All of this is from Islam, however not all of it is obligatory: the gloves and face veil are not obligations, but merely recommendations and most women choose not to wear them. Men are not allowed to shake hands with women unless they are closely related to them, such as one’s wife, daughter, paternal aunt, maternal aunt, sister, etc.
Some Muslims wrongly believe that the hijāb is a cultural practice rather than a religious one.
But whatever is lower than the ankle is in the Fire.” And he said three times, “Allah will not look at the one who lets his lower garment drag on the floor out of vanity.” (Reported by Ibn Mājah, no.
3704) Islamic etiquette also includes separating unrelated men and women in social and religious gatherings as much as possible – for example, by giving them separate entrances to the mosque and separate prayer rooms at airports and hospitals, etc. The Prophet stated,“Beware of entering upon womenfolk or upon the gatherings of women.” The practice of seeking a marriage partner must be done without dating or courting.
That is purer for them.” (An-Nūr ) Men are commanded to dress modestly in loose garments that do not reveal what is between their navel and knees.
All lower garments such as trousers or long shirts (i.e.
Families from both sides must be involved from the outset for a marriage to be correct.
In the case of women who have converted to Islam and have no Muslim relatives, then their guardianship for marriage becomes the responsibility of the head of a mosque or Islamic centre.
It is also a way Muslims can develop a society that respects the boundaries between men and women.
Traditional Islamic rules for modest dress from the Qur’ān and Sunnah: For women when in public among unrelated ( covers her from the head to her feet.
It can be one piece or two pieces – and she wears it before she leaves the home or when in the company of non-mahrams (unrelated men).
They feel strange and do not like the unfriendly and even abusive comments that they may sometimes encounter.
They understand that in a more tolerant society, they would be accepted as normal practising Muslims.