1. The origin of the custom of women wearing headscarf in Islamic society.
The rule on women wearing headscarves in Islamic society dates back to the Koran. Koran, translated by Ma Jian, China Social Sciences Press, 1996. ）Section 31 of Chapter 24 says: You say to the believers, lower their eyes, cover their lower bodies, and do not reveal their jewels, unless it is naturally revealed, to cover their chests with veils, and not to reveal jewelry, except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husbands' fathers, or their sons, or their husbands' sons, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters Let them not tread hard to make known their hidden jewels. The veil mentioned here is a square gauze covering the whole face, hair, ears, neck and eye holes. Now we are used to refer to the veil and the veil of discarded mask as the cap.
There are three main purposes of Muhammad's request for believers to wear veils or headscarves: first, to protect women's private property from infringement. This can be seen from Muhammad's request that the believers cover their chests with veils and not reveal their jewelry; the second is to protect women from male aggression; the third is out of respect for Allah and faith in Islam. Koran 7:31 says: sons of Adan, you must wear your clothes in worship. Mu Sheng said: when a woman goes out to worship, she must wear a veil in order to be accepted by Allah.
2. The cultural connotation of the custom of women wearing headscarf in Islamic society.
The custom of women wearing headscarf in Islamic society is a kind of national dress custom connected with Islam and Islamic culture, which contains rich cultural connotation.
First of all, the custom of women wearing headscarf in Islamic society is one of the manifestations of believing in Islam. It is an ancient custom for married women to wear headscarf in Arab society. In order to protect women's property and personal safety from infringement, Muhammad stipulated that women must wear veils or caps when they go out. In daily life, because Islamic women have extraordinary ideas, they inherit and inherit the admonition of Muhammad from generation to generation, and endow it with religious connotation, making it a kind of custom, a kind of belief, and a belief in the worship of Allah. In the process of inheriting Islamic culture in the past dynasties, Islam classified women's hair, cheeks and ears as shame bodies, and believed that they should be covered by the use of headscarf. If any woman reveals these parts, it is a blasphemy and a violation of the canon. In Islamic countries such as Iran, the law stipulates that women are not allowed to be exposed in public except for their face and hands. Because in Iran and other countries that believe in Islam, the Koran is the legislative basis. Not wearing a veil or a veil is not only an act of contempt for the Islamic Republic, but also an act of disrespect for Islamic belief. This is one of them. Second, Islam advocates cleanliness. In order to keep the body clean, Islam advocates that men should wrap their heads and women should wear caps. Third, Islam worships black, white and green. The color is still white, and the natural color is also. Love green, Heaven gives all things the right color. No red or yellow. Red is a bright color; yellow is a strange color.
Secondly, clothing is an important material material for human life, and its greatest practical value is to protect the body from cold in winter, sun exposure in summer, insect and snake bites, wind and rain attacks. The initial role of women wearing headscarves or veils in Islamic society cannot exclude the need to protect their bodies. Before and after the rise of Islam, there were many deserts and Gobi in the Arabian Peninsula. Thirdly, women's wearing of headscarf contains the social value of Islamic culture. They are divided into different ethnic groups in China, such as white, black, and so on. In general, unmarried girls wear green caps, which are fresh and beautiful; middle-aged women wear black caps, which are solemn and elegant; old women wear white caps, which are clean and dignified. Many married women usually wear white or black hat with round brim. Second, Hui Islamic women like to inlay gilt edges on their covers and embroider simple and elegant flower patterns, which look fresh, beautiful, bright and pleasing to the eyes. Third, Islamic women's headscarves are made of exquisite materials, most of which are made of soft silk, georgette or muslin. Nowadays, many Muslim women in China usually use white silk, cotton or white thread to weave white round hats. Fourth, in terms of style, the old people's capping head is longer, which can be worn to the waistcoat; the head cap of young girls and middle-aged women is relatively short, which can cover the front neck. Fifthly, it is quite exquisite to wear the capping head. Generally, the hair is coiled on the top of the head or the back of the head, and then the cap is worn. The procedure of wearing a capping head is usually covered from the head to the shoulder, buttoned under the jaw, covering the hair, ears and neck, and exposing the eyes or face. It can be seen that the color, material selection, style and wearing of the capping head reflect the preference, cultural cultivation and aesthetic value orientation of the Islamic nation, and have rich cultural connotation.