In The Name of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful
Assalamualaikum Everyone.. May Allah Guide us all through His path… May Allah Bless and accept all ibadah we made in this month of Ramadhan.. Ameen..
Today’s entry is about Hijab. A reminder to all sisters and not to forget brothers as well. I got this from PureMatrimony and OSM. I found it interesting and full a lot of knock-head. So I’m thinking of sharing this with all of you. Hope you can benefited from this.
For all my sisters struggling with the decision to wear hijab - use this month of Ramadan coming up to strengthen your resolve to commit to this act of worship. Wear the hijab as much as you, in as many places as you can. Indeed, I find no other time greater than the one we live in now for the protection hijab/khimar/jilbab/loose clothing can provide. While no fabric alone can transform a person, a piece of fabric alone can be a major part of transformation for anyone. (Megan Wyatt)
A guide to proper Hijab for ladies by OSM!
Hijab, an awesome pride for ladies!
Hijab in Islam, is basically a “dress code” for Muslim women in public. Many perceive hijab as “traditional” and a form of oppression; but truth is, hijab protects and safeguards women from harassment! The wisdom behind hijab is to minimize sexual enticement and most importantly, it is a form of obedience to our Lord, Allah. Take hijab as your pride, and Insyallah, you will become a better Muslimah.
The most basic form of hijab is to cover the whole body, except the hands up to the wrist. Take note that hijab is not only about covering your head with a headscarf, but it’s about covering your body too! A hijab isn’t complete until both requirements (head and body) are covered.
Related verse from the Quran:
”… that they (the believing women) should draw veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers…” [ An-Noor 24:31 ]
A proper hijab requires one to wear loose clothes in order to avoid “showing” those beautiful curves! The Prophet (pbuh) has warned us that women who are dressed yet naked (ie: tight-fitting clothes) will receive harsh punishment in Hell (nauzubillah).
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “There are two types of people in Hell-fire whom I did not see: People who have with them whips that are like the tails of cow; they strike people with them. And women WHO ARE DRESSED YET NAKED, who are Mumilat (ie: who shake their shoulders when they walk, who draw the attention of those who are looking at them) and Ma’ilat, (ie: they walk in a slanting manner, strutting with a kid on fluidity of motion, so as to attract others)… they will NOT enter Paradise, nor will they smell its fragrance whereas its fragrance would be smelt from such and such distance” [ Sahih Muslim, Book 24, Chapter 26 #5310 ]
Think that headscarf or long skirt of yours is solid enough? Look again, it might be transparent and people are able to see the shape of your hair bun or legs! Whatever material or fabric you put on yourself; make sure they are not transparent!
Ladies, keep your attire or outfit simple and modest! There’s no need to be flashy in order to attract the attention of others! Most importantly, it should be free of anything that may lead to arrogance, self-conceited, pride and riya’. As ladies, we are to display Allah’s blessings upon us in our clothing, but do it without going to the extreme of wastage or extravagance.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “He who trailed his garment out of pride, Allah would not look towards him on the Day of Resurrection” [ Sahih Muslim, Book 24, Chapter 8 #5195 ]
“Are you a girl… or a boy?” Is the type of question other people shouldn’t be asking when it comes to an individual, and we should avoid it at all costs! Dressing up/ looking as the opposite gender is dangerous to self, as it challenges the pride and it brings confusion to others. So ladies, be proud of your girly self! :)
”The Prophet (pbuh) cursed the man who dresses like a woman and the woman who dresses like a man” [ Abu Dawood, 4/86 ]
Why bother dressing up the others (ie: the unbelievers) when you, as a Muslimah, have your own identity to be proud of? By imitating them outwardly, it might lead to imitating them inwardly (beliefs, characteristics). Muslim ladies too, have their own style and fashion to be proud of! :)
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Be different from the Mushrikin” [ Al-Bukhari, # 4/39 ]
A great reminder to all of our brothers in ISLAAM:
Dear Brothers Where is your Hijaab !?
► Why are your eyes always roaming here and there?
► Where have you lost your beard? Love to imitate women ?
► Why are your clothing always dragging on the floor?
► Have you forgot that, Hijaab was at first made Fardh for YOU before Muslim women?
Your LORD Says :
"Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And Allaah is well acquainted with all that they do."
[al- Quran :24:30]
May Allaah make life easy for our brothers and sisters all around the world.." (Ameen)
Dear Muslimahs, even though a man is responsible for his gazes, you are responsible for what u gave him to gaze at, so safeguard your modesty!