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 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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What is the main purpose of Hijab in Islam?

What is the main reason Islam advocates Hijab? Is it to reduce sexual assaults? If that is the case, there are numerous Westernized countries which have low sex-related crime/harassment/assault ...
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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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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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If a Muslim woman abandons hijab, how would other Muslim women typically react?

Here's a YouTube video of WhiteGirlRevert who decided to take off her hijab: She says: ...not all Muslims are going to be very nice about this. ... I really am not in the mood for, like, paragraphs ...
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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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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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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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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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Does my grandfather's cousin's daughter have to wear the hijab in the presence of me?

Is it necessary for my grandfather's cousin's daughter to wear the head-cover in front of me?
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What is the difference between “muhajaba” and “hijabi”?

It seems both muhajaba (or muhajiba) and hijabi refer to women who observe hijab. Personally, I like hijabi because it sounds cute, and not for any serious reason. Question: What is the difference ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Father forcing me to wear the Abaya. Is that allowed in Islam?

Assalamu Alaikum, I'm an 18 year old girl, student with a good life. Alhamdulellah. I love Islam and Allah and I always try my best to follow the rules of it. Some would describe me as a good Muslim, ...
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Is it haram for women to wear trousers?

There are some scholars that say that wearing trousers and leggings for women is Haram. And there are some other Muslims that say that it is permissible only if the trousers are not tight and a long ...
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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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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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Wearing Hijab at school

As a Muslim girl I know that wearing a hijab(SCARF FOR COVERING THE HAIR)is a compulsory one and I do use it.But the school in which I study do not permit using it . Also the school do not allow any ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Hijab and Freedom Of Choice [duplicate]

According to the Islamic viewpoint Is the government entitled to force women to observe Hijab in the society? knowing that "there is no compulsion in religion" why Hijab is being enforced in some ...
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Did wives of Nabi (saw) wear niqab?

Did wives of Nabi salahualaihiwasalam wear niqab? I found this hadis: Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin: Riders would pass us when we accompanied the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) while we were in ...
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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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What is adornment in 24:60 [closed]

(As for women past child-bearing, who have no hope of marriage) and do not need to get married, (it is no sin for them) for such women (if they discard their (outer) clothing) in front of strange ...
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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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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?