The word Hijab mean to cover. It refers to the head scarf and veil Muslim women wear to cover themselves up to avoid provcation. Observing Purdah is an integral part of every Muslim woman's belief and it is mandatory to do Hijab. This treatise reflects on the importance and significance of Hijab in Islam and how it impacts the formation of Islamic society. it helps equip women with essentials of Islamic dressing and is very useful document.
No one denies that the modesty which is commanded by Islamic Law and by convention includes the decency and decorousness demanded of a woman, and the kind of behavior that will ensure that she is kept far away from situations of temptation and suspicion. Further more, there is no doubt that the greatest act of modesty that she can perform is to wear the hijab, which covers her face. It is the best thing with which she can adorn herself, because it protects her and keeps her far removed from temptation.