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Assalamualaikum Brothers and Sisters! Writing after a long time. So today I bring to you the 8th post of my blog. This is going to be the final post (for now) about Hijab. I will try to shed light on some of the untouched topics of Hijab(If you want to know some more benefits, CLICK HERE). So let us start reading together why was Hijab implemented and how is it scientific up to this date.
History of Hijab:
Alhamdulillah! Hijab was not introduced by Islam firstly, though it made it an obligation. The first reference to Hijab was found in an Assyrian text of 13 B.C. Now you can find it on Google, that’s not a big deal. The big deal is here that this text addresses who had the authority to wear Hijab – It’s the elite women of that society who had the rights to wear Hijab. And it is also mentioned that Hijab (Veiling actually) was marked as the distinction between the Elite and the Classless. That is my point. What people try to prove today is that Hijab actually proves a woman only as a piece of furniture, not as a human. But now even from the text of 13 B.C. We see that Hijab or head cover for women only implements modesty. The ancient Queens also used to adorn themselves with various types of head coverings.
That was a bit of history. Let us look at some other major and religions of the world to see what they tell about Hijab or covering.
Hijab in Other Scriptures:
Hijab is maintained as a head covering in almost all religions including Christianity, Judaism, etc.
I Corinthians 11:5-6 it says (You can check out the verse HERE),
"Every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. For if a wife will not cover her head, and then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head."
The above verse is actually harsher than Islam. Though we don’t support it. It again says in Corinthians 11:13-15 (in the same website given above),
"Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering."
A similar type of verse is mentioned in Isaiah 03:16-17 (The Bible Gateway),
The LORD says, “Because the daughters of Zion are haughty—walking with heads held high and wanton eyes, prancing and skipping as they go, jingling the bracelets on their ankles— Lord will on the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will make their foreheads bare. In that day the Lord will take away the finery of their anklets and headbands and crescents…"
Again, the Bible also takes up an stand for Hijab of Men as mentioned in the Quran (Lowering the gaze), in Matthew 5:27-28 (The Bible Gateway),
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."
Apart from these verses, did you ever notice a fantastic thing?
Mother Mary

In all of the pictures of Mother Mary, she appears wearing a Head Covering!
Very well then, we are satisfied with Christianity and Judaism. What about Hinduism?
It says in Rig Veda Book Number 8 Hymn Number 33 Mantra No. 19 and 20.
"Cast down thy eyes and look not up. More closely set thy feet. Let none
see what thy garment veils, for thou, a Brahman, hast become a dame."
Again in Maha Veera Chitra Act 2: Page 71,
"When Ram saw the Parushu Ram coming, he tells to Seeta. 'O Seta keeps yourselves in the veil and lower your gaze'"
What an amazing Order by Shree Rama to his wife Seeta!
Let us see what happens in a logical way. Can Hijab survive?
Logical Validation:
  1. Wearing Hijab protects the heat from the body being lost. Medical tests show that 40-60% heat is lost through the head so wearing a head covering in cold months is very important from a health perspective.
  2. A head covering is very important for hygienic purpose too as mentioned above all public should wear Hijab or head-covering workers serving society to ensure cleanliness and purity. Workers in a number of professions wear “veils” – nurses, fast food workers, restaurant workers, and servers, doctors, health care providers and many more.
  3. Keep your hair pollution-free when you cover your head. Hijab protects the hair from dust and direct exposure to sunlight that may damage the hair.
  4. Keeping most of your skin shielded from the sun’s harmful rays the most of the time, preserves your body's largest organ and keeps it wrinkle-free for much longer while wearing Hijab and covering the face.
5.       Study shows that the risk of skin cancers increase highly if the body remains exposed to UV rays for a long time.
6.       Women have more pain receptors than men. About 34 receptors are there in facial skin whereas men have 17 receptors.
After reading all of these reports (Yes, they are real reports indeed), you may think of something spiritual now. Let us talk about Psychology.
Psychological Benefit: Save yourself from inclinations!
A lot of persons notice women as only material of lust and desire and no matter how much we claim to be Modernized or things like that; we are still in the damp hole. When someone wears Hijab, that thing clarifies that she is someone to be respected. She immediately gets separated from all other women in the scenario. Moreover, a woman herself is always cautious about the evil inclinations and a Hijabi is never thinkable in a bar, or disco, or night club where people go with VIRGINITY, and returns with EMPTY POCKET (some are seen doing this though, wearing Hijab and going to the bar, it is just another form of distortion of the Islamic Laws). So, altogether Hijab makes the mind purified which is the most important part of the human body according to Rasulullah (Sm.).

I got all of it. BUT, WHY ONLY FOR WOMEN? IS YOUR RELIGION RACIST? (Click HERE to get the full idea of it)

Is Hijab only for women? Well, that is not a standard claim to make. You can say that the dress code is a bit different. But the main intention or ruling is the same to both men and women.
And I actually cleared that as all of a woman's body is able to raise bad thoughts in men and that men are more sexual than women and a nude male and a nude female, among them, the more appealing would be the nude female. As the upper part of a male does not contain any secret parts as females do. And this is the only reason for variation of Dress Length for Men and Women.
Let us look at the following verse of the Holy Quran. In this verse, Allah (SWT) has ordered men to lower their gaze and do Hijab first. Then in the next verse of this Surah, Allah gives the order to women. It says,
Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what they do. (Surah Nur:30)
In the following Hadith too, Narrated `Abdullah bin `Abbas:
Al-Fadl was riding behind the Prophet () and a woman from the tribe of Khath'am came up. Al-Fadl started looking at her and she looked at him. The Prophet () turned Al-Fadl's face to the other side. She said, "My father has come under Allah's obligation of performing Hajj but he is a very old man and cannot sit properly on his Mount. Shall I perform Hajj on his behalf? The Prophet () replied in the affirmative. That happened during Hajjat-al-Wada` of the Prophet ().
On the basis of the above Ayah and Hadith, I can say with certainty that Islam does not impose Hijab on women only, and even not as the first to perform it. Rather it indicates that it is the men who should do their part before. Many of the Muslim men do not adhere to this principle and try to force women to wear modest clothing. Man, you should look at your gaze first!
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