What is Hijab? 9 Things You Should Know

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In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

What is Hijab? 9 Things You Should Know


It’s been in the limelight time and time again, in parliament, in the media, in school, on the streets, virtually everywhere. Some hold it as a sign of emancipation, others ignorantly perceive it to be otherwise. For sure, it’s been heavily debated, and heavily misunderstood.

It’s the Hijab.

Did you know that Hijab is more than a scarf wThurrockMuslims picture Islam prayer hall musallarapped around your head?

Let’s break this down.

1-Hijab, is an Arabic word, meaning a screen, a cover, a barrier.

2- It’s often associated with modesty, Muslims and Islam. Incidentally, orthodox female followers of other faiths such as Judaism and Christianity also choose to cover (usually concealing the hair, with the neck exposed).

3- The Islamic Hijab is a command from Allah (The One True God), which Muslims strive sincerely to implement in their lives [see Qur’an 24:30-31 and Qur’an 33:59].

4- Muslim men also have a Hijab to observe.

5- Hijab is more than clothing, it extends to attitude too- it’s external and internal.

6- Hijab helps to promote a morally upright society, where God-Consciousness thrives.

7- Hijab is worn by millions of women worldwide. Many state that they have never felt more liberated since adopting the dress code.

8-Many people have fought for the right to wear Hijab (including the head cover, the outer gown and face veil).

9- There are about 8 conditions of Hijab. Check out our upcoming post!

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