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Quranic Terminology: Hijab


Quranic Terminology: Hijab



Published in May 2, 2019

Translated by: Ahmed Fathy





1- The Quranic dress code for women does NOT include covering their hair with any headwear at all; Islam has nothing to do with veil (hijab or covering one's hair) or full veil (niqab); this is explained in our previous subtitled-into-English YouTube videos, previous fatwas, and several articles in English:

2- The Quranic term (hijab) does NOT refer to any dress codes at all; it means a screen/veil, a barrier, or a wall which hides something behind it. Let us trace this term to see how it is used in all of the Quranic verses that mention it.

Firstly: the Quranic term (hijab) has nothing to do with women's dress code at all:

1- The Quran requires that women cover their breasts and legs and not their heads, faces, or hair: "And tell the believing women to restrain their looks...and to draw their coverings over their breasts..." (24:31); "O Prophet! Tell your wives, and your daughters, and the women of the believers, to lengthen their garments. That is more proper, so they will be recognized and not harassed. God is Forgiving and Merciful." (33:59).

2- The term (coverings) in the Quranic verse 24:31 does NOT refer to any headwear of any kind; it simply shows that the breasts of women must be covered and not be bared.

3- The term (niqab) or full veil covering the face is never mentioned in the Quranic text. The Quranic Arabic root n/q/b is semantically linked to diggings and excavation; this is exemplified in the following two verses.

3/1: "So they were unable to climb it, and they could not dig into it." (18:97).

3/2: "How many generations before them, who were more powerful than they, did We destroy? So, excavate through the lands - was there any escape?" (50:36).

4- Therefore, the imams/authors of the terrestrial/earthly and fabricated religions of the Muhammadans have invented the terms "niqab" (denoting full-veil) and "hijab" (denoting veil, scarf, or headwear) and ascribed them forcibly and unjustly to Islam and its sharia legislations without God's leave or permission; this is typical of such devilish, polytheistic imams and authors as we infer from this verse: "Or is it that they have partners who issue for them religious laws never authorized by God? Were it not for the conclusive decision, it would have been settled between them. The wicked will have a painful torment." (42:21).

5- The worst, gravest sins and prohibitions are mentioned here: "Say, "My Lord has forbidden immoralities - both open and secret - and sin, and unjustified aggression, and that you associate with God anything for which He revealed no authority, and that you say about God what you do not know."" (7:33). This means that saying about God what they do not know and ascribing to Him laws/legislations that He never authorized is the major, grave sin committed by the imams/authors of the books of the terrestrial Sufi, Sunnite, and Shiite religions of Satan which have nothing to do with Islam (which is the Quran only). Ascribing lies and attributing falsehoods to God and to His Religion is the basis of the devilish revelations of such earthly religions which have the label (Islam) attached to them unjustly and forcibly.


Secondly: the first meaning for the Quranic term (hijab) is a Quranic miraculous prediction refuting beforehand the views of disbelievers who insist on covering the head-hair and/or faces of women:

1- The first direct meaning of the Quranic term (hijab) is the screen/veil or barrier over the souls/hearts of the disbelievers when they let devils control them; this screen/veil prevents the Quranic Light and Guidance from ever reaching their souls/hearts despite their hearing/reading the Quranic verses.

2- This is exemplified in the following Quranic verses.

2/1: "When you read the Quran, We place between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter an invisible barrier/hijab. And We drape veils over their hearts, preventing them from understanding it, and heaviness in their ears. And when you mention your Lord alone in the Quran, they turn their backs in aversion." (17:45-46).

2/2: "...But most of them turn away, so they do not listen. And they say, "Our hearts are screened from what you call us to, and in our ears is deafness, and between us and you is a barrier/hijab. So do what you want, and so will we."" (41:4-5).


Thirdly: implied meanings of the term (hijab) in other Quranic verses:

 We mean that the meaning of (hijab) as a barrier, a veil, or a screen is explained without meaning the term (hijab) itself. Let us trace these Quranic verses in the lines below.

The beginning:

1- The Quran is the source of mercy and healing only to those who believe in it as the Only Discourse in Islam; the Quran increases the loss of those who believe in the devilish hadiths/discourses and seek to distort, warp, and twist meanings of the Quranic verses: "We send down in the Quran healing and mercy for the believers, but it increases the unjust ones only in loss. " (17:82).

