Anonymous asked: Hi. I've been following you for a while. I'm a non-Muslim and I was wondering why do muslim women wear hijab.
Hello, anon! It’s a pleasure to have you follow me and drop by my ask box. Thank you.
Well, this is a much debated topic. We aren’t given a reason within the religion (hadith and Qur’an), other than so we are identified as Muslims and aren’t troubled, and also because it is better for us so we’ve had to figure it out for ourselves, really.
Many people say that it is for men to help them keep their thoughts pure and resist temptation. Others think it is to protect a woman from harmful gazes. I think it’s a bit of both.
In Islam, sexuality is not allowed to be used as a bartering tool. Ever. Not in society or in marriage. Women are given other means to gain standing, however her sexuality is something precious that is not for public consumption, and definitely not as a way to manipulate her or others, although it also belongs to her and it is her decision as to how she uses it. Hope this helps.