As a Muslim girl I know that wearing a hijab(SCARF FOR COVERING THE HAIR)is a compulsory one and I do use it.But the school in which I study do not permit using it . Also the school do not allow any student of a different religion to use things that would reflect their religion too like a Hindu student is not allowed to use a Bindi on his/her forehead.They say its for promoting equality among students.

Now I am confused what to do. How shall I convince my teachers that wearing hijab is compulsory for Muslim girls? Or is it fine not to wear hijab at school in this situation?

  • I agree with brother Ashiq's answer, but as an extreme measure you also should consider switching the school if the situation demands. But I hope that won't be necessary. – kmonsoor Feb 1 '15 at 17:39

Sister, use of hijab is compulsory. Not just to cover your hair but also complete attire which doesn't reveal the shape of the body. Thus should be loose. Exempted are face and hands.. Consider reading


To answer your question:

No school / any institution can forbid the use of hijab or forbid the practice of religious custom as per the government rule in India. It is best for your parents to speak to your school committee. I am sure Allah would help you finding a way so that all Muslim girls in your school shall enjoy wearing hijab.

May Allah shower his blessings upon you for having the neeyath of wearing hijab in your mind.

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  • It is forbidden in France, all religious symbols, including Jesus cross are forbidden at school in France. – Kilise Mar 5 '17 at 19:40
  • Sorry. It is the case in India @Kilise – Mohammed Ashiq Apr 16 '18 at 14:06

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