Hijab is an Arabic term for “cover” or “barrier” which carries the meaning “to cover and to veil”. The most visible form of hijab is in a form of head covering that many Muslim women don in their lives. In Islam, it carries a broader meaning; it symbolizes the ideologies of modesty and humility in terms of manners and the dressings of both Muslim men and women. The act of wearing hijab has been laid out in Islam; nonetheless, there are various reasons as to why Muslim women would don the hijab. A portion of these women truly believe that it is a decree from God and the act of wearing the hijab would mean they are fulfilling the commandments from God.
However, I was quite insecure about my choice of clothes. I was wearing jeans and a t-shirt and I didn’t want to be disrespectful towards the religion. Nevertheless, there were women wearing normal western clothes but would also wear a scarf in order to cover their hair. It is quite common nowadays for Muslims to be somewhat Americanized due to the fact that they are currently living in the United States and have developed the same customs as
In some places, such as in the Netherlands, they are enforcing the partial burka ban in public places. Trying to find a balance between people’s freedom to wear the clothes they want and the importance of mutual and recognizable communication. The ban only applies in specific situations where it is essential for people to be seen or for security reasons. The bill does not have any religious background. The European community is very divided in this issue, from banning it, or not to other countries such as Spain who is indecisive; nevertheless, it needs to be considered that the percentage of Muslim women and those who were the burqas or niqab depends from country to country.
I honestly feel that Islam is the best religion that gives security to the woman. For instance about the hijab, westerners think hijab is a form of restraint for a woman. On the contrary it is a form of protection offered by Islam. We cannot deny that woman is the main target of a bunch list of criminalities. Hijab actually protects woman by covering the most attractive part of
I am going to tell you about the hijab and what it means to me whenever I step a foot out of my house. The hijab is a single piece of scarf that is wear by most Muslim Women around the world because it is a requirement according to Islam and the words of the whole Quran. I believe me wearing the hijab says a lot about me because it is what makes me look different and unique in a special kind of way. Whenever I have the hijab on I do not only feel protected and saved from the dangers or cruelty of this world, but I also feel closer to Allah because my mind is at peace knowing that he is pleased with me for honoring and staying committed to his will. I stated wearing the hijab at the age of eight years old since then tile date I always put
In 1939, Reza Shah’s unveiling declaration sparked a worldwide debate as to what the veil actually symbolizes. Ever since the beginning of Islam, women throughout the Islamic world have had to adopt the hijab as part of their cultural and religious attire due to various interpretations of the Islamic dress code. In addition, the Koran emphasizes purity in the name of Islam by asking both men and women to be modest when it comes to the way they dress. Furthermore, in his efforts to modernize Iran, Reza Shah failed to satisfy the needs of his people, as he gave women no say in what they could and could not wear in public. This eventually resulted in the division of Iranian women, as there were those who favored the Islamic tradition, and those who supported the regime and its adoption of Western values.
To Lughod, this is liberating for women (Do Muslim Women Need Saving? Lughod, 36). Lughod also argues that the veil (i.e. Burqa, niqab etc.) is an appropriate form of dress for the societies in which these women live because it ‘protects’ women from unwanted sexual advances from nonrelative males.
A freelance Muslim writer named Hanna Yusuf says, “There’s nothing inherently liberating in covering up, just as there’s nothing inherently liberating in wearing next to nothing. But the liberation lies in the choice.” And she also states that when people assume that veiled women are oppressed it belittles the choice of those who decide to wear it. For her and so many other Muslim women, wearing the hijab is an act of feminism by rejecting "the message that women must be sexy but not slutty, stick-thin but still curvy, youthful but all natural." Yusuf says. This gives these women control over their own body, a way to reject social pressures, and an expression of their first amendment.