The History and Evolution of the Hijab

  • The hijab has evolved as a symbol of piety, a mark of cultural identity, and a political statement throughout its history. In walking a tightrope between culture and religion, the hijab has proven in salience in both realms, making its mark on culture without sacrificing its commitment as a dynamic living symbology of faith. To understand the hijab in a truly historical sense one has to see it really as a chicken-or-the-egg type of scenario: did the hijab emerge in response to culture or did culture absorb itself into its creed?  View Post