Monday, February 21, 2011

The Virtues of Hijab

1. An Act of Obedience

"And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things) and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.) and not to show off their adornment except what must (ordinarily) appear thereof, that they should draw their veils over their Juyubihinna" (Qur'an 24:31).

2. The Hijab Is Iffah (Modesty)

"O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) over their bodies (when outdoors). That is most convenient that they should be known and not molested." (Qur'an 33: 59)

3. The Hijab Is Tahara (Purity)

"And when you ask them (the Prophet's wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen, that is purer for your hearts and their hearts." (Qur'an 33:53)

4. The Hijab Is A Shield

The Prophet (SAAW) said: "Allah, Most High, is Ha'yeii, Sit'teer, He loves Haya' (Bashfulness) and Sitr (Shielding; Covering)" (Abu Dawoud, An-Nissa'ee, AI-Baihaqee, Ahmed, and in Saheeh An-Nissa'ee)

5. The Hijab Is Taqwah (Righteousness)

"O Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover yourselves (screen your private parts, etc.) and as an adornment. But the raiment of righteousness, that is
better." (Qur'an 7:26)

6. The Hijab Is Eeman (Belief Or Faith)

"And say (O Muhammad (SAAW) to the believing women." (Qur'an 24: 31)
In another Ayah Allah (SW) also says:
"And the believing women" (Qur'an 33: 59).

7. The Hijab Is Haya'(Bashfulness)

The Prophet (SAAW) said: "Each religion has a morality and the morality of Islam is haya' (bashfulness)." Imam Malik

8. The Hijab Is Gheerah

The Hijab fits the natural feeling of Gheerah which is intrinsic in the straight man who does not like people to look at his wife or daughters. Gheerah is a driving emotion that drives the straight man to safeguard women who are related to him from strangers. The straight Muslim man has Gheerah for allMuslim women.

The Hijab .. Why? by Dr: Muhammad Ismail
Translation & Comments by Dr: Saleh As-Saleh

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