Meanings of modesty and the hijab amongst Muslim women in Glasgow, Scotland

  title={Meanings of modesty and the hijab amongst Muslim women in Glasgow, Scotland},
  author={Asifa Siraj},
  journal={Gender, Place \& Culture},
  pages={716 - 731}
  • A. Siraj
  • Published 26 October 2011
  • Sociology
  • Gender, Place & Culture
Based on interviews with 30 Muslim women in Glasgow, Scotland, the study explores the meanings that the women attach to modesty and the hijab. Fifteen of the 30 participants wear the hijab. The article begins with an overview of the debate between traditional Muslim scholars and Muslim feminists about whether the hijab is an Islamic obligation. It illuminates the significance of space, as veiling practices are deeply enmeshed and embedded in the spatial practices shaped by the local Scottish… 

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