The Practice of Veiling as an Expression of the Moral Behaviour of Women and Their Social Status in the Qurʾan
Since the Qur’an has been revealed in a very specific historical and cultural context with distinct social conditions, the Qu’ranic regulations for concealment and veiling are investigated using the appropriate terminology. On the one hand, this approach shows how sociocultural conditions changed the Ancient Arabian dress code to promote moral attitudes and social status. On the other hand, it pinpoints concrete events during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad that triggered the call for concealment and made veiling part of the social and legal system of Muslim societies.
Keywords: Khimar • Qur’an • Zîna • Jilbab • Veil • Hijab • Shariʾa