Addition in Islam, Hijab also teach by Christian and Jewish

Hijab is like a cloth or scarf that covers all parts of a woman’s head by only showing the face. Usually veils are used for modesty, fashion, or religious reasons.

During this time we assume that hijab is identical to Muslim women, but did you know that in Christianity and Judaism there is also a recommendation to use the veil for its adherents?

Actually, it has been a long time even before the time of the Prophet has become mandatory for women to wear long loose clothing from neck to toe and wear a head covering veil.

In fact, the Bible itself advocates clearly and unequivocally to wear veils for women. This is how the hooded exhortment sounds in the Bible 1 Corinthians 11:

Hijab in Christian tradition

Hijab in Christian tradition
Hijab in Christian tradition

Until now, Catholic nuns have covered their heads in their entirety. In Indonesia itself before the 80s nuns’ clothing was a hijab, long clothing loose from the neck to close the legs and a hood that covered the neck and chest.

But in the ’80s and above, nuns’ robes were changed to long clothes only up to calves. The long veil covering the chest turns into a veil only covering the hair and the neck is open.

But covering the head or veiling, is a guide in the Bible that has existed since the days before the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

in Jewish tradition

Hijab in Jewish tradition
Hijab in Jewish tradition

A Jewish religious leader, Rabbi Dr. Menachem M. Brayer, Professor of Biblical Literature at Yeshiva University in his book, The Jewish woman in Rabbinic Literature, wrote that clothes for Jewish women when traveling out of the house are wearing head coverings that sometimes even have to cover almost the entire face and only raise one eye.

In his book he quotes the famous ancient Rabbis: “It is not like the daughters of Israel walking out without head coverings” and “Cursed is the man who lets his wife’s hair visible,” and “The woman who leaves her hair open to dress up brings squalor.”

Jewish law prohibits a rabbi from giving blessings and prayers to a married woman who does not cover her head because unsalted hair is considered “naked”.

Dr Brayer also said that “During the Tannaitic period, Jewish women who did not wear head coverings were considered an affront to her modesty. If his head is not covered he could be fined as much as four hundred zuzim for the offence.”

The veil also symbolizes the conditions that distinguish the status and luxury that the woman who nagging it. The head veil signifies the dignity and majesty of a Jewish noblewoman.

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Therefore in ancient Jewish society, prostitutes were not allowed to cover their heads. But prostitutes often wear head coverings to make them more respected (S. W. Schneider, 1984, p.

Jewish women in Europe wore veils until the 19th century until they mixed with secular culture. Today, jewish women never wear head coverings unless they visit synagogues (S.W.Schneider, 1984, p. 238-239).

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