whats the purpose of it?
Here is a question ( and this is how we look at it in islam). if you had a beautiful diamond, would you flaunt it to everyone to see , there being a chance of being stolen and what not>? No! a smart person, would take it and cover it in a garment and save it...because its precious and priceless to one....that...is a womans body in islam.
its a religious garment. however now its turned into fashion when worm with adorments and all the colours of the rainbow!...its wrong... i wear the burka , however i started wearing the hijab first... the true hijab is loose garment, no adorment , not see through , that covers your wholebody except your face and hands. its a beautiful thing to wear it marks you as a worshiper of god, you see hijab and you know its Islam. i feel protected with it and its purely for the pleasure of my lord.
as you can see hijab is really common sense. the woman covers her self , she is respected. she shows skin she is mistreated and called names , specially now in times that a woman's body is a cheap ...and used even for advertising chocolate !
I've been told it's because they value their women and no other man should have the pleasure of seeing another man's wife. Yet there's heaps of Muslim families where I live and when going places the son sits in front with the dad and the mother in back with the daughter...
In my geography 102 class, it has a different meaning for everyone. For some it's a religious thing, for others it's fashionable. In some countries it's banned to wear them.
to keep the sons of god from molesting the daughters of man.... thats where giants come from.. or im told