Hijab – Islam & The West

May 24, 2019

There’s not any uniform approach to vocabulary for Islamic dress. HIJAB is an Arabic term, originally referring to a curtain or trailer, which afterwards came to refer to Islamic dress generally, but has become generally metonymically reduced into the headscarf.

In the recent decades, Islamic dress was surfaced as abiding sites of their emptiness from the association between Muslim communities and the State. Specifically, the wearing of Islamic headscarves by girls in public areas has raised questions regarding secularism, girls’ rights and national identity. It has ever been seen by the Western feminist as oppressive and as a sign of a Muslim woman’s subservience to men. Because of this, it often comes as a surprise to Western feminists that the veil has become more and more prevalent in the Muslim world and is frequently worn proudly by faculty women as a sign of an Islamic identity, penalizing them symbolically from neo-colonial Western cultural imperialism and domination. For well over two years, Muslim girls are positioned in the most famous press in resistance to the values of liberal democracy as well as the feminist agenda. Muslim ladies, like the action of “unveiling” will somehow exude the “equality” and “freedoms” that Western women enjoy. Even though ‘HIJAB disagreements’ happen in a variety of guises in France, the Netherlands, Germany, the united kingdom and elsewhere, concerns of sex, race and faith have a specific pertinence in Australia, in which a blend of recent events has created unprecedented public and scholarly focus on sexual abuse, ‘Masculinist defense’, along with thoughts of the country. It was against this historical backdrop that the Australian popular networking developed a fascination in the abaya UK-the conventional veil worn by some Muslim girls.