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Feminism, Gender Roles, Lectures

Hijab: to veil or not to veil

Here is my lecture on why Islam prescribes the ‘hijab’ for Muslim women. In this lecture, I discussed how society perceives women in the West, and how this has impacted women’s perception of themselves. I also discussed how the solutions that Islam posits by way of ‘hijab’, and other facets of its social system, are capable of improving women’s condition today.

I really enjoyed the Q&A that followed this lecture – watch out for the interesting and open discussion on the role of men in establishing and maintaining respect for the ‘hijab’ in society, the question on ‘spiritual’ leadership and the clergy, and more.

This lecture was delivered at the University of Kent (Canterbury), during Islam Awareness Week, February 2013.



9 thoughts on “Hijab: to veil or not to veil

  1. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatu Allāhi wa-barakātuh.

    Is the man allowed to force his household women to wear hijab? If not, so if they want to go out almost naked, will he have nothing to do about it?

    Excellent lecture, wa-jazāki Allāhu khayran! =)

    Posted by Muhammad Al-Hakeem | April 14, 2013, 11:13 pm
  2. I totally agree with this article

    Posted by inayah | July 28, 2013, 11:40 am
  3. MashaAllah well said, i totally agree with what you had to say, jazakaAllah khair.

    Posted by Heart hijab shop | January 15, 2014, 10:49 pm
  4. Agree with your lecture mashaallah!

    Posted by Heart Hijab Shop | January 15, 2014, 10:53 pm
  5. Salam, beautiful lecture and very well said.

    Posted by MISSABAYA | July 8, 2018, 11:37 am
  6. Salam, beautiful lecture, very well said. JazakAllahu Khair

    Posted by MISSABAYA | July 8, 2018, 11:43 am


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