Scientific Benefits of Hijab
Hijab or the Islamic dress code is a specific code of clothing that Allah has commanded all Muslim women to observe.
"And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands,......" (Qur'an 24:31)
For many, especially in the west, the Hijab is a sign of oppression or suppression of women's rights, but to some, it is a source of tranquility and happiness.
Like all things ordered by Allah, the benefits of wearing Hijab cannot be overstated. From social to psychological and scientific benefits, Hijab has proved to be a popular choice of wear for many Muslims around the world, and it continues to be so.
Below we discuss some of the Scientific benefits of wearing Hijab:
- Prevention of Skin Cancer
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that is largely caused by ultraviolet radiation. Studies have shown that Melanoma occurs more frequently in men when compared to men.
In order to cut the risk of getting Melanoma, women are advised to wear clothing that protects their skins from Ultraviolet rays. This includes wearing hats, sunglasses and sun-protective clothing.
From the above, we note that Muslim women who wear clothing that conceals their skins have lower risks of getting Melanoma.
- Hijab protects the skin from pollution
In addition to protecting the skin from Ultraviolet rays, Clothes like Abayas that cover the whole body help to protect the skin from impurities in the atmosphere.
Among a number of other dangers, Air pollution has been found to cause premature aging of the skin and fast formation of wrinkles and age spots.
- Hijab Helps limit loss of body heat
Studies show that about 40 to 60 percent of the body's heat is lost through the head. People who cover their heads are able to keep at least 50 percent more of their body heat when compared to people who do not cover their heads. This comes in handy especially during cold weather.
In places like hospitals, laboratories and restaurants where hygiene is of paramount importance, workers are required to cover their hair.
This is done in order to prevent the spread of germs that might be lurking in people’s hair which might lead to contamination of sensitive materials or to the spread of diseases.
- Psychological benefits
In comparison to women who dress indecently, Women who wear Hijab have a lower risk of getting stalked, raped or being sexually harassed.
Studies show that Sexual harassment can lead to a number of adverse effects on women which include: depression, anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure among others.
Women who dress modestly are relatively safe from such disorders due to the fact that they stand lower chances of being sexually harassed.
There are plenty of benefits of wearing modest Islamic clothing, all of which cannot be covered here. However, it should be noted that there is good in each and everything that Allah has made compulsory for us. So the next time you're debating whether to wear that Abaya or not, Remember that it might not only save you in the next life, but in the present life too.