A question especially for Muslims: what is the teaching and approach of Islam to chastity?
In Christianity, chastity is understood as purity of heart and mind, with the ultimate objective as to not make to an object of another person.
What is the approach of Islam to this? As an outsider, my impression has been that the Islamic approach to chastity is more based on the woman’s behavior and dress (cf. the wearing of the hijab): I. e.: “I (male) am/can be chaste, as long as you (female) cover yourself up. So my chastity (whether in thought or deed) depends on your dress and behavior.”
Is this a misunderstanding or is it correct? What does Islam teach about chastity? What are the sources of this teaching in the Quran and the Hadiths?
NB: I am asking the question mostly to learn about similarities and differences between Islam and Catholicism/Christianity. I would like to have a respectful discussion about this. So please, Christians, don’t start complaining about the married life and morals of Mohamed - and if you do, please do it in a respectful manner…