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Women's Correct Hijab

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Correct Hijab Praise be to Allah. Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The conditions of hijaab: Firstly: (It should cover all the body apart from whatever has been exempted). Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): "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 Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." This aayah clearly states that it is obligatory to cover all of a woman?s beauty and adornments and not to display any part of that before non-mahram men ("strangers") except for whatever appears unintentionally, in which case there will be no sin on them if they hasten to cover it up. Al-Haafiz ibn Katheer said in his Tafseer: This means that they should not display any part of their adornment to non-mahrams, apart from that which it is impossible to conceal. Ibn Mas?ood said: such as the cloak and robe, i.e., what the women of the Arabs used to wear, an outer garment which covered whatever the woman was wearing, except for whatever appeared from beneath the outer garment. There is no sin on a woman with regard to this because it is impossible to conceal it. Secondly (it should not be an adornment in and of itself). Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): "? and not to show off their adornment?" [al-Noor 24:31]. The general meaning of this phrase includes the outer garment, because if it is decorated it will attract men?s attention to her. This is supported by the aayah in Soorat al-Ahzaab (interpretation of the meaning): "And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance" [al-Ahzaab 33:33]. It is also supported by the hadeeth in which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "There are three, do not ask me about them: a man who leaves the jamaa?ah, disobeys his leader and dies disobedient; a female or male slave who runs away then dies; and a woman whose husband is absent and left her with everything she needs, and after he left she made a wanton display of herself. Do not ask about them." (Narrated by al-Haakim, 1/119; Ahmad, 6/19; from the hadeeth of Faddaalah bint ?Ubayd. Its isnaad is saheeh and it is in al-Adab al-Mufrad). Thirdly: (It should be thick and not transparent or "see-thru") - because it cannot cover properly otherwise. Transparent or see-thru clothing makes a woman more tempting and beautiful. Concerning this the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "During the last days of my ummah there will be women who are clothed but naked, with something on their heads like the humps of camels. Curse them, for they are cursed." Another hadeeth adds: "They will not enter Paradise or even smell its fragrance, although its fragrance can be detected from such and such a distance." (Narrated by Muslim from the report of Abu Hurayrah). Ibn ?Abd al-Barr said: what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) meant was women who wear clothes made of light fabric which describes and does not cover. They are clothed in name but naked in reality. Transmitted by al-Suyooti in Tanweer al-Hawaalik, 3/103. Fourthly: (It should be loose, not tight so that it describes any part of the body). The purpose of clothing is to prevent fitnah (temptation), and this can only be achieved if clothes are wide and loose. Tight clothes, even if they conceal the colour of the skin, still describe the size and shape of the body or part of it, and create a vivid image in the minds of men. The corruption or invitation to corruption that is inherent in that is quite obvious. So the clothes must be wide. Usaamah ibn Zayd said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) gave me a thick Egyptian garment that was one of the gifts given to him by Duhyat al-Kalbi, and I gave it to my wife to wear. He said, ?Why do I not see you wearing that Egyptian garment?? I said, ?I gave it to my wife to wear.? He said, ?Tell her to wear a gown underneath it, for I am afraid that it may describe the size of her bones.?" (Narrated by al-Diyaa? al-Maqdisi in al-Ahaadeeth al-Mukhtaarah, 1/442, and by Ahmad and al-Bayhaqi, with a hasan isnaad). Fifthly: (It should not be perfumed with bakhoor or fragrance) There are many ahaadeeth which forbid women to wear perfume when they go out of their houses. We will quote here some of those which have saheeh isnaads: 1. Abu Moosa al-Ash?ari said: the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Any woman who puts on perfume then passes by people so that they can smell her fragrance, is an adulteress." 2. Zaynab al-Thaqafiyyah reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "If any one of you (women) goes out to the mosque, let her not touch any perfume." 3. Abu Hurayrah said: the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Any woman who has scented herself with bakhoor (incense), let her not attend ?Ishaa? prayers with us." 4. Moosa ibn Yassaar said that a woman passed by Abu Hurayrah and her scent was overpowering. He said, "O female slave of al-Jabbaar, are you going to the mosque?" She said, "Yes," He said, "And have you put on perfume because of that?" She said, "Yes." He said, "Go back and wash yourself, for I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: ?If a woman comes out to the mosque and her fragrance is overpowering, Allah will not accept any prayer from her until she goes home and washes herself.?" These ahaadeeth are general in implication. Just as the prohibition covers perfume applied to the body, it also covers perfume applied to the clothes, especially in the third hadeeth, where bakhoor (incense) is mentioned, because incense is used specifically to perfume the clothes. The reason for this prohibition is quite clear, which is that women?s fragrance may cause undue provocation of desires. The scholars also included other things under this heading of things to be avoided by women who want to go to the mosque, such as beautiful clothes, jewellery that can be seen, excessive adornments and mingling with men. See Fath al-Baari, 2/279. Ibn Daqeeq al-?Eed said: This indicates that it is forbidden for a woman who wants to go to the mosque to wear perfume, because this causes provocation of men?s desires. This was reported by al-Manaawi in Fayd al-Qadeer, in the commentary on the first hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah quoted above. Sixthly: (It should not resemble the clothing of men) It was reported in the saheeh ahaadeeth that a woman who imitates men in dress or in other ways is cursed. There follow some of the ahaadeeth that we know: 1. Abu Hurayrah said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) cursed the man who wears women?s clothes, and the woman who wears men?s clothes." 2. Abd-Allah ibn Amr said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: ?They are not part of us, the women who imitate men and the men who imitate women.?" 3. Ibn ?Abbaas said: "The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) cursed effeminate men and masculine women. He said, ?Throw them out of your houses.?" He said: "The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) expelled So and so, and ?Umar expelled So and so." According to another version: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) cursed men who imitate women and women who imitate men." 4. Abd-Allah ibn Amr said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ?There are three who will not enter Paradise and Allah will not even look at them on the Day of Resurrection: one who disobeys his parents, a woman who imitates men, and the duyooth (cuckold, weak man who feels no jealousy over his womenfolk)." 5. Ibn Abi Maleekah ' whose name was ?Abd-Allah ibn 'Ubayd-Allah said: "It was said to 'Aa'ishah (may Allah be pleased with her), What if a woman wears (men's) sandals'" She said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) cursed women who act like men.?" These ahaadeeth clearly indicate that it is forbidden for women to imitate men and vice versa, This usually includes dress and other matters, apart from the first hadeeth quoted above, which refers to dress only. Abu Dawood said, in Masaa'il al-Imaam Ahmad (p. 261): "I heard Ahmad being asked about a man who dresses his slave woman in a tunic. He said, "Do not clothe her in men's garments, do not make her look like a man." Abu Dawood said: "I said to Ahmad, Can he give her bachelor sandals to wear? He said, No, unless she wears them to do wudoo?. I said, What about for beauty' He said, No. I said, Can he cut her hair short' He said, No." Seventhly: (It should not resemble the dress of kaafir women). It is stated in sharee?ah that Muslims, men and women alike, should not resemble or imitate the kuffaar with regard to worship, festivals or clothing that is specific to them. This is an important Islamic principle which nowadays, unfortunately, is neglected by many Muslims, even those who care about religion and calling others to Islam. This is due either to ignorance of their religion, or because they are following their own whims and desires, or because of deviation, combined with modern customs and imitation of kaafir Europe. This was one of the causes of the Muslims? decline and weakness, which enabled the foreigners to overwhelm and colonize them. "Verily, Allah will not change the condition of a people as long as they do not change their state themselves " [al-Ra?d 13:11] interpretation of the meaning]. If only they knew. It should be known that there is a great deal of saheeh evidence for these important rules in the Quran and Sunnah, and that the evidence in the Quran is elaborated
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Salam... thank you so much.Allah also helped you.
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I really like your blog.. I don't wear the hijab yet.. but inshallah with the help of Allah Subhannu, i will someday..

