Best Quotes About Hijab

For many, the hijab represents modesty, piety and devotion to God, and I truly respect that. But the hijab should not be used as a means of applying social pressure on people. -Queen Rania of Jordan

When it comes to the hijab – why to wear it, whether to wear it, how to wear it – there is theology and then there is practice, and there is huge diversity in both. -Randa Abdel-Fattah

To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one's faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction. -Randa Abdel-Fattah

The hijab, or sikh turban, or Jewish skullcap are all explicit symbols, but they do not represent a threat or affront to others, and have no bearing on the competence, skills and intelligence of a person. -Randa Abdel-Fattah

I write as someone who has no more time for repressive Islam than he does for repressive Christianity or Judaism, but at least look at the face in the hijab – and try to imagine the one beneath the niqab – before you depersonalise its wearer. -Will Self

It was nice to be in my own country, where I didn't need a translator or a driver. Where I didn't need to figure out cultural references or what hijab I needed to wear to cover my hair. -Lynsey Addario

The more I photographed Muslim women, the more I was able to metaphorically strip away the burqas and hijabs, and start chipping away at the profound misconceptions that existed in other parts of the world about these women and their culture. -Lynsey Addario

I grew up in a very westernised environment and went to a private American school. But my personality was shy and quiet, and I wanted to wear the hijab but didn't have the courage, as I knew my friends would talk me out of it. -Leila Aboulela

When you write about a Muslim woman, like I did with my previous novels – 'Minaret', for example, which is about a woman who starts to wear the hijab – it sets all the alarm bells ringing. -Leila Aboulela

Many Arabic/Islamic words have now entered the English dictionary, such as haj, hijab, Eid, etc., and I no longer need to put them in italics or explain them. -Leila Aboulela

Muslim girls, we love fashion! Whether we wear the hijab or not – it's our choice – and it's time the industry took note. Finally, fashion stores are open to that idea. -Yuna

The first time I put on the hijab, it felt weird, like I was wearing a scuba-diving suit kind of thing. -Sarita Choudhury

It was strange wearing the scarf and the hijab until I got used to it. -Sarita Choudhury

Not wearing hijab has seriously, seriously hurt my career. Mass media wants to see a woman in a veil. But I think it helps me because it makes it easier for my audience to relate to me. I'm not the scary 'other' they keep seeing on 'Fox News.' -Maysoon Zayid

We have been sold a Muslim boogeyman. We are buying into it, and we are terrified, and that terror is causing people to lash out at comedians like myself or women wearing hijabs, or anyone who seems to defend equality for Muslims worldwide. -Maysoon Zayid

The hijab is a symbol that we wear on our heads, but I want people to know that it is my choice. I'm doing it because I want to do it. I wanted people to see that you could still be really cute and modest at the same time. -Halima Aden

I did notice growing up that there are so many things, obstacles and things, that people think you can't do because you're Muslim or because you're wearing a hijab. You hear a lot of no's. That was something that I wanted to see change. -Halima Aden

When you have a lot of women in our state that do wear the hijab, we should be able to see that everywhere. -Halima Aden

I have much more to offer than my physical appearance, and a hijab protects me against 'You're too skinny,' 'You're too thick,' 'Look at her hips,' 'Look at her thigh gap.' I don't have to worry about that. -Halima Aden

I say this all the time, but my hijab, it really is my crown, and it's something that I bring to the table. It's something that makes me unique. It shows the world who I truly am. -Halima Aden

A lot of people had a misconception that I would be the perfect poster child for Islam. So I got a lot of Instagram comments like, 'Oh, you don't have your neck covered, you're not a Muslim!' My thing is, stop judging women, especially if you're a man, because you don't know the responsibility that comes with wearing a hijab. -Halima Aden

Sometimes I'll go with a long hijab, or sometimes I'll wear my scarf and go somewhat business-y with a blazer. Every day is something new. -Halima Aden

Shopping for hijabs has always been fun for me. I was so excited to begin wearing a headscarf. I had always looked up to my mother as she wore hers, and I was eager to emulate her beauty and the wonderful things she represented. -Halima Aden

There is a misconception that young Muslim women are oppressed. That simply isn't the case. I choose to dress modestly and choose to cover my hair with a hijab; not all Muslim women make that choice, and that's okay. We are all different! -Halima Aden

Having the chance to walk at New York Fashion Week for Yeezy and Milan Fashion Week for Alberta Ferretti and Max Mara in a hijab is so significant. It sends a message to young women everywhere that you can be beautiful for just being you. -Halima Aden

I thought for a very long time that I had to conform or maybe change the way I look, or maybe the hijab was dimming my beauty. I took a moment, and then I realized, you know what, there's a lot of girls who do wear this, and this is their reality. It just made me even more prouder to wear it. -Halima Aden

I think often the West does not understand the history and the privilege of wearing a hijab. They always think of oppression. -Halima Aden

When I was younger, I got bullied for wearing my hijab. -Halima Aden

Every religion curbs women rights to some extent. Some countries acted against religions and put a ban on wearing hijab, which was also a violation of human rights. -Asma Jahangir

I wore the hijab – a form of dress that comprises a head scarf and usually also clothing that covers the whole body except for the face and hands – for nine years. Put more honestly, I wore the hijab for nine years and spent eight of them trying to take it off. -Mona Eltahawy

I chose to wear the hijab at age 16, soon after my family moved from Britain to Saudi Arabia. -Mona Eltahawy

To write about the hijab is to step into a minefield. Even among those who share my cultural and faith background, opinions veer from those who despise it as a symbol of backwardness to those for whom religion begins and ends with that piece of cloth. -Mona Eltahawy

Wearing a hijab never made me feel any more conservative – it made me feel safe. Then, after 9/11, I became the butt of a joke on the playground, so I stopped wearing it. Kids can be really cruel when you're the only black girl in your Girl Scout troop. -SZA

I get to say I was alive when the first Palestinian woman went to Congress. I was alive when the first Somali woman, in a hijab, who's black and Muslim – she's literally an immigrant, a refugee, black and Muslim and a woman and progressive. -Linda Sarsour

There are plenty of Muslim women who are backbones of the community, but they aren't usually at the forefront. There just aren't a lot of me out there – women in hijabs, doing what I do. -Linda Sarsour

I'm Muslim. I'm Palestinian. I'm a woman in a hijab. -Linda Sarsour

Wearing hijab made you know that I was Muslim. -Linda Sarsour

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