Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Proper Dress For Muslim Woman

Rules regarding Muslim women's (and men's) attire are derived from
the Quran
, Islam's revealed text, and the traditions (hadith)the
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). In the Quran, God states: "Say to
the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their
modesty...And say to the believing women that they should lower their
gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty
and adornments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they
should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty
except to their husbands, their fathers...(a list of exceptions)"
[Chapter 24, verses 30-31] Also, "O Prophet! Tell thy wives and
daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer
garments over their persons...that they should be known and not
molested." [Chapter 33, verse 59]

In one tradition, the Prophet Muhammad is quoted as saying: "...If the
woman reaches the age of puberty, no part of her body should be seen bu
this --- and he pointed to his face and hands."

From these and other references, the vast majority of Muslim scholars
and jurists, past and present, have determined the minimum requirements
for Muslim women's dress: 1) Clothing must cover the entire body, with
the exception of the face and the hands. 2) The attire should not be
form fitting, sheer or so eye-catching as to attract undue attention or
reveal the shape of the body.

There are similar, yet less obvious requirements for a Muslim male's
attire. 1) A Muslim man must always be covered from the navel to the
knees. 2) A Muslim man should similarly not wear tight, sheer,
revealing, or eye-catching clothing. In addition, a Muslim man is
prohibited from wearing silk clothing (except for medical reasons) or
gold jewelry. A Muslim woman may wear silk or gold.

2 Comments:

Blogger beakerkin said...

You would improve this country by placing a Bhurka on Hillary Clinton and Janet Reno. If you wish to dress like Caspar the friendly Ghost or the flying Nun it is up to you. However, do not place your style on others.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Conan said...

Get over it...dress codes from the early middle ages mean nothing in an open democratic society like ours and the West in general. Talk abaout repressed.

12:19 PM  

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