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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Is it a must to wear abaya and hijab outside the house?

Is it a must to wear abaya and hijab outside the house or can I wear modest clothes like long full sleeve shirt with jean pants or my traditional clothes which are a long shirt with trousers? Please ...
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Is wearing hijab only in front of men sexist?

There's a gender imbalance with hijab: it's only required to be worn in front of (non-mahram) men*. It requires that Muslim women behave differently depending on the gender of who's around, which is ...
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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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Do you need to wear Hijab or Niqab infront of elderly men?

Do you need to wear niqab or hijab infront of elderly non mehram men? References will be great !
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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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Do I need to wear a veil to touch or move the Quran?

I am new to Islam and I just received a Quran and was told to put it at the highest point in my room so I am going to put a special shelf up for it. Do I need to wear a veil to touch or move the Quran?...
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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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Women without hijab is better than their hijab counterpart? [closed]

There is a challenging question in my Islamic textbook, that is which one is better: woman that doesn't wear hijab but her behavior is better or woman that wear hijab but her behavior is questionable (...
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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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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 sharia law more liberal in UAE? [closed]

Etihad airways posted a picture on their Facebook: It shows prince Mohammed bin Zayed shaking hands with a woman that is a part of Etihad airways best engineers. Therefore, I got a bit curious about ...
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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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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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Are women in Islam forced to cover themselves? [duplicate]

I am not a muslim, I just want to know more about this religion. So I have a friend who is a muslim and when she was 13 her parents told her to wear hijab (i don't know if that is how you spell it) ...
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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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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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Does a woman have to pray with hijab, when she is alone, according to Shia jurisprudence?

I understand that according to the sunni scholars, a woman has to pray with hijab, even if she is alone. I have heard that this is the case according to the shia scholars too, but I've never seen any ...
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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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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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What verses of the Qur'an urge veiling for men/women, and what is the justification?

What verses of the Qur’an urge for the veiling, or covering of women? Do they call any reason for such? Do any verses urge for veiling of men?
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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 ...
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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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Women aren't allowed to show their hair to non-mahrams. What about wigs?

Women aren't permitted to show their hair to non-mahrams. Lets say that there was a wedding, and lots of non-mahram men were present. Will the woman be allowed to wear a wig (and style it) so she does ...
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Why do Muslim women need to cover more than men?

I was talking to a non Muslim and she thought it was objectifying women that they have to cover up and how come the coverage is not equal between the genders? How do we answer this?
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If society developed so that hijab was considered men's attire, what should Muslim women do?

At the risk of being labelled what Bilal Philips calls a what-iffer (those with a tendency to ask hypothetical fiqh questions) in The Evolution of Fiqh, I have a "what if" question... Suppose society ...
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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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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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How to explain to a young girl why I wear a headscarf?

Yesterday, I was asked by a young girl (who is maybe six or seven) why I wear a headscarf, and I didn't manage to come up with a reasonable explanation. Question: How to explain to a young girl why I ...
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How can a Muslim woman achieve a balance between hijab and expressing her femininity?

Women in Islam are encouraged to embrace their femininity, e.g.: Islam treats women well, determines how their relationship with men should be and establishes its systems, directives and rulings. ...
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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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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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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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How do reverts who were models cope with online photos?

How would a (famous) model or porn star etc cope if they reverted to Islam and wore the hijaab / modest Islamic dress but had a presence on the Internet or in magazines of their previous life in ...
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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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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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Is it permissible to wear a turban-style hijab with visible earrings?

There is a style of hijaab worn by wearing the headscarf as a "turban". Typically but not always the lower part of the ears are displayed with earrings (earrings aren't tucked under the scarf). The ...
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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 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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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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Why do Muslimahs not understand hijab in this day and age? [closed]

I see Muslimahs in various countries out in public wearing the headscarf but making BASIC mistakes in their dress and appearance. I as a male know how should they dress yet they don't appear to - ...
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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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Is there any specific ayah in the Coran to oblige the wearing of hijab?

Is there any verse in the Coran that shows that Hijab is obligatory?
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regarding wearing hijab at work [closed]

I would like to know if hijab is not allowed in work and being rumored by non muslims.Should I have to quit my job however it was difficult to get this kind of job?
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Can a woman who converted at a late age (25 for example) show her pictures without hair before she converted?

For example, a woman converted at the age of 25, would she be able to show her pictures which were taken before she converted (age of 24 for example) and with her hair showing?
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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 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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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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Dressing modestly in the summer?

I am hoping for some practical advice about dressing modestly in the summer heat. I've searched a few articles and mostly they only say dress modestly or stay inside, but don't really give specific ...
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Are non-Muslims discouraged from wearing traditional Muslim clothes?

I am not a follower of Islam or any other sect of Christianity or Judaism. Despite the differences in many of the ideals and teachings from these religions and what I believe, I feel that I should ...