Islam is a complete way of life, each and every aspect is designed by our Creator to advance happy, healthy communities and ease the path to eternal bliss in Paradise. In moment’s society modesty is seen as a sign of weakness or instability. This isn’t the case in Islam, where modesty is seen as a sign of respect for oneself and others.
The haya that every human being is born with is seen as commodity to be treasured. To this end Islam has a dress law for both women and men. Its purpose is to cover the society as a whole and promote modest dressing and geste . It creates a hedge between the relations and allows us to conduct our lives with modesty, quality and respect.
Islam holds women in veritably high regard and the Islamic rules of covering are intended to cover and guard her quality and honour. The word used most frequently in regard to covering is hijab. All good Muslim scholars throughout the history of Islam agree that fulfilling the conditions of the dress law is an obligation on all Muslim men and women. They’ve grounded these conditions on substantiation set up in the Quran and the Sunnah. Below are the most well known verses of the Quran and the most well known saying from the Prophet Muhammad( peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) concerning the subject of hijab.
“ O Prophet! Tell your women and your daughters and the women of the religionists to draw their cloaks( curtains) each over their bodies. That will be better, that they should be known( as free respectable women) so as not to be irked. ”( Quran 3359)
Say to the believing women that they should lower their aspect and cover their private corridor( from sins); and they shouldn’t display their beauty and beautifiers except what appear thereof.( Quran 2431).
When a girl reaches the menstrual age, it isn’t proper that anything should remain exposed except this and this. He refocused to the face and hands.( Abu Dawud)
Islam Women’s Hijab
The purpose of hijab is to cover the awrah and awrah varies in different situations and amongst different groups of people.
We begin with the conditions of hijab for a woman in public and amongstnon-mahram men. As long as these conditions are fulfilled a woman may wear whatever she pleases.
1. The hijab( covering) must conceal the entire body except the face and the hands.
2. It shouldn’t be translucent or tight. Tight clothes, indeed if they conceal the colour of the skin, still describe the size and shape of the body or part of it, and produce pictorial images.
3. It shouldn’t attract the attention of the contrary gender; therefore it shouldn’t be extravagant or exorbitantly opulent. Nor should jewellery and makeup be on display.
4. It shouldn’t be a garment worn because of vanity or to gain fashionability or fame. The womanish companions were known to wear black and other dark colours but other colours are admissible; a woman mustn’t still wear various clothes because of vanity.
5. It shouldn’t be scented. This prohibition applies to both the body and the clothes.
6. It shouldn’t act the apparel worn by men.
7. It shouldn’t act the apparel that’s specific to thenon-Muslims.
Men’s Dress law Islam
Say to the believing men that they should lower their aspect and cover their private corridor( from sins). That’s purer for them. And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.( Quran 2430)
Although they’re occasionally overlooked or not well understood there are conditions of dress law for men as well. Some of the conditions are the same as the conditions for woman but others relate particularly to men.
1. The part of the body from the nonmilitary to the knees should be covered.
2. It shouldn’t act the apparel that’s specific to thenon-Muslims. Western apparel that doesn’t represent a certain group or side is typically permitted.
3. It shouldn’t act the apparel worn by women.
4. It shouldn’t be tight or see– through.
5. A man isn’t permitted to wear garments made of silk, or jewellery made of gold.
6. Two types of decoration are interdicted to men but permitted for women. These are, gold and apparel made of pure silk.
The scholars of Islam overwhelmingly agree that for men everything between the nexus and the knees( including the knees) must be covered in the presence of anybody. The only exception to this is a man in the presence of his woman .
Eventually, it’s recommended for men not to wear garments that fall below the ankles.
The description of awrah is the corridor of the body that should be covered and this does vary in different situations among different groups of people. still, to completely apply the Islamic dress law it’s important to understand a number of other situations in which awrah becomes important.
The awrah of a woman in front of her hubby
There’s no awrah between a hubby and woman . When a woman is alone with her hubby she’s permitted to wear any apparel that pleases them both.
And among His Signs is this that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy between your hearts.( Quran 3021)
The awrah of a woman in front of her mahrams
Who’s my mahram? For ease of jotting and understanding we outline mahram’s for a woman; still the mahram connections are the same whether the person in question is womanish or manly.( Father/ mama ; son/ son etc)
A mahram is a person one is noway permitted to marry, because of a close blood relationship, breastfeeding or marriage. One’s partner is also one’s mahram. A mahram is a person one is allowed to be alone with.
· A close blood relationship For a womanish, her father, forefather, son, grandson, family, both paternal and motherly uncles and whoresons. Likewise for a joker, his mama , son, granddaughter, family, both paternal and motherly aunties and whoresons.
· Breastfeeding This includes anyone, manly or womanish breastfed by the same mama or wet nanny .( and includes the family or hubby of the bone who bone fed the person in question)
· Marriage People
who come your relations by marriage for illustration father– in- law, mama – in- law, stepfather, step– forefather, stepson.
When a woman is amongst her mahrams, the scholars of Islam agree that a woman doesn’t have to observe strict rules of covering but rather that she’s suitable to uncover her hair, face, arms, hands, legs from below the knee, and bases. still, a Muslim woman must always flash back that she’s known for her modesty and haya, thus she must noway make a flirter display of herself.
And tell the believing women to lower their aspect ( from looking at interdicted effects), and cover their private corridor( from illegal sexual acts,etc.) and not to show off their decoration except only that which is apparent and to draw their curtains and not to reveal their decoration except to their misters, their fathers, their hubby’s fathers, their sons, their hubby’s sons, their sisters or their family’s sons, or their family’s sons, or their women, or the( womanish) slaves whom their right hands retain, or old manly retainers who warrant vigour, or children who aren’t yet apprehensive of the private aspects of women( Quran 2431)
The awrah of a woman in front of other( Muslim) women
Islam woman should dress serviceably in front of other Muslim women; she can uncover what she’d generally uncover, her hair, arms, bases. As for other corridor of her body, similar as her shanks, and bone area, they shouldn’t be uncovered.
Although she’s allowed to wear beautiful and flattering clothes and make up, she must take great care to bear and dress in a manner that befits her station and doesn’t offend the haya of other women.
still, also she must dress consequently and must follow the same rules of awrah that apply when in public, If a Muslim woman finds herself in a situation where there are other women who are known to be innocently bad.( The rules we learned as the conditions of hijab.)
The awrah of a woman in front ofnon-Muslim women
This is a matter of some disagreement between scholars. Some say that the same rules apply as for Muslim women, still others say that a woman must observe stricter rules for covering amongstnon-Muslim women.
When a woman is deciding on what position of covering to observe in front of non Muslim women she must flash back thatnon-Muslim women may be ignorant that she shouldn’t describe a Muslim woman’s beauty to any man.
therefore it’s important that she makes her opinions grounded on each different situation. Muslim women should always dress in clothes that over all additional express her modesty and quality. If there are unknown women in a gathering maybe it would be better to have a advanced degree of covering.
The awrah of a woman in front of her children
If the child is an child or unfit to understand the meaning of awrah and fornication also it’s admissible for her to uncover herself to the same degree as with other Muslim women. If still the child is a manly and comes to an age where he understands the meaning of awrah and the difference between men and women also the women’s awrah is the same as it’s for other manly mahrams.
All Muslims, manly or womanish, should maintain a sense of haya( modesty) at all times because haya is part of faith. A person’s apparel is generally one of the pointers of their modesty.
The Prophet( peace and blessings be upon him) said, “ Faith consists of further than sixty branches( i.e. corridor). And haya is a part of faith. ”( Saheeh Al- Bukhari)