Show me an instance where the Prophet jailed someone for not covering up.
Do not show me a hadith about how long the Prophet’s beard was,
Did the Prophet ever criminalize shaving in his laws?
There are ample examples of his kindness and his gentle smile,
Yet show me where the Prophet punished a boy for having the wrong hairstyle?
Yes, I know praying 5 times a day is mandatory.
But beating someone who doesn't is not the way of my Nabi.
And while we are at it ...
Did my Prophet cut off the breasts of a mannequin?
Did my Prophet regulate the color of the scarf?
Let’s see what the first words of Prophet Muhammad, as leader of Medina, as the head of the world’s first truly Islamic state, was.
It wasn’t a dress regulation, or a crackdown on music, or mandating the beard’s length.
Ya aiuhan nas
Exchange the greetings of peace with one another.
Wa atimut tawaam
Feed those who are hungry.
Wa sallu bil laili wannaasu niyam
Pray in the night when the rest of the people are asleep.
Idkhulul jannata bissalaam
Surely you will enter Paradise in peace.
The reason why Iran is cracking down on head scarves, T-shirts, hairstyles etc. is not because they want to make things more 'Islamic' - it's because they failed the Prophet's Challenge of delivering basic services to the people. Food. Water. Social Programs. Education. Cost of Living.
Some commentators have suggested that the government is conducting this crackdown to distract attention from the rising cost of living in Iran and increasing tension with the international community over the nuclear issue.