Abuja – Chief Imam of Area 10 Garki Jumaat Mosque, Abuja, Yahya Al-Yolawi, on Friday admonished Muslim women to shun indecent dressing in order to guard against immorality in the society.
The cleric, who gave the admonition during the Jumaat service, advised Muslim women to cover up sensitive parts of their bodies in order to ward off unnecessary temptation.
“It is recommendable for Muslim women to dress decently at all times, to avoid enticing men who they are not married to.
“This is what gave rise to the idea of a Hijab (veil) for women to cover exposed parts of their bodies so as to control amorous reaction from men.
“Covering the body for a woman is for her honour and protection rather than suppression.’’
Yolawi said that the idea of wearing Hijab for Muslim women was not meant to restrict them, but to regulate morality in societies.
“Hijab is not meant for restriction; rather, it is a means by which society may function in an appropriate manner.
“ Islam protects and safeguards individuals and the society from awkward situations, and decent dressing by our women, will go a long way to check societal ills like fornication, adultery and rape,’’ the cleric said. (NAN)