Posts Tagged ‘culture’

The Biggest Change

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The Biggest Change

I used to believe that hijab wasn’t an important issue. That it limited my freedom. So I decided I would never wear hijab as long as I lived. Although my mother wears hijab, she never forced my sisters or I to wear it. She felt that we had to believe in hijab in order to practice it, or else we would take it off as soon as we were away from her. And that might be true in some ways. Or maybe not having your daughters wear hijab when they are younger just makes it more difficult for them to wear it when they are older.

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The Culture of Support

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The Culture of Support

During an MSA event I once attended, the idea of hijab and culture came up. One of the sisters mentioned how some sisters in the Middle East wore hijab to avoid any comments or stares from men. Another friend mentioned that the fact that hijab was forced upon women within certain countries made her steer away from it. In one Muslim country, those that wear it are ridiculed. Whether we choose to ignore it or not, culture and even environment can play a role in our decisions, including wearing the hijab.

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