Thank you for reminding us, Cheikh Abou Mohammed..
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incha allah brother. al hamdoelillah a wear hijaab like allah swt and mohammed saws wants 2. more and more sisters wearing hijaab correct al hamdoelillah.

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I gv my due respect from the bottom of my heart to all the hijabiyya sisters.May Allah gv you all the courage and knowledge and high level of faith...:)
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Agree.. Me as a Muslimah, I put on my hijab and alhamdullilah, I don't invite or lure men to any unintentionally/intentionally evil deeds. ALLAH is wise.... there will always be a reason why we are supposed to abide such rules. Syukria.
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naji1969 write:
men only avert there eyes when you wear full niqaab which covers the face.

If a man is strong in deen, it shouldn't matter what form of hijab a Muslimah is cloaked in. He will respect her as a sister, inshaAllah.
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men only avert there eyes when you wear full niqaab which covers the face.
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Bismillah ir Rahman ir Rahim....

Mashallah this sister is right! Men really need to stand fast in their deen and not leave it up to the sisters only to practice modesty and Islamic behavior. It is unfortunate when hijabi women have to fear being leered at, catcalled, or at worst, being accosted in public by our brothers. Astaghfirullah!

While I commend the wearing of niqab as an ultimate manifestation of very strong Iman, it should NOT be an option that a woman feels she is forced to make due to harassment by fellow Muslims! Ouzobillahi min as shaitan irrajiim.
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it is oneself temptation....
with consistance beliefs in ur faith,we be able to abstain ourself from all that. My dear brother in Islam it is something very difficult to achive at this era of globalization.
hence we have to seek the Creator protection..from the desirable temptation....take good care of our eyes, ears, words,.....
this is also a reminder to myself too... may u always in a state of peace.
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Yes ! That's right! he saids that!!
no tentation!
Just be gay!!
in which verset of coran you could read all this stuff?

You guys made islam so bad and back to the stone age!!

and yourself! what about your excitation when watching MTV clips or ... porn movies!
This is hallal?
Some time I don't share the same god with you!
allah hafaz
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A question was raised regarding the Hijab from ladies who have travelled and were hustled and mistreated because of the hijab:

" The hijab is prescribed for the muslimah so that she will not attract attention to herself. However if she happens to be travelling in a non mislim country, would not her hijab attract everyone as she walks in the streets of the foreign land? And if this happens, should she not then discard her hijab, especially the veil, the covering of her hair, as this would make her just like any ordinary local woman in the street, so no one will notice her?

She should continue to dress appropriately in loose clothings that do not reveal her shape nor her arms and legs, but the veil should be excused as that is really the eye catcher.

What are the views for such a situation?
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