My question is from this short video lecture.

He summarizes the concept of pardah/hijab/covering in 3 points. a. Surah Noor - Lower your gaze for both men and women, i.e. look at opposite sex with respect and dignity. b. Safeguard your sharamgaah for both men and women. c. Ocassionally when women are wearing ornaments and make up etc, then women have to cover everything except face, hands and feet.

  1. Question from Point b above:

What is the Quranic verse which tells us to safeguard the sharamgaah? Essentially, what specific Arabic word is used for sharamgaah, and does that word only mean genitals?

  1. Questions from Point c above:

(2a) What is the source of this instruction to cover everything except face, hands and feet in case of make-up and ornaments? Where exactly is it said in Quran or authentic Hadith?

(2b) I go for no-make-up makeup look for my office everything, which is very little make-up applied in colors close to skin-tone, so that face just looks fresh and awake (and not sick). Does it make me qualified for point c above?

  • There are two orthodox positions, (1) women must cover everything or (2) they must cover everything except face, hands (and some add feet). Having ornaments on does not make a difference in either one. I suspect that the position you are talking about is held by no one except individuals who maybe try to offer their own understanding of the Quran.
    – UmH
    Commented Aug 21, 2021 at 4:48
  • @UmH Thank you for your comment. I want to know the source (from Quran or authentic Hadith) on which the (1) and (2) orthodox positions you're talking about are based.
    – Shy
    Commented Aug 21, 2021 at 18:33


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