Is a Turban Considered Hijab?

Allah the Almighty characterized Muslim women with rules that are proportional to their nature by which He created them, and he imposed on them the rightful Hijab that represents their Islamic identity. By committing to your veil, you commit to spreading the values of virtue and chastity in society. You will be distinguished from others by obeying Allah’s command, venerating his sanctities and hence winning his satisfaction.

Some women consider Hijab a difficult step to take, but believe me once you wear it, your whole life will move to a different level and you will see the blessing in everything you do.

Hijab is imposed on every adult sane woman, and it is not only a cover, yet it is our key to Jannah. It is a crown, and one cannot wear half a crown. It is beautiful so make it look beautiful: wear it with love, wear it with pride and most important of all, wear it right.

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِن جَلَابِيبِهِنَّ (59)
“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 Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful” (Surah Al Ahzaab, Verse 59)
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Some rules are constants and cannot be changed because they are imposed by Allah, and we cannot question or change constants, yet we only have to abide by them, which is better for us in this life, to receive the reward we were promised in paradise. A major argument is always taking place over the matter of Hijab and its constants. It even became, for some people, a point of view and not an imposed action by the creator!

However, the objective of the hijab is to cover oneself from head to toe, with the exception of the face and hands only, and this was explicitly mentioned in Quran and Sunnah. A simple hair cover, without considering covering all body parts except the face and the hands, is not considered a rightful Hijab. A woman's ears and neck are considered part of her awrah as well and thus it is impermissible to expose them to non-mahram men.

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Turban may be a traditional outfit in certain countries, but in fact, it is not a hijab, even if the majority of people are wearing it. You can consider it as an accessory or a headpiece or even a little step in the way of the hijab. And if you are just looking for style, or following culture, then it is not a rightful hijab.

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ أَنَّ أَسْمَاءَ بِنْتَ أَبِي بَكْرٍ دَخَلْتُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ (ﷺ) وَعَلَيْهَا ثِيَاب رقاق فَأَعْرض عَنهُ وَقَالَ: "يَا أَسْمَاءُ إِنَّ الْمَرْأَةَ إِذَا بَلَغَتِ الْمَحِيضَ لَنْ يَصْلُحَ أَنْ يُرَى مِنْهَا إِلَّا هَذَا وَهَذَا" وَأَشَارَ إِلَى وَجْهِهِ وَكَفَّيْهِ. (رَوَاهُ أَبُو دَاوُد)
A’isha told that when Asma’ (daughter of Abu Bakr) came in to visit Allah’s messenger (ﷺ) wearing thin clothes he turned away from her and said, “Asma’, when a woman is old enough and have reached her menstrual period, it is not right that any part of her should be seen but this and this,” pointing to his face and his hands. (Abu Dawud)

Indeed, it is not a real hijab with a bad attitude, tight clothes, layers of makeup, and some hairs tucked out. Surely, your hijab includes the way you talk, you walk, you look and think. You can call it a full package! So, keep your beauty for those who appreciate it and deserve to see it.

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It is not just a piece of clothes; it is your identity as a Muslim woman and a reason for others to respect you wherever you are. It is a reflection of your white heart, beautiful manners and good soul. Yet, Wearing the veil is not just covering your hair, it has certain conditions to be a complete rightful Hijab, and to know more about the Rules of it, check our previous blog post here.

For every hijabi or every sister on the way to wear it, you are encouraged to fear Allah in your choices, in your attitude and your appearance, because Allah said:

وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مَخْرَجًا (2) وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ ۚ وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَالِغُ أَمْرِهِ ۚ قَدْ جَعَل اللَّهُ لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدْرًا (3)

“And whoever fears Allah, He will make for him a way out (2) And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah, then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a decreed extent (3) (Surah At-Talaq, Verse 2,3)
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A rightful Hijab is beautiful, Satr is beautiful so take part of this beauty. You might say that a hijab does not represent how truly religious you are, but it is a reminder that you belong to Islam and you are proud of it. Your inside should reflect on your outside, and surely how much you love Allah will be transmitted in your outfit for others. Although this does not mean to judge people from their appearances, yet indeed, what’s in the heart is reflected in what could be seen.

You can take steps every day to improve your relationship with Allah. He is the most merciful, and he will always forgive us for our shortening in our Ibadat, if we repent honestly with an intention to not get back to the act; and as long as we are alive, we still have the time to consider our choices and improve ourselves.

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And remember our prophet’s (ﷺ)hadith:

"إنك لن تدع شيئاً لله عز وجل إلا بدلك الله به ما هو خير لك منه" ( رواه أحمد)
“You will not leave anything to Allah Almighty’s sake but Allah will give you what is better for you than it is” (Musnad Ahmad)

You will be compensated and rewarded for obeying Allah, not only in tangible ways, but also with higher degrees of faith, satisfaction and higher levels in Jannah. Pleasing your Lord will benefit you more than what people offer you in this life! So, don’t be afraid to abide by your Islamic identity. Be proud of who you are!

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Do not sacrifice your religious standards and worship for people in this Dunya, or for any reason. Do not compromise your faith in trends and so-called fashion. Make a statement and have your own modest fashion standards. Be the role model that other women look into, with your modesty, rightfulness and dignity. And every time you go out, pretend as if it is your last day in this life, and remember what Allah asked you to do. Once you are sure of your look, move forward with confidence.

Do not let your last day on earth be the first day you wear the rightful hijab.

*We cannot judge anyone by their looks because each person has their own life conditions and their special reasons, yet we are still responsible to share advice and open other’s eyes on the rightful things that Allah asked us to do.*

🌻 May Allah bless our Muslim Sisters and steadfast our hijabis on the right path, and grant non hijabis the delightful feeling of hijab. May Allah grant us Jannah for our patience and worship in this life. 🌻

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