Author: Safiyya Zaghloul (Al-Falah Foundation)
Publisher: Al-Falah Foundation (2006)
Pages: 88 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Islam seeks to make people, when dealing with one another, free of any physical considerations. Through Hijab, Islam aims to take away the pressure on women of being slim, young, beautiful for every passer-by, giving her an opportunity to be on a more equal footing in society. Without Hijab, women may have to lay themselves open to the scrutiny and intrusive glances of anyone who would size her up and accept or reject her according to some arbitrary standards which ignore what is of true value to the betterment of society. By commanding the woman to cover herself, Islam defines the value of woman and stresses that safeguarding her chastity and dignity is far more precious than even those things of high material value. As you read this book you will find that Islam raises the status of woman and protects her from simply being an object of desire.