A hijab allows the wearers eyes to be visible and is not to be confused with the burqa, where the entire face and body is covered (often making walking or moving a very hazardous task).
While it could be argued that the hijab does serve two practicle purposes in arid desert countries, to protect against the elements, and also to reduce the woman to an object with no visible individual characteristics and hence remove any sex appeal to members of the opposite sex. This second purpose obviously primarily benifits the husband/father/owner of the hijab wearing woman.
Muslims often wear the hijab when living in other non-derert and non-muslim countries. Unfortuately this can have a very negative effect as far as intergration is concerened because in nearly all non-Muslim cultures and countries, the concealment of the face is regarded as offensive, intimidating and disrespectful.
This stems from the fact that historically, in non-Muslim countries at least, concealment of the face has been left in the domain of criminals, terrorists and other deviants who wish to conceal their identities from mainstream society for fear of retribution.
2. Hijab is not meant to oppress a woman but it is meant to protect and distinguish her. By dressing like this she is showing respect for her self and her religion and is given respect.
3. A hijabi woman never looks like a ho or a prostitute, because she is covering what aught to be private.
4) Some women refer to her head covering alone, or khimar as hijab.
5) The islamic dress code for muslim women.
6) The way most self respecting women dress.
"Nzinga stays wearin flyy hijab to the mosque. Damn! She looks so nice that augta be haram." (But it ain't!)
So stop ridiculing Islam, Islam loves women, come on...in Christianity are men obligated to BUY their wife's breast milk? Are the men obligated to buy their wife a maid (if they can afford it), are the men supposed to help their wives with the housework? I think not...to think that all of this was in the quran 1400 years ago BEFORE feminism and before women had any rights.
Do not look at these middle eastern men who beat and rape their wives and daughters, they are hypocrits and give bad names to islam, look towards the GOOD muslims, I hardly doubt Barack Obama's mother MARRIED (his step-father) who was a muslim and stayed married to him because he beat her. Most muslims...or rather the TYPICAL muslim should be a kind, thoughtful, generous and polite person just like Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) was. All you guys do is nitpick and criticize islam, get off your high horses, and stop acting like your religion is the best.
P.S: Sorry if this ran long, but I'm really pissed off at all these stupid ignorant twats who have nothing better to do than dissing a religion they know nothing about!
Girl: MOM! I can't find my purple hijab! I need it to match my new outfit!
Mom: Wear your black one then,
Girl: But my outfit has no black---WAIT...NVM I found it!...Now have you seen my pin?
also, the girls who do wear hijab for modesty, shouldn't because their ugly and hairy faces already guard their modesty.
To observe Hijab is thought by many to mean the covering of the whole female body, but traditionaly, it is believed to be acceptable for the hands and face to be shown.
her by her personality, honesty, kindness,and smarts.Something that all women can wear. You do not have to be Muslim to wear the hijab although most women who are Muslim do wear the hijab.
And that is what i believe is the hijab.
Fatma: Thank you Jessica