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    Default hijab For Men And Women

    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
    gaze.

    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
    24:31]

    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
    ‘hijaab’.

    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’
    religions.

    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
    Al-Ahzab:

    "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.

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