What is the hijab? Why do Muslim women wear it? Why do some non-Muslim women living in Muslim countries choose to wear it or not wear it? What should my view be towards a woman in my home country wearing the hijab?
Last year I posted Underneath This I’m a lot Like You which was based on a conversation I had with a former Muslim woman who had recently arrived in the U.S.
Today, I read a post online called Rethinking the Veil on the blog Communicating Across Boundaries. It is one article in a series of articles about the hijab called Let’s Talk About Hijab. If you want to learn more about those who wear the hijab, check out these articles.
Often we make judgments about others by what they wear, how they look, even how they speak, without taking an opportunity to get to know them, to ask questions, to understand. The next time you are at the park or market or mall and your path crosses a woman wearing a hijab, take a moment to smile and say hello. You may be surprised to find she’s not as different from you as you may think.