Is there room for “self-expression” in my wearing of hijab? If my body is covered as it should be, what is the problem with doing it in a way that expresses my personality?
Join us for this month’s Not-a-Whole-Book club session on Hijab and Personality with Dr. Fareeha Khan, Fareeha Syed and Fatima Quraishi.
Fareeha Syed holds a B.A. in Biochemistry from U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. in Arabic from UCLA. Her exposure to traditional Islamic scholars began in the mid-1990s at Zaytuna Institute, and extended to studies in Egypt and Jordan. Some of her teachers include Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Shaykh Salik bin Siddina, Imam Zaid Shakir, and Shaykh Muhammad al-Yacoubi. She has taught at Islamic schools and homeschooling cooperatives in both the U.S. and Jordan since 2003. She currently lives in Amman, Jordan with her husband and two children.
Dr. Fareeha Khan
Dr. Fareeha Khan is an intellectual historian who works on issues related to modern society and Islamic legal and spiritual practice. She is founding member of the Sila Initiative and has served as editor for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law.
Fatima Quraishi holds a B. A. In sociology from the University of Virginia. She has been a homeschooling mom for the past twenty years and currently lives in Connecticut.
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Hijab and Personality
Is there room for “self-expression” in my wearing of hijab? I see some Muslims condemning hijabi fashion writers, for instance, and I don’t understand why. If my body is covered as it should be, what is the problem with doing it in a way that expresses my personality