How To Wear Hijab

Before explaining how to wear hijab, can someone please explain what is a hijab?


What is a hijab?

Hijab is typically a term used to refer to a Muslim woman's head covering, although many Muslim women will tell you it's more than that.  Hijab also refers to the general guidelines of dress in Islam pertaining to Muslim women.  The ruling of hijab is based on this verse from the Quran.


24:31 (Y. Ali) And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss.


In Islam, it is generally agreed upon that Muslim women are required to cover everything except their face and hands (feet are debated!) when they go out in public (in the presence of non related men).  Although you will see a wide variety of hijab styles- from those who expose their neck and ears, all the way to those who go above and cover their face, this is a reflection of that woman's upbringing and culture.  


Oftentimes, as Muslim women who wear hijab, we are constantly labeled.  "Oh shes oppressed." "Oh she is uneducated."  One of our goals at hijabican is to dispel some of these stereotypes and offer a diverse and inclusive perspective of Muslim women.


How to Wear a Hijab

We found this great tutorial online for some basic hijab styles. Hijab fashion and style is here to stay - you will find styles as different and unique as you are.















At hijabican, we love to see how you have styled your hijab! Tag #hijabican on instagram or twitter to share your styles and inspire others!


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