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Research Paper | Religion and Theology | Nigeria | Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017
Ethics of Reflexive Spirituality: The Question of Hijaab
Abdulrazaq O. Kilani | Emmanuel I. Ukpebor
Abstract: This paper examines Islamic ethical teachings on modesty and decency through the instrumentality of Hijaab for Muslim women. The aim is to reconceptualize religious ethical teachings which provide a moral platform that enhances societal growth and development. Adopting the analytical, descriptive and evaluative methodology, the paper reveals that Hijaab dress is a reflection of modesty and decency in dress pattern and attitude which reflexes spirituality on both genders. It states further that the ethic of decency through the wearing of Hijaab enhances restraint from emotional sexual thought that could lead to promiscuity, sexual harassment and rape. The work recommends concerted effort towards the teachings and re-emphasizing of Islamic religious ethics which help to reduce moral laxity in the society. For a society with high scientific and technological development without corresponding moral values emphasis and adherence is doomed for destruction. The paper finally summits that a balanced society would be achieved when both Arts and Science disciplines flourished in tandem, and that any attempt to relegate one at the expense of the other could spell negative consequences that are detrimental to achieving optimum development for the society.
Keywords: Ethics, Modesty, Reflexive and Hijaab
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017,
Pages: 1149 - 1153