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One of the most common questions we get is, "Why Do Muslim Women Wear Hijabs?" The subject of wearing a Hijab can be a sensitive topic to speak on. It is one of the most controversial topics nowadays, especially in non-muslim communities and the western world. Muslims discussing why Muslim women wear Hijabs and why they should be wearing them produces collective anxiety since every individual has different opinions and perspectives. Moreover, the Hijab or veil topic is clearly at the heart of a highly complex subject that associates with varying notions in a somewhat confused manner, such as tradition, freedom, dress code, modesty, and the challenge.
The topic itself has become a global phenomenon meaning that it's not only related to Islam. There has been a significant rise in wearing a Hijab in recent times. You may come across many women and girls wearing Hijabs regularly despite not belonging to Muslim countries. So, if we consider everyone's opinion regarding the Hijab, there could be many reasons for wearing it.
Thus, it crucial to provide reasons to clear the misconception regarding a Hijab. Additionally, it will help Muslim women wear Hijabs confidently and enjoy the freedom of their dress code. They deserve utmost appreciation, honor, and respect since they have been practicing the principles of religion. Aside from this, we must know that all Muslim women have their choices and rights to wear Hijab, whether it's uncommon and unacceptable by modern and social standards.
Let's move on to why Muslim women are wearing Hijabs—starting with a brief introduction to Hijabs or headscarves.
What is a Hijab?
The word "Hijab" is restated seven times in the Muslim Holy Book, Qur'an referring each time precisely to the exact definition or meaning. "Hijab" means wall, separation, or curtains. In more precise and straightforward words, Hijab means to hide. It's always glorious to see women in Hijab, as it enhances the beauty of women when they make efforts to hide. The Hijab is a piece of clothing that Muslim women wear on the head to cover their hair. They also wear a Hijab to protect their body parts when they go out or see people, particularly males who are outsiders of the family (immediate family).
The Hijab or headscarf covers the hair and neck and is usually worn by women after they have laid their hair (or had a scarf pulled over their hair), not to allow men to see as 'immodest.' In addition, it is considered a sign of purity and respect for God's creation. Many famous women have worn a hijab in history, such as industrialist Amani Al-Fatiha, journalist Zahra Taher Makki, film director, and many other female activists and authors from different Muslim countries.
Some women wear it following the faith along with their everyday outfits. A hijab can be chic, comfortable, and stylish. However, it can also be stylishly intimidating to those who don't know what to think of it.
A Hijab, also known as Hijab or chador, is a headscarf worn by Muslim women. A Hijab is different from a cap, a baseball hat, or a bandana. It covers the hair and neck designed to protect the face and neck, not to compromise Islamic beliefs. You can wear it with either a pearl necklace or a choker. Hijabs can be worn fastened either around the neck or wrapped around the body like a backpack.
Reasons why do Muslim Women wear Hijabs?
There are several reasons why Muslim women wear Hijabs. It is a matter of respect for and appreciation for the divine creation of humanity. Some think it is an obligation to dress modestly in public and in private. Others believe that Islam requires women to cover their hair and body, including their arms and legs. Still, some view Hijabs as a sign of courage and independence. But here is the actual answer to the question, why do Muslim women wear Hijabs?
Muslim women wear the Hijab as an act of obedience to God's command in the Quran, where Allah (God) says:
وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا ۖ وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَىٰ جُيُوبِهِنَّ ۖ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ
"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…." (Quran 24:31)
This Quranic verse is one of many proofs of why Muslim women should wear the Hijab.
The Hijab is indeed more than just a piece of clothing. It has symbolic value and can be an expression of faith and a practical piece of clothing. The Hijab also has significance in a foreign culture.
Wearing the Hijab is a sign of faith and an act of dedication to one's family and community. It brings honor to the family name and enhances one's standing in the community. In addition, it shows that a woman is resilient, dedicated, and cares about what she does. As women age, they lose their hair and their beauty. Aging naturally happens as they grow old and their hormones change. Wearing a hijab provides a rejuvenating effect that helps older women maintain their youthful looks.
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Author: Saba Khalil