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Why do Muslim women cover their hair?

Islam is an Abrahamic religion like Judaism and Christianity and its followers are no different from people of other religions.

Some practicing Muslims follow the teachings of Islam in every aspect of their lives, other don’t .

But, they still remain Muslims like Christians or Jews continue to be Christians and Jews if they don’t go to church or synagogue or ignore other teachings of their religions.

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Same goes for Muslim women. We often see nuns ( members of Christian religious community living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience) observing a certain dress code which also requires them to cover their heads.

Muslim women do not necessarily have to cover their head under a vow which require them to lead a life under certain rules.

They can wear Hijab ( cover their head) and unlike nuns can also marry, work at an office or do anything which any modest Muslim women who chose not to cover their hair are allowed to do.

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The question “why Muslim women cover their hair”? is often asked in countries where Hijab wearing women are not a common sight.

For those who are wondering why do they cover their hair, Hijab is worn by women to maintain modesty and privacy from unrelated males.

Modesty in the Holy Quran concerns both men’s and women’s “gaze, gait, garments, and genitalia.” The Qur’an instructs Muslim women to dress modestly.

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