The horizontal rainbow of scarves sits prettily on one shelf in her wardrobe. Some hang from a rod fixed to a door. On last count, Hasheera S. had 150 headscarves, except for a minor problem — she knew only one way to drape them.
“I’d like more variation in the way I wear the hijab, especially because the mummy wrap tends to get a bit boring at times,” says Hasheera, a 24-year-old aeronautical engineer residing in Sharjah.
Hasheera is not the only hijabi to face this dilemma. She represents one of countless Muslim women who every day seek style solutions for their modest dressing needs, looking to drape a fine line between the desire to be stylish while abiding by Islamic traditions.
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