Sunday, 15 December 2013

Article: Hijab

Normally hijab is a  term which is used for a veil that  women wear when they have to go out.It covers their shoulders,chest and some times face too. No doubt, this is right but it does not covers the whole topic. Islam is the only religion which orders women as well as men to bow down their gazes so that our eyes may not be polluted by evil looks. For men Hijab is from navel to knees and for women their whole body should be covered except hands and feet. Islam prohibits  women from wearing too tight or too thin clothes so as to expose their curves.In fact, hiijaab does not mean just wearing a piece of cloth it guards our walk,our talk and total behavior. 
 Allaah says:
“And say to the believing women to lower their gazes, and to guard their private parts, and not to display their beauty (zeenah) except what is apparent of it, and to extend their head coverings (khimars) to cover their bosoms (jaybs refers neck slit), and not to display their beauty except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers, or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their womenfolk, or what their right hands rule (slaves), or the followers from the men who do not feel sexual desire, or the small children to whom the nakedness of women is not apparent, and not to strike their feet (on the ground) so as to make known what they hide of their adornments. And turn in repentance to Allah together, O you believers, in order that you are successful.” (Surat-un-Nur: 31).
   A dress which does not covers a body according the code of Islam is like a home which does not provide shelter and privacy. In these days, dress designers are designing such dresses which expose women in one way or the other. This is an action of satan who was the first cause of exposing Adam and hawwa.
Quraan says:
   "Oh Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your shame as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness---that is the best." (Al-A'raf 7:26).
 Islam does not orders us to wear a specific type of turban or suggest us to  wear clothes of special design.It just instructs us to avoid such dress which gives others a signal of show off, arrogance, and self indulgence. Dress is also a sign of our identity as Muslim. Our dress should show others that we are respectable ladies not a thing to harass.
 Allaah tells us:
“And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance…” (Sura e al-Ahzaab:32)
Nabi Pak said:
“In later (generations) of my ummah there will be women who will be dressed but naked. On top of their heads (what looks) like camel humps. They will not enter into paradise or (even) get a smell of it.” (Sahi Muslim)
Make up and perfume is not prohibited but it should be for husband and for ourselves.While going out gentle women are expected to avoid these things. Prophet Muhammad s.a.w says about a woman using these things while she is goning in public:
 “Any woman who puts on perfume and passes by people so that they can smell her fragrance, is an adulteress.” (al-Nasaa’i, Tirmidhi: hasan by Albaani)
 We, the all Muslim sisters and brothers should try our best to save us and our families from misguidance of satan and judge our selves according to the teaching of Allah Taala.When every body will take care of his family then blessing of Allah will shower upon us. For this we have to trust Allah not upon king makers of this world.