‘A woman’s beauty is in whom she is and her actions, not what she looks like or what she wears.’
This is a question that has arisen many a time. What is funny is all the different answers that people will give me, when I ask them this question. I have done a survey and these are the 5 most popular answers that I have gotten, thus far.
1. They wear it to be modest.
2. They wear it to obey their husbands.
3. They wear it because it is their tradition.
4. They wear it because it is their culture.
5. They wear it because they are forced to do it.
Well I hate to tell you that none of these answers are correct. Would you like to know the real reason why Muslim women wear the headscarf (Hijab)? It is because their Lord has asked them to wear it. It is a commandment from the Creator to the Muslim Woman.
“Oh Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their outer garments close around them. That will be better, that they may be known (as Muslims) and not be bothered.”
(The Qur’aan: Chapter 33, Verse 59)
I hope that this clears the misconception about why Muslim women wear the Hijab. Of course you have some cases where the women are forced to wear it, but that is not the norm. Some women choose to cover up even more for they feel that it might bring them more obedient to God.