Covering hair

The news and media are constantly full of discussions about what Muslim women should or should not wear, and how they should or should not participate in society. At least that’s how Muslim women feel. From stories about whether niqabs should be permitted (face-veils) to whether headscarves are cultural matters or not, Muslim women express strongly that it is what they wear and how they look that dominates the public debate. Yet for them, getting on with living life is far more important.