Nigerian activist and founder of the Muslim Women Peace Forum, Khadijah Gambo-Hawaja has called on Muslim women to shy away from dressing to entice men, stressing the need to foster the tradition of Hijab wearing among Muslim women across the country.
Mrs Gambo-Hawaja made the call on Saturday in Jos during the2020 World Hijab Day celebration organized by the Islamic Counselling Initiatives of Nigeria, ICIN.
According to her, Hijab is an Islamic injunction that prescribes how an adult woman should cover up her body from unnecessary exposure to the attraction of those men that are not her parent, husband or relations.
She said: “Women should not only dress in order to entice men. Also, they should not beautifully dress to look sexy before men.”
“Islamic jurists explain four features of how a Hijab should look like. It must be long enough to cover the entire body, it must be large enough, it must not be tight to expose the body, and it must not be fashionable to attract men,” she added.
Mrs Gambo-Hawaja emphasized that Muslim women should always be proud of who they are and what they have.
“It is important for the Muslim woman to always be in her Hijab, not just for celebration times,” he admonished.
Also speaking, the Executive-Director of the ICIN, Fatima Suleiman, while appreciating the people that participated in the programme, stated that it is a pride for a Muslim woman to be in her Hijab.
“As Muslims, we must practice decency, we must be in Hijab and be united to showcase to the world that we are people of dignity,” she added.