Marriage in Islam
- 02.17.2020, 01:54 AM
Veiling did not originate with the advent of Hijab in Islam. Statuettes depicting veiled priestesses precede all major Abrahamic religions. In ancient Mesopotamia, Assyria had explicit detailing which women must veil and which women must not, depending upon the woman's class, rank, and occupation in society. Strict seclusion and the veiling of matrons were also customary in ancient Greece. Between 550 and 323 B.C.E, prior to Christianity, respectable women in classical Greek society were expected to seclude themselves and wear clothing that concealed them from the eyes of strange men.
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