Among the duties mentioned in the Qur’an is the one that the Muslim woman must dress modestly and wear Hijab when she goes out or when she is going to meet adult men. She also does not have to leave the house or appear perfumed, with make up or wearing other adornments in front of men who are not mahram, because this is a sin. In all Muslim countries, Hijab is attributed to the meaning of modesty, intimacy and morality, and the Quran asks both women and men to dress modestly, respecting the Hijab. You can find nice Muslim woman clothing if you search for shops dedicated to this line of fashion. The Hijab has become a subject of controversy because of its obligation under the Islamic law, on the one hand, and its ban on fighting Muslim fundamentalists. There are also women who have volunteered to wear the veil but also women who protest in the street against it.
In front of the law, women and men are equal in Islamic countries. Moreover, Islam gives the woman a great respect, its importance as a mother and wife being indicated by the Prophet Muhammad, “Paradise is under the feet of our mothers.” Islam is a balanced life system that offers women rights and duties, but the reality sometimes looks different, the traditional Islamic harbor creating controversies inside the Muslim world.
Muslim fashion in Arab countries
Muslim women’s rule is regulated in most Muslim countries, and where no such obligation exists, women, irrespective of religion, wear the hijab for fear of repercussions. In the Saudi Arabia, the woman must cover herself publicly from head to toe. Being the most conservative Islamic country after the fall of the Taliban regime, here the Mightween religious police patrols permanently to ensure that the Hijab is worn, the opposite being punished by harsh measures and usually applied in public as an example. Traditional harbor is black abaya.
According to the Qur’an, the benefits of wearing the Islamic garment implies Allah’s blessing and thanksgiving, strengthening the relationship between the husband and wife, trust and respect from members of society, blocking the paths of temptations and lusts. In this regard, the hijab must be long and cover the whole body except for the face and hands, it must be molded on the body and have no appealing colors, it must not resemble the man’s vest, be transparent and not to look like the garments of unbelievers.
The Qur’an says that the Muslim woman must take great care of her body, contributing to her health and strengthening. She must be active, she must eat without exceeding the measure: “… Eat and drink, but do not exceed the measure, because He does not love those who overtake the measure!” [Quran 7:31] In countries like Iran, women are encouraged to do performance sports as long as they keep their hijab even during the tests. In competitions (exclusive to women), sports are not inconvenient to the veil, as large sports equipment companies have created special hijab for each individual sample: from waterproof to aquatic sports to aerodynamic for runners. The most common word for coverage is Hijab. You can read all about it here.
Hijab for Women
Why are these Muslim women so conservative – let’s not forget that there is a problem of visibility – there are many other Muslim women whose identity is not revealed in the public space because they do not have clothing different from the majority; why do they cover the hair, arms, legs, sometimes even the face? There is no single or homogeneous answer to this question, but the origins of the various explanations can be ultimately correlated with mentioning a value in the Quranic text: modesty.
Modesty is a principle appreciated in the Qur’an, but vaguely and incompletely detailed in the sacred text of the Muslims, hence the various ways of delimiting and identifying a “correct” hijab. Most Muslim scientists considered that women should cover their entire body, except for the face, hands and feet. A minority has decreed that women should even cover their face (through the niqab or burka) and hands, leaving their eyes at the most, and another minority, less known by today’s Muslims, has argued that modesty is a concept whose understanding varies from one cultural point of view, and which may have different definitions depending on the various rules of societies regarding the definition of modesty in a certain age in a given space.
Muslims wear the hijab, enrolling in the series of acts of religious devotion that help maintain a spiritual vision of the world; the hijab functions as a reminder of the fact that they are in a spiritual way, a kind of symbol of detachment from the mundane preoccupations. For those women who can freely choose to wear or not wear the hijab, the central motivation consists in recognizing a command which they regard as being of divine origin and, implicitly, an obedience to the divinity, not the face by the male authority. I am not discussing here how much “divinity” is present in classical (even exegetical) Islamic legal interpretations of modesty and how it is the reflection of medieval suppositions and mentalities, specific to the age of constitution of Islamic jurisprudence. This is not important in this explanation, but in the personal beliefs that motivate the actions of this category of Muslims, namely the spiritual invocation of a common act of covering the body.
“Tell the believers to leave their eyes (not to look at what is stopped) and to guard their impudence (avoiding adultery and guarding the intimate parts from the eyes of others). This is cleaner for them. Allah is aloof, He is the [Khabir] Whatever they do. “[24:30]
In Islam, there are certain conditions that men have to wear, and these are:
– They do not have to be similar to non-Muslims. Typical clothes that are not representative of a particular group are allowed
– They do not have to be like women’s clothes or transparent or tight, or silk-made garments.
– They are not allowed to wear gold jewelry – they are allowed to women
It is preferable for men to be perfumed when they stand in front of their Lord for Prayer.
Women should take care of this. While it is permissible, and even recommended to be perfumed in the house, it is not acceptable that neither her body nor her garments are fragrant when she goes for the Mosque Prayer.
Thirdly, with a code of clothing for both men and women, Islam does not attribute all responsibility to one gender; moreover, the verse that men refer to is that of men who refer to women. Both men and women have to leave their eyes and keep their modesty and expect them to contribute to creating a social environment based on manners, morals and values.