It is reported
that the Holy Prophet (saw) once asked his daughter:
"What is the thing, which is a blessing for a woman?"
She (as) replied, "She must not see a strange man and the strange man
should not see her". The most
important message of this tradition is that of Hijab. A woman must cover herself and preserve her modesty in such
a manner that neither does she come into unnecessary contact
with Na-Mahram men, nor do they come into unnecessary
contact with her!
Today, we find that there are three kinds of Muslim women:
One who do not wear Hijab at all and their most usual
argument to justify their action is that: 'As long as our
hearts are pure and clear, we do not have to put on any
The second kind is of those who put on Hijab but not
properly. They either don't wear it properly - Or they
consider Hijab as a passport to freely see and communicate
to the strangers.
And the third kind is of those women who not only cover
themselves, but they are extremely careful in their dealings
with the strangers.
The answer of this has been given to us in the history of
Islam and those women who call themselves as followers of Zahra
(as) & Syeda Zainub (sa) , should identify themselves with
tells us that the Holy Prophet (saw) once brought along a
blind person to the house of Sayyida Fatimah (as) and
knocked at her door. He also informed her about the
blind person's company. Sayyida Fatimah (as) asked her
father to wait so that she could cover herself. When the
Holy Prophet (saw) said, But Fatimah! This man is blind and he cannot see you".
(as) responded by saying, "O Father! So what if he is
blind? He cannot see me but I can see him – so allow me
to cover myself".
Kerbala event is
another lesson for hijabs importance
women do not wear Hijab in fear of being ridiculed by the
wider society. They should have firm faith in Allah (swt)
and always pray to HIM , through the Intercession (Waseelah) of Sayyida
Fatimah (as) to give them courage and protect them from
every sort of mischief whilst they are observing Hijab