People usually only discuss ‘hijaab’ in the context of women.
However, in the Glorious Qur’an, Allah (swt) first mentions
‘hijaab’ for men before ‘hijaab’ for the women. The Qur’an
mentions in Surah Noor:

“Say to the believing men 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.”[Al-Qur’an 24:30]

The moment a man looks at a woman and if any brazen or
unashamed thought comes to his mind, he should lower his

The next verse of Surah Noor, says:

” And say to the believing women that they should lower their
gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display
their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily)
appear thereof; that they should draw veils over their bosoms
and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their
fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons…” [Al-Qur’an

According to Qur’an and Sunnah there are basically six
criteria for observing hijaab:

1. Extent:
The first criterion is the extent of the body that should be
covered. This is different for men and women. The
extent of covering obligatory on the male is to cover the
body at least from the navel to the knees. For women,
the extent of covering obligatory is to cover the
complete body except the face and the hands upto the
wrist. If they wish to, they can cover even these parts of
the body. Some scholars of Islam insist that the face
and the hands are part of the obligatory extent of

All the remaining five criteria are the same for men and women.

2. The clothes worn should be loose and should not reveal
the figure.

3. The clothes worn should not be transparent such that
one can see through them.

4. The clothes worn should not be so glamorous as to
attract the opposite +++.

5. The clothes worn should not resemble that of the
opposite +++.

6. The clothes worn should not resemble that of the
unbelievers i.e. they should not wear clothes that are
specifically identities or symbols of the unbelievers’

Complete ‘hijaab’, besides the six criteria of clothing, also
includes the moral conduct, behaviour, attitude and intention
of the individual. A person only fulfilling the criteria of ‘hijaab’
of the clothes is observing ‘hijaab’ in a limited sense. ‘Hijaab’
of the clothes should be accompanied by ‘hijaab’ of the eyes,
‘hijaab’ of the heart, ‘hijaab’ of thought and ‘hijaab’ of
intention. It also includes the way a person walks, the way a
person talks, the way he behaves, etc.

The reason why Hijaab is prescribed for women is
mentioned in the Qur’an in the following verses of Surah

“O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing
women that they should cast their outer garments over their
persons (when abroad); that is most convenient, that they
should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is
Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Al-Qur’an 33:59]

The Qur’an says that Hijaab has been prescribed for the
women so that they are recognized as modest women and
this will also prevent them from being molested.


Our Lord! grant us good in this world
and good in the hereafter,
and save us from the chastisement of the fire

“Aao Lout chalain apne “RAB” ki taraf….!!”

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