Tag Archives: Headscarf

Why Muslim women wear a hijab: 3 essential reads

A student on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, trying out the hijab on World Hijab Day, 2017. AP Photo/Russell Contreras Kalpana Jain, The Conversation In 2013, Nazma Khan – who immigrated to the United States from Bangladesh at age of 11 – started World Hijab Day. Growing up in the Bronx, New York, Khan experienced …

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How the hijab has grown into a fashion industry

Faegheh Shirazi, University of Texas at Austin Nike, the well-known U.S. sportswear company, recently introduced a sports hijab. The reaction to this has been mixed: There are those who are applauding Nike for its inclusiveness of Muslim women who want to cover their hair, and there are those who accuse it of abetting women’s subjugation. Nike, in fact, is not …

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