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Quranic guidelines for women’s dress

First Rule: The Best Garment

“O children of Adam, We have brought down to you garments to cover your private parts, as well as for adornment, yet the garment of reverence is the best. These are some of God’s signs, perhaps they will remember.” 7:26

To revere God and know that He is always watching us is the basic rule for the dress code in the Quran. Any woman knows quite well what is decent and what is revealing. Women do not need to be told, they know how to maintain righteousness and how not to. God created the woman and therefore He knows that she can make this distinction. This is why God set the rule of revering God and maintaining righteousness as the first rule.

Second Rule: Cover your Bosoms

The second rule can be found in 24:31. Here God commands women to cover their bosoms. Before quoting 24:31 let us review some crucial words that are always mentioned in connection to this topic, namely the ‘hijab’ and the ‘khimar’.

The word ‘hijab’ in the Quran

Hijab is the term used by many Muslim women to describe their head cover. This may or may not include covering their face. The Arabic word ‘hijab’ can be translated into veil or yashmak. Other meanings of the word ‘hijab’ include screen, cover(ing), mantle, curtain, drapes, partition, division, divider.

Can we find the word ‘hijab’ in the Quran?

The word ‘hijab’ appears seven times in the Quran. Five of them as ‘hijab’ and two times as ‘hijab’, these are verses: 7:46, 33:53, 38:32, 41:5, 42:51, 17:45 & 19:17.

None of these ‘hijab’ words are used in the Quran in reference to what the traditional Muslims call today ‘hijab’, that being the head cover for Muslim woman!

God knows that generations after Muhammed’s death the Muslims will use the word ‘hijab’ to invent a dress code that God Himself never authorized. God used the word ‘hijab’ ahead of them just as He used the word ‘hadith’ ahead of them (45:6).

The word ‘hijab’ in the Quran has nothing to do with the Muslim women’s dress code.

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