Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wearing a Headscarf in Turkey

One of our readers informed us about this article. It's a very interesting piece about an American Muslim Hijabi who visits Turkey, and her experiences as a hijabi in a Muslim Country.

Unfortunately, Turkey has a long way to go!

Here is the link:


  1. Secularism is not the solution but as the author of this piece points out: respecting the differences among people. I feel fortunate to live in the United States where my rights of expressing my beliefs are protected despite someone else "approving" of it or not. My heart goes out to my sisters in Turkey and other parts of the world who are being denied that same right endowed to us by the Creator Himself!

  2. Yes we are very lucky to have so much freedom in the US, Alhamdulillah, which brings me to the point, there is no reason why women debate wearing hijab in the US, it's a piece of cake!

  3. It' such a shame that in a Muslim dominated country hijab is treated with a negative attitude. When I read these kind of stories it makes me feel that America is actually a better place to practice Islam. The weirdest thing about the article was how the hijabi was almost not allowed to go into a building because of her hijab even though she was with the MBA group.I would've loved to know what the guard was thinking when she was finally let in! Shame on the employee who wouldn't let her pray either!