A rose protects its beauty with thorns; a Muslimah protects her beauty with her
Hijab! Women in Islam are just like pearls in a shell, priceless treasures, and
most beautiful treasures on the Earth are hidden. So, it is important for a Musl
im women to cover her body by taking Hijab because they are also considered as b
eautiful treasures in Islam.
Moreover, wearing Hijab is adherence to the Qur’an and Sunnah, which makes it obvi
ous that it is a religious duty. We have numerous proofs in both, the Qur’an and t
he Sunnah that clearly explain the significance of Hijab.
Allah said, “O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the be
lievers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e.screen themselve
s completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, th
at they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. and
Allah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Qur’an, 33:59)
Narrated Safiyah Bint Shaibah, Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said that w
hen the verse, “And to draw their veils all over juyubihinna (i.e their bodies, fa
ces, necks, and bosoms).... (Qur’an, 24:31) was revealed, women cut their waist sh
eets at the edge and covered their heads and faces with that piece of cloth.” (Buk
hari). Veil has been prescribed for women to block the road to sin.
Now-a-days, Hijab is used for adornment, to look good and attractive. They are s
titched to the perfection of the body, hence revealing the figure, something whi
ch is ought to be concealed and not revealed. In addition, women also wear perfu
me, intentionally or unintentionally, but it is also another feature of attracti
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “Every eye is lustful and when a woman a
pplies perfume and then goes about in an assembly, she is like such and such, i.
e. an adulteress.” (Mishkat)
It is very rare that women are seen observing the Hijab correctly for the purpos
e it intends to fulfill. A Hadith narrated by Ibn Hibban, “If a woman offers her f
ive daily prayers and fasts her month (i.e., Ramadan) and guards her chastity an
d obeys her husband, it will be said to her, ‘Enter Paradise from whichever of the
gates of Paradise you wish.’
And Allah said, “Stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of t
he former times of ignorance.” (Qur’an, 33:33)
We think modernism is in uncovering, but women who display their beauty are ofte
n subjected to sexual exploitation by immoral people. If exposure of the body is
modernism, then animals are far more modern than us. If you want Jannah and wan
t to see Allah, if you want to live in the palaces where one brick is of gold an
d another is of silver, the rivers of wine, milk and honey are flowing from unde
rneath, then cover yourself by wearing a Hijab, don’t wait for your funeral shroud
to be the first time your body is covered with. Be like a diamond precious and
rare, not like a stone found everywhere!