HIJAB AND PARDA IN ISLAMDR SHABNAM NAZ ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OBGYN CMC,SMBBMU LARKANA
Hijab is not a pieceof cloth on your head.Its a way of life.
Hijab means to hide from view, conceal, or cover something Hijab is the modest covering of the woman and includes the complete dress. Modesty is an essential component of faith The Prophet said, “Faith consists of more than sixty branches. And haya is a part of faith.” (Bukhari)
Functions of Hijab More than a religious symbol Command and test from Allah Preservation of modesty Elevation of status Liberation Security and protection Safeguarding of society
Six Criteria For Hijab1. Extent2. The clothes worn should be loose and should not reveal the figure3. The clothes worn should not be transparent such that one can see through them4. The clothes worn should not be so glamorous as to attract the opposite sex5. The clothes worn should not resemble that of the opposite sex6. The clothes worn should not resemble that of the unbelievers
What about make-up and perfume??? Wearing make up is also part of the beauty Allaah orders us NOT todisplay. So if your head and body are appropriately covered yet you are wearing bright red lipstick or dark eyeliner ….uh sorry, that‟s notHijaab, unless you are wearing a facecover, and keep those nice fragrancesfor the home, between you and your husband. That‟s part of Hijaab too, even if you are going to the Masjid.
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "In later (generations) of my ummahthere will be women who will be dressed but naked. On top of their heads (what looks) like camel humps. They will not enter into paradise or (even) get a smell of it." (Muslim)
On top of their heads (whatdressed but looks) like camel humps. naked
No laughing, joking, or hanging out with non-Mahrams Some sisters assume that since they areproperly covered, its okay for them to sitaround and talk, laugh, joke, etc. with the men, but that‟s not right, ….
„Chatting‟ on the internet/phone is not part of Hijaab, either There is no such thing as “we‟re just friends”. Talking to non-Mahrams is wrong even if it isthrough the internet or telephone. Allaah condemns such sort of things
It is not permissible to shake hands with a non-Mahram. And no, it is not rude to refuse to shake hands with non-Muslims. Simply politely explain that its part of your religion and they are very understanding.
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: “For one of you to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle is better for him than to touch a woman who is not permissible for him.” (at-Tabaraani saheeh by al-Albaani).
Don‟t shake hands with non-Mahrams. Its part of Hijaab