protection against her)).

This hadith shows the manner in which an action is rewarded for its good or bad.

HIJAAB IS TAQWA (GODLY)

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

{{O mankind! We have sent down to you your garments to cover your nakedness, and your adornment. And godly clothes are the best. That is in the Signs of Allaah, that you may remember}} Al-A’araaf: 26

The present age, many of the fashion trends that exist in the world today, are self-evident and are often considered to be the cover of a woman's body. But for believing women, the goal is to protect their bodies and hide their shapes. As commanded by Himself (Allaah). And that is the act of Taqwa (Godliness).

HIJAAB IS IYMAAN

Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala) did not explain His words about Hijaab except for believing women (al-Mu'minaat). In many places in the Qur'aan Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta‘ala) refers to "Believing Women"! The mother of the believers' Aaishah (Radhiya Allaahu 'anha), the wife of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), told some of the women of the tribe of Banu Tamiym who came to visit her (Radhiya Allaahu' anha) and were dressed in light clothing. , i.e. clothes that are not obscure for a Muslim woman. The Mother of the Believers ‘Aaishah (Radhiya Allaahu‘ anha) said to them: "If you are believing women, then surely that is not the dress of a Mu'minah woman should be worn, and if you are not a Believer woman, then your advice if you see it is beneficial"

HIJAAB IS HAYAAH

There are two authentic hadiths which say: "Every religion has the values ​​and morals of Islam are Hayaa" (Ibn 'Abdil-Barr, al-Mundhiry and from the book at-Targhiyb of at-Tarhiyb by Shaykh al-Albaaniy), and " This is in Iymaan and Iymaan is in Paradise ”(at-Tirmidhy)

HIJAAB IS (GHIYRAH) GHERA

The hijaab is associated with the natural feeling of Ghera, which is a must for a man who did not like to see people looking at his wife and daughters. Ghera is a boiling pot for a man that pushes him to be jealous and protects the women who were related to him from strangers and non-mahrams. A perfect Muslim man has Ghera (jealousy) for all Muslim women to protect those women from the desires and lust of men. In a lustful response, men look at other women with lust and lust and do not care if other men do the same to their wives and daughters. Gender mixing and lack of Hijaab is a destructive factor in the Ghera of men. Islam considers Ghera to be part of Iymaan. The dignity of any Muslim wife and daughter or woman must be respected and protected.