Hijab During Sex?
Although Islam strictly prohibits sex within marriage, many Arab girls wear hijab during sex. They do so because they are required by their faith to do so. According to Islamic law, a Muslim man must not have intercourse with a woman who does not wear the Islamic head scarf, known as the hijab, during sexual activity. Even in one-night marriages, when the bride wears a traditional wedding dress, she is still expected to wear the Islamic head scarf, also called the Hijab, by all women present at the wedding ceremony, except those who can prove they are religiously allowed to do otherwise.
In Morocco, for example, it is not acceptable for a woman to leave the house without wearing a traditional Islamic veil known as the jilbab. Even when a woman is married and has children, she is expected to wear a jilbab, as it is a sign of respect for the family and for the holy sanctity of Islam. A young Moroccan woman, who is about to undergo the procedure of marriage, will often ask her father or husband if he can order a hair trim with a veil. If he agrees, then the woman may remove her veil before the marriage ceremony takes place to show her true devotion to her new family.
Some Arab countries, such as Morocco, now require Muslim women to wear the jilbab even when they are engaged in vaginal intercourse, except when they are not required to do so by their religion. In the United States, Muslim and Christian girls alike wear the Islamic headscarf, which covers the head and neck but leaves the face uncovered. The scarf is considered to be a symbol of modesty and honor for Muslim women. For this reason, some Pakistani girls choose to remove the veil during sex in order to look more attractive to their lovers.
In Arab culture, the veil represents Muslim virtue and bravery. It also covers the face, which is considered to be a sign of modesty and honor for a Muslim girl. However, a veil is frequently removed during sex for various reasons, including personal or professional necessity. For example, a young American student recently returned from a two-week holiday in the United Kingdom and returned to her home country with her boyfriend, a British citizen, only to uncover that her parents had ordered her to wear a religious veil and had removed it during their trip.
This is not the first time that a veil has been used during intercourse. During the Battle of Yarmouk in Syria, during the Civil War, Arab soldiers were ordered by their Arab General to put on veils as a form of discipline. Many of these soldiers were women, and they wore these Islamic veils as a way to keep their conservative Islamic lifestyle private. Although the battle was over, many of the fighters who survived the battle made peace with their fellow Arabs and established new families in Britain, where they settled as immigrants.
While it is certainly important to respect religious beliefs, it is equally vital to respect ones own, which includes adhering to cultural norms. Young Muslim girls growing up in the Western world today need to understand that when it comes to respecting their religious and cultural obligations, they have options. They do not have to choose to wear a religious veil in order to be modest. In fact, they should be encouraged to wear a head scarf during sex. This would not only be a modest choice, but also a logical choice.