WHAT IS HIJAB AND WHY HIJAB?
There are many people questioning, “why Muslim women wear hijab?” and “what is hijab?”. Hijab is more than a head cover. Allah ordered the muslim women to wear hijab, as stated in the Qur’an, in surah An-Nur, verses 30-31 that means:
“Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and be modest. That is purer for them. Lo! Allah is Aware of what they do. 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, and not to reveal their adornment save to their own husbands or fathers or husbands fathers, or their sons or their husbands' sons, or their brothers or their brothers' sons or sisters sons, or their women, or their slaves, or male attendants who lack vigor, or children who know naught of women's nakedness. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And turn unto Allah together, O believers, in order that ye may succeed.”
There are also reasons why Muslim women need to wear hijab, as in surah Al- Ahzab, verse 59 that means:
“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, that so they may be recognized and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.”
From this verse, we can see why Muslim women need to wear hijab. It is important for women to do hijab, because hijab is the right for women to protect their modesty and being respected by the others. Besides, hijab is also protects the security of society. They can be avoided from crimes, rape, incest, harassment in daily life.
Hijab also teach women to be concern on what they are wearing and what type of clothes that is suits for them. Islam is the religion that is really cares on dress code, in order to protect the believers from social problems and keep their pride and dignity.