Topics: Islam, Clothing, Modesty Pages: 3 (2007 words) Published: November 6, 2014

Islamic culture project
Id 111200502 By Elvira Aggoune Instructor: Ms. Khouloud Al-NounouCanadian university of Dubai

In the resent years people in the world start to realize and read more about Islam and its concept. We have seen in the media a lot about it. Unfortunately we can not trust media in everything. Sometimes they exaggerate the real Muslim behavior. Most of non-Muslim people do not understand Muslims' ideology. That is why there are a lot of misunderstandings and incomprehension between Islamic world and Christians. Muslims are very faithful people. They follow religion rules strictly, unquestioningly and they obey God in everything. One of the important things, which a Muslim woman should do, is to wear a veil, which is called hijab in Arabic language. What is hijab? Why do Muslim women have to cover their bodies all the time? Who makes them do that? Those questions I will try to clarify below. Hijab is a veil that covers all the body, the head and chest, which is particularly worn by a Muslim female. Hijab is an essential part of a modest lifestyle in Islam. Every woman who reached puberty is obliged to wear hijab. The first rule of hijab has been derived from the following passages of the Qur’an: "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 their khimār over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husband, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden...
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