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Bismillah al-rahman , al-rahim.

The First Verse

In Chapter 24 known as an-Nur (the Light), in verse 30, Allah commands Prophet Muhammad as follows:

قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ يَغُضُّوْا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَ يَحْفَظُوْا فُرُوْجَهُمْ, ذَلِكَ أَزْكَى لَهُمْ.

Say to the believing men that: they should cast down their glances and guard their private parts (by being chaste). This is better for them.”

This is a command to Muslim men that they should not lustfully look at women (other than their own wives); and in order to prevent any possibility of temptation, they are required to cast their glances downwards. This is known as “hijab of the eyes”.

Then in the next verse, Allah commands the Prophet to address the women:

قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَ يَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوْجَهُنَّ...

“Say to the believing women that: they should cast down their glances and guard their private parts (by being chaste)…”

This is a similar command as given to the men in the previous verse regarding “hijab of the eyes”.

This hijab of eyes is similar to the teaching of Jesus where he says, “You have heard that it was said by them of old time, you shall not commit adultery. But I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.”1 So if you see a Muslim casting his/her eyes downwards when he/she is talking to a member of opposite sex, this should not be considered as rude or an indication of lack of confidence — he/she is just abiding by the Qur’anic as well as Biblical teaching.

* * * * *

After “hijab of the eyes” came the order describing the dress code for women:

وَ لاَ يُبْدِيْنَ زِيْنَتَهُنَّ إِلاَّ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَ لْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلىَ جُيُوْبِهِنَّ...

“...and not display their beauty except what is apparent, and they should place their khumur over their bosoms...”

https://www.al-islam.org/hijab-muslim-womens-dress-islamic-or-cultural-sayyid-muhammad-rizvi/quran-and-hijab

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:bismillah:

There's two versions of Hijab.

1.Hijab clothing

2.Eye/Gaze Hijab.

The First Verse

In Chapter 24 known as an-Nur (the Light), in verse 30, Allah commands Prophet Muhammad as follows:

قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ يَغُضُّوْا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَ يَحْفَظُوْا فُرُوْجَهُمْ, ذَلِكَ أَزْكَى لَهُمْ.

Say to the believing men that: they should cast down their glances and guard their private parts (by being chaste). This is better for them.”

This is a command to Muslim men that they should not lustfully look at women (other than their own wives); and in order to prevent any possibility of temptation, they are required to cast their glances downwards. This is known as “hijab of the eyes”.

Then in the next verse, Allah commands the Prophet to address the women:

قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَ يَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوْجَهُنَّ...

“Say to the believing women that: they should cast down their glances and guard their private parts (by being chaste)…”

This is a similar command as given to the men in the previous verse regarding “hijab of the eyes”.

This hijab of eyes is similar to the teaching of Jesus where he says, “You have heard that it was said by them of old time, you shall not commit adultery. But I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.”1 So if you see a Muslim casting his/her eyes downwards when he/she is talking to a member of opposite sex, this should not be considered as rude or an indication of lack of confidence — he/she is just abiding by the Qur’anic as well as Biblical teaching.

If you wan't to know about the term "khumur"

 

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8 hours ago, Niloofar said:

Where is it stated in the holy quran about hijab

Salamun alaykum.

There are numerous evidences in the Quran which clearly indicate that women did not wear proper modest dress in public in the Arab society before the advent of Islam. No sooner Islam emerged in the Arabian Peninsula than it presented clear rules for women’s dress. The rules regarding hijab and its limits are mentioned in two chapters of the Holy Quran. First, the Quran makes mention of some of the rules of hijab in Sura al-Ahzab (which was sent down in the fourth Hegira year) and then the Quran provides more details into the rules of hijab in Sura al-Noor (which was revealed in the seventh Hegira year).

