The Huffington Post is celebrating Muslim women's choice to wear the Islamic Hijab a.k.a the headscarf. The popular American news site launched a campaign on social media using the hashtag #HijabToMe and asked women to share with the world the reasons why they choseto wear the Hijab. Here are some of the reactions it received:
#HijabToMe by Marwa Balkar "Hijab as a verb is the action of modesty in all aspects of my being. My style, my behavior, and the internal and external reflection of myself. It is viewed as oppressive, but there is nothing more liberating than hijab. It is a signature of self respect. It speaks to the people around me that you have no choice but to learn to appreciate WHO I am as a person, to learn my characteristics, morals, and values." @huffingtonpost The scarf featured here is a chiffon version of our Grid scarf available exclusively at our upcoming Pop-Up Shop ?? Let us know what hijab means to you and get a chance to be reposted by us and featured by The Huffington Post! Refer to our last post for details
Living in a society where the standards of beauty are unrealistic, #hijabtome made me realized that many of the stereotypical and sexist ideologies that plague today's societies stem from the judgement of women based on their physical look. #hijabtome is the freedom to rewrite my path, the path where the people I meet do not have a choice but to get to know me for the highly intelligent, confident and funny woman that I am.
#HijabToMe is an everyday reminder of who I aspire to be. It keeps me in moral and mental check. It encourages me to put my best self out there. I love that Hijab makes it clear that I am Muslim because had I not been wearing it, it would've been hard to know. It's an opportunity for me to stand in opposition to the regime of power that has misconstrued and negotiated the identity of Muslim women for so long. Above all, it helps me rise above myself (nafs) and allows for what really matters to shine through. What does #Hijab mean to you?? @huffpostrelig @HuffingtonPost #islam #women #muslimwomen #modesty #muslimah #huffingtonpost #hijabi #hijabers
Amirah Couture Inc. along with other Hijab influencers around the world are collaborating with Huffpost to feature what hijab means to us! If you are tired of the one-dimensional way Hijab-clad women are being portrayed now is the time to share your voice! Help @huffingtonpost illustrate the diversity and vibrancy of Muslim Women who wear the Hijab. #Hijabtome is the freedom to choose my lifestyle in a world that's constantly trying to get you to be someone else. Wearing the Hijab at the age of 8 was a choice based out of love and beauty because I wanted to emulate my single mom who struggled to raise three girls alone. I developed my American Identity before I even understood the religious obligation that came with wearing the Hijab. Hijab to me is beauty, sincerity, struggle,identity, strength, challenge, meaning, purpose, and most importantly my choice! ??: @jayucanada