Imam Jafar Sadiq says: Modesty is the symbol of faith and whoever has no modesty, has no religion.
One of the modesty’s manifestation is our style of clothing and the way we cover our body which is called “Hijab” in Islam . Hijab is not limited just to women however they are recommended more to observe it.
To observe proper Hijab for a woman is to dress modestly and appropriately covering all parts of body except face and hands without showing her figure or curves and without using any sort of make-up.
Hijab is one of the righteous deeds and it is a sign of honor and equality with men and stands as a shield of protection against evil man. Maybe those who converted to Islam would like to know how they can wear Hijab. There are some practical points:
- Check out the requirements for Hijab on the Internet, or in Muslim magazines. Many Muslim women have put up tutorials for Hijab styles, but be aware that a basic requirement of Hijab is not to draw attention. You’ll learn what Hijab styles and products are available when you go looking, and learn what to do with Hijabs that require tying, folding, wrapping or pinning.
- Choose your Hijab. Go to a store that sells with Muslim clothing and look at their Hijab selection. Some Hijabs consist of a single piece of fabric that may be square, oblong, or triangular. These are often wrapped and pinned or tied to hold them in place. Others consist of tubes of fabric that slip over the head, and these come in one-piece and two-piece styles. The tube style is often easier for beginners, as they don’t require pinning. Find a Hijab that matches your outfit, or in a neutral color. Avoid wearing excessively bold colors and designs that stand out. Hijabs made of natural fibers like silk, or cotton are often more comfortable, as these fabrics “breathe.”
- Start to wear your Hijab when you are ready. If you aren’t quite ready to wear Hijab, you might confuse or offend other Muslims if you wear it inconsistently. So it is best if you begin wearing Hijab when you feel ready for a commitment to wear it consistently, but above all wear it for the sake of Allah.
- Don’t feel confined. Don’t think that if you wear Hijab, people will look down on you. Your friends will still be your friends. If anybody asks you on your decision on wearing a Hijab, tell them that you want to become a good Muslim. They actually will start to respect you for what you have done. If they start to comment and criticize your decision to wear Hijab, you may have to decide whether you think your relationship can tolerate the difference, or if you need to keep your distance to avoid further conflict. Moreover, you can become a good representative of all Muslims. Show that Muslims care for their image. Some Muslim women choose to take the additional step of covering their face as part of their Hijab.
- Wear what you like when you are in an all-ladies party. Freedom rules when you attend one! Just be absolutely certain that there are no men in the room; put a sign on the door if needed.