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Beauty of Concealment and Concealment of Beauty


Author(s): Dr. Zahra Rahnavard

Translator(s): Sayyid Ali Raza Naqvi

Publisher(s): Cultural Consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Category: Women Politics Current Affairs Hijab (Islamic Modest Dress)

Topic Tags: Hijab

Featured Category: Muslim Practices


A lecture by the wife of the former PM of Iran on the beauty of concealment. The movement to abolish the hijab, and the message of hijab.


Hijab in a society has its roots in the culture of that society, a culture comprising the manner of apprehension and the type of views of the society about man and life. It is on the basis of these apprehensions and types of views that culture delineates the human existence in general and the position of women in particular. In the Islamic hijab culture, a human being occupies an honourable and dignified position in whose body, made of clay, God has breathed His soul, and therefore he possesses the innate capability of acquiring the divine qualities in the course of his evolutionary journey.

Naturally this holds good even in case of woman, being half of the mankind. However, Islam believes that the Creator of man and the world, in order to regulate the human affairs and the society, has created man and woman in two different forms, and has assigned basically different roles to each of them in the society. It is these differences based on divine Wisdom, which are responsible for the mutual attraction in both the sexes, which also guarantee companionship, playing

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