'Hmmm', I thought. I mean it is a good point, but then I thought, "Since it's only probably 2 or 3 times in the Qur'an about maintaining our modesty, maybe the point was that its really not that difficult to wear hijab. Maybe the point was that since its only mentioned a few times, then that makes the decision to observe hijab a few times easier."
I think about wearing hijab [and niqab] daily, but I tend to come up with excuses that would deter me from observing my Lord's command.
So, considering the simplicity of this command, why do we make it harder on ourselves for deciding to please our God? I'm sure we have harder things to observe within Islam than remaining modest.
Just something I was thinking about.
“O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them (when they go abroad). That will be better, so that they may be recognised and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.” (Quran 33:59)
- “O you Children of Adam! We have bestowed on you raiment to cover your shame as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness, that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah, that they may receive admonition.” (Quran 7:26)
- “And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what must ordinarily appear therof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, or their brothers’ sons or their sisters’ sons, or their women or the servants whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex, and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O you Believers, turn you all together towards Allah, that you may attain Bliss.” (Quran 24:31).