1. Covering ALL Of The Body
It is an agreed position by many respected scholars
that the face and hands of the woman must be covered.
Some scholars say it is permissible to uncover the face
and the hands of the woman as long as there is no fitna
(infatuation) caused by this action. Two things must
be taken into consideration
a) if she is beautiful and beautifies her face and
hands with external substances, or
b) the society around her is corrupt where men do not
lower their gaze, then it is prohibited for her to uncover
her face and hands.
On the authority of the wife of the prophet (pbuh),
Umm Salama (RA) said:
"When the verse was revealed that they should
cast their outer garments over their bodies' was revealed,
the women of Ansar came out as if they had crows over
their heads by wearing outer garments.
2.The hijab must not be a display
The hijab itself must not be a display. Allah ordained
it so as to cover the beauty of women and not for showing
off. Allah (swt) says `And not show of their adornment
except only that which is apparent.' (S24:31).
`And stay in your houses and do not display yourselves
like that of the times of ignorance.' (S33:33).
It is in no way logical that the hijab itself be a
source of display.
3. The hijab must not be transparent The purpose
of wearing hijab must be achieved. In order for the
hijab to be a cover, it must not be made of transparent
material making the woman covered only by name, while
in reality she is naked. The prophet (pbuh) is quoted
as saying: "In the latest part of my Ummah (nation
of Muslims) there shall be women who would be naked
in spite of being dressed, they have their hair high
like the humps of the Bukht camel, curse them, for they
are cursed. They will not enter Al-Jannah and would
not even perceive its odor, although it's fragrance
can be perceived from a distance of 500 years travelling
by camel" This indicates that a woman could cause
herself a grave and destructive sin if she puts on a
garment that is thin and transparent and which clearly
shapes her body's features.
4.Hijab must be roomy, and not tight.
The hijab is a safeguard against fitna. If it is tight,
it will be descriptive of the woman's body and this
violates and defeats the whole purpose of hijab.
5.The hijab must not be perfumed
On the authority of Ad'Diya Al-Maqdisi, the prophet
"Any woman who perfumes herself and passes by
some people that they smell her scent, then she is a
6. The hijab shouldn't resemble the dress of a man
Imam Ahmed, an-Nissa'ee reported the prophet (pbuh)
to have said: "Women who assume the manners of
men are not from us and also those of men who assume
the manners of women." Abu Huraira narrated that:
"The Prophet (pbuh) CURSED the man who wears the
dress of a woman and the woman who wears the dress of
7.The hijab must not resemble the garments of the
Abu Dawoud and Ahmed have related the prophet (pbuh)
said: "The one who take the similitude (manner)
of a certain people, then he/she becomes one of them."
Abdullah bin Ummar (RA) said: "The Prophet (pbuh)
saw me wearing two garments dyed in saffron (orange),
whereupon he said: these are the clothes (usually worn)
by the kuffar, so do not wear them."
8.The hijab should not be for fame
Abu Dawoud and Ibn Majah have related the prophet to
saying: "The one who wears a garment designed for
a worldly fame, Allah will make them wear a garment
of humility on the Day Of Resurrection then he will
be set ablaze." The garment of fame is any garment
a person wears to make themselves look famous. This
applies whether the garment is highly precious and shows
admiration to the life of this world or if it is chosen
of a low quality to show lack of interest to this worldly
life. The person may put on clothes with distinct colors
so as to draw attention, act proudly and/or arrogantly.
9.Concealed ways of display
Examining the various conditions about the hijab one
can clearly recognize that many of the young Muslim
women are not fulfilling these conditions. Many just
take "half-way" measures, which not only mocks
the community in which she lives, but also mocks the
commands of Allah (swt). They consider what they put
on now wrongly as "hijab" So, O muslimoon,
be mindful to Allah (swt) and His Messenger (pbuh),
and do not deceived by those who "bless" this
action of yours and conceal their true intentions. Do
not be deceived, and there is no excuse to follow the
If you are sincere in achieving Al-Jannah, then be
mindful of these things, insha'allah
Wassalaamu aleikum warahmuthullahi wabarakatahu.