Islam being a modest-religion teaches modesty and moderation in whatever a Muslim does. Hence, it teaches Muslimah dress modestly by covering almost all parts of their body. Every tribe or nation has its own distinctive culture with regard to their ways of dressing. These differences are due largely to the different climatic conditions, traditional heritage, professional ethics and social exposure of each tribe, nation, and profession. For example, the Europeans would prefer to appear always in a suit while the Arabs would opt for white.
The veil is called Hijab in Arabic and serves as protection for a woman against unwanted approaches. It will also serve as a means of reducing the temptation to the zine.
It is also forbidden in Islam for a woman to use man dresses and vice versa for man. Moreover, it is prohibited for men and women to wear transparent or tight fitting dresses that can show the anatomic structure of human being, for these are a direct invitation to committing fornication and adultery.
The Holy Qur’an enjoins woman to lower their gaze and dress decently by covering their bosoms with veils.
The Quranic verse specifically enjoins women to cover all parts of their body except what ordinarily appear i.e. faces, hands, and legs. It also enjoins woman to draw their veils over their bosoms because all parts of a woman’s body are amorously naked. Nevertheless, this does not mean that every woman must veil her face or be in seclusion. It is Islamic ally permissible for a woman to wear trousers provided they put on a free garment that covers their bodies down their two legs.
The veiling system contains a number of advantages, particularly being a society where raping, sexual molestation, and respect of woman are common. Some of these advantages were stipulated below:
A. Veiling is a protection for Muslim woman against the behavior of wicked
B. It is an identity of the Muslim woman
C. It gives her a dignified position in the society
D. It acts as a barrier between man and woman to keep them away from sin.
E. Veiling also saves woman from the atmosphere at home, so that she can perform any duties at home properly and as well encourages non-using veil within the community to put on the veil.
As of 2013 maximum Muslim Malaysian ladies wear the tudung, a kind of hijab. This use of the tudung become unusual prior to the 1979 Iranian revolution, and the locations that had ladies in tudung tended to be rural regions. The usage of the tudung sharply elevated after the 1970s, as non-secular conservatism among Malay humans in each Malaysia and Singapore expanded. Several members of the Kelantan ulama within the Sixties believed the hijab became no longer obligatory. By 2015 the Malaysian ulama believed this preceding standpoint became un-Islamic. Malaysia had a style enterprise related to the tudung. NorhayatiKaprawi directed a 2011 documentary about the usage of tudung in Malaysia, “SiapaAku?” (“Who am I?”). It is in Malay, with English subtitles available.
Although wearing the hijab, or tudung, is not mandatory for women in Malaysia, some government buildings enforce within their premises a dress code which bans women, Muslim and non-Muslim, from entering while wearing “revealing clothes”