Why Cover?


For millennia, women all over the world have covered their heads, for a variety of reasons.  Here are a few views I like on this subject.

FEMINIST:  On the Necessity of Wearing a Hat by Suzanne Brogger

EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN:  On Account of the Angels:  Why I Cover My Head by Elisabet

MUSLIM:  “[Wearing the headscarf] was an impulse more spiritual than religious;  hijab lent itself to my purpose, rather than I to its.  Having read the relevant verses of Quran and hadith, as well as the arguments of major scholars, I remain unconvinced that hijab is fard, or obligatory, as opposed to sunnah, preferred.”  — G. Willow Wilson, from her memoir The Butterfly Mosque, page 99

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