Religious rules about hair are widespread. Some groups dictate how followers must wear their hair like Orthodox Judaism and Sikhism. Others incorporate hair cutting rituals into coming of age ceremonies, like the Mongolian hair cutting ceremonies for toddlers. Intro Even though today there is intense media coverage on the head covering worn by Muslim women there is actually a wide range of religions that have their own rules related to headgear that aren’t focused on one gender. Some of the best style of Head Scraf For Women In Different Religions are here.
Categories of Headwear
Consider these six objects the Kippah, the Sheitel, the Hijab , the Taqiyah, the Habit, the Dastar. They are all head covering worn by different religious groups, namely those who follow Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Sikhism.
History Of Headwear
So we are going to walk through not only these individual objects but the underpinnings of how they have been implemented in these religions throughout history. By unpacking the histories of these objects and others like them, we can start to see what the connections and differences are in the hair covering practices of each faith, and we can explore some of the origin stories surrounding these customs. But we can also see these practices have often varied over time. Because religious rules about hair are often linked back to specific sacred text or events. And way the text is interpreted has often changed, as the cultural context has been changed alongside them. So even though these customs are thousands of years old, they haven’t remained static. And that’s because the hair covering themselves are meant to signify certain religious of attitudes and ideals.
The sacred text of these four faiths all refer to ideals like modesty, equality or changes in status or age which the practice of covering your hair or head is supposed to manifest. And as the followers and leaders of faiths have changed throughout history, the implementation and practices of wearing religious head coverings have evolved right alongside them. As a result at different points in time, many of these rules have gained or lost popularity, often due to shifts in the socio-political climate surrounding the practitioners of each faith which is why interpretation plays a key role in these narratives.
Head Covering in Judaism
It is common for married orthodox Jewish women to wear some form of hair covering, whether it is a scarf , a hat, or a wig called a Sheitel. Some women wear head coverings to mark a change in status from married to unmarried. But for reform or conservative Jewish women hair covering varies, from wearing on their head during prayer or religious services. In some instances, Jewish men cover their hair with kippot or hats.
Head Scraf in Christianity
Iconic headwear that comes to mind is a nun’s habit, which is specifically worn by catholic nuns or sisters. The tradition of wearing a habit came from 12th century. Head Covering In Islam The Hijab or Pardha came in Islam 1400 years ago when Holy prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) ordered Muslim women to wear hajab or veil for covering their selves and hairs. By 1980s and 1990s in Egypt there is increment in women wearing veils again. It is especially ordered in Islam for women to wear Hijab or scarf when meet with strangers or during prayers.
Head Covering Scraf In Sikhism
In 15th century the Dastar was commonly in wearing by high class men. But then it was ordered to wear all those men who adhered to faith regardless of class. In 1907 it was ordered to women also to wear turban to distinguish them as Sikhs Conclusion So you have see how social factors and cultural climates have played a big role in how religious followers choose to cover their hair