Introducing Islam


In Islam, there is – what can be described or named – a dress code. Although this code targets mainly women, it also targets men. Under the umbrella of this code, the men should wear clothes accepted publicly. By other words, Muslim men are prohibited from wearing clothes that do not cover their sexual organs.

In a similar vein, the women in Islam should commit a certain dress code. Thus, the Muslim woman should wear clothes that cover her body and a headscarf. This dress code has been based on the divine order in the holy Quran.It is related to the religious and cultural identity and considered an aspect that reflects the Islamic faith of a woman. Notably, non-Muslim women wear what is similar to headscarf as a part of their religious practice or identity.

Hijab in Islam does not mean that the woman should hide at home or feel that she is disconnected from the community. As noted earlier, Hijab is an aspect of faith, and Muslim woman should present; in addition to Hijab; her other aspects of faith. In this light, for example, the Muslim girl should seek to grasp the means of knowledge through achieving a high level of education; the mother should be supportive to her husband aiming to establish a successful family and children, and the worker should fulfil her duty honestly to promote her workplace and meet the noble demands of her business.

Drawing on these explanations, wearing Hijab does not contradict with the Muslim women’s fruitful duties in the society, and hence it does not represent any violation to their rights. 

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