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Hijab Nijab Veil Burqa Muslim Head Scarves

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Hijab Nijab Veil Burqa Muslim Head Scarves

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  • Hijab is my lidfestyle
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  • I agree with you Djaan! It may be an identity for many women but we cannot overlook what available discourses do they have to practise their agency.
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  • Hijab means the division of women in the society to Muslim and non-Muslim is what happens here in the Middle East, where not veiled women are subjected to sexual harassment even on public transport or streats
    To summarize this is the goal of the hijab
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  • Dian, Islam gave freedom of practise of religion from the start and the rest of the world copied of this later on until you see this practise common in many parts of the world today;


    The first article of the constitution was that all the inhabitants of Medina, the Muslims as well as those who had entered the pact from the Jews, Christian, and idolaters, were “one nation to the exclusion of all others.” All were considered members and citizens of Medina society regardless of religion, race, or ancestry.


    http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/207/
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  • Would Saudi Arabia allow a demonstrator the right to publicly protest against their preventing Christians any outward display of their religion???
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Hijab Nijab Veil Burqa Muslim Head Scarves

  1. 1. Hijab
  2. 2. What is Hijab? <ul><li>Comprehensive Definition: </li></ul><ul><li>Hijab is the word used in the Islamic context for the practice of dressing modestly, which ALL practicing Muslims past the age of puberty are instructed to do in their holy book, the Qur'an. </li></ul><ul><li>Common Meaning: </li></ul><ul><li>A scarf that many Muslim women use to cover their hair. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Male Hijab <ul><li>The Kufi </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Do Some Ladies Wear It? As a Muslim woman Zaheera chooses to wear traditional clothing in-line with the Koran. Having recently taken on the Muslim style of dress she has noticed many people's attitude change towards her. Although this frustrates her she is determined to remain true to the teachings of her faith. Play Video Clip on Zaheera
  5. 5. Arguments Against Hijab <ul><li>Not Mandated in Quran </li></ul><ul><li>Room for interpretation of “modesty” verse </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Especially in Western or non-Muslim societies </li></ul><ul><li>Not a fundamental tenant of the religion </li></ul><ul><li>(less important than prayer, Shahada,charity, etc…) </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to Assimilate Into Society </li></ul><ul><li>Can limit opportunities & ignite stereotypes </li></ul>
  6. 6. Types of Hijab <ul><li>The type most commonly </li></ul><ul><li>worn in the West is a </li></ul><ul><li>square scarf that covers </li></ul><ul><li>the head and neck but </li></ul><ul><li>leaves the face clear </li></ul>
  7. 7. Types of Hijab <ul><li>The al-amira is a two-piece veil. </li></ul><ul><li> It consists of a close fitting cap, </li></ul><ul><li>usually made from cotton or </li></ul><ul><li>polyester, and an accompanying </li></ul><ul><li>tube-like scarf. </li></ul><ul><li>The shayla is a long, rectangular </li></ul><ul><li>scarf popular in the Gulf region. </li></ul><ul><li>It is wrapped around the head </li></ul><ul><li>and tucked or pinned in place at </li></ul><ul><li>the shoulders. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Types of Hijab <ul><li>The khimar is a long, cape-like veil that hangs down to just above the waist. It covers the hair, neck and shoulders completely, but leaves the face clear. </li></ul><ul><li>The chador , worn by Iranian women when outside the house, is a full-body cloak. It is often accompanied by a smaller headscarf underneath. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Types of Hijab <ul><li>The nikab is a veil for the face that leaves the area around the eyes clear. However, this may be obscured by a separate eye veil. It is worn with an accompanying headscarf, such as a khimar . </li></ul><ul><li>The burqa is the most concealing of all Islamic veils. It covers the entire face and body, leaving just a mesh screen to see through. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>How Muslims dress is largely cultural, depending on where they live. </li></ul><ul><li> This Pakistani woman is covering her head. </li></ul><ul><li> Not all Muslims cover up in this way, while </li></ul><ul><li> some wear it just whenever they feel like it. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Does this picture surprise you? Why? What does this picture reveal about our expectations of people who wear hijab?
  12. 12. Expectations & Hijab
  13. 13. http://postsecret.blogspot.com
  14. 14. Sexy?
  15. 15. There has been lots of controversy about a Muslim's right to wear hijab. This demonstrator in Copenhagen is fighting back against the decision made in France not allowing any symbols of religious faith to be worn in schools.
  16. 18. Your Assignment <ul><li>1) Read the BBC Articles Entitled “French Headscarf Ban Opens Rifts” </li></ul><ul><li>& the “Q & A: Muslim Headscarves” </li></ul><ul><li>2) Answer the Questions that follow each </li></ul><ul><li>article after reading ! </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure you have a solid understanding about what is being banned, the reasons why, & affected groups </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to discuss your opinions on the </li></ul><ul><li>Headscarf Ban tomorrow! </li></ul>

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