Importance of Hijab in Islam

What is Hijab?

Hijab or vail is a garment which should be used by all Women in Islam in order to cover themselves. The importance of Hijab in Islam is a top priority for most of the Muslim women out there. Hijab in Islam stands for its modesty humility and dignity. Covering oneself in front of men to hide their chastity is a kind of act that pleases Allah(SWT).

Why do Muslim Women wear Hijab in Islam?

There are a countable number of reasons to wear Hijab in Islam but most importantly it pleases Allah(SWT) and if you ask What is the purpose of Hijab? the purpose is simple it brings a modesty in Islam. An individual should decide whether to wear Hijab or not although its highly recommended to wear it.

Islam doesn’t encourage forcing Hijab. It’s up to the individual to wear it. Hijab in Islam means to guard oneself against evil and lustful eyes of opposite gender. Infront of Non-Maharam taking off Hijab is an act of disobeying Allah(SWT). There are many types of Hijab developed in a stylish way to make people like cool nowadays.

Hijab in Islam for Men?

Hijab in Islam is applicable for men but not by wearing the actual Hijab but by lowering their gaze when the opposite gender passes by. Controlling the temptation by not looking at them when Shaytan keeps whispering in your ears to look. Everything starts with your eyes protect them inshallah Allah(SWT) will protect you.

Surahs that refers to Hijab in Quran

“O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allaah is Ever Oft‑Forgiving, Most Merciful”

Al-Ahzaab 33:59 (Interpretation of the meaning)

“And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer palms of hands or one eye or dress like veil, gloves, headcover, apron), and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of feminine sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allaah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful”

Al-Noor 24:31 (Interpretation of the meaning)

In (Surah Al-Noor 24:31) Allah(SWT) clearly says to cover the entire body except for the eyes. This is the importance of Hijab in Islam. There are many verses where Allah(SWT) talks about protecting oneself.

Hadith on Hijab in Islam

Aisha (RA) said: When Allah(SWT) revealed the words ‘and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks, and bosoms)’ [al-Noor 24:31] they tore their aprons and covered their faces (akhtamarna) with them.”


This brings us to the end of the topic on Hijab in Islam where its a recommended act to follow in order to guard yourself and please Allah(SWT).

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