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Questions tagged [hijab]

The traditional covering for the hair and neck that is worn by Muslim women in the presence of non-mahrams.

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What should the Hijab for Muslim women cover?

I'm asking this since there's a range of "coverage" that we see in Muslim women, from the niqab which covers everything except for the eyes to a headscarf that covers just the head and not the neck/...
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The Hijab and the Smile

Assalam u Alaikum I am a sister living in the West, recently I started taking the Hijab in all its forms (as it is known), including not just the head covering but also the mannerisms (e.g lowering ...
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Forcing hijab on non Muslims

In some Muslim countries, including mine, we force foreign women to wear hijab, and we say "it's the rule." Now when a Muslim woman in a non Islamic country wants to wear hijab and the government ...
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Is Hijab required in front of blind men?

According to Islamic rules, is it required for a woman to wear the headscarf in the presence of a non-Mahram blind man?
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At what age should girls be covered with Hijab?

There has been some debate between some friends and myself about at what age should parents start covering their daughters with hijab or niqab? Should it be from birth? when she starts school (mixing ...
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Was hijab in public enforced legally in premodern times?

I sometimes come across claims that many of the obligations that Muslims have in Islam are a purely personal matter and were not legally enforced, historically. It's not quite clear to me which ...
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Is hijab obligatory in Islam? [closed]

Is hijab an obligation(wajib) in Islam? And is it obligatory on upon governments to propagate and enforce it?
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Is it haram for girls to post their pics on the internet without hijab?

Occasionally, it is seen that some Muslim girls/women post their images on different internet websites without veil (hijab). Based on Islam, it is Haram (forbidden) for women to expose their bodies ...
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How one can go close to stranger with intention of marriage?

As looking/meeting stranger females is haram and one cannot go for relation with any unmarried. If one's parents are not serious about child's marriage. How can one search and come close to a suitable ...
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Is it permissible for to have hajib which makes her look attractive to the opposite sex and that is fashionable?

I have heard that women's hijab are not meant to turn into contemporary hijab fashion, because the hijab is meant to cover oneself so to avoid attention from the opposite sex. Now a day the hijabs ...
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Did women in Arabian peninsula have “Hijab” before Islam?

I searched about but didn't find my answer and even asked some clergymen but no result! I know in the other religions women wore hijab like Jews but as we know in Arabian peninsula most people were ...
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Should a woman leave burqa if her husband forces her

Should a woman leave burqa/Niqab/Hidjab/not cover her face, if her husband forces her to,and threatens her to divorce?
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Do women with hijab have the same sense of freedom like others in this modern age? [closed]

Allah,the exalted,says in the noble Quran as such: "Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted ...
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Should a woman keep her head cover while performing Wudu?

My mother has a question. She was asking that can a woman perform Wudu without the Hijab (or without covering her head) and when she is done with Wudu she can cover her head. She do Wudu alone by ...
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What does “bosom” mean in Qur'an 24:31?

Allah tells us in the Qur'an: وَقُل لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتِ يَغۡضُضۡنَ مِنۡ أَبۡصَـٰرِهِنَّ وَيَحۡفَظۡنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبۡدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنۡهَا‌ۖ وَلۡيَضۡرِبۡنَ ...
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What is the real purpose of hijab?

I was looking for a bus station, so I asked a girl to show me (the girl was wearing full hijab; everything is covered except her eyes). She told me "let me walk you by, I'm going there too". When we ...
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Are women required to cover their face and palms in Islam?

While there is also another related question on the website, my question is however different: In many countries, Muslim women don't cover their face and palms, although they cover their hair, ears, ...
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Would you get away with abusing slave women in the time of the Prophet?

Being recognized as free woman in order to not get molested يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِن جَلَابِيبِهِنَّ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ ...
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Why does Allah command women to cover themselves?

What exactly does it achieve? If a woman does not cover herself, how does that make her any less religious or less human? Some Muslims may say that it is degrading for a woman to show her body. Why ...
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Why are men not told to cover from head to toe in a thick outer garment? [closed]

Women are told to cover their bodies properly with a loose and thick outer garment (hijab). However men are only told to cover a section of their body. I understand that one should guard their private ...
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Do unattractive women need to wear a hijab?

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 ...
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Can men look at old women without veil (hijab)?

As a rule of thumbs, the faces of old women are commonly less attractive ..., so, based on this theory: What is the opinion of Islam regarding looking at old women (as non-mahram) without hijab? Is ...
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Is modest cultural dresses better than simply modest dresses for Muslims?

I have heard that traditional dresses are better for so many people. But each culture has it's own version of traditional. I am a convert; I have been told that Pakistani garments are more modest, ...
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How to interpret “A women who reveals her body or even wears tight fitting clothes wont come within 500 years of the smell of Jannah”?

AskImam quotes the Prophet as saying: A women who reveals her body or even wears tight fitting clothes wont come within 500 years of the smell of Jannah. and the extended version Women who are ...
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Are parents responsible for their daughter not wearing hijab?

At the age of around 20, I was forced to wear hijab by my father. I don't want to wear the hijab just yet, so I've worn it on and off since then. My dad once lectured me, forcing me to wear hijab or ...
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How was hijab (head covering) been made obligatory?

This question has ever been asked but i'm asking it again because: The answers given are not concrete Closed (as primarily opinion based) Closed (as too broad) The questions are as follows: First ...
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Is hijab wajib (obligatory) for a slave woman?