 

In Sura al-Ahzab, the holy Quran not only explains the duty of the wives of the Holy Prophet (s) as the closest people to him but it also speaks of how they should dress when in public. Because being the closest people to the Prophet (s), their deeds and conducts are ascribed to the Messenger of Allah and other women would look at them as role models. For this reason, it is necessary that their actions be in accordance with the Islamic standards and that they should avoid following the prevalent traditions, customs and norms of the ignorant Arabs. That was why the Quran speaking of their duties and obligations, said to them as such:

 

"O wives of the Prophet! you are not like any other of the women; If you will be on your guard, then be not soft in (your) speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease yearn; and speak a good word. And stay in your houses and do not display your finery like the displaying of the ignorance of yore; and keep up prayer, and pay the poor-rate, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you, O people of the House! and to purify you a (thorough) purifying."[ii]

 

Also in another verse in the same chapter, the Quran says:

 

"O Prophet! say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers that they let down upon them their over-garments; this will be more proper, that they may be known, and thus they will not be given trouble; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful."[iii]

 

The commandments which have been revealed in these two verses are the following:

1. The women should not speak in provocative way.

2. They should not go out of their home in the same way as they used to go out in the time of Jahiliyah (ignorance).

3. Establish prayers.

4. Give Zakat.

5. Obey God and His Prophet, peace be upon and his progeny.

6. The women should let down upon them their over-garments; this will be more proper, that they may be known, and thus they will not be given trouble.

In ayah 31 of Sura Al-Noor, and in many traditions, the limitations of hijab have been made clear. In this verse Allah states:

 

"And say to the believing women that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments except to their husbands or their fathers, or the fathers of their husbands, or their sons, or the sons of their husbands, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or those whom their right hands possess, or the male servants not having need (of women), or the children who have not attained knowledge of what is hidden of women; and let them not strike their feet so that what they hide of their ornaments may be known; and turn to Allah all of you, O believers! so that you may be successful."[iv]

 

In the occasion of revelation of this verse, they have said that Arabs during that time wore head-garbs and covering, and they would throw the ends over their shoulders or on their backs, in such a way that the head-garb would be set behind their ears, and they would only cover their heads and the back of their necks. The historians confirm that the women of the Arabian Peninsula did not wear proper hijab.[v]

In another verse in the same chapter the Quran says:

"Such elderly women as are past the prospect of marriage,- there is no blame on them if they lay aside their (outer) garments, provided they make not a wanton display of their beauty: but it is best for them to be modest: and Allah is One Who sees and knows all things."[vi]

 

The commandments which have been revealed in these two verses are the following:

1. The women should cast down their looks. That is to say, they should not look at others with lust.

2. They should guard their private parts.

3. They should not display their charms and adornments except for those parts which are visible

4. They should cover their bosoms with their veils (so that their necks and chests are covered with it).

5. They should not reveal their adornments to anyone except their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers, or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’, or their women or their female captives, or male dependants lacking [sexual] desire, or children initiated to women’s parts.

6. They should not thump their feet to make known their hidden ornaments or lest they should create noise with their anklets.

 

7. Women who are aged and who do not hope to get married in future are allowed to put their covering aside provided that they should not expose their ornaments.

 

In view of the commandments in the verses of these two chapters (which were revealed within a time gap of four years), it is clear that the verses in Sura al-Noor does not abrogate or modify any verses of Sura Al-Ahzab. Indeed, there is only one exception which includes the elderly and aged women who have passed the age of marriage and who no longer hope to get married to anyone. "Such elderly women as are past the prospect of marriage,- there is no blame on them if they lay aside their (outer) garments, provided they make not a wanton display of their beauty…"

 

Therefore, it can be said that none of the injunctions in the previous verses (Sura al-Ahzab) have been cancelled or abrogated or adjusted by the verses in the succeeding chapters. In fact, there is only one exception about the elderly women who have passed the age of marriage as they are not under the obligation to observe the Islamic modest dress in the same way as young and marriageable women should. As for other women, the rules hold good for them. It should be noted that Islam has not ordered women in an absolute manner not to get out of their homes. It says: "And stay in your houses and do not display your finery like the displaying of the ignorance of yore." It can, therefore, be concluded that women's going out with complete covering had been permissible from the very beginning.

 
 

 - Vide: Muhammad Hussein Tabatabai, Tafsir al-Mizan, vol. 2, pg. 376-377, Society of Teachers, Qom; Muhammad Zarkashi, Al-Burhan, vol.1, pg.251, Dar al-Fikr, Beirut, 1408 A.H; Jalaluddin Suyuti, Al-Etqan, vol. 1, pg. 41 and 43; Muhammad Hadi Ma'refat, al-Tamhid fi Ulum al-Qur'an, vol. 1, pg. 106 – 107, Mehr Publication, Qom, 1396.

