What The Quran Says About Muslim Women's Attire

In the holy Qur'an Allah (God) commands the prophet Muhammad (pbuh):

"O Prophet, tell your wives and daughters and the believing women to draw their outer garments around them (when they go out or are among men). That is better in order that they may be known (to be Muslims) and not annoyed..."
(Qur'an 33:59)

So first and foremost, Muslim women cover because God commanded them to do so. What can be understood from this verse is that when a woman is modest she is not "annoyed".

In other words, men do not pay attention to her simply for her body. Rather, her personality and intelligence are the main emphasis in Islam.

Muslim women do not oppress their sexuality by taking on the hijab. Rather, their femininity is emphasized by their demeanor, character, as well as their appearance.

By the way, men also have to maintain their modesty and follow dress requirements in Islam.

Most importantly, Islam encourages men and women to maintain modesty for the sake of purity:

"Say to the believing man that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that will make for greater purity for them; and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do. And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; and that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what must ordinarily appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands..."
(Qur'an 24:30-31)

What is understood by this verse is that women must cover all parts of their body from head to to, except for the face and hands. The parts of the body that Muslim women cannot show is called the aurat. The aurat may only be displayed to males of her immediate family members, ie. Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, Uncle, etc.

And Allah knows best.


Ara said...

that'r right..when we cover up, men will see us for our mind/intelligence/personality, not juz bums and busts, rite? huhu...

some ppl say trendy muslim girls nowadays don't really cover their aurat bcos maybe some clothes are not so loose, but hey..that's even better than sporting mere tank tops and a jeans, rite? that way, u won't mengundang rogol or anything.. ;)

thestorybegger said...

Dari Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu, beliau berkata bahwa Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam bersabda, “Ada dua golongan dari penduduk neraka yang belum pernah aku lihat: [1] Suatu kaum yang memiliki cambuk seperti ekor sapi untuk memukul manusia dan [2] para wanita yang berpakaian tapi telanjang, berlenggak-lenggok, kepala mereka seperti punuk unta yang miring. Wanita seperti itu tidak akan masuk surga dan tidak akan mencium baunya, walaupun baunya tercium selama perjalanan sekian dan sekian.” (HR. Muslim no. 2128)

memakai yg ketat sama spt tidak memakai.. Allahua'lam..

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