Hijab fashion on social media creates a fashion buzz

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Imaan Ali, a Norwegian-born Iraqi blogger, is behind The Hijablog which she started in 2012 after a brief blogging experience in 2008. Her blog has attracted nearly 70,000 people on Facebook and over 10,000 followers on Instagram.

Ali is based in Ann Arbor, Mich., where she is a doctoral candidate in political science and an instructor at the University of Michigan. She describes herself as an activist and identifies herself on her blog as mainly concerned with issues pertaining to Arab politics, society, culture, Islam and women’s rights.

Her followers go well beyond other Muslim women. She said she has also a “lot of non-Muslim” viewers and international media that pay attention to her work as a “fashion stylist,” as she describes herself.

Muslim fashion leaders may be jolting popular stereotypes of passivity and submission that are tied to clothing that appears uniform, traditional and identity-concealing. Ninety-two percent of Muslim female respondents believed that Muslim fashion trends can lead to a positive change in the way they are perceived, according to a survey released in July by the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality, a program of the New York-based American Society for Muslim Advancement.

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“I really feel like the hijab has become cool, almost to the where it scares me because trends come and go,” Ms. Elturk said in a phone interview from Dubai, where she recently moved. Ms. Elturk, who is a lawyer, said she has heard from women who are not Muslims who want to wear a head scarf after seeing her eye-popping array of images on social media.

The proliferation of glossy, fashionable images on social media sites could be making young women more confident about wearing the hijab. Part of the reason for this, Ms. Kanar said, is that the Internet has helped young women find more-flattering ways to wear the hijab. “Then they feel better about posting online,” she said.

Hijab confession of a Muslim convert

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I’m a very new Muslim convert. I was raised in a Christian family. I am living in Holland, where it’s not so easy to be a Muslim. I’m just started to wear hijab few weeks ago and experienced the greatest feeling ever. When I wear my hijab, I feel perfectly happy, free, confident, strong, secure, and honorable. Because of prejudices, it’s not easy to wear hijab in my country and without hijab I feel empty, naked, and uncomfortable. No one forced or asked me to wear it, but it feels great and amazing. It makes me so happy and it’s showing me the way of heaven , Alhamdulillah.

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