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Cover women in the month of Ramadhan

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I live in a muslim country where during the month of Ramadhan, the woman believe that they should cover their head. My question is that Is it right to just cover your head during the month of Ramadhan and not for the rest of the year?

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Cover women in the month of Ramadhan

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


 

The real reason that Allah declares fasting has been ordained for the believers, is that it will instill in them with piety or God-consciousness.

 

In Ramadan, Allah commands and stops the believers from some of the halaal things as a test; to see who amongst His slaves obeys and follows His commands. The reason is not to keep the believers hungry and thirsty; but rather to see who are the obedient and obey Allahs command, and who are the disobedient and dis-obey the commands of Allah Subhanah. The one who fasts, thus declares his absolute obedience to his Creator; when His Creator says eat, he eats, and when His Lord says stop, he stops. This is the training method of Allah Subhanah.

 

Just as we follow Allahs Commands and orders in Ramadan and stay away from food and drink as long as He has ordered, so should be our state with all the commands of Allah Subhanah. Thus if Allah has commanded the believing woman to cover herself with a veil, she should obey the command of Allah and cover herself as ordered by her Lord and Creator, in Ramadan as well as after Ramadan.

 

The training that Allah wills to implant to the believers is that we should obey and follow each and every command of our Lord and Creator, and at all times of our lives. We cannot pick and choose the commands, nor the times we want them to follow it in. Each and every command of Allah and His Messenger (saws) must be obeyed in its entirety. That should be the way of a true believer, who truly believes in Allah and the Last Day.

 

Now if a woman only obeys her Lord part-time and only covers herself in Ramadan, she is disobeying the command of Allah for the rest of the year.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

 

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

 


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