5-Hijab is not an Islamic Innovation

Auther : Fawzi Alghadiri
Article translated to : العربية Русский עברית

based on the above, it should be clear that hijab was not an islamic innovation; rather, islam endorsed it as being a good and beneficiary custom. allah (the almighty) says in the noble qur'an what can be translated as, "tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.). that is purer for them. verily, allah is all-aware of what they do. and tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like palms of hands or one eye or both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer dress like veil, gloves, head-cover, apron, etc.), and to draw their veils all over juyubihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms, etc.)" (surat an-noor 30-31)

the noble qur'an is explicit regarding the objective of wearing hijab. allah (the almighty) says what can be translated as, "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 allah is ever oftforgiving, most merciful." (surat al-ahzab 59)

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