[ii] - Al-Ahzab, 32 – 33:

"یا نِسَاء النَّبِى لَسْتُنَّ کَأَحَد مِّنَ النِّسَاء إِنِ اتَّقَیتُنَّ فَلَا تَخْضَعْنَ بِالْقَوْلِ فَیطْمَعَ الَّذِى فِى قَلْبِهِ مَرَضٌ وَقُلْنَ قَوْلًا مَّعْرُوفًا* وَقَرْنَ فِى بُیوتِکُنَّ وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِیةِ الْأُولَى.."

[iii] - Al-Ahzab, 59:

"یا أَیهَا النَّبِى قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِکَ وَبَنَاتِکَ وَنِسَاء الْمُؤْمِنِینَ یدْنِینَ عَلَیهِنَّ مِن جَلَابِیبِهِنَّ ذَلِکَ أَدْنَى أَن یعْرَفْنَ فَلَا یؤْذَینَ وَکَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِیمًا"

[iv] - Al-Noor, 31:

:"وَ قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ یَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَرِهِنَّ وَ یحَْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَ لَا یُبْدِینَ زِینَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَ لْیَضْرِبْنَ بخُِمُرِهِنَّ عَلىَ‏ جُیُوبهِِنَّ وَ لَا یُبْدِینَ زِینَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا لِبُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ ءَابَائهِنَّ أَوْ ءَابَاءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ أَبْنَائهِنَّ أَوْ أَبْنَاءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ إِخْوَانِهِنَّ أَوْ بَنىِ إِخْوَانِهِنَّ أَوْ بَنىِ أَخَوَاتِهِنَّ أَوْ نِسَائهِنَّ أَوْ مَا مَلَکَتْ أَیْمَانُهُنَّ أَوِ التَّابِعِینَ غَیرِْ أُوْلىِ الْارْبَةِ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ أَوِ الطِّفْلِ الَّذِینَ لَمْ یَظْهَرُواْ عَلىَ‏ عَوْرَاتِ النِّسَاءِ وَ لَا یَضْرِبْنَ بِأَرْجُلِهِنَّ لِیُعْلَمَ مَا یخُْفِینَ مِن زِینَتِهِنَّ وَ تُوبُواْ إِلىَ اللَّهِ جَمِیعًا أَیُّهَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لَعَلَّکمُ‏ْ تُفْلِحُون.

[v] - See, Jawad Ali, Al-Mufassal fi Tarikh al-Arab, vol. 4, pg. 617, Yahya al-Jaburi, Al-Jahiliyah, pg. 72 and Murteza Mutahhari, Ibid, vol. 19, pg. 385 – 391.

[vi] - Al-Noor, 60:

" وَ الْقَوَاعِدُ مِنَ النِّسَاء اللَّاتِى لَا یرْجُونَ نِکَاحًا فَلَیسَ عَلَیهِنَّ جُنَاحٌ أَن یضَعْنَ ثِیابَهُنَّ غَیرَ مُتَبَرِّجَات بِزِینَة وَ أَن یسْتَعْفِفْنَ خَیرٌ لَّهُنَّ وَ اللَّهُ سَمِیعٌ عَلِیمٌ"

 

Source: http://www.islamportal.net/question/how-was-hijab-enacted-islam

http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa11663

Also see: http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa459

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Salam 

everyone has a different reason for wearing it. Conceal beauty, protection, identity, culture, spiritual growth, obeying the almighty etc. A hijab identifies you as a muslimah, a headscarf doesn't necessarily do so. A headscarf is a component of the hijab but not the hijab in its entirety. 

To begin with, the headscarf wasn't really my choice. Seven years since, I could take it off if I wished. What keeps me from doing so is the fact that I now see reason in it. There are days when I look at other women who are free to express their beauty however they pleased to whomever they pleased. It's so much easier living that way. But moments after, I realise that this is a good reason to hold onto my headscarf. Beauty does not define a woman. Her looks should not distract her. Whether she feels beautiful or ugly, she shouldn't depend on her appearance and femininity or believe that these are of necessity. Not to forget, beauty fades. If we grow dependent, what happens once it's gone? I feel the headscarf allows me to better let go of materialistic desires. Mind you, they still exist. But their voices are dimmed. Now whenever a stranger looks at me, their first thought will not be regarding my beauty or lack thereof but my hijab and faith. 

