This question has ever been asked but i'm asking it again because:

  1. The answers given are not concrete
  2. Closed (as primarily opinion based)
  3. Closed (as too broad)

The questions are as follows:

First is there any unambiguous source from Quran and/or Hadith which clearly mentions that Woman should cover their hair ?

Second, Now if it is not clear, what are the main sources (e.g. Quran Verse or Hadiths) that were interpreted, if possible for the different madhabs ?

Third, how the interpretations has lead to conclusion that Hijab is obligatory, clearly, the interpretations has been performed by different madhabs and in each madhabs, there was a logical entailment from the sources that Hijab is obligatory, in short what was the usool used for deriving this obligation, if possible for each madhabs ?

NB: In no way, I am contesting the principle of Hijab, I am instead pro this practice, and sure that the great mujtahids have put forward such a practice as fard/wajib, then it must be important, i'm only wishing to see the evidence behind or the way they derived the ruling

Jazak Allah

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    Hijab is considered as obligatory by Quran, sunnah and Ijma' by all scholars! The clearest evidence is of course from sunnah as it describes exactly what a woman can show off or not and there's no difference about that in general.
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Mar 21, 2017 at 8:57
  • thanks @Medi1Saif, can you provide us with the evidence from the sunna, as I mentioned in the question, unambiguous evidence which clearly says hair must be covered
    – Noor
    Commented Mar 21, 2017 at 11:49
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    This was asked here (closed as primarily opinion-based), here (closed as unclear what you're asking) and here (closed as too broad). Odd; it seems like a perfectly fine Islam-related question to me. Commented Mar 22, 2017 at 11:33
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    Regarding Qur'an 24:31 you need to know that the women at the time of revelation of this ayah used to cover their hair already, but in a way which exposed their chest and part of the neck. Therefore, Allah swt ordered them to pull the head cover over their chests. Hence you do not find the command to cover the hair as the women were already doing so.
    – Noor
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 20:44
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    Do you have a authentic authoritative reference where it mentions that woman were already doing so ?
    – Noor
    Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 11:36


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