Have you ever seen a Muslim woman in a headscarf? Have you ever wondered why she may wear one?
The hijab, or ‘veil’ is an expression of modesty and dignity, worn out of a desire to fulfill a commandment of God. However, it is not the only reason why a Muslim woman chooses to wear hijab. Contrary to popular belief that the hijab is a form of oppression, many Muslim women choose to wear it because they find hijab empowering and a crucial path to their success.
This World Hijab Day, Dr. Tesneem Alkiek explains what a hijab is, the purpose for wearing the hijab and whether or not these requirements apply to men too.