hijab is not fashion (part 1)

Question 1: Salam,
I’m getting confused about the fashion is going on….even hijbs is sometimes worn the wrong way….being grown up this country I’m not sure what is the correct hijb? some lady cover their whole body including the face, others are simple, and their is some who misrepresent the hijab. Please explain what is the correct hijab using hadith and quran verses.

Q. 2: Does one have to always cover the face as part of Hijab?


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We have derived our answer from Quran and Hadith. Although it would be best to cover the face, to impose the rule of haraam for those that do not abide by it would be incorrect under general circumstances. In all conditions, modesty in presenting oneself is required. Jeans and top, short dresses with form fitting pants does not function as part of an appropriate Islamic dress code, hijab or jilbab. Nor does the fashion of wearing an abaya that exposes a person for a public viewing constitute hijab!

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8 responses to “hijab is not fashion (part 1)

  1. Asalamualiikom
    “Jeans and top, short dresses with form fitting pants does not function as part of an appropriate Islamic dress code”
    So wearing jeans is not appropriate in Islam. (I have even heard someone say it’s haram because it’s Kuffar’s dress code therefore we should not wear it at all) but what if the jeans is not tight and what if one wears long enough shirts? is it still considered inappropriate?
    jazakalla u khairan

  2. Anonymouse?


    I’d also like to add something regarding this topic. It’s very hard (at least that’s what I would think) for a sister to follow her dress code compared to a brother in places such as schools or parks.

    All brothers have to do is wear jeans and collar shirt (that’s usually what I dress like) and it’s appropriate.
    But sisters have the Jilbab and Hijab thing and MashAllah they follow it (for the most part) and that is something heroid (great job).

    What I’d like to see (and what the questioner maybe is asking) is a dress code that follows Shariah and can fit in with this country. Ofcourse it’s a Kuffar country but it’d be nice to have the best of both worlds.

  3. Actually i would say it’s harder for men to keep their hijab since their hijab is lowering their eyes…and i rarely see one doing that

  4. Aslm
    A Muslim man is NOT allowed to wear the dress of a women. Similarly, a Muslim lady is NOT alllowed to wear the clothing of a man.

    The Beloved Prophet {SAW} said: “Allah curses the effeminate men and the masculine women.” (Al-Bukhari)

    The Beloved Prophet {SAW} also said: “Allah curses the man who wears women clothing and the women who wears man’s clothing.Allah also curses the men who imitate women and the women who imitate men.” (Al-Bukhari)

    The Prophet said, “If any Muslim happens to look at a woman’s beauties and then lowers his eyes, Allah will produce for him an act of worship whose sweetness he will experience.” Hadith – Al-Tirmidhi #3124, narrated AbuUmamah

    “May Allah Guide To What Is Pleasing To Him.Aameen.”


  5. K… so i am still confused
    Shouldn’t it be inappropriate for guys as well to wear jeans because
    1. It’s imitating the Kuffar.
    2. because those same jeans in todays society is considered clothing of women as well.
    so there is no escape and no excuse for a woman to wear pants period?

  6. Aslm
    Sister I hope that the below Quraanic ayah and Hadith with the answers to your questions.

    We believe that our religion is that which has been transmitted to us through the Prophet Muhammed (SAW), his companions and our pious predecessors. A careful study of relevant Qur’an ayah and Hadith, along with the works of our pious predecessors, will reveal a strict emphasis on the need for women to observe modesty in their dress when they appear in public, by covering all of their bodies and any ornaments or other means of beautification they might wear.

    Allah says in Surah al-Ahzaab ayah 59:
    “Oh Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their outer garments close around them. That will be better, that they may be known and so not be bothered. And Allah is oft-forgiving, most merciful.”

    Abu Hurairah said:
    The Messenger of Allah (SAW) cursed the man who wears women’s clothes and the woman who wears men’s clothes.
    Ibn Umar said that he heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say:
    “He is not of us who imitates women nor is he of us who imitates men.”
    Abdullah Ibn Umar reported that the Prophet (SAW) said:
    “Three people will not enter paradise, and Allah will not look at them on the day of Judgment: the one who is disobedient to his parents, the woman who imitates men and the ad-dayooth.” (Ahmad)

    The clothes of Muslim women should not resemble those of the disbelievers.
    In Surah al-Hadeed, ayah 16 Allah says:
    “Has not the time come for those who believe to submit their hearts to Allah’s reminder and to that which has been revealed of the truth, and not become as those who received the scriptures before and for whom the term was prolonged so their hearts grew hard? And many of them are rebellious transgressors.
    Those who refuse to submit to Allah’s commands are rebels against Him, and they are permitted to continue in their rebellion until their hearts become hard.”

    The ayah and Hadith quoted above serve as a double warning to us: we must take care to heed Allah’s commands, revealed to us through the Qur’an and the Sunnah of His Messenger (SAW), lest we suffer the fate of the recipients of previous revelations; we should also shun the way of life of any believing people. If we adopt what is theirs, we partake also of the quality of their hearts.
    We pray to Allah to safeguard us from that, lest we become like them.
    Given the condition of the disbeliever’s’ hearts, it is not surprising to find that much of their clothing, particularly that of women, is unsuitable for Muslims. It is designed to be attractive in itself and to enhance and attract attention to women’s natural beauty.