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PURDAH

Encyclopaedia of Ismailism by Mumtaz Ali Tajddin

In Islam, the women are not forbidden to take part in any social and religious activities, nor is there any injunction in the Koran or the hadith shutting them up within the four walls of their houses. On the other hands, the Koran speaks of a Muslim society, in which men and women had often to meet each other: "Say to the believing men that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts; that is purer for them


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