It is mandatory that women wear cloths that cover their whole bodies. But since this question is about Hijab. Allah tells us in the Qur'an:
وَقُل لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتِ يَغۡضُضۡنَ مِنۡ أَبۡصَـٰرِهِنَّ وَيَحۡفَظۡنَ
فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبۡدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنۡهَاۖ
وَلۡيَضۡرِبۡنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَىٰ جُيُوبِہِنَّۖ وَلَا يُبۡدِينَ
There is an ayat about your question:
وَالْقَوَاعِدُ مِنَ النِّسَاء اللَّاتِي لَا يَرْجُونَ نِكَاحًا فَلَيْسَ عَلَيْهِنَّ جُنَاحٌ أَن يَضَعْنَ ثِيَابَهُنَّ غَيْرَ مُتَبَرِّجَاتٍ بِزِينَةٍ وَأَن يَسْتَعْفِفْنَ خَيْرٌ لَّهُنَّ وَاللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
And women of post-menstrual age who have no desire for marriage - there is no blame upon them for ...
To put this into perspective, I've read articles saying that hijab is not entirely an Islamic teaching. Other religions also promote modesty through wearing a veil, but it is not as widely known as the hijab (or other variations) in Islam. I apologize for not being able to provide a good reference on this matter.
Related to that, we should see modesty as ...
It is your thoughts and intentions that pleases Allah. Your actions are just a result of your thoughts. If in your mind or heart you have nothing to do with the men that smile at you, you can always give it back. It is one good deed in the name of humanity.
Islam is a religion of peace.
On the contrary, if you are observing Hijab, your smile wouldn't be ...
According to Fiqh of Shia Islam it is not obligatory. (Considering there is no other sin). But it is recommended According to a Hadith about prophet and his daughter:
"Once a blind man asked for permission to enter Fatima's (Her
Holiness) house but she kept a veil between them. The Messenger of
Allah (SAWS) noticed her (Our Lady Fatimah (...
This is largely a longer response to Ahmadi's answer - I don't know that it addresses the question, although some on the context may be useful. As such, I've marked it wiki. However, if this is too far away from the question I do not object if it should be edited/deleted.
Actually, there are very few places in the west that are actively (legally) anti-hijab ...
المحرم بالمصاهرة بالنسبة لزوجة الأب هو ابنه من غيرها ، وبالنسبة لزوجة الابن هو أبوه ، وبالنسبة لأم الزوجة هو الزوج ، وقد ذكر الله تعالى في آية سورة النور : ( ولا يبدين زينتهن إلا لبعولتهن أو آبائهن أو آباء بعولتهن أو أبنائهن أو أبناء بعولتهن .. ) وآباء بعولتهن وأبناء بعولتهن من محارم المرأة بالمصاهرة ، وقد ذكرهم الله تعالى مع آبائهن وأبنائهن وساواهم جميعاً ...
It's a good question and most of the people today including Muslims find themselves pondering over this.
Firstly I am not a scholar and IMHO there cannot be any good or satisfying answer to this question.
In my attempt in answering this, I'll give a little background first.
Sometimes you have to reverse engineer somethings and see if we can make sense ...
The prohibition of interaction between non-mahram male and female is a bit exaggerated by many Muslims. It's not as strict as many give it off to be. Some times it's subjective on the person. Here are some points to consider and you can make your own restrictions upon yourself =
The verse from Surah an-Nisa 24:30 does NOT forbid us from looking at ...
According to Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid, wearing hijab becomes mandatory only after she has reached puberty.
His complete fatwa (#20475) can be found on IslamQA.com; the following extract is taken therefrom (emphasis added):
A person is not considered to be accountable until after reaching
puberty. Before puberty he or she is not accountable, ...
Umm Salamah (radiallahu anhaa), the mother of the believers (wife of Rasulullah), narrates (emphasis mine):
I was with the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) along with Maimunah (May Allah be
pleased with him) when Ibn Umm Maktum (May Allah be pleased with him)
(who was blind) came to visit him. (This incident took place after the
I think we first need to understand the meaning of hijab ourselves. Without that this question and its answers bears no value.
Merely covering dress is not the idea, but more importantly, it is behavior, manners, speech and appearance in public. The idea for men and women is an outer manifestation of an inner commitment to worshipping ...
