Women in different parts of the world have also experienced unofficial pressure to wear or not wear hijab in general, or in its certain forms, including physical attacks.The Quran instructs both Muslim men and women to dress in a modest way, but there is disagreement on how these instructions should be interpreted.The verse where it is used literally is commonly understood to refer to the curtain separating visitors to Muhammad's house from his wives' lodgings.
There is not a single agreed age when a woman should begin wearing a ħijāb—but in many Muslim cultures, puberty is the dividing line.In private, and in the presence of close relatives (mahrams), rules on dress relax.The physical barrier is used to create a space that provides comfort and privacy for individuals such as the female elite.The ethical barrier, is known to make something forbidden such as the 'purity of hearts' in reference to the Prophet's wives and the Muslim men who visit them.Different scholars adopted different interpretations of the original texts.
Detailed scholarly attention has focused on prescribing female dress in conformity with hijab.Those who harass believing men and believing women undeservedly, bear (on themselves) a calumny and a grievous sin. Enjoin your wives, your daughters, and the wives of true believers that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): That is most convenient, that they may be distinguished and not be harassed.Sometimes its use is literal, as in the verse which refers to the screen that separated Muhammad's wives from the visitors to his house (), while in other cases the word denotes separation between deity and mortals (), wrongdoers and righteous (, 41:5), believers and unbelievers (), and light from darkness ().(dialectal)) is a veil worn by some Muslim women in the presence of adult males outside of their immediate family, which usually covers the head and chest.The word ḥijāb in the Quran refers not to women's clothing, but rather a spatial partition or curtain.The four major Sunni schools of thought (Hanafi, Shafi'i, Maliki and Hanbali) hold that the entire body of the woman, except her face and hands – though a few clerics It is recommended that women wear clothing that is not form fitting to the body: either modest forms of western clothing (long shirts and skirts), or the more traditional jilbāb, a high-necked, loose robe that covers the arms and legs.