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Candy Bars, the Hijab, and Empowerment

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  • Hareem

    This is an excellent article! Agree with every word. I used to love stories like that too until recently, when they began to make me feel uncomfortable. Hijab is a part of the relationship between a woman and Allah – it has nothing to do with the men in her life and whether or not they consider her a treasure that should be hidden away.

  • Muslimgirl1973

    Alhamdulillah! I absolutely loved your article.

  • Aaleen Anjum

    Loved this! JazkaAllah kheir.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fyoosha Hadeer Addie Elsbai

    In other words, that story promotes slut-shaming, a negative consequence that unsurprisingly arises from folks who attempt to explain why Muslim women wear the hijab.

  • SNG

    I COMPLETELY AGREE! 

  • maria

    just wanted to tell you you’re kind of inspiring to a 13 year old muslim girl like me. Thank you :)

    • Sara

      That’s kind of you to say, thank you. :)

  • aqilah

    Alhamdulillah, thank you for this article(:

  • owiti

    allah akbar, so empowering

  • R.H.

    This is excellent. I don’t know what else to say, thanks and jazakallahu Khairan sis ! Dully appreciated

  • Juwairiyah

    I have always found that example humiliating – and for the women who relate it so proudly, self derogatory. Isn’t that what we are trying to rise above in our public dress? The whole culture of character assumption based totally on dress? And the idea so widely spread of covering to keep yourself sweet and untouched for a man ( Alarm right there!) I wear full hijab and I am not and never will wear it for a man

  • DbezH

    Hi, I am not Muslim, but I am interested in hijabi topic and I want to understand it as much as possible. I liked your article very much, you clearly explained why such stories dont reflect the true reasons for wearing hijab, but I still dont understand completely, what are the true reasons to wear it. I would like to read your opinion, if you want to answer. Thanks!

  • Girl

    Thank god for people like you. When I first read about the candy wrapper analogy years ago, I thought aw that’s nice but I kept thinking why should anyone compare women to objects and why are women supposed to be hidden away? Why compare to something that is for consumption? It is demeaning and disrespectful.

    You gave a whole new perspective to it and it completely aligns with how I feel. Thank you for spreading the right things.