The transliteration of your own Quran quote shows that your assumption is wrong "bikhumurihinna" (2nd line)! The Quran uses the plural of khimar خِمَار (khumur خُمُر) as it addresses a plural (women). Here the translator for some reasons used the singular instead, which doesn't make sense, but as he uses the Arabic word in an English text to emphasize a ...
The translation that you picked is wrong. The more accurate translation is by shakir
And say to the believing women that they cast down their looks
and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments
except what appears thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings
over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments except to their
I think the problem here is that traditionally also a lot of Arab cultures (and some non-Arab as well), have had women dress modestly.
Combine that with these two verses from the Quran:
O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the
believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer
garments. That is more suitable that ...
Assalam o alaikum,
I slightly disagree with brother aMazing where he says it's all your intention and since your intention is correct it's all good to smile back.
Even though your intention is correct, you do not know their intention, and let's say for the sake of argument that their intention is also correct, even then shaytaan (laa'natullah) travels ...
The thing with old women is, by that age, they will have lost their beauty, or men don't feel that lust when they look at those old women the same and exact way they don't feel that lust when they look at their own mother or sisters.
So, the old woman should be old enough and have lost significant amount of her beauty.
To the question, Can men look at old ...
Bismillah (in the name of Allah),
Allah (SWT) says in Surat An-Nur, verse #60
والقواعد من النساء اللاتي لا يرجون نكاحا فليس عليهن جناح ان يضعن
ثيابهن غير متبرجات بزينة وان يستعففن خير لهن والله سميع عليم
And women of post-menstrual age who have no desire for marriage -
there is no blame upon them for putting aside their outer garments
[but] not displaying ...
In Islam, both men and women are obligated to dress modestly and protect their chastity. There is no restrictions on what they wear as long as they dress according to the principles of Islam. You won't get any extra rewards for wearing a Pakistani dress or Saudi dress. There is no distinction between cultural dresses (Afghani dresses, Pakistani dresses, ...
There are these two ayah:
And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' ...
The first thing you need to bare in mind is that Allah is the most forgiving and he is capable of forgiving any sin as long as repentance was a sincere one:
Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves
those who purify themselves. [Quran, 2:222]
Although sincere repentance may cause your sins to be forgiven, it isn't an easy task ...
To summarize the so-called reasons you provided is that hijāb:
Hides the adornment of women, thus barring or reducing men's attraction towards women and any associated potential harm.
Acts as a protection from evil or harm.
Is a form of modesty.
I have not come across any scholarly opinion that said any of the above were the causes (or some of the causes) ...
Allah ordered his Prophet ﷺ to command his wives and daughters to cover themselves up:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِن جَلَابِيبِهِنَّ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَدْنَىٰ أَن يُعْرَفْنَ فَلَا يُؤْذَيْنَ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا
O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the ...
Improvise. There is a lot of usable material available in a forest, the most basic of which is foliage . There is a precedent for this:
So he made them fall, through deception. And when they tasted of the
tree, their private parts became apparent to them, and they began to
fasten together over themselves from the leaves of paradise.
The Father-In-Law is Mahram for the whole life. Even if she was divorced, or widowed, Her father-in-law will remain her Mahram.
According to this verse in Surat Al-Nur: 24:31
And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap ...
This is a very divisive issue that has been debated (and is still being debated) to death. Almost all of Islamic scholars agree that covering the hair is mandatory, but on covering the face you will find very little consensus. Those who believe that covering the face is mandatory have cited their interpretation of Quran and Hadith, while those who oppose ...
Those Ayat are talking about the exterior appearance of Muslim Women. They have never to show any of their body except their faces and hands.
This is the general meaning of the Aya in addition in the beginning of the Aya ALLAH asked Muslim women.
In the ALamthal Sheikh Naser Makarem Deen Slhirazi explain this:
: (وليضربن بخمرهن على جيوبهن) وكلمة "خُمُر"...
جيب (plural جيوب, translated here as "bosoms"), literally refers to the opening in a shirt where the head and neck emerge in classical Arabic (its meaning can then be extended to refer to the bosom — or even the heart — directly).
According to Tafsir Ibn Kathir, the command in this ayah refers to the neck and the chest, or the neck and the ribs. ...
Narrated from the Prophet determine clothes during the prayer for men and women, not only for women
That this covered is not for covered person's (men \ women) awrah outside of prayer only !!,
But because the right of prayer and it's worth not because they are awrah ...
And for men they must also cover the shoulders during prayer, knowing that ...