Association of Veiling with Religious Obligation among University Students

Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Khalid Irfan, Qamar Zaman, Muhammad Akhtar, Muhammad Asif Shahzad


Veiling is considered a religious obligation among Muslim women. With respect to veil there are certain Ayat in the Holy Quran (saying of Almighty Allah) as well as Ahadith (saying of the Holy Prophet SAW) that confirmed veil as a religious obligation for Muslim women. For a long time Muslims ruled Indo-Pak Sub-continent influencing heavily on local society. Role of Sufia is another factor of the religious attitude of the people of the Pakistan.  But the slogan of modernization and imitation of the traditions of developed countries is a common issue now day that is spoiling the culture of non developed countries. As Pakistan is a country among those who remained a colony of the British who while leaving the region left behind some cultural elements that have been dominated in the society by the name of modernization and veil is one among these changing cultural aspects. Therefore, this study was designed to see the association of veil with religious obligation among university students in Pakistan.  The results of the study revealed that it has mixed trend towards the use of veil among university students in Pakistan.


Key words: Veil, culture, religious obligation, the Holy Quran, modernization

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