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What is modest clothing in Islam?

What is modest clothing in Islam?

In Islam, both men and women are required to dress modestly . Many Muslim women wear a hijab or veil to protect their modesty. Not all Muslim women choose to do this. In the UK this is matter of choice. Some Muslim women wear a niqab or a burkha .

What does it mean to be modest in Islam?

“Modesty means behaving and dressing in a way that displays self-respect. By showing a sense of decency in the way you act and the way you present yourself, you will naturally find that others respect you as well.” Modesty just isn’t about the clothes or hijab (Islamic head covering) but it’s a way of life.

What does the Quran say about being modest?

The Quran 24:31 obliges men to observe modesty: “Say to the believing men that they restrain their eyes and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Surely, Allah is well aware of what they do.” This verse rebukes forced laws on women that claim “women must cover otherwise men are distracted”.

What exactly is modesty?

Modesty, sometimes known as demureness, is a mode of dress and deportment which intends to avoid the encouraging of sexual attraction in others. The word “modesty” comes from the Latin word modestus which means “keeping within measure”. Standards of modesty are culturally and context dependent and vary widely.

Is modesty a good quality?

Modesty is a great virtue, linked with important human values such as simplicity, humility, and temperance. It’s opposite to vanity and conceit, two character traits that have gained a lot of ground in our current world. But those who are too modest reach the point of minimizing their achievements and qualities.

What are examples of modesty?

An example of modesty is when you are a great violin player and you simply say “I enjoy playing” when someone asks you if you are any good or not. An example of modesty is when you wear a shirt over your bathing suit because you don’t want to show off too much of your body.

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