Sister Saima Sheikh writes about Hijab, its roots in Islam and in general how modestly and veiling has been followed in various religions and cultures across the world.
“Say to the believing men that they restrain their eyes and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Surely, Allah is well aware of what they do” (24:31).
“Say to the believing women that they restrain their looks and guard their private parts, and that they display not their beauty or their embellishment except that which is apparent thereof, and that they draw their head coverings over their bosoms….”(24:32)