You might argue, the headscarf compliments some women. For those, I'm sure, there's another reason they continue to wear it. Like said, people have different reasons. Simply obeying our Creator should be reason enough. God needn't explain or have reason for any of His commands. He created us; we are but His slaves. I feel we've been made soft and overly sensitive, including myself. We've all adopted some sense of self-entitlement; God must give us this-that and if He asks anything of us it must benefit us! If someone saves your life or the life of a loved one, you'd do him a life-time of favours without asking him for anything in return. So what about the one who gave you life? Eternal life at that. God adds onto his mercy of our creation. You will find that every law He has communicated does indeed only benefit us. He truly is most merciful.

Anyway talk aside, let's not fool ourselves. We need motivation in the absence of a guide (our Imam a.s) to obey commands and do good. We are social animals; our primitive instincts force us to adapt and match our environment. If all around you women are physically expressing themselves freely, you'd naturally feel drawn to adopt these habits. It is the essence of our jihad to overcome primitive desires and obey our Lord. His laws guide us towards this spiritual growth we need. To become more than just animals lead by instincts. Sit down and have a long think about why you perhaps wouldn't wish to wear the headscarf. This has helped me realise my flaw. Otherwise, you will find many reasons why you should wear it. I certainly don't believe it is of any benefit but our own. It is not and was never meant for men. Men, if perverted, would even approach a woman in a burka. If its only purpose is to draw the gaze of man away from you, then why do you wear it before your Lord in prayer? It is but the purest form of being.

I would write more and elaborate, but I'm afraid my break is almost over. I hope this helped :)

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6 hours ago, Niloofar said:

Where in the Quran does it indicate about hijab

Salamun alaykum.

There are numerous evidences in the Quran which clearly indicate that women did not wear proper modest dress in public in the Arab society before the advent of Islam. No sooner Islam emerged in the Arabian Peninsula than it presented clear rules for women’s dress. The rules regarding hijab and its limits are mentioned in two chapters of the Holy Quran. First, the Quran makes mention of some of the rules of hijab in Sura al-Ahzab (which was sent down in the fourth Hegira year) and then the Quran provides more details into the rules of hijab in Sura al-Noor (which was revealed in the seventh Hegira year).

 

In Sura al-Ahzab, the holy Quran not only explains the duty of the wives of the Holy Prophet (s) as the closest people to him but it also speaks of how they should dress when in public. Because being the closest people to the Prophet (s), their deeds and conducts are ascribed to the Messenger of Allah and other women would look at them as role models. For this reason, it is necessary that their actions be in accordance with the Islamic standards and that they should avoid following the prevalent traditions, customs and norms of the ignorant Arabs. That was why the Quran speaking of their duties and obligations, said to them as such:

 

"O wives of the Prophet! you are not like any other of the women; If you will be on your guard, then be not soft in (your) speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease yearn; and speak a good word. And stay in your houses and do not display your finery like the displaying of the ignorance of yore; and keep up prayer, and pay the poor-rate, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you, O people of the House! and to purify you a (thorough) purifying."[ii]

 

Also in another verse in the same chapter, the Quran says:

 

"O Prophet! say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers that they let down upon them their over-garments; this will be more proper, that they may be known, and thus they will not be given trouble; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful."[iii]

 

The commandments which have been revealed in these two verses are the following:

1. The women should not speak in provocative way.

2. They should not go out of their home in the same way as they used to go out in the time of Jahiliyah (ignorance).

3. Establish prayers.

4. Give Zakat.

5. Obey God and His Prophet, peace be upon and his progeny.

6. The women should let down upon them their over-garments; this will be more proper, that they may be known, and thus they will not be given trouble.

