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By Dr. Shabbir Ahmed  (Florida, USA)


(Dr. Shabbir Ahmed  can be contacted at 6440 NW 53rd Street, Lauderhill, Florida 33319 USA. He can be contacted by Telephone: 954-746-2115 or send email to )


The Hijab or wearing of the head-covering for women is not part of the Prophet's teachings, and is not found in the Qur'an.  It is a belief and a practice that was taken

by early Muslim scholars from the Christian Bible.


1 Corinthians, 11:5: ….but any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled,

                                    Dishonors her head- it is the same as if her head were shaven.



1 Corinthians, 11:6:----For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut-off her

                                    Hair: but if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let  her wear a veil.


1 Corinthians, 11:10 –That is why a woman ought to have a veil on her head, because

                                    Of the angels.


1 Corinthians, 11:13 –Judge for yourself: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with

                                    Her head uncovered?



So the commandment for a woman to cover her head is in the Bible.  This belief has seeped into the Muslim belief and has now become part and parcel of the practice of Islam today.  The West has no problem with Catholicism putting its nuns in head-cover.

In Europe today Catholic schools still encourage young girls to take up the wearing of the Catholic head-cover.


Unfortunately, under the guise of modernity, the vast majority of Christians themselves

today are not following the teachings of the Bible – the large majority of Christian women do not cover the head.


( Hence it is the Muslim Ummah (people) who are very good Christians because they uphold these Bible teachings (amply aided, abetted and pressured by the antediluvian mullahs, of course! –Editor of Al-Balaagh, PO Box 1925, Lenasia 1820, South Africa)


Source: AL- BALAAGH, VOL. 31, NO. 1,  JAN – JUNE, 2006, p. 6

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