It is a common question that: why women should cover their body and hair?
We should know a little about Islamic precept: God never obligates anything except it benefits human being. And Hijab has been obligated because of the family.
In comparison Islamic covering with western culture, which named women freedom we understand:
The family in western country is shaken, because in this culture women are in competition of using makeup. And the men - who are the winner of this competition and women freedom - try to have various partner. And the real losers in this culture are women and children.
Islam believes in finding the fulfillment of sexual desires within the
family environment, so a woman never uses makeup and never shows his
body and hair and charming in front the stronger.
هُنَّ لِباسٌ لَكُمْ وَ أَنْتُمْ لِباسٌ لَهُنَّ
your wives are a garment for you, and you are a garment for them. (Quran 2:187)
As your know, Quran has a lot of metaphor. one of the aspect of this metaphor is:
garment saves human from dangers, and couple can save each other from spiritual dangers by satisfying their lust. A man\woman never ogle or disloyal when he\she satisfy by his wife.
A converted sister from Mexico who saw the blog wrote a letter about Hijab, and I publish his latter with her permission:
Salaam Aleikum brother,
I have read some of the articles you have in your blog and I have seen many talking about Hijab. It took me several years to wear Hijab after I became a Muslim, mainly there was still a process of growth in my side, there is a lot of aspects that one has to overcome specially living in a society that does not encourage Hijab and second because of coming from a non Muslim family. but having said that, I felt that I had to work more on the inner spiritual Hijab first before the outside. the understanding that what makes me a Muslim woman in the eyes of Allah (swa) for me was much more important (and still is) than my outside appearance. subsequently, the Hijab begins to happen almost natural and little by little. The reason why I am sharing this with you brother is because I have felt many times that Muslims tend to concentrate a lot on the outside Hijab, but as you are in the path to teach other people I would like to share humbly with you, that what makes me so in love with my Hijab is the integrity of my whole being, the outside Hijab as being a reflection of the beauty that is inside, meaning the nearness to Allah (swa).
peace and blessings to you,
your sister in Islam.
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying having his head covered, dishonoreth his head. But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoreth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn or shaven; but if it be a hame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
I'm a Muhajabah, please mock me;
because Noah was mocked. (Quran 11: 38)
Moses was mocked. (Quran 26:25)
Hud was mocked. (Quran 46: 26)
And briefly All of God prophets were mocked. (Quran 15: 11)
So let them mock us; (Indeed We will suffice you against the deriders. (Quran 15:95))
Lest a soul will say: " How sorry I am for disregarding God's path; and I was certainly one of those who mocked." (Quran 39: 56)
When our prophet is ridiculed
why don't I mock
because of my religion
So please mock me
I see you.
I can't help but notice that almost every woman I see is carrying a baby or has children around her.
I see that though they are dressed modestly, their beauty still shines through.
But it's not just outer beauty that I notice.
I also notice that I feel something strange inside me: I feel envy.
I feel terrible for the horrible experiences and war crimes that the Lebanese people have suffered, being targeted by our common enemy.
But I can't help but admire your strength, your beauty, your modesty, and most of all, your happiness.
Yes, it's strange, but it occurred to me that even under constant bombardment, you still seemed happier than we are, because you were still living the natural lives of women.
The way women have always lived since the beginning of time.
It used to be that way in the West until the 1960s, when we were bombarded by the same enemy. Only we were not bombarded with actual munitions, but with subtle trickery and moral corruption.
If the virgin Mary appears wearing a veil on all her pictures, how can you ask me to sigh on a Hijab ban law?
Islam does not prohibit women business, working and earning money, but Islam says:
First: It is not obligatory, because the burden of alimony is on shoulder of husband.
Second: She choose a job can save her Hijab.
Third: It is recommended
she choose some womanish jobs. for example civil engineering is not
consistent with the sprite of womanhood.