If you love to wear jilbab abaya, you may wonder to know the history of abaya itself. Abaya is described as a robe like a long sleeve. it is a traditional form of clothing for many countries in the Arabian peninsula including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In Iran, abayas are called chador and in South Asia, they are called burqas.
Abaya covers the entire body except for the face, feet, and hands. This can be worn with a veil for the face that covers all except the eyes. The origins of abaya are unclear. Some think that it existed for 4000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia civilizations. Religion absorbed abaya fashion into their local culture when Islam emerged in the seventh century.
In those days, women wore clothes that revealed their necks, breasts, even breasts and other parts of their bodies. They also pull their veils behind the neck while leaving the front wide open (understandable because in the hot desert it is too much). As a result, they were ordered to pull their veils forward to cover their breasts and to protect women from dishonorable acts when Islam entered their country.
Some people argue that the idea of a ‘cover’ is more to the class than about religion. In pre-Islam, the use of headscarves in urban centers on the Arabian Peninsula was seen as a sign of honor and luxury given to women who did not have to work. They are distinguished from slave girls and prostitutes, who are not permitted to wear headscarves or covers, and nomadic women from the countryside who are too busy working so they don’t want to be bothered with something practical like a face covering and extra layers in their clothes.
Today, the strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law requires Muslim women to wear a full body cover in front of everyone who, theoretically, they can marry. This means that it is not obligatory to wear a cover/veil in a company that belongs to their father, brother, grandfather, uncle or children and does not need to be worn in front of other Muslim women.