Why do Indian ladies cover their hair?
In Hindu temples and in gurdwaras, it is mandatory to cover the head as a mark of respect to God. In North India, women are told that covering the head is a mark of respect towards elders. Brides and grooms cover their heads for the wedding ceremony. Christian brides also cover their heads with a veil.
Who demanded a ban on purdah system?
Purdah was rigorously observed under the Taliban in Afghanistan, where women had to observe complete purdah at all times when they were in public.
Can a woman go into a mosque?
The Law Board has admitted in the Supreme Court that Islam permits women to enter mosques.
Is hijab compulsory in Islam?
Muslim women are required to observe the hijab in front of any man they could theoretically marry. This means that hijab is not obligatory in front of the father, brothers, grandfathers, uncles or young children.
What is hijab in Islam?
Hijab. The hijab is one name for a variety of similar headscarves. It is the most popular veil worn in the West. These veils consist of one or two scarves that cover the head and neck. Outside the West, this traditional veil is worn by many Muslim women in the Arab world and beyond.