Your Illustrated Guide to Hijab in the Modern Western History

Your Illustrated Guide to Hijab in the Modern Western History

Mary, the Virgin, wearing hijab

Mary is portrayed as a veiled woman

Indeed, hijab as standing for the head veil in particular and referring to woman’s decency in general is something both required by religion and entailed by the common sense of humanity as a kind honored more than any beings else on earth.

Hijab both in its narrow sense as a head veil and in its broad sense as modesty was something quite innate, intuitive and axiomatic until very recently all over the world, including the West itself.

Either motivated by religion or common sense, women used to be decent and put on modest clothes from the time of Adam and Eve until the twentieth century, which marked the outset of the permissiveness, promiscuity and unrestrained liberation we witness nowadays.

Now, so many people, especially in the West, wonder why women should put on hijab or even be decent. In this post, it is we who wonder why she should not. Either according to religion or history and heritage, women must put on hijab and be decent.

Mother Teresa, wearing hijab

Mother Teresa, the Nobel laureate, was a veiled nun

In another post, we indicated that all Abrahamic religions, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam, make hijab incumbent on women. In this post, with historical evidence, we will show that women used to observe hijab (both as a head veil and decency) even in the West which is supposed to be the most permissive part of the world.

So, we argue that hijab as both a head veil and decency is the rule everywhere and every time either according to religion or nature and common sense. Nudity and immodesty are exceptions which take place sometime in history or somewhere in the world.

Therefore, it is the rule, rather than the exception, which should be followed. Hijab is the rule to be observed. Nudity and immodesty are the exception which must be given up.

Costume of Western Queens & Princesses

A video showing Western queens and princesses, including Queen Victoria of England (1819-1901), Queen Olga of Greece (1851-1926), Mary Queen of Scotland (1542-1587), Queen Mary-Rose Tudor of France (1496-1533), Princess Helena with her fiance, Queen Marie of Romania and Queen Elisabeth of Greece reviewing troops in 1928, Queen Marie of Romania (1875-1938) and her daughter Princess Ileana in 1920, Queen Marie and Princess Helena in Funeral and other Western princesses in royal funerals, almost all  dressed in long, loose clothes wholly covering up their bodies and putting on head veils (hijab)

Allegedly Earliest Photographs of Women Ever

A video showing photographs of two women: First, Dorothy Catherine Draper, an American woman, allegedly the first one to be photographed in 1839, dressed in long, loose clothes wholly covering up her body and putting on a head veil, Second: Hannah Stilley Gorby, the allegedly earliest person documented ever on a photo in 1840, dressed in long, loose clothes wholly covering up her body and putting on a head veil

Oldest Surviving Video Clip Ever

The allegedly oldest video clip ever “Roundhay Garden Scene 1888”, showing two men and two ladies dressed in long, loose clothes wholly covering up their bodies, and putting on head veils

Costume of Empress Zita & Princesses in Austria and Hungary

A video showing Empress Zita and other princesses dressed in long, loose black clothes wholly covering up their bodies and putting on black head veils covering up even their faces in the funeral of Francis Joseph I of Austria

Women’s Costume in London in the 19th Century

A video of London in the nineteenth century showing women dressed in long, loose clothes wholly covering up their bodies and putting on head veils

Women’s Costume in Paris in the 19th Century

A video of Paris in the nineteenth century showing women dressed in long, loose clothes wholly covering up their bodies and putting on head veils

Women’s Costume in San Francisco in the 19th Century

A video of San Francisco, the United States, at the beginning of the twentieth century showing women dressed in long, loose clothes wholly covering up their bodies and putting on head veils

Women’s Costume in New York in the 19th Century

A video of New York, the United States, at the beginning of the twentieth century showing women dressed in long, loose clothes wholly covering up their bodies and putting on head veils. We notice that the American women in the video were keen on re-covering their bodies up though wind was blowing their clothes away.

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