Quick question… who would a guy approach more , a nun or a your average woman who strolls about in fashion, hair uncovered, skirt to the knee, thigh or short shorts? Think about it be realistic. some or most women do not like the gaze of men. being visually undressed. cat called, harrased, stalked at night.
Men are naturally attracted to the physical body features such as hair, thighs, and the shape of a woman’s body. And this most of the time brings unwanted attention.
Majority western women are brought up in a society where they are taught the only way to attract men is with their bodies which is untrue. This mostly leads to hookup culture , one night stands, short term un commited relationships. And nothing earthbound, because one or the other is just looking for “fun” when they are to seek this in marriage.
Islam seeks to protect both men and women but first and foremost the woman from the man.
In Islam you can be a woman of god ( nun) and still enjoy having a husband and the pleasures of the flesh as well as have children.
“And when you ask (the Prophet’s wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen: that is purer for your hearts and for their hearts.” [al-Ahzab: 53]
“O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [al-Ahzab: 59]“Be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honorable manner.” [al-Ahzab: 32]
“And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance, and perform As-Salat (Prayers), and give Zakat and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah wishes only to remove Ar-Rijs (evil deeds and sins) from you, O members of the family (of the Prophet P.B.U.H), and to purify you with a thorough purification.” [al-Ahzab: 33]
“Be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honorable manner.” [al-Ahzab: 32]
“And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and protect their private parts and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent and to draw their veils all over (i.e. their bodies) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigor, or small children who have no sense of feminine sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful” [An-Nur: 31]
“Verily for every religion there is a characteristic, and the characteristic of Islam is Haya`a (modesty, shyness, bashfulness).” [Ibn Majah]
Would a man approach a nun ( a woman fully covered, signifying a women of god)?
Im sure the answer is no, how ever the one wearing revealing clothes would be approached All eyes are on her, nature and biology kicks in, in a straight man. The same thing how ever can be said in reverse, and that is why men as well as directed to be modest in clothing. The veil or screen is meant to protect not oppress.
Sadly culture these days teaches the young girl to be promiscuous in action and clothing. If only this was not so, there would be less single moms and women used for the gratification of others.
What is khimar?
In Arabic it is a covering, not a veil but a cover mostly for the head ( head scarf. Alcohol in Arabic is called Khamr ( something that covers or clouds the mind (cant think straight)
What is jilbab?
A loose garment in arabic terms hiding away the shape of the body.
So in general terms or meaning hijab is an umbrella term which means to hide away, protect one self, be hidden, cover, be enclosed, partition, veil or screen.
Sunan an-Nasa’i 3301It was narrated from ‘Aishah that her paternal uncle through breast-feeding, whose name was Aflah, asked permission to meet her, and she observed Hijab before him. The Messenger of Allah was told about that and he said:”Do not observe Hijab before him, for what becomes unlawful (for marriage) through breast-feeding is that which becomes unlawful through lineage.”
Sahih al-Bukhari 7421
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Verse of Al-Hijab (veiling of women) was revealed in connection with Zainab bint Jahsh. (On the day of her marriage with him) the Prophet (ﷺ) gave a wedding banquet with bread and meat; and she used to boast before other wives of the Prophet (ﷺ) and used to say, “Allah married me (to the Prophet (ﷺ) in the Heavens.”
In a way something you should keep hidden even words