In this article in Arabic, it is said that Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn Al Qayyim hold the opinion that the hijab is fard (obligatory) for free women only: ذكر شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية في تفسير سورة النور أن ...
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Is niqab important so that man don't gaze at woman

If people say that niqab is important so that man do not gaze at woman, then in today's context, there is gay man who also gaze at man, so by this logic, then man should also cover their face because ...
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Is modesty without hijab possible?

My friend doesn't believe me when I tell her that hijab is an essential and important Muslimah item for humility and modesty. We both agree that wearing a hijab but sporting form-fitting clothes is ...
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Covering Face In The House

There have been great debates on covering face in Islam. As per my knowledge, two great Sahaba, Abdullah Ibne Maso'od and Abdullah Ibne Abbas, have difference of opinion on the subject. Some people ...
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Do I have to wear Hijab? [closed]

I'm a Muslim, and I practice the basics of Islam moderately and every day. I want to know what exactly was hijab created for, why I have to wear it and why it is compulsory. I grew up wearing it, but ...
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Non-Muslims and hijab: Is it a problem for them to dress modestly in Islamic ways?

I have seen some discussion lately from non-Muslims who have argued that a non-Muslim wearing hijab is inappropriate, as an example of cultural appropriation. But I am now wondering what are some of ...
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Who does “male attendants having no physical desire” refer to in Qur'an 24:31?

I wanted to ask a question about the following verse: And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [...
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Can I wear a red hijab?

Am I allowed to wear a red hijab? I am concerned because red is known to be the colour of shaytan. I have talked to a few sheikhs and they each gave me different answers. Please help me I'm a new ...
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Who are allowed to see the face of woman who uses face veil?

Is it permitted in Islam for my elder sister's son who is leaving with me to see the face of my wife who wear face veil? My elder sister’s son (11 years) is leaving with me but my concern is that can ...
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Why the women should be covered when praying?

As far as I know, the women should be covered (متحجبة) when praying, I understand that the women should be covered when meeting other people, but when she is "meeting" God, does that make sense? God ...
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Does a woman of the people of the book have to wear the Islamic headscarf during her marriage with a Muslim man?

Salam brothers and sisters. I hope someone can answer this question: If a woman of the book is getting married to a Muslim man and the Nikah is going to be performed in the mosque with an Imam and 2 ...
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How can we be so sure that women must wear hijab when the Qur`an does not prescribe it in clear words?

The Qur`an does not specify that women must cover their hair. It merely says that they have to preserve their 'beautiness' (e.g. ornaments). Wearing hijab was a norm prior to the spread of Islam and ...
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Is this the correct translation of Imam ibn Taymiyyah's views on veiling?

Imam Ibn Taymiyyah said in his "Majmoo' al fatawa" that : والحجاب مختص بالحرائر دون الإماء كما كانت سنة المؤمنين في زمن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وخلفائه أن الحرة تحتجب والأمة تبرز وكان عمر رضي ...
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Is swimming in a mixed pool allowed if women are covered?

I doubt that males are permitted to swim in a pool with women who are wearing a swimsuit or bikini even if they averted their gaze. The environment is haraam. Now what if the women were wearing the ...
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Are women in hijab assumed not to be “asking for it” in sexual assault cases?

In cases of sexual assault against women, the victim might be asked questions like what was she wearing? leading to the implication that she was somehow "asking for it" (i.e. provoking her attacker) ...
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Is being recognized as Muslim one of the reasons for hijab?

As I understand, the primary reason for wearing hijab is because it's required in the Qur'an: And tell the believing women... to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not ...
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Headscarfs and veils with respect to trans-gender-people?

It is my understanding that female humans obeying the muslim religion must (or choose to) hide their hair and sometimes even face from non-family males. However, it is well known today, that the ...
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Is avoiding overt displays of masculinity part of the male hijab?

A Muslim woman may be instructed that her behavior is considered part of the female hijab, and she should avoid displays of femininity, such as softening your voice (IslamWeb), and instead adopt ...
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Can women put their pics (with hijab) on internet?

I've already inquired for a similar question, but my previous question was in regards to "Can women put their pictures (without hijab) on the internet". So, at that question I concluded that it is ...
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Must muslimah wear hijab all time at home if a guest lives there

Muslimaat wear hijab when a non mahram man enter in their home. However, if a non mahram guest come at home for a long period. Does this means, girls at home must always wear Hijab at home? Thank you.
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Is father-in-Law non-mahram according to Islam?

If a young woman gets married outside family, does she has to observe full hijab in front of her father-in-law. Is he Mahram? That would mean she has to hide her face from her father-in-Law all times ...
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How does one repent and remain steadfast on the straight path? [closed]

If one has repented and wants to be become a more practising Muslim but points below get in the way, how do they deal with them from an Islamic prospective? If one is prevented from praying while at ...
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Is the reward for observing hijab in Iran the same as for observing hijab in Australia?

In Iran, observing hijab is required by law to a certain extent (see Wikipedia). This means women are forced to do it (to some degree), that observing hijab is ordinary, and that many women there ...
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Was Quran 24:31 changed? “…believing women … should draw their khimar over their breasts…”

"... that they should draw their khimār over their breasts and not display their beauty except to their husband, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their ...