Indian law and the Constitution talk about hijab and tunic. The question must have arisen in your mind many times whether it is a necessary practice for women to cover their heads? Let us see what look are hijab and why it is important for Muslim girls to wear them.
The discussion about the hijab among Muslims and Indian laws and court verdicts about the hijab started long back. The repeated debates where the Muslim scholars and lawmakers tried to find common grounds on what is the Islamic Hijab, what the Indian law says about wearing religious clothing such as hijab, burqa and tunic, which is actually a religious attire and not a part of general dress code accepted by all.
Is it compulsory in India to cover your head while praying inside a mosque or offering Namaz? This is a great question, and it’s not just about religion either. It has broader implications for all people living in this country because what you believe affects the way you live your life.
Well, it’s not compulsory. You can go ahead and offer namaaz without covering your head. The Supreme court has ruled in favour of this, so you are free to do whatever you want.
The fact that veils are not compulsory in many parts of India has often been seen as a sign it’s okay for women to wander around bareheaded and even carry their babies or small children in public places. Indian Muslims must observe the hijab as a part of their faith, the Supreme Court said on Friday.
Did you know that it is illegal to wear a burqa in many countries around the world, including France and Belgium? But you can spend your entire life there as a Muslim, or even go to school wearing nothing but a flimsy burqa. Now, I’m not trying to say that it’s bad for women to be able to dress however they want. Not at all. I want them all to be able to do so. But we cannot ignore the fact that there are people who don’t like how this looks. We have to respect their feelings.
You’ll be the first to admit that people have a plethora of preferences. And religion is no exception to this rule. One such example is the hijab and its place in society, especially in India. Be it a Muslim or a Hindu, both sects have their set beliefs that govern every aspect of life. As rightly said by Ray Charles, “Religion is like a jungle: So many beliefs, so many paths”. But are they all thought out? Of course not! It takes generations upon generations for things to fall into place and often prejudices rule our thinking.
Islamic girls are always admired by other Muslim or non-Muslim world for the beauty of the Islamic hijab and modesty. Hijab is not just a scarf it covers a girl’s body as well as the head. Girls can wear hijab in different styles, sometimes they make their hijab as a bun or bun like style others make it like a hat on the head. So this confusing situation creates a problem when they go out or at school what to wear.
The 23rd meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Ministry of Justice and Justice has led to a discussion on uniform civil law in India. The committee decided that no action should be taken and the issue be dropped.
The government has decided that it will not introduce any changes to the personal laws of Hindus, Christians, Muslims and other religious communities. This decision was made in response to the opposition of articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution that provide for equality before law and freedom of religion.
It is also interesting to read that the Indian Judiciary has made it clear that it will not accept any sort of demand where there is a complete ban on wearing hijab or burqa by Muslim women, however, at the same time, it has made it clear that if someone wants to wear hijab and if they want to do so in a public place then they are free to do so. The Supreme Court of India had clearly said that the decision belongs to the people and the government has no authority to interfere with the freedom of choice either by imposing any sort of ban or by imposing rules and regulations on Hijab.
It is not compulsory for a Muslim woman to wear Hijab. But it is an Islamic attire and a part of religious clothing to protect decent values. Sati practise was vogue long back but it was banned by the British rulers though it remained in remote areas. Fast, big weddings are not mandatory but they depend on the status of the people around. In Islam covering all body parts in public is mandatory (purdah).