Hijab in the light of social science

First, let me give you a definition of the hijab that I am discussing. Hijab is the only thing I wear on my head. The definition of hijab can be different and different in the context of different things. In the articles discussed, the definition of hijab that is commonly used is highlighted. The social science section has a wide range of in-depth discussions and discussions on all types of dresses, including hijabs. I will not go towards that and discuss the hijab in simple language.

Hijab is a kind of clothing, and clothing is unnatural artifacts . In the near future, social scientists have begun to understand the power of artifacts, according to them that it is a social lawyer who can influence people’s behavior. People have known for years that artifacts of technology (such as TVs, computers, etc.) influence human behavior (Latour, 1988, source: Diana Crane, 2000), but artifacts outside of technology have long been influencing human behavior. According to Diana Crane, “cloths as artifacts create behavior through imposing social identities and empowering people to assert latent social identities” (Diana Crane, 2000, Chapter 1).


However, when a girl falls in hijab, be it a dancer, a performance artist, a singer, and whatever, she gives a kind of message to society. The message is:  


  • I am a muslim I believe in islam I consider “God” Pak to be unique. I believe in the Prophet Muhammad “Prophet”. 
  • I am one of thousands of Muslims. This is Muslim Sisterhood.
  • I am honored with my identity.
  • I eat Halal, therefore, give me Halal food.


In the age of modern neo-classical economy, individual freedom is taken very seriously. One of the determinants of neo-classical economics is that man can be a logical organism, according to his conscience, to consider what is good and bad for himself. And in the light of those considerations, one can buy commodities from the market. Therefore, in this age of independence, a girl will be dressed in a dress, it is assumed to be her own thing. And it is assumed that he will spend money on his clothing.


Now who usually does the hijab? The hijabs are the only ones who generally see the hijab as an Islamic tool. [Note 1] That is, hijab is considered an Islamic tool in society. Therefore, when more hijabs are seen in society, they think of it as a victory of Islam. And that is why he is politically motivated to stop the hijab. Secularism is used for this. Hijab is an Islamic dress in the modern era (though hijab was prevalent long ago, by the Byzantine period in ancient Iran, the hijab was also prevalent). Therefore, they made the hijab a target object against individual freedom. In this regard, they see it as a victory for the Hijab or Islam, even if they have given a small amount of cloth, or even a small garment on their head.


In fact, the current hijab, no matter how fashionable it is, is related to the literature of Islam. It is the equivalent of a non-bearded (or small mustache) beard or hat for Muslim men. A man with a hat, probably did not offer Fajr prayers, perhaps not even Tajud. But he read the hat and let the society know that I am a believer in Islam, and that the beardless (or small mustache) beard is the same message as it is fashionable. And whether the hijab is a literary read of jeans, or a light fit with the modern attire, it also sends the same message that I am part of the Muslim Ummah.

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