Muslim women at UTSA explain Islamic dress

Source: The Paisano, by Marcia Perales.

Many westerners don’t fully understand that a half or full-face covering is not required for Muslim women. The Quran requires women to cover everything except their face, hands and feet; therefore, when a Muslim woman covers more than what is required, it is typically her own choice and a form of protection.

Islam is not a culture– it is a religion. Muslims are not a race– they are believers of Islam. Muslim women are not oppressed– they are liberated.

Misconceptions are commonly circulated about traditional Islamic dress and what it means. Muslim students at UTSA speak about the different Islamic clothing they choose to wear and what it means to them.


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