Society

Q: Is it appropriate for girls to wear headscarves to school?

A: It is necessary for teenage girls to wear modest dress that covers them, this includes a head scarf. the Quran orders women to do so, read; “And tell believing women that they should lower their glances, guard their private parts, and not display their charms beyond what is acceptable to reveal; they should let their headscarves fall to cover their necklines and not reveal their charms except to their husbands and their husbands fathers…they should not stamp their feet so as to draw attention to any hidden charms. believers, all of you, turn to God so that you may prosper. (An nur; 31). this verse lays out the rules for modest dress for women as;

1. To cover the whole body including the head except for face, hands and feet

2. Dress should be loose, not tight-fit nor see-through

3. These rules are relaxed for immediate family members known as Mahrams in light of this it is clear that muslim girls must develop the habit o f modesty early on in their life, this is not a choice but a compulsory duty ordained by the Lord.