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Hijab is Obligatory for Women

Hijab is Obligatory for Women

Allah is the One Who has commanded women to cover their adornments, including the face, bosom and all their adornments. This has been enjoined upon women as a protection against abuse and temptation. That is because women are the focus of desire, and the focus of what those who are tempted look at. So if a woman uncovers her beauty she will provoke desire, and people will become attracted to her and will follow her. This is the cause of many immoral actions such as adultery and the things that lead to it. So Hijab is obligatory for women and was enjoined upon them in the Ayah (interpretation of the meaning):

Tell the believing woman to cast down their eyes, guard their chastity, and not to show off their beauty except what is permitted by the law. Let them cover their breasts with their veils. They must not show off their beauty to anyone other than their husbands, father, father-in-laws, sons, step-sons, brothers, sons of brothers and sisters, women of their kind, their slaves, immature male servants, or immature boys. They must not stamp their feet to show off their hidden ornaments. All of you believers, turn to God in repentance so that perhaps you will have everlasting happiness. (24:31)

The veil (khimaar) is that which comes down from the head and covers the face, and the jilbaab is an outer garment with which a woman covers herself, leaving no part of her body showing.

And Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

And when you ask (his [the Prophet's] wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen [al-Ahzaab 33:53]
So it is a protection for women so that there will be no room for people to treat them as playthings.
And whosoever does righteous actions- whether male or female, and is a believer, will enter paradise (Sura An-Nisa 4:124).

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