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Margaret Bissel
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Bissel, M. (2008, September 2). Hijab. University of Washington. https://courses.washington.edu/disisme/Our_Encyclopaedia/Entries/2008/9/2_Hijab.html 


Margaret Bissel in her article, Hijab, discusses the meaning of hijab and what it entails. She also quotes various Quranic verses and Hadiths (prophetic sayings) regarding the hijab – how Muslims should practice modesty and what are the requirements. She also notes the controversy about the hijab, whether Muslim women should cover or not. Although discourse about the hijab is primarily centred around Muslim women, Bissel also highlights that some Muslim men also practice veiling – whether by lowering their gaze or by physically wearing a veil/turban. Thus, indicating the practice of veiling pertains to both Muslim men and women.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


Image credit: “Keep calm and Love your Hijab” by xddorox is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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