The importance of hijab in Islam

God Almighty commanded the Muslim girl to wear the hijab, as it is a covering garment that God Almighty commanded her to wear; In order to conceal and preserve herself, by carrying out this command she honors herself from being a cheap commodity, to which the hands of abusers extend, and to preserve her dignity, so that she does not fall into human traps and their malicious intentions, and by wearing the hijab, a Muslim girl announces to the whole world that she is a girl who glorifies her religion, and respects the command of her Lord; Rather, she respects herself, and that she is a girl who is not satisfied with the actions that do not satisfy God, so her veil has become a reason to protect her from bad and obscene.[1] Hijab is the fortress in which the girl is protected from harm, and it is also a sign that she is an independent girl, and has her own personality, and not all of her concern is to arouse desires, as she is a girl who is obedient to the command of her Lord, following the example of the mothers of the believers, may God be pleased with them, and not others who have no concern except for them. Show sedition and false decoration,[2] Hijab is a purification for a girl’s heart and the heart of others, as God Almighty says:[3] If the eye refuses to see, the heart does not desire, and the veil is modesty, then it corresponds to the modesty that God – the Most High – created the woman for, and it is also compatible with the jealousy with which God – the Most High – created the man.[4]

Characteristics of the Islamic veil

God Almighty made clothing an adornment and a covering, and a manifestation of piety, and did not leave people naked in their first condition, but rather created for them what conceals their nakedness, except that Satan wanted nothing but to tempt them, as he tempted their parents before, so he stripped them of their clothes, and everything that conceals them , and some of them submitted to his temptation, until the situation reached some Arab tribes to circumambulate the Sacred House naked, justifying that that they did not want to circumambulate the House in clothes that they committed a sin while wearing, and some of them slandered by saying that God – the Almighty – commanded them to do so, so Islam came to abolish some of the customs of the pre-Islamic era And some of them are proven, and it was among the things that abolished nudity and lack of cover-up, and the legal veil was imposed in its place, and he commanded the believers to hate the sight, and if the sight falls unintentionally, he must quickly turn his sight, and make the legal veiling conditions that scholars have drawn from the texts contained in the order to veil, in order to achieve the goal for which it was imposed, and the following is a detailed description of some of the conditions:[5]

  • The hijab should cover all of the woman’s body, except for the face and hands, as there is a difference of opinion between them. As the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said to Asma bint Abi Bakr, may God be pleased with her, in the hadith of Aisha, may God be pleased with her: (O Asma, if a woman reaches menstruation, it is not suitable for her to be seen except this and this, and he pointed to his face and hands).[6]
  • The hijab should not be an adornment in itself. It includes everything that would attract the attention of men.
  • that the veil does not reveal what is beneath it; Because this does not fall within the meaning of the veil, as it is closer to describing it as nudity, which has no purpose other than drawing attention and spreading sedition.
  • The veil should be loose and not tight; Because covering is only achieved by wide clothing, except that tight clothing, although it does not reveal the color of the skin, it shows the size of the organs, and depicts them in the eye of the beholder.
  • The veil should not have a scent of perfume, incense, etc.; Because of the prohibition from the Prophet – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – when he said: “Any woman who perfumes herself and passes by people so that they can smell her scent, she is an adulteress.”[7] The Messenger of God described her as an adulteress; Because she invited men to look at her and to arouse their desires.
  • Her dress should not resemble men’s clothing; The Messenger of God – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – cursed those who imitate men from among women, and those who imitate women from among men.
  • Do not mean to imitate infidels in their clothing; It has been forbidden by Sharia to imitate them.
  • It should not be a celebrity dress; It is the one that is distinguished among women, either by its color, or its shape, or by its many decorations.

When is it obligatory to wear the hijab?

It is desirable for the Muslim family to veil the girl when she is in the tenth year of her life, to accustom her to concealment, chastity and modesty, and to be among the people of maintenance when she grows up. If there is fear of sedition, then it is obligatory for her to wear the veil, and the girl should get used to the veil gradually, and to use the methods of encouragement with her, and patience and omission, even if she has reached the age of obligatory wearing of the veil, that would be desirable for her. Sharia commands, and puberty for a girl is achieved by menstruation, reaching the age of fifteen, coarse hair appearing in the vulva, or emission of semen during a wet dream. I have been assigned to all deeds, and it is thus rewarded by the act of obedience, and is sinning by the act of sins, where God Almighty said: (And say to the believers, he will be overwhelmed by their eyesight, and they will be kept, and they are not, and they are not. their pockets),[8] At that time, the family must not be lenient in the matter of wearing the veil, as it was before the girl’s puberty.[9]

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  1. ↑ Surat Al-Ahzab, Verse: 59.
  2. ↑ Al-Hindawi (29-8-2006), “The Importance of Hijab for a Muslim Girl”,, accessed on 8-22-2018, customized.
  3. ↑ Surat Al-Ahzab, Verse: 53.
  4. ↑ Muhammad Al-Mokadam, “The Hijab, why??”,, accessed on 8-22-2018, customized.
  5. ↑ Taha Fares (15-11-2015), “The veil of the Muslim woman”,, accessed on 8-22-2018, customized.
  6. ↑ Narrated by Al-Albani, Ghayat Al-Maram, on the authority of Aisha, the Mother of the Believers, page or number: 187, Hassan.
  7. ↑ Al-Albani narrated it, in the women’s gown, on the authority of Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari, page or number: 137, its chain of transmission is good.
  8. ↑ Surat Al-Nur, verse: 31.
  9. ↑ Khaled Al-Bolhaid, “When is the hijab obligatory for a girl”,, accessed on 8-22-2018. act.

The importance of hijab in Islam

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