In ayah 31 of Sura Al-Noor, and in many traditions, the limitations of hijab have been made clear. In this verse Allah states:

 

"And say to the believing women that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments except to their husbands or their fathers, or the fathers of their husbands, or their sons, or the sons of their husbands, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or those whom their right hands possess, or the male servants not having need (of women), or the children who have not attained knowledge of what is hidden of women; and let them not strike their feet so that what they hide of their ornaments may be known; and turn to Allah all of you, O believers! so that you may be successful."[iv]

 

In the occasion of revelation of this verse, they have said that Arabs during that time wore head-garbs and covering, and they would throw the ends over their shoulders or on their backs, in such a way that the head-garb would be set behind their ears, and they would only cover their heads and the back of their necks. The historians confirm that the women of the Arabian Peninsula did not wear proper hijab.[v]

In another verse in the same chapter the Quran says:

"Such elderly women as are past the prospect of marriage,- there is no blame on them if they lay aside their (outer) garments, provided they make not a wanton display of their beauty: but it is best for them to be modest: and Allah is One Who sees and knows all things."[vi]

 

The commandments which have been revealed in these two verses are the following:

1. The women should cast down their looks. That is to say, they should not look at others with lust.

2. They should guard their private parts.

3. They should not display their charms and adornments except for those parts which are visible

4. They should cover their bosoms with their veils (so that their necks and chests are covered with it).

5. They should not reveal their adornments to anyone except their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers, or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’, or their women or their female captives, or male dependants lacking [sexual] desire, or children initiated to women’s parts.

6. They should not thump their feet to make known their hidden ornaments or lest they should create noise with their anklets.

 

7. Women who are aged and who do not hope to get married in future are allowed to put their covering aside provided that they should not expose their ornaments.

 

In view of the commandments in the verses of these two chapters (which were revealed within a time gap of four years), it is clear that the verses in Sura al-Noor does not abrogate or modify any verses of Sura Al-Ahzab. Indeed, there is only one exception which includes the elderly and aged women who have passed the age of marriage and who no longer hope to get married to anyone. "Such elderly women as are past the prospect of marriage,- there is no blame on them if they lay aside their (outer) garments, provided they make not a wanton display of their beauty…"

 

Therefore, it can be said that none of the injunctions in the previous verses (Sura al-Ahzab) have been cancelled or abrogated or adjusted by the verses in the succeeding chapters. In fact, there is only one exception about the elderly women who have passed the age of marriage as they are not under the obligation to observe the Islamic modest dress in the same way as young and marriageable women should. As for other women, the rules hold good for them. It should be noted that Islam has not ordered women in an absolute manner not to get out of their homes. It says: "And stay in your houses and do not display your finery like the displaying of the ignorance of yore." It can, therefore, be concluded that women's going out with complete covering had been permissible from the very beginning.

 

 


 - Vide: Muhammad Hussein Tabatabai, Tafsir al-Mizan, vol. 2, pg. 376-377, Society of Teachers, Qom; Muhammad Zarkashi, Al-Burhan, vol.1, pg.251, Dar al-Fikr, Beirut, 1408 A.H; Jalaluddin Suyuti, Al-Etqan, vol. 1, pg. 41 and 43; Muhammad Hadi Ma'refat, al-Tamhid fi Ulum al-Qur'an, vol. 1, pg. 106 – 107, Mehr Publication, Qom, 1396.

[ii] - Al-Ahzab, 32 – 33:

"یا نِسَاء النَّبِى لَسْتُنَّ کَأَحَد مِّنَ النِّسَاء إِنِ اتَّقَیتُنَّ فَلَا تَخْضَعْنَ بِالْقَوْلِ فَیطْمَعَ الَّذِى فِى قَلْبِهِ مَرَضٌ وَقُلْنَ قَوْلًا مَّعْرُوفًا* وَقَرْنَ فِى بُیوتِکُنَّ وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِیةِ الْأُولَى.."

