We hear we obey because we have testified to His kalima, His words.
When He has asked us to cover and has given the list of mehrams and na mehrams, then it is His wish and to that we surrender.
Now, again, let me be very clear, we cover because it is His command and please those who keep advising sisters “keep yourself for the eyes of your husband only” then please better refrain from such naseehas as marriage is a sunnah, no doubt highly recommended one, but not all of us get married, some because of some reasons and others because some fatal disease, and some get married and are divorced.
So, don’t limit this beautiful concept of hijaab where we are surrendering Him in every circumstances, irrespective of the fact that we are single, married, divorced to “husband’s eyes only.”
Plus, those who keep inviting others due to benefit of hijaab, “that your hair will be saved from pollution and dirt”, please spare us, when we obey Him, we don’t see benefits or loss, following Him may save us from pollution and dirt but that’s secondary and should not be the niyah, intention and may be following Him may cause us to land up as the victim of islamophobes, so will we not surrender then?
Submitting to The One and Only should be the only intention be it then goes in our worldly favour or in our worldly loss.
Let’s not be capitalist in worshipping and submitting Him, seeing our faayda and benefits.