In the Islamic Shariah, adoption of the Hijab (Veil) for the women is mandatory and not recommendatory. There are seven verses in the Holy Quran concerning the Hijab. Three of them are mentioned in Surah Noor and the other four are found in Surah Al Ahzab.
In addition to these seven verses, all major and important sources of Hadith like Sihah, Sunan, Ma'ajim, Masaneed deal with the rules and regulations of Hijab (Veil) for the daughters of Islam.
Adopting the Hijab (Hijab) is mandatory and recommendatory. There are 7 verses of the Holy Quran concerning the Hijab, 3 are in Surah Noor and 4 in Surah Al Ahzab. All the major books of Hadith like Sihah, Sunan, Ma'ajim, Masaneed deal at length about the Hijab.
Whenever there is a mention of Hijab, the thoughts of modesty, chastity and purity cross our minds. Every educated, dignified and intellectual person wants the protection of his (or her) modesty.
It is against the laws of nature and custom of the society that the thing which we are supposed to protect be exposed and revealed to all like an ornament in gatherings and assemblies. In this way, no one will be able to guard it. Instead, every sensible person wants his (or her) precious thing to be shielded from the eyes of the strange and unfamiliar.
Islam declares women as precious jewels and honors them with the wealth of virtue, decency, greatness and majesty. To protect her honor and chastity, Hijab has been ordered and she is ordered to Hijab herself, so that this precious jewel is not blemished with ill-sight.
Alas! Instead of appreciating and applauding this precious gift of Islam, there are some movements, which are raising slogans against the Hijab and vile efforts are being made to malign the concept of Hijab in Islam.
Some materialistic people and others who have nefarious aims oppose this. In the present situation, it has become a very serious issue.