Corrupting Hijab, Capitalising on modesty


The hijab has been minimized to a cloth used to cover the hair and fashionably so. In reality the head scarf is being promoted as an accessory with countless different methods of wrapping. And often the result is a massive, colourful head display, defeating this aspect of hijab’s intended purpose.

But the corruption of hijab has moved beyond just the abuse of the word and the misrepresentation of what it stands for. With the rise of “Muslim fashion”, there is a global effort to strip modesty and hijab entirely of their meanings and merits.