Why muslim women do not wear the hijab
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Why Muslim Women Do Not Wear the Hijab. The Aftermath of 9/11. A lot of the prejudice directed at Muslims after the terrorist events of 9/11 scared a lot of Muslim women Some Muslim women also found it a painful reminder of what some extremists had done

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Why muslim women do not wear the hijab

Why Muslim Women Do Not Wear the Hijab


The aftermath of 9 11

The Aftermath of 9/11

  • A lot of the prejudice directed at Muslims after the terrorist events of 9/11 scared a lot of Muslim women

  • Some Muslim women also found it a painful reminder of what some extremists had done

    • They did something horrible and claimed it in the name of Islam


The pressure of being a spokeswoman

The Pressure of being a Spokeswoman

  • Some women did not like being constantly associated with Islam

    • They wanted to be free to just be themselves rather than labeled as a Muslim woman

  • Some women did not want to have to constantly defend their religion to other people

  • Makes it almost impossible to “blend in” to society


Embracing their beauty

Embracing their Beauty

Wanted the chance to embrace their own natural beauty

Wanted to feel comfortable in their own skin

Strangers often noticed the hijab before they noticed the woman wearing it

Some women felt themselves becoming too judgmental of other women who were not


Too much emphasis on clothing

Too Much Emphasis on Clothing

  • Many women felt that the focus was becoming too much on the hijab and less on the actual faith of the individual

  • Some felt that it actually hindered spiritual growth

    • Women were wearing the hijab out of fear/obligation rather than by choice

  • Women who took it off had to engage in much more critical religious thinking and spiritual growth to reach a decision


Unspoken meanings

Unspoken Meanings

In the world we live in today, lot of political and social messages are sent and received by the hijab


In their own words

In Their Own Words

Click the link below to listen to some women talk about their decision to take the hijab off

Click here to watch the video


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