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TEDx: What does the Quran really say about a Muslim woman’s hijab?

Samina Ali takes a swipe at clerics. We don’t necessarily agree to all her interpretations, but her talk gives an insight how the Islamic clerics encourage their audience to indulge in cruelty.

In recent times, the resurgence of the hijab along with various countries’ enforcement of it has led many to believe that Muslim women are required by their faith to wear the hijab. So what does “hijab” actually mean, if not the veil, and how have fundamentalists conflated the term to deny women their rights?

Samina Ali is an award-winning author, activist and cultural commentator. Her debut novel, Madras on Rainy Days, won France’s prestigious Prix Premier Roman Etranger Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award in Fiction. Ali’s work is driven by her belief in personal narrative as a force for achieving women’s individual and political freedom and in harnessing the power of media for social transformation. She is the curator of the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed virtual exhibition, Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art & Voices.



6 thoughts on “TEDx: What does the Quran really say about a Muslim woman’s hijab?

    • I you really ARE Jewish, then I bow to thee, o Sir, because using “Filthy Jew” as your moniker is a wonderfully ironic kick up the arse for all the Jewhaters (I hardly ever use the terms Anti-Semite or Anti-Semitic because I find them to be too clinical, too clean, whereas the word “Jewhater” tells you EXACTLY what one is talking about!)

      ☠︎ SKULL ☠︎  Atheist Aussie “JUDENFREUND” (♥✡︎) living in surviving the Krautliphate – FIGJAM!

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  1. The hadiths tell women to cover up. It is the usual Muslim belief that it is not the man’s responsibility to be in charge of his own behaviour. That responsibility is given to women when it really belongs to the man.
    The blame is placed on the woman for being raped and the man is absolved.
    search engine: hijab in the Hadiths.

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