Hmmmm, hoodies, hijabs and hats- what’s the difference? – Hijaab from a Non-Muslim perspective, by guest contributor Ryan

21 Jul

Ok so im gonna give you my Uneducated views at first then I’ll do a little research, climb down off my ignorant perch and give you a more balanced view-point through my words.

So from a Western outsider looking in, hijab is rather strange clothing. We’re used to girls showing off their Loreal hair because they’re worth it. Our religion; materialism, permits it.

Girls here wear the latest Gucci or Vivian Westwood, wouldn’t be seen dead in a drab brown or black hood. It’s not cool and it would be thoroughly misunderstood.

I personally have no qualms with anybody wearing any clothing item, it’s their decision, especially when it’s part of their belief system or their religion as long as it hurts no one.

My opinions on this subject therefore are pretty short but sweet. I simply have no issues or any extreme beliefs. Although I do know in the same way I wear an Akala t-shirt or a quirky poets hat. These people’s garments are personal, for pride, for honour and I respect that.

Why do Westerners obsess and emit unneeded stress over somebody elses head-dress? Surely they should treat them with respect and not discontent. It makes me upset.

I said earlier I would do further research, I will but I won’t burden you with more words. Just one last verse.

What gives you the right to question somebody’s humanity because to you they look a little funny or wear different clothing out in public. Personally I love it. Different Cultures mingling in our United Kingdom of puppets. Clones after clones of Gucci wearing muppets. Do you know what? Enough of it….Give me a hijab with soul and humanity over that supermodel rubbish.

Keep doing what you believe in- I respect it with all my heart and soul. Hijab for the win forget the Gucci fools.


Ryan is a 23 year old male poet from Bristol. He says about himself, “I want to heal the world, not add to the problem but find a solution. I love people and the power of love.  I have major respect for women, the underdog and anyone with love in their hearts.” You can follow Ryan on twitter  Ryan_ukhiphop  and read his fantastic poetry on his blog PoeticInjustice


3 Responses to “Hmmmm, hoodies, hijabs and hats- what’s the difference? – Hijaab from a Non-Muslim perspective, by guest contributor Ryan”

  1. Rex Ryan August 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

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    • Me and My Hijab Admin August 15, 2011 at 10:56 am #

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  2. s April 7, 2016 at 5:51 am #

    I appreciate much of what Ryan says here, but I am not sure categorically saying western women are obsessed with Gucci etc is accurate. I’m not. I don’t wear make up, don’t own a purse, and buy clothes that are comfortable.. And honestly much of what I wear would be considered “modest” by others. But liking Gucci is ok. And liking designer hijab is ok. While Ryan points out that it’s bad to stereotype women wearing hijab, it’s also bad to stereotype women wearing Gucci, or western women in general. I think hijab is beautiful, I think Beyoncé is beautiful, I think all women (and all people) have beauty in many capacities, and let’s celebrate all of those capacities, not tear people down–either for hijab or for Gucci. My two cents..

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