In the Quran it has some few references to Muslim clothing,
but it points out more general values of modest dress. Here are some verses
from the Quran saying about the modesty in Islam:
to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty:
that will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with
all that they do”.
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 veils over their
bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, a list of
relatives, household servants, 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 ornaments. And O ye Believers! turn ye all together
towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss”.
Referring to the verses of the Quran
it is saying that the men must lower their gaze to guard their modesty towards
women. This is where Muslim men or non-Muslim men are attracted to women who do
not cover themselves from their hairs, body, chest or legs because they are
showing off too much of their beauty to other men rather than saving it to
their future husband who is only allowed to see all of this. The hijab does not
need to be worn in front of the male members of your family such as; father,
brothers, paternal and maternal grandfathers, uncles or young children or other
Muslim women or non Muslim women because you can show your beauty to one
another. Therefore, it is important for the young or older women who are single
or even married must cover them self for modesty in front of men in public. This
is shown where many scholars have translated this in details to use the Hadith
(the recording sayings of the prophet Muhammad) to support their views.
Modesty are not only for the women it also refers to the Muslim men as
well. Here is some information about Awrah between men and women in Islam.
The word ‘Awrah’ is an
Arabic word that refers to the body parts which must be covered with clothing
and it should not be visible to the public.
“The Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H.) said:
‘No man should look at the awrah of another man and no woman should look at the
awrah of another woman. No man should be with another man under one cover and
no woman should be with another woman under one cover.”2