22 Apr '16
Do debates about wearing hijab exist among Muslim?
Posted by Nosheen Z in Do debates about wearing hijab exist among Muslim?
Yes. Even among Muslim women themselves, there are debates about hijab. Many believe that the veil helps them attain personal liberty. Instead of being objectified, they feel that they are able to attain autonomy in an environment that objectifies the female gender. However, there are voices of dissent as well. Some argue that hijab only provides an illusion of safety. They also think that it only frees men of the responsibility to govern their own behavior. However, Islam doesn’t allow men to behave in an irresponsible manner. Instructions are provided to both men and women regarding their behavior in public as well as personal life.