Hijab Sayings and Quotes

A hijab is a popular head covering for Muslim women used to maintain modesty. The accessory comes in so many varieties of fabrics and patterns, there’s one for every outfit combination you can think of. Below you’ll find a collection of quotes about the hijab.

Some of us cover to protect our bodies and some of us cover to protect our souls. In both cases, respect their choices. Anjum Choudhary
For many, the hijab represents modesty, piety and devotion to God, and I truly respect that. But the hijab should not be used as a means of applying social pressure on people. Queen Rania of Jordan
Many sisters complain that people don't want to marry them unless they stop wearing hijab. No man is worth your hijab, and a real man wouldn't request you to take it off in the first place. Omar Suleiman
The sun doesn't lose its beauty when covered by the clouds. The same way your beauty doesn't fade when being covered by Hijab. Angelina Jolie
Hijab is a personal choice. It is personal choice to submit to Allah(God) rather than the fashion of society. To be beautiful to God rather than people. Yasmin Mgahed
The ultimate decision [of wearing hijab] must be that of the individual. Western opinions on the hijab or burkas are rather irrelevant. We don't get to decide for Muslim women what does or does not oppress them, no matter how highly we think of ourselves. Roxane Gay
Hijab isn't hiding your beauty with tight cloths, Its how you handle your beauty for the sake of God. Hijab Girls
Hijab is beautiful, so make it look beautiful, wear it with love, wear it with pride and most of all wear it Right. Anonymous
The best hijab is in the eyes of the beholder. Benazir Bhutto
To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one's faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction. Randa Abdel-Fattah
This Hijab, This mark of Piety, is an act of faith, a symbol for all the world to see. Anonymous
To all hijabis who are wearing niqab/hijab/abaya in this heat, may Allah shade you on the day that there is no shade but only His shade. Abida
Too many people look at it as though it (the hijab) has bizarre powers sewn into its microfibers. Powers that transform Muslim girls into UCOs (Unidentified Covered Objects), which turn Muslim girls from an 'us' to a 'them. Randa Abdel-Fattah
The hijab, or sikh turban, or Jewish skullcap are all explicit symbols, but they do not represent a threat or affront to others, and have no bearing on the competence, skills and intelligence of a person. Randa Abdel-Fattah
How can hijab be oppressive when in most of countries it requires greater courage to wear it than to remove it yet it is worn? Mufti Menk
When it comes to the hijab - why to wear it, whether to wear it, how to wear it there is theology and then there is practice, and there is huge diversity in both. Randa Abdel-Fattah
There are irrational fears. If you see a woman wearing a hijab and fear is your first thought, something's really wrong. Hamza Yusuf
Hijab includes the way a person walk, talks, looks and thinks. All of it should be done modestly and applies to both men and women. Anonymous
Hijab forces a man to look at a woman with respect rather than as an object. Anonymous
That they should draw their veils over their bosoms. Surah An-Nur
Our hijab is our Strength and our obedience to Allah. Anonymous
I wear a hijab. Since September 11, people look at me differently. They prejudge me and I'm always looking over my shoulder. Asha Mohamed
But in this age, Hijab has been equated with the backwardness of society and is regarded as a symbol of the servitude of women. Sayyi Saeed Akhtar Rizvi
So, we find that whenever any general rule comes in conflict with the rule of Hijab, it is not the Hijab which gives away. It is always the conflicting rule which is sacrificed for the principle of Hijab. Sayyi Saeed Akhtar Rizvi
For me, my hijab is my choice, it's my identity, it makes me feel whole. Linda Sarsour
The freedom to practice one's religion, symbolic of our obedience to Allah. It means modesty. Linda Sarsour
The hijab thus forces men and others to look beyond the external and focus on the internal character of a woman. Linda Sarsour
The modesty of the hijab is empowering to women. It desexualizes women. It gives them recognition for who they are and not what they look like. Linda Sarsour
For Muslim women who cover, the hijab is located at the nexus of various personal and social identification points, including gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, and social class. Geoff Harkness
The hijab is often viewed through a lens of constraint, but it is more flexible than many critics assume. Geoff Harkness
A woman in hijab is like a pearl in her shell. Fatemeh Sadeghi
No matter what your physical appearance, when you have kindness in your heart, you're the most beautiful person in the world. Mufti Menk
There is a face beneath this mask, but it isn't me. I'm no more that face than I am the muscles beneath it, or the bones beneath that. Steve Moore
What do you see when you think of me, / A figure cloaked in mystery / With eyes downcast and hair covered, / An oppressed woman yet to be discovered? Uzma Jalaluddin
I dressed the way I did not because I was trying to be a nun, but because it felt good—and because it made me feel less vulnerable in general like I wore a kind of armor every day. It was a personal preference. Tahereh Mafi
But I was to learn that choosing to wear the hijab is much easier than choosing to take it off. And that lesson was an important reminder of how truly 'free' choice is. Mona Eltahawy
I saw a mother who lose his country, city, home and children, but she had hijab between corpses. Ali Rezavand Zayeri
Help me understand the mindset of a society that implicitly denies a woman her right to choose her attire if the said attire leans more towards modesty than towards exhibitionism. Yasmina Diallo
When I walked out of the house with a hijab on, I felt beautiful in the eyes of Allah. I felt protected, shielded - I just felt somebody was watching over me. Na'ima B. Robert
I am the Hijab / That cloth, that fabric / That symbol, that fear / In people's eyes / Why does she wear it? Aatifa Shereef
Your body is sacred. You're far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too. Hana Ali