The day of Eid is a day of celebration. So, get out of your pajamas or home uniform. Wear something nice because it is a Sunnah to adorn yourself for Eid by wearing your best clothes. Sadly, sisters, we tend to overdo it. Subhanallah! Whatever you choose to wear on the day of Eid, be it your cultural outfit or anything else for Eid you can still look modest and inspiring. The video on this topic below:
Something worth noting is the fact that Hijab is not a piece of cloth you just wear on your head and be negligent about the other part of the body. Because I see a lot of sisters getting this wrong.
Whatever outfit you choose to wear my sisters, ensure it meets all the requirements of Hijab. Some of which are:
Be sure to cover all your body apart from what has been exempted.
O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful. (Qur’an 33:59)
This verse clearly states that it is obligatory to cover all your beauty and adornments as a Muslim woman. And not to display any part of that before non-mahram men (strangers).
It should not be an adornment in and of itself.
“…And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance…” (Qur’an 33:33)
Be sure it’s thick and not transparent or see-thru.
Concerning this, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihiwasallam said:
During the last days of my ummah there will be women who are clothed but naked, with something on their heads like the humps of camels. Curse them, for they are cursed. Another hadeeth adds: They will not enter Paradise or even smell its fragrance, although its fragrance can be detected from such and such a distance.
(Narrated by Muslim from the report of Abu Hurayrah).
Make it lose, not tight that it describes any part of your body.
You see the main aim of the clothing is to protect you. And it can only be achieved if the cloth is wide and loose. But when you wear tight outfits they still describe your body shape and size despite covering your skin color. And that can also create a vivid image in the minds of men.
It should not resemble the clothing of men.
From this Saheeh ahadeeth below you’ll learn that it is clearly forbidden for women to imitate men and men who imitate women:
Abu Hurayrah said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed the man who wears womens clothes, and the woman who wears mens clothes.
Abd-Allaah ibn Amr said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: They are not part of us, the women who imitate men and the men who imitate women.
Make sure it is not a garment of fame and vanity.
Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Whoever wears a garment of fame and vanity in this world, Allaah will clothe him in a garment of humiliation on the Day of Resurrection, then He will cause Fire to flame up around him.
(Hijaab al-Marah al-Muslimah, p. 54-67).
Then also pay attention to the type & amount of perfume you use.
At times we dress the way we want because we don’t intend to go out, but we end up snapping selfies without a proper hijab and uploading to social media just for the likes and comments, defeating the purpose of Hijab. Beware! And be informed.
We have been made to believe the hijab is oppression. But remember Allah says:
وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ مِنْ حَرَجٍ ۚ
“…and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty…” Qur’an(22:78)
My dear sister You are a Gem, The sun doesn’t lose its beauty when it is covered by the Clouds, the same way your beauty doesn’t fade when you observe Hijab.
May Allah ease our task and grant us a better understanding of the Deen. Ameen!