Is it required for men and women to pay attention to their appearance, dress decently, maintain dignity, ?
Islam prohibits all forms of public nudity and exploitation of the female body. Muslim women are advised in the Qur'an not to make a display of their beauty in public. They are further advised to draw their head coverings over their chests (Qur'an 24:33), and to cast their outer garments over them when outdoors (Qur'an 33:59).
In ancient times, it was customary for women to wear a head covering, but they often pulled the ends back behind the neck to expose dresses with plunging necklines. The Qur'an makes reference to this, asking women to use those same head coverings, but to pull the ends forward so that the chest is covered. This head covering is often called a hijab or khimar.
What does hijab mean?
Hijab is a general term that literally means screen or cover. Variations of the word can also mean to obscure from view, hide, or vanish. It is a general term that describes Muslim women's clothing, but it commonly refers specifically to a headscarf or veil ...more
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