If you have come across a Muslim Woman wearing a headscarf and you have wondered why she wears it, here is the answer.
If you are a Muslim Woman and want to know the benefits of wearing the headscarf, here is the answer.
If you are a Muslim Woman who wears the hijab and you want to be reminded of why you are wearing it, here is your reminder.
The Muslim Woman wearing a hijab (headscarf or veil) has become a global phenomenon and there has been a great rise in recent times of Women in Hijab participating in western society or appearing in the media. It is important to understand the reasons behind wearing the hijab so that misconceptions can be clarified and Muslim Women can be made to feel comfortable and welcome in their hijabs. Muslim Women in hijab deserve to be understood, respected and honoured for their courage in making the choice to follow a dress code that is considered uncommon and unacceptable by social standards.
So here are SIX reasons to help you understand why some Muslim Women wear the hijab:
All women were created beautiful and Islam encourages women to conceal their beauty and protect themselves from being sexualised, or objectified and misrepresented. The hijab protects the woman from being judged by the way she looks and allows her to be respected and honoured for who she is. It allows the woman to shine through with her wonderful character, personality, intellect and skill set, irrespective of what she looks like or how good her body appears.
Muslim Women wear the hijab because they believe that God has instructed them in the Quran to wear it once puberty has been reached. So it is simply a means of fulfilling one of God’s commandments according to the Islamic faith. The hijab is a mark of a woman’s Islamic faith, much like a flag or a banner.
Wearing the hijab is a way in which a woman can be grown in her faith as she embarks on her spiritual journey to gain closeness to God. Muslim women wear the hijab in the advice of The Prophet Muhammad SAW: ‘Modesty is a branch of faith’. Modesty can be expressed in many different ways and the hijab is one of them.
On the advice of God, it is believed that wearing hijab allows a woman a means to gain purity of hear
Wearing hijab may mean following in the footsteps of pious predecessors such as the wives of Prophet Muhammad SAW who were prescribed by God to cover themselves with their garments and conceal their beauty such that it would protect them from harm.
In the Quran, God has promised the believing women paradise. Muslim Women may choose to express their faith through hijab and that is the path that they seek for the reward of paradise.
May God grant humanity understanding and tolerance of each other’s faith and choices.
May God bless and protect Women who choose to wear hijab and allow other women to follow in their footsteps.
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