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21 Apr '16

Are some Muslim women forced to wear hijab?

Posted by Nosheen Z in hijab

For the majority of Muslim women, wearing hijab is a choice; it is part of their personality and their identity. But in some instances, they are required to wear it in public places. Some Arab countries like Saudi Arabia, for example, require women to wear hijab to cover their body. Also, Muslim families usually require their women to follow the code of Islamic dressing. The head of the family has the responsibility of ensuring that Islamic teachings are implemented in the family. With this in view he might compel his wife, sisters or daughters to observe hijab. Such a compulsion is similar to people being compelled to follow rules for their own safety, for a proper organization of society and the well-being of the whole society.

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