Misconceptions Of The Treatment Of Women In Arab Muslim Culture

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Another one of the common misconceptions is that Muslim women are being oppressed because of their religion that is said to be one of strict patriarchal hierarchy. This can been seen in many instances in A Palace Walk: Amina and her daughter not being allowed out of the house, Amina having to run everything by her husband for approval, and Amina having to wear the wrap and veil on her secret excursion to the temple. These very things that Amina and her daughters deal with are just some of the main concerns of Western Feminist in regards the treatment of women in Arab Muslim culture. A particular topic of debate would be the veiling and wearing of a hijab, Khimar, or a Burka, all of which are worn in various parts of the world by Muslim women. …show more content…
Clothing and stylistic fashion choices is just on elf them many ways women create their identity but can also be a social constraint and control. While Western feminist can see the Hijab or Burka being a constraint to the identity of women, Muslims can see the Western attire of tight fit clothes or revealing dresses to be a constraint to a women’s identity as well. There are admittedly cases where women are forced to wear a Hijab, Burka, or some other veil; however, these are very rare and radical cases within the Muslim community. Most Muslim women choose to wear a Hijab because it allows them to dress modestly while being out in public and in the sight of unrelated male persons. It specifically states in the Qur’an that women are not to show off their adornment and draw veils over their bodies to be seen as respectable women they must dress modestly so not to draw attention from males who are unrelated. The Hijab has even said to be a reminder to live a life that is pleasing to God and to remind them to set across good examples of how to live their life while also being protective shield from unwanted male

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