[iii] - Al-Ahzab, 59:

"یا أَیهَا النَّبِى قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِکَ وَبَنَاتِکَ وَنِسَاء الْمُؤْمِنِینَ یدْنِینَ عَلَیهِنَّ مِن جَلَابِیبِهِنَّ ذَلِکَ أَدْنَى أَن یعْرَفْنَ فَلَا یؤْذَینَ وَکَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِیمًا"

[iv] - Al-Noor, 31:

:"وَ قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ یَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَرِهِنَّ وَ یحَْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَ لَا یُبْدِینَ زِینَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَ لْیَضْرِبْنَ بخُِمُرِهِنَّ عَلىَ‏ جُیُوبهِِنَّ وَ لَا یُبْدِینَ زِینَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا لِبُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ ءَابَائهِنَّ أَوْ ءَابَاءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ أَبْنَائهِنَّ أَوْ أَبْنَاءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ إِخْوَانِهِنَّ أَوْ بَنىِ إِخْوَانِهِنَّ أَوْ بَنىِ أَخَوَاتِهِنَّ أَوْ نِسَائهِنَّ أَوْ مَا مَلَکَتْ أَیْمَانُهُنَّ أَوِ التَّابِعِینَ غَیرِْ أُوْلىِ الْارْبَةِ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ أَوِ الطِّفْلِ الَّذِینَ لَمْ یَظْهَرُواْ عَلىَ‏ عَوْرَاتِ النِّسَاءِ وَ لَا یَضْرِبْنَ بِأَرْجُلِهِنَّ لِیُعْلَمَ مَا یخُْفِینَ مِن زِینَتِهِنَّ وَ تُوبُواْ إِلىَ اللَّهِ جَمِیعًا أَیُّهَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لَعَلَّکمُ‏ْ تُفْلِحُون.

[v] - See, Jawad Ali, Al-Mufassal fi Tarikh al-Arab, vol. 4, pg. 617, Yahya al-Jaburi, Al-Jahiliyah, pg. 72 and Murteza Mutahhari, Ibid, vol. 19, pg. 385 – 391.

[vi] - Al-Noor, 60:

" وَ الْقَوَاعِدُ مِنَ النِّسَاء اللَّاتِى لَا یرْجُونَ نِکَاحًا فَلَیسَ عَلَیهِنَّ جُنَاحٌ أَن یضَعْنَ ثِیابَهُنَّ غَیرَ مُتَبَرِّجَات بِزِینَة وَ أَن یسْتَعْفِفْنَ خَیرٌ لَّهُنَّ وَ اللَّهُ سَمِیعٌ عَلِیمٌ"

 

Source: http://www.islamportal.net/question/how-was-hijab-enacted-islam

http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa11663

Also see: http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa459

 

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On 11/4/2016 at 5:59 AM, alHussein said:

Bismillah al-rahman , al-rahim.

The First Verse

In Chapter 24 known as an-Nur (the Light), in verse 30, Allah commands Prophet Muhammad as follows:

قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ يَغُضُّوْا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَ يَحْفَظُوْا فُرُوْجَهُمْ, ذَلِكَ أَزْكَى لَهُمْ.

Say to the believing men that: they should cast down their glances and guard their private parts (by being chaste). This is better for them.”

This is a command to Muslim men that they should not lustfully look at women (other than their own wives); and in order to prevent any possibility of temptation, they are required to cast their glances downwards. This is known as “hijab of the eyes”.

Then in the next verse, Allah commands the Prophet to address the women:

قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَ يَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوْجَهُنَّ...

“Say to the believing women that: they should cast down their glances and guard their private parts (by being chaste)…”

This is a similar command as given to the men in the previous verse regarding “hijab of the eyes”.

This hijab of eyes is similar to the teaching of Jesus where he says, “You have heard that it was said by them of old time, you shall not commit adultery. But I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.”1 So if you see a Muslim casting his/her eyes downwards when he/she is talking to a member of opposite sex, this should not be considered as rude or an indication of lack of confidence — he/she is just abiding by the Qur’anic as well as Biblical teaching.

* * * * *

After “hijab of the eyes” came the order describing the dress code for women:

وَ لاَ يُبْدِيْنَ زِيْنَتَهُنَّ إِلاَّ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَ لْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلىَ جُيُوْبِهِنَّ...

“...and not display their beauty except what is apparent, and they should place their khumur over their bosoms...”

https://www.al-islam.org/hijab-muslim-womens-dress-islamic-or-cultural-sayyid-muhammad-rizvi/quran-and-hijab

Thank you that gives me great insight:muslima:

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