Category: Hijab

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Muslims (along with everyone else) have no right to police personal choice

Religion and spirituality – or lack thereof – are deeply personal issues, and the way that followers practice their faith can change drastically over time according to each individual’s journey.  But within many Muslim communities, women are subjected to constant monitoring of their behaviour and are assessed on whether they are ‘Muslim enough’. Despite the irrelevance...

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Mainstream hijab fashion dismisses the reality of women’s experiences

Having followed news about the onset of global hijab fashion trends and ‘modest’ clothing lines, I am conflicted about whether the normalisation of Islamic attire is a good step forward or whether in reality it dismisses the brutal experiences of some who wear hijab. When I used to wear it,...