Hijab and culture preference By : Sayed Naim KHALID, Kabul, Afghanistan, 02/March/2013 Today when I returned from my job. I was tired and put my bag on the floor. Took my iPhone to check Facebook. Suddendly I saw a post from KHATERAT AN SHABI BARANI (written in Dari), 3 photos of the ladies with different types of head coverings shown in the photo below : Figure 1: 1 is equal to Muslim Hijab, 2 is equal to Afghan hijab and 3 is equal to Arabic hijab So the question arise that what is a Hijab ? The most likely answers will vary from that of a woman wearing a head scarf, a veil or a loose outer garment. Hijaab, however, in the sense that it has been used in the Qur’an and Hadith, has a far wider meaning. But here in this article I have just considered what is mentioned in the Quran. On the photo the question is ‘ You favour which Hijab 1,2 or 3?’ I personally answered 1 as did many of the commentors. I took interest in taking 645 commentors to see the results on who likes what and what do they want. I gathered the data and put it in the spread sheet to have its result presented graphically. The graphs shown below are shown with the total numbers of votes for each of the pictures and then the percentage is also calculated. 60 49,7 50 40 30 23,8 20,6 20 10 5,7 0 Ismalic Afghan Arabic Non Figure 2 : Representation of the data on percentage bases
In the graph above you see that 49,7 percent of the people voted for the Hijab mentioned in Holy Quran. As depicted on the graph for Arabic style of Hijab which represent 23,8 percent of people voted. The Afghan style or Chaderi represented 20, 6 percent of the votes. Moreover, we had a group of people who liked non. This strata of voter includes 5,7 percent of the votes. The data was also presented in numerical form in the graph below. 350 320 300 250 200 154 150 133 100 50 37 0 Ismalic Afghan Arabic Non Figure 3: Representation of data based on its number of voters In the graph above you can observe that within 645 votes that I chose from 1 to 645 out of 2450 votes without considering the gender, language and the way of presentation. In this graph the total votes for Islamic Hijab ( in the picture the first from the lift) counts for 320 votes. The second highest votes were counted for Arabic Hijab which are 154 votes. In third position the votes goes to Afghan Hijqb or Chaderi, the middle one in the picture represents 133 votes. In contrary to the aforementioned votes, there is one new group which is voting for no Hijab. This number of votes is only 37 votes.