Monday, August 24, 2009

Modern Hijab, Modern Tudung

Monday, August 24, 2009

For years, decades and centuries, muslim women around the world have been wearing headscarf to signify our obligations to our embraced religion, Islam. We, malay muslims in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei labeled them as tudung or selendang. As for others, they may called them ‘hijab’ which means in Arabic for cover. It also means modesty and privacy.

For modern muslimah, wearing hijab/tudung has become part of the fashion accessories for them. As time evolves, the trend of wearing headscarf has blown exponentially. Therefore, it’s not surprising to see such plentiful and colorful scarves that printed in different designs, shapes and sizes where you can match with your modest outfits. Not only that, the techniques of tying and pinning headscarf has variants so much that one will look stylish if she really knows how to be creative and fashionable.

And for some, they appear beautiful after putting on the headscarf. Well, that’s the beauty of hijab - wouldn’t you agree?

From left: Hanan Turk (Egyptian actress), Inneke Koesherawati (Indonesian actress),

Inneke and Wardinah Saffiyah (Malaysian presenter/celebrity)


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