What Happens If You Don’t Wear Hijab?
What happens if you don’t wear hijab? Muslim men and women must know and understand that they must obey Allah and His Messenger’s commandments, no matter how difficult it may be for them or how fearful they may be of others.
Believers who are serious in their faith are sincere in carrying out their responsibility to their Lord, keeping His laws and avoiding what He has forbidden.
No believer, man or woman, has the right to hesitate or delay in obeying commandments.
Rather you should hear and obey Allah immediately.
Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala says in the Holy Qur’an:
It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision.
[Surah al-Ahzaab, verse 36]
This is the case with the Muslim believers who are praised by their Lord in the another ayah in the Quran:
The only saying of the faithful believers, when they are called to Allah (His Words, the Quran) and His Messenger, to judge between them, is that they say: “We hear and we obey.” And such are the successful (who will live forever in Paradise).
And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger , fears Allah, and keeps his duty (to Him), such are the successful.
[Surah al-Noor verses 51-52]
Furthermore, the Muslim should look at the majesty and might of the One Whom he is disobeying, not the magnitude or how big or small of the sin.
For He is the Most Great, the Most High; He is Mighty in strength and Severe in punishment, and His punishment is severe, painful, and humiliating.
If He takes vengeance on those who disobey Him, they will face ultimate destruction.
Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala says:
Such is the Seizure of your Lord when He seizes the (population of) towns while they are doing wrong. Verily, His Seizure is painful (and) severe.
Indeed in that (there) is a sure lesson for those who fear the torment of the Hereafter. That is a Day whereon mankind will be gathered together, and that is a Day when all (the dwellers of the heavens and the earth) will be present.
[Surah Hood, verses 102-103]
A sin may appear little in the eyes of the individual, but it is serious in the sight of Allah.
As Allah SWT says (interpretation of the meaning):
You counted it a little thing, while with Allah it was very great.
[Surah al Noor: 15]
Some of the scholars said on this matter,
Do not look at the smallness of the sin, but look at the One Whom you are disobeying.
We must obey Allah and carry out His directives and do as He commands us.
We must keep in mind that He is watching us both in secret and in public, and we must refrain from doing what He has forbidden.
In terms of belief, even if a Muslim who prays commits some sins or evil deeds, he remains a Muslim as long as he does not do something that would put him outside the scope of Islam or nullify Islam.
In the Hereafter, this sinful Muslim will be subject to Allah’s will; if He wills, He will punish him, and if He wills, He will pardon him.
If he goes to Hell in the afterlife, he will not stay there indefinitely.
However, no one can be certain of his fate, or whether he would face punishment or not, because this is a topic known only to Allah.
Sins are divided into two categories, they are minor and major sins .
Minor sins may be expiated for by prayer, righteous deed, and fasting.
Righteous deeds cannot expiate for major sins (those for which a particular warning has been given, or for which there is a specified hadd punishment in this world or torment in the Hereafter).
Instead, the person who commits such sins must repent genuinely and sincerely.
Allah will accept the repentance of whoever repents.
Lying, zina, riba (usury/interest), stealing, not wearing hijab at all, and so on are examples of major sins.
What Happens if You Don’t Wear Hijab
Based on the above, we cannot state with certainty whether a woman who does not wear hijab will go to Hell, yet she deserves the punishment of Allah for disobeying His command.
Allah is the only one who knows what will happen to her in the end.
We can’t talk about things of which we have no know.
Allah says in the Qur’an,
And follow not (O man, i.e., say not, or do not, or witness not) that of which you have no knowledge. Verily, the hearing, and the sight, and the heart of each of those ones will be questioned (by Allah).
It is adequate deterrence for the Muslim whose heart is aware of the fact that if he undertakes a certain activity, he would be subjected to his Lord’s punishment, which is terrible and painful, and His Fire is extremely hot.
The Fire of Allah, kindled. Which leaps up over the hearts.
[Surah al-Humazah, verses 6-7].
On the other hand, we hope that the woman who obeys her Lord’s commands – including wearing full hijaab – will enter Paradise and achieve victory from the Fire and its torments.
It is strange indeed that a woman of good character, who prays and fasts and avoids looking at boys, and who avoids gossip and backbiting, does not wear hijaab.
If a person truly accomplishes these good deeds, it is a clear evidence that she values goodness and despises evil.
Remember that prayer protects us against immorality and evil, and that good deeds attract more of the same.
Whoever fears Allah for his nafs will have Allah’s support and assistance in fighting his nafs.
It seems that there is much goodness in this Muslim woman, and she is close to the path of righteousness.
- As a result, she should make every effort to wear hijaab as her Lord has instructed.
- She should dismiss the specious arguments and resist the pressures of her family.
- She should not listen to those who criticise her, and she should dismiss the false arguments of those sinful women who want to make a fashion statement, and she should fight her own urges to flaunt her beauty and be proud of it.
- She should stick to what will provide her with safety and modesty, rather than being treated as a commodity to be enjoyed by every nasty person that comes and departs.
- She must refuse to be a source of temptation for Allah’s servants.
We appeal to her faith and love for Allah and His Messenger, and we urge her to wear the hijaab that Allah has commanded and to obey His commands.
“and not to show off their adornment”
He also said in Verses Of The Quran About Hijab (All You Need To Know),
“and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance, and perform As Salaah (Iqamat as Salaah), and give Zakaah and obey Allaah and His Messenger”
[Surah al-Ahzaab :33]
Allah is the Source of strength and the Guide to the Straight Path.