Hijab Clothing In Islam

The globe is adorned by numerous cultures and ethnic groups that vary from each other as one scrutinizes the geographical topography. Each region has its leading culture religion or race which complements each other in currently is religion which separates neighbors, communities, regions and even countries (Perkins 529). According to Gramsci’s theory of Hegemony, a considerably dominant group in society lay down what is considered reality in such a manner that the remaining social classes accept it as common sense. Islam is one of the leading religions in the world. One of the most synonymous features of the Islamic faith is the Hijab, which is a part of the religious code for Muslim women. The most common type of Hijab covers the face and …show more content…
A considerable section of the Muslim population wear the Hijab as a symbol of devotion to the Islamic teachings which demand modesty as part of the commandments of Allah. For the women who wear the Hijab as a religious devotion to Islamic teaching, they usually accompany it with loose non-revealing clothing as per the Islamic commandments of modesty. Other sets of women wear the Hijab not as a religious obligation but rather as a symbol of the Muslim identity (Arabsinamerica.unc.edu). The women in this state of mind wear this religious clothing as a means of differentiating them from the rest of the population that practices different faiths. The Hijab remains a target for the rest of the world who have come to associate the dress code to that of the radical terrorist groups. The controversy around the Hijab along other factors is driving factors behind the line of thought that it is a symbol of oppression rather than liberation for women of the Islam faith (Hamdan …show more content…
The laws and regulations imposed on women by the seemingly dominant males in the religion conform to the characteristic of hegemony described by Antonio Gramsci. The dress code is used to objectify women who face the threat of violence or worse In case they choose not to wear the Hijab. This is despite the fact that the Islamic teachings do not specify that it is a must to dress in a certain manner. The ambiguity of dressing in modesty is to blame for this lapse in interpretation of the demands of the Islamic faith. With regards to the effect of such a maligned view of the Hijab, it more reasonable to conclude that it is more of an oppressive tool rather than a plausible route to liberation for Muslim women all over the world (Tarico,

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