2- Quranists are the ones who believe in the Quran as the Unique and Only Source of Islam; therefore, their hearts are pure enough and qualified to receive the Quranic Light and Guidance; they have chosen guidance in the first place and the Lord God increases their guidance: "As for those who are guided, He increases them in guidance, and He has granted them their piety." (47:17); "God increases in guidance those who accept guidance. And the things that endure - the righteous deeds - have the best reward with your Lord, and the best outcome." (19:76).

3- The Quran is never touched except by hearts/souls of those who never believe in devilish hadiths/narratives; the polytheists who believe in and trade in hadiths and narratives of Satan are warned here: "I swear by the locations of the stars. It is an oath, if you only knew, that is tremendous. It is a noble Quran. In a well-protected Book. None can grasp it except the purified. A revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. Is it this discourse that you take so lightly? And you make it your livelihood to deny it?" (56:75-82).

The devilish companions of human souls create veils/screens to prevent the Quranic guidance from reaching minds/souls of people:

1- The Lord God increases the misguidance of those losers who willingly choose misguidance: "Say, "Whoever is in error, the Most Merciful will lead him on." Until, when they see what they were promised - either the torment, or the Hour. Then they will know who was in worse position and weaker in forces." (19:75). Their refusal to accept the Quranic Light makes God allow devilish companions to dominate their souls and put a veil/screen over their minds/hearts/souls: "They hinder them from the Path, though they think they are guided." (43:37). The losers will disown such devilish companions on the Last Day: "Until, when he comes to Us, he will say, "If only there were between me and you the distance of the two Easts." What an evil companion! It will not benefit you on that Day, since you commit injustice. You are partners in the torment." (43:38-39). Thus, it is an impossibility to guide those whose souls are veiled/screened and controlled by the devilish companions: "Can you make the deaf hear, or guide the blind, and him who is in evident error?" (43:40). This screen/veil over their souls is based on devilish hadiths and revelations of Satan; to believe in them is to deny and reject the Quran; thus, the Quranic Light never reach their hearts when they hear or read any Quranic verses.

2- Human beings consist of physical bodies and metaphysical souls whose origin is Barsakh; souls choose (mis)guidance and control the bodies (and the brains and the senses) to goodness or to evil. The devilish companions control the souls which have chosen misguidance; the screen/veil over their souls prevents them from perceiving and pondering the Quranic Light even if they hear/read the entirety of the Quran several times with their bodily senses. In the Quranic text, souls, minds, and hearts are exact synonyms.  

3- Our readers can try this themselves: even if you read several times, to Sunnite people, the Quranic verses which deny the so-called Muhammad's intercession on the Last Day, the Sunnite people will hear you and never believe you; they will appear as if they were dead, deaf, and blind; they stick to the myth of intercession; the devilish companions screened their hearts/souls and they never understand or ponder the Quran and they will not be guided: "And if you call them to guidance, they will not hear. And you see them looking at you, yet they do not see." (7:198).

The devilish screen/barrier which prevents guidance:

 This hijab/screen/barrier prevents the souls from pondering and understanding the Quran even if the misguided ones read/hear it many times. This fact is mentioned several times in the Quranic verses addressed to Muhammad and to all Quran-believing monotheists.

1- "And among them are those who listen to you. But can you make the deaf hear, even though they do not understand? And among them are those who look at you. But can you guide the blind, even though they do not see?" (10:42-43).

2- "You cannot make the dead hear, nor can you make the deaf hear the call when they turn away. Nor can you guide the blind out of their error. You can make hear only those who believe in Our Verses, and so have submitted." (30:52-53).

3- "Say, "I am warning you through inspiration." But the deaf cannot hear the call when they are being warned." (21:45).

4- "Among them are those who listen to you; but We place covers over their hearts, to prevent them from understanding it, and heaviness in their ears. Even if they see every verse, they will not believe in it..." (6:25).

5- These Quranic verses are about the impossibility of their being guided because of the screen/veil/barrier around their souls.

