Hijab. A Muslim woman’s headscarf has become a flashpoint for assumptions, discrimination, and controversy. And all too often the hijab is talked about without the voices of Muslim women in the conversation. For this episode of Mn Huna: Finding Refuge in Friendship, Houda and special guest Michele (wife of Mn Huna producer Rusty) continue the conversation about hijab that they started while recording the pool party episodes.
At the pool party, Michele asked Houda about what her hijab means to her. But later, she worried that perhaps that was a rude question, too personal, one that she shouldn’t have asked. Houda, however, would much rather people ask about her hijab and what it means to her. It shows her that people are interested in knowing more about her as a person and why she chooses to wear her hijab rather than just judging her for wearing it.
We had a long, wide-ranging conversation about clothing, spirituality, being women in the world, and more. Far more than could fit in our 5 minute episode! We will be adding a longer version of the conversation here online soon!
هدى/Houda: من هنا :جلست نساء
Melanie/ميلاني: From here we are a circle of women.