Is Hijab Obligatory?

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The issue of hijab is one of the issues which has witnessed a lot of debate in recent decades. When in doubt, or when researching a certain topic in Islam, the best approach is always to go back to the two main sources for answers: The Quran and the Sunnah (tradition of our beloved Prophet).

In the Quran, Allah (SWT) says:
{O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them (when they go abroad). That will be better, so that they may be recognized and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.} (Al-Ahzab 33:59)
In another verse, we also read what means:
{And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over their bosoms.} (An-Nur 24:31)
In the Hadith, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, said to Asma’, the daughter of Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with them):
“O Asma’! Once a girl reaches puberty, nothing of her body may be seen (by non-mahrams) except this and these, (he pointed to his face and hands while saying so).”” (Abu Dawud)
For further readings on this topic and related issues, you may wish to check the following: Hijab… A Must, Not a Choice


I hope this helps answer your question.


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