Cover Your Body Not Just Your Hair

Since 2014-04-22

{And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty}

Cover Your Body Not Just Your Hair


Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmato Allah Wa Barakato

My dear fellow Muslims,

Allah Almighty said,

{يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِن جَلَابِيبِهِنَّ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَدْنَىٰ أَن يُعْرَ‌فْنَ فَلَا يُؤْذَيْنَ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّـهُ غَفُورً‌ا رَّ‌حِيمًا} [الأحزاب:59]

{O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful} [Al-Ahzab:59].


He also said,

{وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِ‌هِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُ‌وجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ‌ مِنْهَا ۖ وَلْيَضْرِ‌بْنَ بِخُمُرِ‌هِنَّ عَلَىٰ جُيُوبِهِنَّ ۖ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا لِبُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ آبَائِهِنَّ أَوْ آبَاءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ}

{And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers...} [An-Nur:31].


These verses are to emphasis the importance of the lady being covered and not show her beauty to strangers (Non Mahram). However these days unfortunately the women are becoming less aware of this and they are not covering themselves properly and according to the Islamic dress code of the Muslimah.


Wearing a hijab is not just about covering your hair, but rather of covering your whole body and that is to not wear tight revealing clothes and neither see-through garments, and the prophet peace be upon him warned us in his hadith, when he said, ‹‹There are two types of people who will be punished in hell and whom I have not seen: men having whips, like the tails of cows and they will be beating people with them, and, women who will be dressed but appear naked inviting to evil; and they themselves will be inclined to it...›› (Muslim).


And then we see this new fashion of wearing the hijab with their hair lifted up like a camel hump, did they not hear or know of the hadith of the prophet warning us about this act? The prophet peace be upon him said, ‹‹Their heads will appear like the humps of the Bactrian camel inclined to one side. They will not enter Jannah and they will not smell its fragrance which is perceptible from such and such distance›› (Muslim).


We need to educate ourselves and our families and be more aware of the lawful (Halal) and the unlawful (Haram), so we can live a proper Islamic life according to Quran and Sunnah.


We need to not let this life and the love of life to fool us and drift us away from the right path and our aim (Jannah).


May Allah Almighty grant us all the highest level of Jannah.


Written by; Muslimah Mujahidah

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