(855) 4-ESSAYS

Type a new keyword(s) and press Enter to search

Veieled unveiled

             From head-to-toe, burqa to long cloak, khimar to jilbaab , chadors to silky-smooth hijab, each of these apparels are various forms of hijab . Hijab! What is it really? The word hijab (pronounced hee-jaab) is an Arabic word which literally means "to cover", "to conceal", or "a veil". This simple cloth, covering a Muslim woman's hair, is yet misunderstood by many. It is actually a command of God to the women of faith. God says is the Holy Quran: "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. (Quran 24:30-31)." These verses from the Quran contain two main orders: firstly, a woman should not show her beauty or adornments except what appears by uncontrolled factors such as the wind blowing her clothes, and secondly, the head covers should be drawn so as to cover the hair, the neck and the bosom. The most common meaning of hijab today is the veil in dressing for women. It refers to a certain standard of modest dress for women. .
             Every religion has morality, and Islam's morality is modesty. In Islam, modesty is expressed by hijab. The wearing of the hijab by the Muslim women is obedience to God and a command that they follow. Wearing hijab is a very personal and independent decision, coming from appreciating the wisdom underlying God's command and a sincere wish to please Him (God). I remember when I first started wearing the hijab; it was my personal choice, my private matter between me and my God. I decided to don hijab because I felt my faith in God had to be translated into action and if He asks me to veil and cover, then I certainly should.

Essays Related to Veieled unveiled

Got a writing question? Ask our professional writer!
Submit My Question