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Hijab mentioned 7 times in the Quran; essential to Islam: Governor of Kerala | Latest India News

The Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammad Khan, told the story of the niece of the wife of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), who fought against the hijab. “This is how the women of the first generation (of Islam) behaved. That’s all I want to say,” the governor said.

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan says hijab is not part of Islam like turban is part of Sikhism, amid rage hijab row in karnataka, which is currently pending before the High Court of Karnataka. The governor said the hijab is mentioned seven times in the Quran, but not in relation to women’s dress code. It is related to ‘purdah’ which means when you speak you should have ‘purdah’ in between, said Arif Mohammad Khan.

The Governor of Kerala also said that it is absurd that wearing the hijab is equated with wearing a turban, which is an essential part of the Sikh religion.

“The hijab is not part of Islam. The hijab is mentioned seven times in the Quran, but it is not related to the dress code of women. It is related to ‘purdah’ which means that when you speak you should have ‘purdah’ in between,” he said

“The argument that wearing the turban is allowed for Sikhs but Muslim girls are not allowed to wear the hijab inside the classroom is nonsense. The turban is an essential part of the Sikh religion , however, the hijab is not mentioned as an essential part of Islam in the Quran,” he added.

Khan said the whole controversy is a plot to derail the progress made by Muslim women. “I will tell you just a quote… A young girl, who was brought up in the house of the Prophet himself… she was the niece of the wife of the Holy Prophet. She was proverbially beautiful… She said I want people to see my beauty and see the grace of God in my beauty… And be thankful to God… This is how the women of the first generation (of Islam) behaved That’s all I mean, said the Governor.

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