5/1: "Who does graver injustice than he, who, when reminded of his Lord's Verses, turns away from them, and forgets what his hands have put forward? We have placed coverings over their hearts, lest they understand it, and heaviness in their ears. And if you call them to guidance, they will not be guided, ever." (18:57).

5/2: "Had We made it a Quran in a foreign tongue, they would have said, "If only its verses were made clear." Non-Arabic and Arabic? Say, "For those who believe, it is guidance and healing. But as for those who do not believe: there is heaviness in their ears, and it is blindness for them. These are being called from a distant place."" (41:44).

5/3: This makes the souls of the misguided ones as if dead; this means that the spiritual death of souls is the result of the control of devilish companions over such souls; this is in contrast to living souls of the faithful monotheistic believers. This is explained in the following Quranic verses.

5/4: "You cannot make the dead hear, nor can you make the deaf hear the call if they turn their backs and flee. Nor can you guide the blind out of their straying. You can make no one listen, except those who believe in Our verses; for they are Muslims." (27:80-81).

5/5: "Only those who listen will respond. As for the dead, God will resurrect them; then to Him they will be returned." (6:36).

5/6: "Is he who was dead, then We gave him life, and made for him a light by which he walks among the people, like he who is in total darkness, and cannot get out of it? Thus the doings of disbelievers are made to appear good to them." (6:122).


Fourthly: other meanings of the term (hijab) in the Quranic text:

1- It refers to physical barriers in this transient world.

1/1: "And mention in the Book Mary, when she withdrew from her people to an eastern location. She screened herself away from them, and We sent to her Our spirit, and He appeared to her in a perfect human form." (19:16-17).

1/2: "O you who believe! Do not enter the homes of the prophet, unless you are given permission to come for a meal; and do not wait for its preparation. And when you are invited, go in. And when you have eaten, disperse, without lingering for conversation. This irritates the prophet, and he shies away from you, but God does not shy away from the truth. And when you ask his wives for something, ask them from behind a screen..." (33:53).

1/3: This is about Solomon and his horses hidden behind the walls of his stables: "He said, "I have preferred the love of bounties to the remembrance of my Lord - until it disappeared behind the veil/wall."

2- The Lord God's revelation to prophets/messengers was done within a barrier/screen between them and God; i.e., they never saw Him: "It is not for any human that God should speak to him, except by inspiration, or from behind a veil, or by sending a messenger to reveal by His permission whatever He wills..." (42:51).

3- There is a barrier in the Hereafter between Hell-dwellers and Paradise-dwellers.

3/1: "And the dwellers of the Garden will call out to the dwellers of the Fire, "We found what our Lord promised us to be true; did you find what your Lord promised you to be true?" They will say, "Yes." Thereupon a caller will announce in their midst, "The curse of God is upon the unjust ones." "Those who hinder from the Path of God, and seek to distort it, and who deny the Hereafter." And between them is a barrier..." (7:44-46).

3/2: The barrier in the verse 7:46 is explained here: "...A wall will be raised between them, in which is a door; within it is mercy, and outside it is torment." (57:13).

3/3: On the Last Day, the Lord God's Mercy is Light to the bright-faced winners and His Wrath is Hell-Fire for the dark-faced losers: "On the Day when some faces will be whitened, and some faces will be blackened. As for those whose faces are blackened: "Did you disbelieve after your belief?" Then taste the punishment for having disbelieved. But as for those whose faces are whitened: they are in God's mercy, remaining in it forever." (3:106-107); "For those who have done good is goodness, and more. Neither gloom nor shame will come over their faces. These are the inhabitants of Paradise, abiding therein forever. As for those who have earned evil deeds: a reward of similar evil, and shame will cover them. They will have no defense against God - as if their faces are covered with dark patches of night. These are the dwellers of the Fire, abiding therein forever." (10:26-27). The losers on the Last Day, because of their sins and disbelief, will be screened/veiled from the Lord God's Mercy: "Not at all. Their hearts have become corroded by what they used to earn. Not at all. On that Day, they will be screened from their Lord." (83:14-16).



 Those who assume wrongly that veil/hijab or forcing women to cover their heads and/or faces is part of Islam will never be guided by the Quranic Light; this is because there is a thick veil/screen around their minds/hearts/souls preventing them from understanding the Quran because of the devilish companions which control their souls.


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