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Maryam (AS) mother of Prophet Jesus (AS) is always portrayed  wearing Hijab or  sort of hair covering.
Let us discuss what is Hijab and the benefits of wearing.The term Hijab literally  means a cover, curtain or screen. Hijab is the proper Islamic dress code, which  is primarily intended to safeguard the modest, dignity, and honor of men and  women. Hijab does not only refer to head cover but it is more than an external  covering of a woman. Muslims women cover the entire body, including the face  and or/or hands. Clothing must be loose enough so s not to outline or  distinguish the shape of body. Skin-tight, body-hugging clothes are out. And  the cloth must be thick enough so the color of female skin it covers is not  visible. By wearing Hijab, women protect themselves from any lustful gaze or  act that may expose them to temptation or harassments. At the age puberty, any  female can wear this dress. Hijab is a gift from Allah (God) and gives the  opportunity to become closer to Allah (God). And it provides the women to stand  and be recognized as a Muslim.Why do Mulslim Woman choose to wear the Veil (Hijab)?Because  Allah (God) has told them to do so. Wearing the Hijab is as an act of obedience  to Allah (God).Holy  Bible: A woman shall not  Deutronomy 22.5]Holy  Bible: In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest  apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or  pearls, or costly array; [1 Timothy 2.9 KJV]Holy  Bible: "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment,  such as braided hair and the wearing of Gold jewelry and beautiful  clothes" [1 Peter, 3:3] Bible says that woman cover her heads and wears Veil  (Hijab)So she took her veil and covered herself. [Genesis 24.65]Holy Bible: For if the  woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman  to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. [1 Corinthians 11.6]Holy Bible:  But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth  with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if  she were shaven. [1 Corinthians 11.5]Holy Bible: Judge in  yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered? [1 Corinthians  11.13]Holy Bible: And any woman who  prays or proclaims God's message in public worship with nothing on her head  disgraces her husband; there is no difference between her and a woman whose  head has been shaved. [GNT 1 Corinthians 11.5]Holy Bible: But any woman who  prays or prophesies without something on her head brings shame to her head. In  fact, she may as well shave her head. [CEVIK   Corinthians 11.5]Holy Bible: And any woman who  [publicly] prays or prophesies (teaches, refutes, reproves, admonishes, or  comforts) when she is bareheaded dishonors her head (her husband); it is the  same as [if her head were] shaved. [AMP 1 Corinthians 11.5]Holy Bible: But every woman who  has her head uncovered while praying or prophesying disgraces her head, for she  is one and the same as the woman whose head is shaved. [NASB 1 Corinthians  11.5]Holy Bible: but every wife who  prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the  same as if her head were shaven. [ESV 1 Corinthians 11.5]Holy Bible: or if a woman does  not cover her head, let her also have her hair cut off; but if it is  disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her  cover her head. [NASB 1 Corinthians 11.6]Holy Bible: For if a woman will  not wear [a head] covering, then she should cut off her hair too; but if it is  disgraceful for a woman to have her head shorn or shaven, let her cover [her  head]. [AMP 1 Corinthians 11.6]What will happen to disbeliever if she refused to wear  Hijab?Whenever she leaves the home the Shaytaan (Devil) raise  his eyes and looks towards her.)nor smell its fragrance, although it can be smelled from  afar.All non-believers will want to adapt the Hijab sooner or later, if  she wishes to enter Paradise.